S4 Inc.'s Chandu Shah named Massachusetts Minority Business Person of the Year

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Chandu Shah, President and CEO of S4 Inc., was recently honored as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Massachusetts Minority Business Person of the Year for 2007. This award was presented by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to recognize Mr. Shah as an outstanding minority small business owner, and for his personal achievements and contributions to our nation's economy.

Chandu Shah, President and CEO of S4 Inc., was recently honored as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Massachusetts Minority Business Person of the Year for 2007. This award was presented by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to recognize Mr. Shah as an outstanding minority small business owner, and for his personal achievements and contributions to our nation's economy.

For most of his career, Shah has worked with the SBA, both as a small business owner and as a mentor to newer small businesses. He attributes his success in large part to the resources and programs offered by the SBA, and encourages others to become involved as well.

Shah brings over 17 years of Federal Contracting experience to his role as President of S4 Inc. He came here from Bombay, India in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Commerce. After pursuing a Computer Science degree, Shah began his career in defense contracting. In 1990, he joined a local Information Technology (IT) consulting firm as manager of defense contracts. It was this background and experience, coupled with enthusiasm and a strong work ethic, that brought Shah to start S4 Inc.

Founded in 1999, S4 Inc. is an 8(a) certified company providing expertise in Engineering, Information Technology, and Intelligence Operations. Since its inception, Shah has grown S4 into an award winning Government contractor supporting such agencies as the DoD, US Air Force, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Pentagon. Experienced personnel provide mission critical Planning, Management, Engineering, and Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) which include Enterprise IT Solutions, Network and Information Security, Systems Engineering, and Professional and Intelligence Services. Shah's growing company maintains headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, offices at eight other U.S. sites, and a pool of highly qualified, specialized talent to support his customers' needs. S4 also holds a SEI-CMM Level 3 certification, ISO 9001:2000 certification and is a Microsoft Certified GOLD partner.

Today, S4 proudly boasts sustained average annual growth of 100+% since its inception. Recognized by the SBA as the Region I Success Story, S4 went on to earn such prestige as ranking #14 on the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) Pacesetters' List of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in MA for 2007, #30 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 for 2007, and Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for 2007. S4's sound management approach has ensured continued customer satisfaction, high employee retention, and lasting industry partnerships throughout this growth.

For more information, contact Ms. Kathy Devereaux at (781) 273-1600 or visit S4's website at http://www.S4Inc.com.

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