Aspis Founder Recognized in Forbes Next 1000 Awards

Jeff Wagner, Aspis Consulting’s Founder has been recognized as one of 2021 Forbes Next 1000 Awards showcasing entrepreneurs that are changing the game.

CEO and Founder, Jeff Wagner has been included in the 2021 summer class of Forbes Next 1000 list. Inductees in this list are located across the US and include upcoming industry titans, founders, and innovators who have showcased drive and growth within their industry. These 1000 individuals are nominated and screened by some of the top business minds and in the business. Jeff (showcased below) has been the lifeblood of Aspis, starting the company two years ago and has substantially grown it in that time. Working in both the commercial and government realms. Aspis offers a wide variety of services for its clients including COMPLIANCE & ASSURANCE​, CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS​, and DARKWEB MONITORING​. Aspis prides itself in being at the forefront of cybersecurity protecting its clients from potential attacks.

In his description, Forbes states “Information security consulting firm Aspis grew its revenue almost ten-fold over just one year to surpass $400,000 in 2020. Wagner founded the company in 2019 after more than two decades of cybersecurity work as a practitioner, manager, executive, and public speaker. Aspis serves about 250 government and commercial customers in the Kansas City, Missouri, and Washington, DC areas offering dark web monitoring, security awareness training, vulnerability assessments, and more.”

The Forbes Next 1000 Initiative is open to all US small business founders and owners and is limited to companies older than 1 year and those making less than $10M in revenue or in Series A funding. Over the year 1000 individuals are chosen based on a commitment to diversity & Inclusion, experience, and other factors. Experienced Forbes reporters and editors review and vet applications and take the best of the best based on revenue, scalability, funding, and personal stories regarding community and industry impact.

As part of the Next 1000 initiative, Forbes is hosting a virtual event series, presented by Square, to celebrate the honorees. The second Next 1000 Event, “Redefining Success: How Obstacles Often Lead to Opportunity,” takes place on June 22 and will spotlight the resilience of entrepreneurs in the face of adversity and provide lessons from founders who have weathered the storm and blazed new trails on the path towards finding ultimate success.

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