Baton Rouge, La. – Sparkhound, an IT services company with locations in Baton Rouge, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, will be honored for the third consecutive year as one of the 2013 LSU 100: Fastest-growing Tiger Businesses during the LSU 100 Honoree Luncheon on Friday, April 26.
Selection for the 2013 LSU 100 is a competitive process, where companies are individually measured on their compounded annual growth rate from 2009 through 2011 by Postlethwaite & Netterville, the independent accounting firm of the LSU 100.
“We’re proud of our growth and see it as a result of our continued focus on helping clients create business value from the right technology solutions,” said Sparkhound President and CEO Shawn Usher. “It is an honor to be recognized by the LSU 100 for the third year, especially as we celebrate 15 years of business in the Baton Rouge community.”
“Sparkhound is a successful Tiger-led business that we are proud to recognize in the 2013 LSU 100,” said Lisa O’Beirne, Director of Development for SEI. “We look forward to their continued growth and involvement with
entrepreneurship programs at LSU.”
Sparkhound has met the following requirements for inclusion in the LSU 100:
Has been in business for five years or more
Has had verifiable revenues of $100,000 since 2009
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 hosted by the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI), which is housed in the E.J. Ourso College of Business. The complete list of 2013 honorees is available atwww.lsu100.com.
Established in 1998, Sparkhound is an IT services company that delivers professionals who are easy to do business with and increase the value of its clients’ IT investments. With locations in Baton Rouge, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Sparkhound is growing faster than ever to better serve its midmarket and enterprise customers through five interrelated competencies: Application Development, Core Infrastructure, Enterprise Applications, Support Services and Business Consulting. By working with partners, such as Microsoft, Sparkhound provides industry-leading experience and comprehensive service offerings.
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.