Sword & Shield Makes Inc. 5000 List Five Times in a Row

Inc 5000 AwardFive times is a charm for Sword & Shield as it makes the Inc. 5000 Fast-Growth List again.

With a 2006 to 2009 fiscal year top-line revenue growth of 90 percent, Sword & Shield was ranked number 2,606 on the list, up more than 1,000 spots over last year’s ranking of 3,647. The company earned nearly $73 million in 2009.

Sword & Shield first appeared at number 214 on the list in 2006. In 2007, the company was ranked at 426 and at 563 in 2008. The company has appeared on the list for the past five consecutive years.

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top fast growth companies in the United States by Inc. magazine,” Sword & Shield President and CEO John McNeely said. “Achieving the fast growth success needed to make the Inc. 5000 list for five straight years speaks to the hard work and talent of Sword & Shield associates and their dedication to the security needs of our customers.”

Inc.com, the online arm of Inc. magazine recently announced its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

The 2010 list is ranked according to the percentage revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. They also had to be based in the United States, privately-held, for-profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of Dec. 31, 2009.

The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000 and the minimum for 2009 is $2 million.

Sword & Shield also has offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Memphis, Alexandria, VA, and Lexington, KY and serves industries ranging from banking and finance, to retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.  The company’s services are relied upon by several key federal agencies and numerous Fortune 1000 companies.

Sword & Shield has received several awards in recent years, including ranking 35th on the Washington Technology’s 2009 Fast 50 list, an overall ranking of individual company success within the government market.  Additional industry recognition includes four consecutive years as one of the top 100 fast-growth companies in the United States by Computer Reseller News.

Sword & Shield is an information security consulting company providing services in security, compliance, risk assessment and policy development. The company provides consultation for such services as penetration testing, network vulnerability assessments, PCI, HIPAA and GLBA audits, eDiscovery, and forensics investigations.

Dozens of security product lines are offered through the SecureHQ.com e-commerce division. Sword & Shield is also a federal prime contractor with network security services available on the GSA Schedule and network security products available through NASA SEWP IV.


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