The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce selected Ben Edson, Founder and CEO of Rockville-based VariQ, as the Small Business Leader of the Year Award Winner. Ben was recognized during the MCCC Business Awards Dinner on November 17th along with other innovative and influential business and government leaders.

In accepting the award, Ben said “I am honored to accept the Small Business Leader of the Year award. I want to thank the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for their support, and the whole VariQ team.”

VariQ designs, integrates, manages, and sustains advanced technology systems for government and commercial clients, emphasizing quality and professional excellence in each service delivered. As a successful, privately-held small business, VariQ has grown organically over the past five years by over 1000%.

Ben is a specialist in cybersecurity, systems design and integration, and program management. As a positive-minded and results-driven CEO, his background uniquely complements his drive to deliver technical and secure solutions while fostering lasting, trusted partnerships with industry leaders.