ISHPI CAO Honored as a 2014 Forty under 40 Award Winner!

Mt. Pleasant, SC – VP and CAO Claire Murchison of Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (DBA ISHPI) has been named a recipient of the 2014 Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” award.  Awardees will be recognized at an exclusive event to be held at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant, Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Every year the Charleston Regional Business Journal “Forty Under 40” award recognizes a select group of young professionals who have excelled in their professional endeavors and who have made lasting contributions to their community.  The award recognizes recipients as the future of our community and celebrates their commitment to professional, personal and philanthropic endeavors and a well-rounded lifestyle that focuses on work and community.   “ISHPI’s rapid growth and outstanding reputation would not have been achievable without Claire’s leadership, devotion and hard work each and every step of the way,” said Noah Leask, ISHPI’s Chairman and CEO.  “Her positive impact is felt and emulated throughout the entire company.”

Noah Leask Honored in the 2013 Annual CEO World Awards

Noah T. Leask of Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (DBA ISHPI) was selected as one of the CEO of the Year award winners in the prestigious 2013 CEO World Awards. CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The coveted CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. This year, over 200 CEO’s and more than 30 judges from a broad spectrum of industries from around the world participated in the selection of awardees and their scoring determined the 2013 CEO World Award winners.

Noah T. Leask is a Service Disabled Veteran with over ten years of wartime service in the U.S. Navy conducting global operations supporting National Defense where he played a critical role in providing the Nation and the U.S. Navy with Cyber, Information, Signals, and Information Technology Dominance as a deployed member of the U.S. Naval Security Group Command afloat and ashore. Mr. Leask has been recognized as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2013 National Small Business Award Winner, the 2013 South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year, a two-time Top 10 American Indian Entrepreneur by Inc. Magazine (#1 in South Carolina 2011-2012), a National Leader in job creation, and as the SBA 2009 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year for South Carolina and the Southeast Region for his work in support of veterans, wounded warriors, and veteran-owned businesses nationwide. He was honored as one of the 2010 Charleston Regional Business Journals “Forty under 40″ which acknowledges recipients as the future of the community and celebrates their commitment to professional, personal and philanthropic endeavors, including a well-rounded lifestyle that focuses on work and community.

“I’m honored at being recognized as a winner by CEO World Awards,” said Noah Leask. “It is a blessing be able to create jobs in our great nation and build a healthy thriving company. With the help of this recognition and our many outstanding ISHPI employees and partners we will continue to work to create more and meet our client’s missions.”

Inc. Hire Power Awards Honors ISHPI As One Of The Top Job Creators In SC

Mt. Pleasant, SC – Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (DBA ISHPI) has been honored as an Inc. Hire Power awardee for the second consecutive year.  The 2013 Hire Power Awards recognizes private businesses that have generated the most jobs over an 18 month span from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  ISHPI ranks amongst the impressive crop of companies that have created 51,327 jobs in 18 months—keeping the economy moving forward.  ISHPI was honored in the Top in the State category ranking #3 in SC and also in the Top in the Industry category for IT Services ranking #18 in the nation.


“We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row by Inc. as one of the top private businesses creating jobs in South Carolina,” said Claire Murchison, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. “ISHPI continues to look ahead and find new ways to grow and expand our employee base,” she said. “It is no secret that our employees are our reason for success. They are the personification of our culture which is built on our guiding principles of integrity, excellence, and devotion. They give our mission meaning as they deliver the solutions that make our clients successful and future growth possible.”


Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will appear in Inc.’s December/January issue, as well as the brand’s web site,

ISHPI Honored as 5th “Best Performing Large Business in South Carolina”

Columbia SC, October 24, 2013 – Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc., (DBA ISHPI) was honored by SC Biz News as the 5th best performing large South Carolina company for 2013 at the Roaring Twenties Event in Columbia, SC.  ISHPI, climbing from #17 in the Small Business category last year, was the only Lowcountry company represented in the Top 5 of the Large Business category winners this year.  Companies were qualified and ranked according to revenue growth. Winners were selected based on both dollar and percentage revenue increases in South Carolina revenue from 2011-2012. Company size was determined by gross revenue of $10 million and less for small companies, more than $10 million for large companies.  ISHPI’s profile, as well as the profiles of the other winning companies, will be published in the winter issue of SCBIZ magazine.


ISHPI is pleased to represent our home town as the only Charleston area company to be named in the top 5 Best Performing Large Businesses in South Carolina,” said Noah T. Leask, ISHPI’s Chairman, CEO, and President.  “We are proud because our growth from number seventeen in the small business category last year to the top 5 in the large business category this year demonstrates our firm commitment to the continuing economic vigor and vitality of South Carolina and the Lowcountry.”

ISHPI Named to 2013 SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies.

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc., (DBA ISHPI) has been named as one of 2013’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies.  This prestigious annual program recognizes the achievements of South Carolina’s top-performing private and publicly owned companies.  It has evolved into the Palmetto State’s most sought-after recognition for rapidly growing organizations.  For the last decade this celebrated program has honored the state’s most dynamic companies for their numerous contributions to South Carolina’s economy.  The rankings of the South Carolina’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2013 -Top 25 winners will be unveiled November 5,, 2013 at the Marriott in Columbia, SC.


