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Sunera LLC Expands Its Tampa, Florida, Operations Center

02/06/2015
Sunera LLC, an IT and data risk consulting firm and subsidiary of Cyber Risk Management, plans to expand its headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The expansion will create more than 40 new jobs and invest $185,000 in Hillsborough County.

Joel Schleicher, CEO of Sunera and Cyber Risk Management, LLC, said, “Sunera and CRM are proud to continue growing their consulting operations in Tampa. 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. 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. We are thankful for the support of the city, the county, and the State of Florida, and look forward to contributing to the growing high-tech industry in the Tampa Bay area.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “We are excited to announce Sunera’s expansion in Tampa which will create more jobs for Florida families. We work every day to create an environment where our job creators can succeed and Florida business have added more than 728,000 private-sector jobs in four years.”

The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “It is exciting news for our state that Sunera and CRM are expanding in Florida’s emergent high-tech corridor. These 40 new high-skill, high-wage jobs over the next three years in STEM fields mean that more Floridians will have the opportunity to use their education in the workplace while bolstering Florida’s high-tech reputation.”

“Companies like Sunera are building Tampa’s international reputation as a major center for information security,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa. “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.”

“Thanks to the support of our state and local partners, Sunera chose to expand its operations in Tampa instead of pursuing other opportunities in Texas, Georgia, and Virginia,” said Dr. Ronald Vaughn, Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president of the University of Tampa. “This expansion is the latest illustration of Hillsborough County’s desirability as a preferred destination for corporate headquarters and fast-growing high tech companies.”

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