SUNRISE, FL – Governor Rick Scott visited Sunera’s new office in Sunrise, Fla., today to announce the company’s initiative to expand and create 32 new jobs in Sunrise. This announcement follows Sunera’s decision to expand its Tampa headquarters in February. With these two expansions, Sunera has created more than 150 jobs for Florida residents.
During his visit, Governor Scott said, “Sunera is continuing to expand in Sunrise, creating more than 30 new jobs for Florida families, which is great news. Sunera chose to expand in Florida over other states like Texas, Georgia and Virginia, because they knew Florida’s business-friendly environment was the best place for continued success. Enterprise Florida was instrumental in helping Sunera expand, and we must fully fund EFI so that they can continue to help great companies like Sunera create jobs in Florida.”
Sunera recently moved its South Florida operations from Miramar to a larger office in Sunrise. Sunera brought 50 employees to this office and is making a $270,000 capital investment in the Sunrise community. Sunera has a growing Internal and IT Audit team that supports many notable clients in South Florida, and its national Data Privacy and Financial Advisory practices are also based in this office. By moving to Sunrise, Sunera can continue to expand these teams and strengthen its support of the South Florida market.
Yong-Gon Chon, CEO of Sunera and its parent company, Cyber Risk Management, LLC, said, “Fueled by our Data Privacy and Cyber/IT Audit services, we have experienced tremendous growth in the South Florida market and expect a continued explosive trajectory. For more than 10 years, Sunera has been proudly helping our clients using innovative, effective strategies for managing cyber and data risk. The 30 high-wage, high-skill jobs we will create in Sunrise over the next three years will be essential to continuing that innovation and satisfying the ever growing demand for our services. We’d like to thank Governor Scott, Broward County, the City of Sunrise, and Enterprise Florida for supporting Sunera and creating a business-friendly climate that allows our company to grow aggressively.”
Sunera is excited about the opportunities for growth it is seeing in the Florida markets. Sunera actively recruits from more than 10 Florida universities and colleges, and a number of its employees graduated from the University of Miami, FIU, and FAU. Sunera has also hired veterans from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance President & CEO, Bob Swindell said, “The Alliance is delighted to welcome Sunera to Sunrise. The addition of these high-wage jobs to our local economy is a testament to Broward County’s thriving professional services sector. We wish the company continued success.”
The expansion was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Sunera’s creation of 32 new jobs is great news for families in Sunrise. The Scott Administration’s focus on low-tax, pro-growth policies is helping to bring high-wage, high-skill STEM jobs to Florida.”
Bill Johnson, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida said, “Sunera’s expansion and creation of 32 new jobs in Sunrise is the result of strong partnerships between EFI, our local partners, and the great people at Sunera. We look forward to continuing to work with our local partners to bring more great companies like Sunera to Florida and help them expand.”
Sunera LLC, a subsidiary of Cyber Risk Management, is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. It is a leading provider of IT and Data Risk Consulting Services throughout North America. Sunera’s primary consulting service lines include Information Security, Data Privacy, PCI Compliance, IT Audit and Advisory, and IT GRC. Additional services include Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance and support, and financial advisory. Founded in 2005, Sunera is dedicated to helping organizations achieve and sustain effective corporate governance.