Tampa, Fla. (February 16, 2014) – TekBank, a multi-million dollar information technology consulting firm, officially celebrated its expansion into the Southeast market with an exclusive launch event held Thursday, February 12 at the Tampa Club. The reception was attended by Tampa civic leaders, government officials and local executives. TekBank Managing Partners, Ken Elias and Sudhakar Garlanka, were welcomed in an opening address given by Christine Burdick, president of the Tampa Downtown Partnership.
The company’s selection of Tampa for its new Southeast offices is another ringing endorsement to the area’s continued growth in the technology sector. Tampa’s strong representation of technology innovators, the area’s geographic advantages, Tampa International Airport’s expansion plans, and the attractiveness of the market to the millennial workforce were all driving factors for the selection. As part of the move, TekBank plans to add 10-20 new positions in 2015.
“We anticipate a $1.5 – $2 million direct economic impact as a result of the job growth that these positions bring,” said Senior Partner, Sid Hasan. “We will need personnel in a variety of roles ranging from coders and developers to project managers, all of which will bring a high level of human capital to Tampa Bay.”
Based in Washington, D.C., the company counts some of the world’s largest and most recognized names among its clientele including Amtrak, United Airlines, Fannie Mae, Marriott, AT&T and IBM. The company found its roots early in the travel and tourism industry, recently developing Amtrak’s travel services mobile application.
Media images of the TekBank Launch Event are available for download, or by visiting the company Facebook page.
Founded in 1998, TekBank is a privately-held information technology consulting firm that mobilizes people, processes, and technology on behalf of its customers to accomplish the most challenging client goals. Its team of industry experts brings extensive backgrounds in Application Development, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure Support and Project/Program Management. TekBank’s clients are among some of the world’s most recognized brands including Amtrak, United Airlines, AT&T and more. For more information on TekBank or its suite of services, please visit TekBank.net.