2004 Fast 50

15: Ventera Corp.
Location: McLean, Va.
Annual growth rate: 110.2546%
2003 Revenue: 4,114,597
2002 Revenue: 2,356,713
2001 Revenue: 662,367
2000 Revenue: 385,692
1999 Revenue: 210,545
Leadership: Robert M. Acosta
Number of employees: 41
Website: www.ventera.com
Lines of business: IT strategy, process reengineering, complex information systems solutions, program and project management
Major customers: Agriculture Department, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Labor Department, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission
Major contracts/projects: Ventera''s largest project is a complex multi-year effort to modernize a core information system for the Agriculture Department''s Food and Nutrition Service. Under the contract, Ventera is helping replace a mainframe system with a J2EE web-enabled solution, including data migration and training for a mission critical enterprise level system.