IT company Sunera expands operations in Tampa
February 6, 2015
Janelle Irwin | SaintPetersBlog
Forty new IT jobs are coming to Tampa. In an announcement today, Gov. Rick Scott said the data risk consulting firm Sunera is expanding its headquarters in Tampa. In addition to creating new jobs in the area, the company will also invest an additional $185,000 in Hillsborough County.
“We work every day to create an environment where our job creators can succeed and Florida businesses have added more than 728,000 private-sector jobs in four years,” Scott said. “We know that every job transforms a family, and we will keep working every day to make Florida the global destination for jobs.”
According to Scott’s administration, Florida ranks second in the nation for tech job growth and third for high-tech establishments. Florida’s computer systems industry is one of the largest in the nation with more than 12,000 firms statewide.
Sunera was founded in 2005 and is a subsidiary of Cyber Risk Management. The two companies employ more than 100 employees in Florida.
“We are excited to be adding an additional 40 high-wage, high-skilled jobs to the downtown core, and we look forward to filling these positions with the top IT and security professionals in the area,” Sunera CEO Joel Schleiche said. “As we work to meet the growing demand for our services, we will look both to experienced professionals in Tampa and the top graduates at our local universities.”
The expansion is aimed at growing Sunera’s cybersecurity, information technology and security and data privacy departments.
“Growing companies like Sunera are important indicators that Florida’s opportunity economy is strong. Sunera’s expansion gives further depth to Florida’s robust IT sector, and we look forward to their continued success,” Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope said.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is also celebrating the news. He said the company chose to expand in Tampa rather than moving to other places in Texas, Georgia and Virginia.
“The information technology and cyber security companies that have launched and are growing here are setting the standard for the industry. We will continue to do all we can to support the success and expansion of our local IT sector and deeply appreciate the high-wage, high-tech jobs they bring to our city,” Buckhorn said.