The 2010 Inc. 5000: The Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs

Mindy T. Withrow CEO and President CSS Distribution Group
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Mindy T. Withrow, CEO and President

CSS Distribution Group
Louisville

No. 55
2009 Revenue: $13.8 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,970.6%

In a husband and wife operation, deciding who gets to run what part of the business is no easy task, but for Withrow and her husband Dan it was "a no-brainer." They had both worked in the packaging industry for years, but since Mindy had more experience in distribution and Dan was the manufacturing expert, she naturally fell into the position of CEO at CSS, while he became COO. Now, it's important to the Withrows to work with other women-owned businesses. "We look for other companies that have similar stories," Mindy says. "One of our largest tape suppliers is women-owned."