Fast-growing IT and cyber security consultancy to bring 109 jobs to area
ISSQUARED™ Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end IT solutions and one of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America (#892, per Inc. magazine), is purchasing a building in Solon, where it will create a new data center, along with a global Cyber Security Operations Center. The project is expected to bring 109 well-paying jobs to Northeast Ohio.
With more than a dozen locations in the U.S. and around the world, ISSQUARED chose Northeast Ohio for a number of reasons, including the region’s depth of technology talent and business-friendly environment.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our national reach, while also significantly widening our offerings, service capabilities and talent pool to serve our customers, by establishing a Data Center in Solon, Ohio. We chose Ohio because of the business-friendly environment, the vibrant local community, access to a rich and growing talent pool, along with proximity to several world class Universities,” says Bala Ramaiah, chief executive officer and founder of ISSQUARED Inc. ”This is the most significant expansion in our company’s history, and the site will also serve as a global Security Operations Center. We look forward to partnering and contributing to the economic & technological development in the region,” added Bala.
While the company did consider other states, a collaborative team including the city of Solon, the Ohio Development Services Agency, JobsOhio and Team NEO provided information and support to help the ISSQUARED executive team recognize the benefits and opportunities associated with locating in Solon.
“We are thrilled that ISSQUARED has decided to purchase a building and locate their business in Solon. We are excited to welcome them to our business community and look forward to partnering with them to grow their IT Solutions, innovation and job growth,” said Mayor Edward H. Kraus, City of Solon. “Thanks go to our partners at JobsOhio and Team NEO as well as the Ohio Development Services Agency for their commitment to bringing technology and innovation to Solon and Northeast Ohio. We wish them all the success in their new location.
“ISSQUARED executives have made an informed decision to invest and grow in Solon,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “They are placing their confidence in Northeast Ohio’s exceptional workforce and understand our region’s commitment to its growing technology sector. We look forward to working with the ISSQUARED team, along with JobsOhio and local partners, to ensure their success.”
About ISSQUARED, INC.
ISSQUARED™ is a leading Value-Added Solutions Provider, with an established presence delivering multi-million-dollar Cyber Security, Cloud Infrastructure, and Managed Services to hundreds of customers, including several Fortune 500 companies. Our very company name underscores our belief in our core competencies of IT Security (IS), strengthened by Infrastructure Solutions (IS), to forge the greatest value our clientele (IS^2), cleverly represented as ISSQUARED™. ISSQUARED™ is headquartered in the Greater Los Angeles area, with prominent clients supported through various global office locations. For more information, please visit www.issquaredinc.com
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in Northeast Ohio’s 18-county region; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market Northeast Ohio as a region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. For more information, visit teamneo.org.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.