Information security firm moves headquarters to larger space in downtown Tampa to accommodate rapid growth
TAMPA, Fla. – Feb. 7, 2017 –ReliaQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, is expanding its Tampa operations for the second time since 2015. The company is creating 150 new jobs and has moved its headquarters to a new location in downtown Tampa to accommodate its rapid growth.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud that ReliaQuest will be expanding and creating 150 new jobs for families in the Tampa Bay area. Our continued focus on making Florida the most business-friendly state in the nation is helping more and more Florida companies like ReliaQuest invest and create new opportunities in our state. I look forward to seeing ReliaQuest’s ongoing success in Florida and I congratulate them on this exciting news.”
The expansion will allow ReliaQuest to introduce new advanced monitoring solutions and build out a new Research and Development arm of the company, the RQ Innovation Team, the company announced on Tuesday.
“ReliaQuest has been able to remain on the cutting edge of the rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape because of the attitude, energy and effort of the talented individuals we are fortunate to work with every day,” said ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy. “It’s exciting to reflect on how far we’ve come, but today is about setting a faster pace of growth ahead. We’re just getting warmed up.”
This growth will happen inside ReliaQuest’s new state-of-the-art headquarters and 24/7/365 Security Operations Center at One Harbour Place, located at 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard. The facility also includes two SOC-simulators, called the Innovation Centers, collaborative workspaces to encourage employees to develop new ideas together, and a culture and training room where employees take courses through RQ University.
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation assisted ReliaQuest with connections to the City of Tampa for expedited permitting and CareerSource Florida for Florida Flex training grants. Approximately 30% of ReliaQuest’s current workforce is comprised of military veterans, and the company is keen to bring more on to its growing team. To facilitate the addition of more veteran hires, ReliaQuest is also applying for a Veterans Florida Business Training Grant Program, designed to increase the competitiveness of Florida businesses by providing trained and skilled talent from the state’s military veteran population.
“ReliaQuest is embarking on yet another exciting chapter in their amazing growth story,” said Dr. Ken Atwater, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president of Hillsborough Community College. “Along with our state and local partners, we are proud to support them as well as other entrepreneurial companies that have established here to ensure that they stay and thrive. ReliaQuest is a great example of the success that innovative technology companies are achieving in Tampa and Hillsborough County.”
Individuals interested in open job listings may refer to the company’s career website at https://www.reliaquest.com/careers/.
ReliaQuest, a pioneer in IT security solutions, ensures organizations remain secure and compliant as the IT world changes; empowering IT professionals with the latest relevant security technology innovations and services that simplify often complex interactions between security, risk and compliance in order to minimize loss of data, business disruptions and reputation. The ReliaQuest team has a unique ability to deliver optimal solutions combined with our talented staff and documented best practices that unify people, process and technology in both on-premise as well as managed service requirements. For more information visit: www.ReliaQuest.com
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors.
The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. To learn more, visit www.tampaedc.com.