DALLAS, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a three-peat for Dallas-based Global Data Vault being named to the LSU 100 list. The cloud-based data protection company is again one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies owned or operated by Louisiana State University graduates. The LSU 100 list is an honor for alumnus entrepreneurs from across the United States and internationally who are recognized for business leadership and excellence. Chosen from hundreds of nominees, Global Data Vault is among 100 fastest growing LSU-owned or LSU-led businesses for the third year running as chosen by the Stephenson Entrepreneur Institute. The LSU 100 celebrates the success of former LSU students and recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional and national economies. "All of us at Global Data Vault are delighted and grateful on learning of our inclusion in the LSU 100 class of 2013. As CEO, the LSU connection is mine, but the proper credit belongs to many," says Will Baccich of Global Data Vault. "Our team shows up for work and brings creativity, determination and great talent every day," says Baccich. "Our customers across the globe have held great faith in our vision. And our partners and suppliers add their effort and wisdom to improve the value we are able to deliver, every day." Global Data Vault's CEO, Will Baccich, is a 1980 computer science graduate of LSU. After his degree at LSU, Baccich went on to work in accounting and computer software before co-founding Dallas-based Global Data Vault in 2001. "It is well worn in the business press that entrepreneurs must be creative, persistent, flexible, and visionary. But actually, in any successful enterprise, you will find these qualities in not only the leadership but in every stakeholder," say Baccich. "Global Data Vault is blessed with such a team. And as we look forward to the challenges ahead, we will remain grateful for this generous recognition."