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Behfar Jahanshahi, 38

CEO, InterWorks, Inc., Stillwater
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve had an interest in technology,” says Jahanshahi. “Growing up, my father was a professor at Oklahoma State University, and that always allowed me to experience the latest tech gadgets.” It was this love for technology that inspired him to start InterWorks. After working for a corporate tech company, Jahanshahi saw the opportunity to create a company that could do good work but also emphasize a fun and unique office culture. “This business model has worked exceedingly well throughout the years, and InterWorks is growing faster than ever as a result,” he says. “What started out as a one-man, local IT business has rapidly turned into a global data and IT consulting firm with over 100 employees.”