HONOLULU - Ardent Management Consulting President Brandon LaBonte has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hawaii District's "Maui County Small Businessperson of the Year."
Founded in 2006, Ardent is a Small Business Administration-certified HUBZone firm with offices in Virginia and Hawaii.
The firm provides comprehensive geospatial situational awareness technology solutions to the federal government, ranging from custom-developed common operating pictures to commercial off-the-shelf-based mobile event management systems.
LaBonte was selected for this award, in part, for the job creation he has brought to Maui's high-technology sector and bringing federal contracting dollars to Maui.
Ardent has created 30 new high-tech positions in the past two years. The firm has also doubled the amount of revenue in two years and has secured multiple-year contracts with the federal government to diversify Maui's economy and offer career options that enable kama'aina to stay on Maui or return from the Mainland.
"ArdentMC relied heavily on the support and aloha spirit provided by Jeanne Skog, president of the Maui Economic Development Board, and her team," said LaBonte.
For more information, visit www.ardentmc.com or call (808) 757-9808.