Florida tech company is making moves in Austin
Jun 13, 2014
American Business Journal
SoftServe Inc., a 3,200-person Florida-based technology company, has been quietly making moves in downtown Austin.
The tech consulting and services business, founded in 1993, established a user interface and user experience center of excellence at One Congress Plaza in October 2013. It now employs 16 workers at the site but plans to grow to 40 within a year, said Juan Turruellas, SoftServe’s executive vice president world wide sales and marketing.
The center, at the corner of Congress Avenue and Caesar Chavez Street, is designed to provide both customers and business partners with training and hands-on demonstrations of new tech tools. Notably, it is also the base for SoftServe’s CEO, Alan Harlan, and Chief Technology Officer Neil Fox.
Harlan, CEO since April 2013, was previously the president of Symphony Software Management Solutions, a division of California-based Symphony Teleca Corp. He was also the executive vice president of Nevada-based Sierra Design Group Inc., a gaming software development and services company, according to his online profile.
SoftServe joined Austin Technology Council in August 2013. It operates offices in Massachusetts, California, Utah and five European countries such as Ukraine and Germany. The company does not publicly disclose its annual revenue, Turruellas said.
In April, SoftServe announced enlisting Darren Hassin as the director of the design center established. He previously held design usability and creative management position with companies such as Houston-based Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Austin-based DrillingInfo Inc. and Round Rock-based Dell Inc., company officials said.