The annual awards celebrate the top tech executives in the region and the most innovative technology companies.
Reston, Virginia–December 17, 2020–Intelligent Waves (IW), a cutting-edge IT systems integrator delivering high-impact transformational IT solutions to the Government’s most mission-critical challenges, today announced that Jared Shepard, IW’s CEO and Founder, has been named among the Top Tech Executives in Northern Virginia at the 2020 NVTC Tech 100 Awards competition. The NVTC Tech 100 is a list of groundbreaking companies, leaders, and innovators within the Greater Washington region’s technology community.
“While this year has presented numerous challenges to every organization and individual, it is encouraging to see so many of the area’s tech companies and executives remain resilient and committed to the health and wellbeing of their employees, the success of their companies, and industry advancement. This is a great time of year to celebrate the NVTC Tech 100 honorees and the positive impact they have made in our region,” said Jennifer Taylor, NVTC President, and CEO.
This year’s program attracted nearly 200 nominations that were carefully reviewed and considered by a panel of independent judges. The final NVTC Tech100 Award list comprises 100 tech companies and 26 executives, each consistently demonstrating dedication, vision, and innovation.
In Northern Virginia’s Tech community, Jared Shepard is regarded as an exceptional corporate leader that managed to turn his daily life experiences as a soldier, while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, into building a high-energy Tech firm that leads by example and boldly innovates to create solutions that make the impossible possible.
As an SDVOSB, Intelligent Waves creates high-paying high-tech jobs for veterans in Northern Virginia. Veterans make up nearly half of the organization’s workforce. Moreover, his veteran hiring initiatives have earned Intelligent Waves multiple national recognitions and awards. Recently, Intelligent Waves was honored as an Inc. 5000 company for two years in a row. Intelligent Waves has also been selected as a top ten “best companies for veterans” by Monster and Military.com for the last four years. At times, the company was the only business under $1 Billion in revenues to make the prestigious list. Shepard also was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2020 Mid-Atlantic Award winner.