7. Himanshu "Sue" Bhatia, Rose International
2012 Rank: 44
2011 Revenue: $357,396,998
2-Year Growth Rate: 121.99%
Location: Chesterfield, Mo.
Himanshu Bhatia grew up in New Delhi, but she came to Missouri in 1987 to pursue a graduate technology degree. That degree helped her earn employment at McDonnell Douglas' IT department. In 1993, this woman entrepreneur started Rose International. Bhatia has focused her firm on customer service, which has helped her win customers such as the U.S. Army, Boeing, Toyota and ChevronTexaco. Rose International's revenue was more than $357 million in 2011, a 122 percent increase from 2010.