Baton Rouge, La. – Sparkhound, a full-service IT firm with locations in Baton Rouge, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, will be honored for the second consecutive year as one of the LSU 100: Fastest-growing Tiger Businesses during the 2012 LSU 100 Honoree Luncheon on Friday, March 23. The LSU 100 celebrates the success of former LSU students and recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional and national economies.
"We’re proud of our growth and continued focus on helping our clients implement new technology solutions," said Sparkhound President and CEO Shawn Usher. "It is an honor to be recognized by the LSU 100 for the second time."
"Sparkhound is indicative of the Tiger-led businesses that we are looking for to show other Tigers from every college on campus what they need to do to be successful," said Lisa O’Beirne, director of development for SEI. "We congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to their continued success."
Sparkhound has met the following requirements for inclusion in the LSU 100:
Has had verifiable revenues of $100,000 since 2008
Has a former LSU student as owner of at least 50 percent of the company or as chief executive officer, president or managing partner
Operates in a manner consistent with the mission of LSU and SEI
LSU 100 is co-hosted by LSU and the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. The complete list of 2012 honorees is available atwww.lsu100.com.
With offices in Baton Rouge, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Sparkhound Inc. was established in January 1998 with the goal of redefining how technology services are delivered in the marketplace. Sparkhound provides companies with business solutions including: Application Design and Development; Infrastructure Design and Development; Business Process Analysis; Business Consulting; Project Management; and expertise in technologies such as Microsoft Windows Server; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
About the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, LSU Executive Education, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. For more information, visitsei.lsu.edu.