Intelligent Waves LLC, a leading-edge trusted IT systems integrator that delivers high-impact transformational IT solutions to Government’s most mission-critical challenges in austere and demanding environments, was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the area’s largest Veteran-Owned Companies in 2021, for the second consecutive year.

The Washington Business Journal (WBJ) ranked Intelligent Waves in its Book of Lists for the Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in Greater D.C. WBJ’s Book of Lists is a reputable source that offers a deep look at the largest and most influential players in the industry sectors that define our local economies. Their rankings of businesses and other organizations are derived from original and often exclusive data one can only find with The Business Journals.

“We are honored to be recognized among Washington, D.C.’s largest veteran-owned companies,” said Intelligent Waves’ Founder and CEO, Jared Shepard. “We value the experience and skills veterans bring to the team, and we make it a point to recruit, hire, train, and retain veteran employees to help them transition successfully into civilian careers after service.”

Intelligent Waves is committed to recruiting veterans, translating their military language, and assisting them in transitioning into the workforce. The firm has partnered with Warriors Ethos, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing career planning, professional development, and placement assistance to wounded service members, veterans, and families. In addition, Warriors Ethos supports numerous veteran-focused foundations. 

As a Veteran-Owned and Operated company, Intelligent Waves creates high-paying jobs in Northern Virginia for veterans. Veterans make up almost half of the organization’s workforce. Shepard has garnered numerous national honors and awards for Intelligent Waves’ veteran hiring initiatives. In addition to the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award for the veteran-owned business of the year, Intelligent Waves has also been awarded the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Gold Medallion for exceptional performance in veteran recruiting, 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