ClearShark Named To Inc. 5000 List Of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies For Third Year In A Row


Cybersecurity Firm Experienced 145 Percent Growth Over Three Years

ClearShark, a leading IT solutions and cybersecurity provider based in Hanover, Md., announced its inclusion on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, making it the third consecutive year the company has been ranked on the list. ClearShark’s strong growth of 145 percent over a three-year period reinforces the cybersecurity powerhouse’s leadership position in the industry and Mid-Atlantic region’s business community. In addition to the success the company has achieved for many agencies in the Intelligence Community (IC), ClearShark has made a positive impact on the community and people’s lives through its many philanthropy efforts.

In 2001, Martin Bentz founded ClearShark with the vision of delivering customized IT solutions to DoD customers. Fifteen years later, ClearShark has established its presence in both the federal and commercial sectors, partnering with industry leaders in storage, networking, visualization, and cybersecurity to offer personalized business solutions and expertise to customers across the nation. ClearShark leads the IT solutions and cybersecurity space through its innovative and comprehensive approach to creating custom-built solutions for each customer’s business.

“Our ranking on the Inc. 5000 list is a huge achievement for ClearShark and we’re honored to be included among some of the nation’s most innovative companies. The growth and continued success that we’re experiencing is largely due to our dynamic team and forward-looking people,” said Martin Bentz, CEO and Founder of ClearShark. “We are one of few cybersecurity firms with proven experience at every level of complexity, giving us a competitive edge for our customers. Cybercrime is one of the greatest threats facing businesses today and because of the ever-increasing need for our services, we have the opportunity to make a material difference in the lives of many people and better protect our nation’s security. Our care for our nation and our community drives everything we do.”

Motivated by a dedication to protecting the nation and serving the community, ClearShark partners with numerous charitable groups, and community outreach programs nationwide. In 2015, the company contributed over $70,000 to non-profits, charitable programs and local events, placing focus on education, military and youth initiatives. A strong supporter of local youth, ClearShark is a distinguished sponsor of the “Shark Sprint,” a kids’ race during the inaugural “Across the Bay 10K” event on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The company is also a proud partner of University of Maryland Athletics and annually sponsors the UMD Military Appreciation basketball game where it supports and donates to Children of Fallen Patriots.

About ClearShark, LLC

Founded and based in Hanover, Md., ClearShark, LLC is an IT solutions and cybersecurity provider, offering a full range of cutting-edge and custom business solutions to the Intelligence Community as well as a full suite of enterprise engineering, storage, networking, virtualization and cybersecurity services to industry-leading private-sector companies. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. 5000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016, ClearShark, LLC has also been named a FireEye North America Partner of the Year, a Splunk Partner of the Year and a Palo Alto Networks Partner of the Year.

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