As the Greenville area seeks to make a name for itself as a growing center for high-paying, high-tech jobs, a local software company announced Monday it plans a major expansion over the coming year.
Servosity, which provides data backup and disaster-recovery assistance to businesses nationwide, said it plans to add 30 more positions over the next 12-18 months.
That may not seem like much, but since the company now employs just nine people, the expansion means a tripling of its workforce, and a major committment from its CEO, Damien Stevens.
Stevens told a gathering of businesspeople, local politicians, and area technorati that he's been asked why he doesn't locate his growing company someplace such as Boston, or Research Triangle Park, or Silicone Valley.
Stevens said the Greenville area has many of the same ingredients that have made those locations high-tech hotspots. The area's proximity to Clemson University is a boon, he said, but so is the area itself.
"Why Greenville? Because I love the quality of life Greenville offers," he said. "We have talent here, but we also believe we can recruit the best and the brightest here. It's a great place to work and to raise a family."
The company, which began in 2005, will remain headquartered at Greenville's NEXT Innovation Center, a business incubator located off South Church Street. Stevens moved the company to NEXT in 2009.
Over the next year, the company will hire software, systems, and support engineers, as well as beef up its sales and business development team, Stevens told Patch.
The pay range for the jobs? From $60,000 to $120,000, he said.
"While Greenville and the Upstate may not be widely known yet as a hotbed of technology organizations like Servosity, the same characteristics that appealed to our growing organization to locate and grow here — quality of life, a pro-business mindset, an emerging high-impact technology ecosystem — will doutbless appeal to other organizations to consider this area," Stevens said.
"And, as we continue to grow successful businesses in the technology space, we'll draw more and more talent here," Stevens added. "We're excited about hiring the best available talent we can find locally for these new positions, and also reaching out across the country to find top talent that wants to do great work and have great quality of life right here in Greenville."
“Servosity is a great example of a company combining its highly refined technology with the Upstate’s exceptional talent base to expand their business,” said H.G. “Butch” Kirven, a director of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and chairman of Greenville County Council. “The company has found a formula for success keyed on research and innovation. This is a case study of our region’s collaborative approach to expanding its knowledge economy, and this is a great example of the opportunities to be found in Greenville County and South Carolina.”
The company intends to begin hiring immediately, with recruiting efforts supported by readySC. For more information, or to apply, visit the company online at www.servosity.com/careers.