“Awards like the ‘SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies’ highlight efforts that companies like ISHPI are making to address the needs of dealing with the economic and industry challenges, not only at the national level, but locally.”  States Mike Beadle Vice President.  “These types of awards are a good measure of results we are getting from substantial investments at the state level.  At ISHPI we are honored to be recognized as a growing industry leader here in South Carolina and as such, we remain focused on providing a standard measure of cyber-based protections across the state, federal, and defense sectors.

ISHPI awarded $14.1M U.S. Customs and Border Protection Support Contract

Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc., (DBA ISHPI) was awarded a $14.1M three-year contract to support the Wireless Systems Program Division (WSPD) of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency in Chantilly, VA.  ISHPI will be providing Program and Project Management Services, in addition to Wireless Systems Acquisitions and Logistics support.


“We are looking forward to supporting WSPD, a new customer for ISHPI,” said Earl Bowers, Vice President. “The work being done by the WSPD affects all of DHS and its component agencies. The WSPD has taken on a leadership role in the department for next generation wireless interoperability for law enforcement and first responders. We look forward to playing a pivotal role in this challenging, essential task.”

ISHPI named to 2013 SC Biz News Roaring Twenties in the Large Business Category

Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc., (DBA ISHPI) has been named a 2013 South Carolina Biz News (SC Biz News) Roaring Twenties winner as one of South Carolina’s twenty best performing businesses in the Large Business category.  Last year ISHPI was named as a 2012 SC Biz News Roaring Twenties winner in the Small Business category.  All 40 winners, 20 from each category, will be honored and the rankings for the Small and Large Business categories will be announced at Roaring Twenties Event at the Columbia Marriot in Columbia, SC. October 24th.  The Roaring Twenties event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and be open to the entire business community.

Roaring Twenty companies were qualified and ranked according to growth and revenue.  They must be headquartered in South Carolina and be for-profit entities with gross revenue of $10 million and less qualify in the small business category and more than $10 million for the large business category.

This award comes on the heels of ISHPI being ranked on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list for the third consecutive year and being named to the Washington Technology FAST 50 for the second straight year.

“With every award or accolade ISHPI receives it is a great opportunity to publicly highlight the key to our success – the hard working mission focused men and women of ISHPI,” said Noah T. Leask ISHPI’s Chairman, CEO, and President.  “With their devotion to our clients’ missions and their exceptional talent, knowledge, and integrity, I am confident we can meet any challenge set before us.  Our explosive and sustained growth is not by accident rather is a direct result of being an employee and missioned focused company – and always remembering that.”

ISHPI Moves Up in Second Consecutive Washington Technology “Fast 50” Showing

MOUNT PLEASANT, SCISHPI has been ranked 27th on the 2013 Washington Technology Fast 50 list of the 50 fastest growing small businesses in the government contracting market, up 6 slots from ISHPI’s premier on last year’s Fast 50.  Fast 50 rankings are based on competitors’ compound annual growth rate over five years, not overall revenue.  ISHPI achieved #27 with a 73.48% 5-year compound annual growth rate.

“Our rapid growth is a direct reflection of the quality, commitment and character of our employees,” said Earl D. Bowers, ISHPI’s Vice President of Corporate Development.  “None of this would be possible without the customer demand created by the tireless dedication and superior service our employees provide to our customers”.



ISHPI Marks Third Consecutive Year on the Inc. 5000

NEW YORK, August 13, 2013 – Inc. magazine today ranked ISHPI 1933rd on the annual Inc. 5000 listing of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, marking ISHPI’s third consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 listing.  The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

For 32 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club.  “Make no mistake:  The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history,” says Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief of Inc. Magazine.  “The median company on the list increased sales more than 140% since the start of 2010, while the average honoree grew a mind-boggling 468%.  Those are results most companies could only dream of in the economy of the past three years.”

“It’s great to be recognized for our fast-paced growth during three consecutive years of the most difficult economic times in recent history,” said Earl D. Bowers, ISHPI’s Vice President of Corporate Development.  “It’s great because it validates our core belief that a driven, socially responsible company that treats its customers fairly and employees well can thrive in any business environment.”


ISHPI CEO Wins National SBA Small Business Award

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – July 19, 2013 – The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that Noah Leask, a service-disabled Navy veteran and president of Mount Pleasant-based cyber operations firm ISHPI, is the first runner-up 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year.  Leask and his wife Lisa, a fellow Navy veteran, started ISHPI out of their home in September 2006. Today, ISHPI has 140 employees and facilities in Virginia, DC, and San Antonio, in addition to its Mount Pleasant international headquarters. Notable clients include the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Central Command and the Joint IED Defeat Organization.

In April, the SBA named Leask the 2013 South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year. Previously, SBA had honored Leask as the 2009 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year for both South Carolina and the southeast for his mentorship of fellow veterans pursuing entrepreneurship. Leask continues to support veteran entrepreneurs through the ISHPI Warrior Program. ISHPI’s additional community outreach efforts include programs in support of the disabled, Native American youth and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Leask was nominated for the Small Business Person of the Year award by Linda Blanton, a consultant with the Small Business Development Center in North Charleston.

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