Cybersecurity firm Ridgeline International expands to Tampa
February 16, 2023
Company plans to create up to 30 jobs over the next couple of years
Tampa, Fla. (February 16, 2023) – Ridgeline International, a cybersecurity firm specializing in digital signature management, has expanded to Tampa with an office located in the Westshore District. The company plans to create up to 30 jobs over the next couple of years in business development and technical training instruction roles.
Headquartered in Tysons, Va., Ridgeline is leasing space in Tampa’s Westshore District at 4010 W. Boy Scout Blvd., which will include office space as well as classrooms for training services. As a government contractor, Ridgeline was attracted to Tampa because of the SOCOM presence and the large military and veteran population that resides here.
“Operating out of Tampa will afford us access to an impressive talent pool, and one that is ideal as Ridgeline continues our targeted growth into the SOCOM market,” said Ridgeline International CEO Erik Wittreich in a statement. “Further, Tampa has a thriving economy, professional associations, and a rich community that we are looking forward to integrating with further.”
Ridgeline’s Tampa office features several classrooms and secure spaces that will be used to facilitate technical training and development work related to digital signature management. This work includes the development and delivery of technology-in-operations training, technique development, technology research and development, penetration testing, and validation via exercises. Technical Trainers at Ridgeline must have a sound understanding of technology and operations within the realms of Cybersecurity, Communications, Human Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, and Electronic Warfare.
“Tampa has a long and proud history as a military-friendly business community and a best place for veterans to live,” said Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa. “I’m delighted to welcome Ridgeline to our community and the new job opportunities that will be created for our local residents and veterans.”
Ridgeline joins a growing list of cybersecurity and IT companies that have announced expansions in Tampa and Hillsborough County, including Atlantic Digital, Rapid7, OPSWAT and ReliaQuest.
“Tampa’s reputation as a cybersecurity hub continues to grow and attract new companies that want access to our diverse talent pool and be part of our thriving community,” said Angel Gonzalez, chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Regional President of SouthState Bank. “Ridgeline is another great addition to our technology ecosystem. We look forward to connecting them to the local resources they’ll need to find success here.”
About Ridgeline International
Founded in 2015, Ridgeline International helps businesses and government organizations solve their toughest data problems through Digital Signature Management. Ridgeline works with customers to protect their sensitive information and provide innovative training and technical solutions to data collection issues. Through Ridgeline’s enterprise digital signature management solutions, Ridgeline’s customers maintain their competitive edge in an era of Ubiquitous Technical Surveillance.
About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council
The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council 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 advance a diversified local economy that is beneficial to all by attracting, expanding and retaining quality employers, a talented workforce and investment, focusing within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.