ImageQuest, a leading information security advisory and managed IT services provider based in Nashville, was named for the fourth time to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the third consecutive year ImageQuest has made the list.
Since 2019, ImageQuest’s top-line revenues have grown by 113 percent. Companies on the Inc. 5000 represent less than one percent of private companies in the U.S.
Co-Founder, President, and CEO Milton Bartley has steered ImageQuest from its beginnings as an office equipment dealer to a respected information security advisory and managed IT services company. Banks, wealth management firms, and other regulated companies have come to depend on ImageQuest’s advisory services, which include fractional chief information security officers, operational risk assessments, business impact analysis, business continuity management and testing, and information technology consulting.
“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment.”
As a result of its growth, ImageQuest has hired Matthew Turner as chief operating officer, Brian Shaw as chief information officer, and Monique Mize as senior project manager.
“We have great opportunities and demand in new markets,” Bartley said. “Thanks to our robust growth, we need to supplement our team’s expertise and talent with the skills these three professionals bring.”
Turner has more than 30 years of experience in successfully delivering organizational leadership and direction. Turner’s expertise includes best practices across the IT management space, including the planning and execution of client IT initiatives, budgeting, and implementation and deployment.
“Matthew will help us navigate the next phase of ImageQuest’s growth,” Bartley said. “He brings talent and expertise that will mesh well with our existing leadership. We’re excited for the next level of customer service he will deliver to our clients.”
Turner holds an ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) certification. Before joining ImageQuest, Turner was a leader of a top Infrastructure-as-a-Service company focusing on education and healthcare. He guided clients in utilizing best practices across the IT management space, following proven methodologies to scale operations and implement guidelines, processes, and metrics for consistent, structured implementations and oversight of their infrastructure.
Prior to that, he spent 20 years with IBM, delivering management expertise to all aspects of architecture, strategy compliance, and ITIL operations.
Shaw, the CIO, is an entrepreneurial, hands-on senior executive with strong technology, strategy, and operations experience. He has driven growth in educational technology and large healthcare organizations. His strength lies in understanding an organization’s unique needs and goals followed by tailoring specific technology solutions resulting in success.
Mize has more than a decade of experience managing complex professional services engagements. Her detail-oriented nature, combined with a proven ability to create practical solutions, has led to a successful track record with client initiatives. She thrives on organization, meeting deadlines, and building meaningful connections with clients. She maintains a Project Management Professional certification.
About ImageQuest LLC
Founded in 2007, ImageQuest is a leading managed services provider based in Nashville, Tenn. The company provides information security advisory services, security operations services, and managed IT services to regulated clients, primarily in the banking and financial services space. They also advise clients in the legal, insurance, and healthcare fields. The company’s primary market covers an area that includes Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.
About the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million.