Top Asian Entrepreneurs of the 2012 Inc. 500

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Zia Islam, Founder and CEO

Zantech IT Services
McLean, Va.

No. 23
2011 Revenue: $17.8 million
Three-Year Growth: 7,331%

Zia Islam founded Zantech IT Services in 2007 to offer enterprise technology systems to the federal government. He was inspired by his brother's success building his own company. "The customer is always our No. 1 priority," says Islam. "Everyday we face challenges but when you win a contract or have a satisfied customer—all the work is worth it."