Lynx Named Fastest-Growing Company Led by an African-American CEO

Jan 5, 2016 | Newsroom

perminterNEW YORK, NY, January 5, 2016 – Lynx Technology Partners, a leading IT security solutions provider has been named the fastest growing company led by an African American, by Inc. 5000. The list represents a comprehensive look at the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies, and of those companies identified the fastest growing led by an African American.

We are honored to be recognized in the Inc. 5000 Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies Led by an African American among such diverse, and successful minority-owned and led companies,” said Aric K. Perminter, Founder and Chairman. “We couldn’t have achieved our success without the tireless effort of all our team members, and our loyal customers who continue to support our business—without either of them, we could not have reached our business goals that put us on this list.

Recently Lynx Technology Partners established an undergraduate endowment fellowship for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). The Aric K. Perminter Endowment Fellowship was made possible through a grant from the Lynx Technology Partners Foundation to help talented women and minority students advance in their cybersecurity studies. “We feel that there is a gap in representation among women and minorities in cybersecurity. Lynx Technology Partners is taking the first steps to provide leadership within our industry in helping to bridge that gap by providing support to those who wish to enter, and pursue a career in cybersecurity that they may not have been able to do for a variety of reasons,” said Rich Hlavka, CEO Lynx Technology Partners.

Because of explosive growth in the cybersecurity and compliance management markets, Lynx Technology Partners has expanded its offerings with the launch of Lynx Risk Manager®, an IT governance, risk and compliance (IT-GRC) platform.  In addition, the company recently opened a new regional 5,100 sq. foot office in Pittsburgh, PA.

There are nearly 2.6 million firms led by African Americans in the U.S, compared with 1.9 million in 2007, based on the most recent available data from U.S. Census Bureau. Based on Inc.’s own data just 2 percent of all companies on the Inc. 5000 are led by an African American.

This is the first year that Lynx Technology Partners was recognized in the Inc. 5000 making the list at No. 80, and is the fifth fastest-growing private company in the New York metro area.

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About Lynx Technology Partners

Lynx Technology Partners is the trusted information security and risk management advisor that customers in highly regulated industries worldwide depend on to improve security posture, facilitate compliance, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. With world-class skills and knowledge capital built over 30 years, Lynx security experts help customers recognize and control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with major industry and government standards. Through consulting, assessments, tests, managed security services, and a proprietary IT GRC platform, Lynx supports many critical projects per year for security-conscious leaders in Energy, Financial Services, Federal, Healthcare, and Higher Education. For more information please visit

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