Top Asian Entrepreneurs of the 2012 Inc. 500

David Tam (right) Courtesy Company
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David Tam, Founder and CEO

RateSpecial Interactive
Pasadena, Calif.

No. 17
2011 Revenue: $15.5 million
Three-Year Growth: 8,593%

After graduating from UCLA, David Tam was prepping for law school when a part-time job with an online ad agency changed his plan. Today, he wears many hats as CEO of RateSpecial, an interactive advertising and marketing agency. Tam is motivated by being able to introduce companies to new online marketing strategies. "We are always learning because we want to know more than the companies we represent," says Tam. "It never gets boring."