The 2010 Inc. 5000: The Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs

Mary Beth Romani CEO Integrity Management Consulting
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Mary Beth Romani, CEO

Integrity Management Consulting
McLean, Virginia

No. 83
2009 Revenue: $5.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 2,905.8%

Navigating the world of government contracting is no easy task. When Romani (center) and her husband founded Integrity Management Consulting, they both had experience working with other government contractors, but found that to build their reputation as business owners, they had to start off as sub-contractors. The relationships they formed over the next two years helped them land their first prime contract in 2009, which, Romani says, is key reason for that year's revenue growth.