Editor’s Note: Each year, we honor a top entrepreneur in our annual Entrepreneur contest. Meet the finalists in the running for Entrepreneur of 2012 and vote for your favorite to win. Here, a look at Eric Basu, founder of Sentek Global.
After nine years serving as Navy SEAL, Eric Basu, founder of Sentek Global, knows how to run a tight ship. In 2001, with his wife unemployed and his kids in private school, Basu worked doggedly out of his living room to get his business, which provides outsourced staffing to the Department of Defense, up and running. It took nine months, but Basu finally landed his first contract for $70,000. “That was the seed for everything we’ve done since then,” he says.
The San Diego, Calif.-based company, which provides cybersecurity and command and control system services to the Department of Defense, now operates three branch offices in the country and in 2011 generated $18 million in sales. From the start, Basu has tried to run Sentek much as he would a special operations unit, from making sure employees are self-sufficient and able to carry out multiple tasks. In 2010, his leadership was recognized when he was named Most Admired CEO in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.
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