Top Female CEOs of the 2012 Inc. 500

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Vicky Thompson, Founder and CEO

Valuation Management Group
Marietta, Ga.

No. 31
2011 Revenue: $34.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 6,267%

Vicky Thompson’s company, which ranked No. 22 last year, is a national commercial and residential appraisal management company. After 18 years in the finance and mortgage business, Thompson wanted a lifestyle change. So she went to school to become an appraiser, and launched Valuation Management Group in 2006 and emphasized client partnerships. "It’s really important to me to build a solid company with great employees that meet our clients’ expectations," Thompson says. "I try to hire quality people who enjoy their jobs."