To make the Inc 500, a company must grow at a torrid pace for five years. To make the Hall of Fame , a company must continue growing that fast for five more, remaining one of America's elite private companies for a full decade. This year we add six businesses to the hall, whose membership now rises to 61. What visionary CEOs propel companies to such success? Turns out, they're regular guys.

Hall of
Fame CEO
Madhava Reddy
age 43
Kevin Kelly
age 43
Jim Hull
age 63
The company HTC Global Services (#459), a software consulting company MedSpan (#96), a managed-
health-care provider
Monitronics International (#224), a security-
system company
Headquarters Southfield, Mich. Hartford Dallas
The home front Married with three kids, ages 7 to 13 Married with six kids, including twins Married with four kids, ages 26 to 39
Weekly work hours 50 plus 60 plus 60 plus
Frequent-flier miles 700,000 Doesn't keep track Around 100,000
Heroes and mentors Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari, president of an Indian mission His father "Many but no specific one. Maybe Churchill."
Favorite book My Master, by Rajagopalachari Sacred Hoops, by Phil Jackson Raving Fans, by Kenneth Blanchard
Favorite movie The Matrix To Kill a Mockingbird Braveheart
Favorite grub Rice with eggplant in garlic sauce Let's say food is not a priority Spaghetti
Fitness regimen "That's something I need to work on," he says, though he meditates twice a day Weekly five-mile run with an employee he doesn't know for one-on-one bonding Running and weight lifting
The perfect retreat Anywhere warmer than Michigan Hilton Head Island, S.C. Summer cottage on Lake Superior
When he got rich, he splurged and bought ... A diamond necklace for his wife and a Steinway piano for his daughter A weeklong vacation with his wife sans kids, now an annual tradition A blue BMW M3
Hall of
Fame CEO
Henry Edmonds
age 43
Mark Stiffler
age 39
Victor Tsao
age 50
The company Security Leasing Partners (#404), a security-system industry service provider Synygy (#471), a developer of compensation software and services Linksys (#352), a networking and broadband hardware manufacturer
Headquarters St. Louis Conshohocken, Pa. Irvine, Calif.
The home front Three kids with his "first and only wife" In a relationship for 13 years Married with two kids, ages 16 and 18
Weekly work hours 60 plus 80 plus About 70
Frequent-flier miles 250,000 More than 5 million More than 200,000
Heroes and mentors Warren Buffett and Winston Churchill His group of CEO friends who mentor one another His cousin, a retired general
Favorite book Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurty Legacy, by Barrie Sanford Greiff "Most of the Tom Clancy books."
Favorite movie To Catch a Thief Who has time? 48 Hours
Favorite grub Grilled, marinated ribeye steak A dry vodka martini with a twist Italian
Fitness regimen "I run at least every third day. I haven't missed a third day of running in 19 years." Cardio workouts Playing basketball with his sons
The perfect retreat Linville, N.C. "In the mountains near Asheville -- a beautiful summer golf resort." Tahoe for skiing; Fisher Island, Fla., for relaxing at a spa Italy
When he got rich, he splurged and bought ... A leather jacket A 200-year-old stone barn he's refurbishing "Nothing! I always wanted a leather jacket. Now I could afford it, but I don't want one."

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Published on: Nov 15, 2001