ISHPI’s Chairman and Founder named one of the 50 Most Influential people in Charleston

Charleston, SC – Noah T. Leask, Chairman and Founder of ISHPI has been selected by the Charleston Business Magazine (CBM) as one of the 50 Most Influential People of 2022.  Now in its sixth year, the 50 Most Influential People Award honors 50 candidates within the business community who have made an economic impact or quality of life impact in the Charleston area. This year’s winners will be featured in CBM’s January 2023 print issue, giving readers a glimpse into their backgrounds, accolades, and inspirations. 

Noah T. Leask, a U.S. Navy veteran, is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) National Small Business Award Winner, SBA South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year, two-time Top 10 American Indian Entrepreneur, and Strayer University Outstanding Alumni Award Winner. 

In 2006 Noah founded Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (DBA ISHPI) which was named a seven-time consecutive Inc. 500/5000 fastest-growing company.  Leask’s previous work included creating warning threat detection systems and networks.  He was on the national Y2K critical manning list for the U.S. and the U.K. as the lead programmer and has also led an intelligence agency directory services team.  In 2017, Leask donated $1.92 million to the College of Charleston School of Business to establish the Noah Thomas Leask Distinguished Professorship in Information Management and Innovation.

“It is extremely satisfying to see our founder receive recognition for his many, many personal and professional contributions to life and business in the Low Country”, said Earl D. Bowers, ISHPI’s President and CSO. 

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