Top Black Entrepreneurs of the 2012 Inc. 5000

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Leonard Boyd, Founder and CEO

Lux Consulting
Silver Spring, Md.

No. 649
2011 Revenue: $12.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 561%

Back in 1999, Leonard Boyd first started his company with eyes on the music industry. Since its inception, Lux Consulting Group, which previously ranked No. 630 on the 2011 Inc. 5000 list, has evolved to IT and grants management to federal agencies. "A company takes on your identity and as your company grows so does your influence," says Boyd. "You need to make sure that that influence is consistent with who you really are."