The Top Female Executives Of The 2012 Fast Growth 100

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10. Catherine Giordano, Knowledge Information Systems

President & CEO

2012 Rank: 102

2011 Revenue: $68,484,488

2-Year Growth Rate: 67.00%

Location: Virginia Beach, Va.

As the owner of Knowledge Information Systems (KIS), the company's revenue increased more than seven times since 2002, growing from $9 million to over $68 million in 2011. A founding member of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), Giordano was also appointed to the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Council (2002-2005) and reappointed from 2005-2009 by Virginia Governor Mark Warner, who appointed her to the Governor’s Economic Development Strategic Planning Council 2002-2005. She's been on James Madison University's College of Integrated Science and Technology’s STEM advisory council since 2003. And, she's led two-year sales growth of 67 percent; revenue in 2011 topped $68 million.

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