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Kevin MacDonald, Managing Partner

Black Mountain Systems
San Diego

No. 63
2010 Revenue: $4.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,446%

Black Mountain Systems develops management software for financial institutions, so it’s natural to target London, one of the financial capitals of the world, for business. The time difference makes soliciting new clients tough, though, so this summer, Kevin MacDonald temporarily moved across the pond to formally set up a London office. “As much as we are a technology company,” MacDonald says, “the collaboration tools available are not always as effective as meeting with someone face to face.”