The annual awards celebrate the most innovative technology companies and top tech executives in the region.

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 as at the 2021 NVTC Tech 100 Awards competition. The NVTC Tech 100 lists ground-breaking companies, leaders, and innovators within the Greater Washington region’s technology community.

“While our nation continues to adapt to our new normal of living during a global pandemic, I am pleased that Virginia continues to be a leading tech hub of flourishing businesses and career opportunities. As a result, I am proud to announce that Jared Shepard is a 2021 NVTC Tech 100 honoree. He is a key contributor to making our region a vibrant and inclusive place to live, work, and learn,” said Jennifer Taylor, president, and CEO of NVTC.

This year’s program attracted 130 nominations across three award categories: Company, Executive, and NextGen Leader. Each of the nominations was carefully reviewed and considered by a panel of independent judges. As a result, the final NVTC Tech 100 Award list comprises 64 tech companies, 33 executives, and three emerging leaders — each consistently demonstrating dedication, vision, and innovation.

Shepard is an inspirational corporate leader in Northern Virginia’s Tech community who has turned his experiences as a soldier who served in the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan into building a high-energy, boldly innovative Tech company.

As a Veteran-Owned and Operated company, Intelligent Waves creates high-paying, high-tech jobs for veterans in Northern Virginia. Veterans make up nearly half of the organization’s workforce. Founder and CEO Jared Shepard’s veteran hiring initiatives have earned Intelligent Waves multiple national recognitions and awards. Intelligent Waves was recently honored as a Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award Winner for the veteran-owned business of the year and was awarded the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion from the U.S. Department of Labor for its remarkable, remarkable performance success in veteran hiring, employment, and retention.


About Intelligent Waves LLC

Intelligent Waves LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). The firm provides enterprise systems engineering, cloud computing and managed services, cyber and security architecture, mobility, operations, and intelligence analytics. For more information, visit