Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs

Left to Right: Ginger Lord, Senior VP; Kathy Middleton, Office Manager; and Vicky Thompson. Courtesy Company
2 of 10

Vicky Thompson, President and CEO

Valuation Management Group
Marietta, Ga.

No. 22
2010 Revenue: $25.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 7,910%

Vicky Thompson got into the appraisal business in 1993, but before that she worked for 18 years with Fleet Finance, where she ascended to vice president of operations before setting out to found Valuation Management Group in 2006. Thompson has said that she had to learn how to grow her business with little capital, but that the hard work has paid off. This year, her company was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with a Pacemaker Award as one of the city’s outstanding businesses.