NetWise has started the year preparing for another year of growth by moving into a new office the first week of January. Our new office, on the north side of Lakewood Ranch, includes an increase in the usable space by about 50%, provides a much more professional environment, and is centrally located for our employees. The move added some chaos to the start of the year but we are settling in and loving the new space.
The need to find new space became obvious as we prepared for additional staff to come on in 2012 to complement the three new hires we made in 2011.
Al Saffer is a developer that comes to us with valuable experience developing in VB.net, ASP.net and SQL. He recently moved from the Boston area and is enjoying Florida living. Al works hand in hand with Brad Falk to carry the bulk of the load delivering on client requests and architectural improvements to ClientSpace.
Chad Vogt is a junior developer that primarily focuses on report / merge development and application configuration. He is quickly becoming proficient in VB.net and contributing to business logic and dashboard development. Chad also recently moved from the Pittsburgh area to the west coast of Florida. Brad wanted another Steeler fan in the office so Chad was an easy hire.
Tim Borntreger comes to us with deep PEO experience working with Staff Leasing / Gevity as a project lead for their quoting and workflow management system implemented several years ago. Tim understands the intricacies of the PEO industry and is able to effectively define ClientSpace based solutions to critical client business issues. Tim is passionate about working with clients to maximize the value of ClientSpace in their business and will be undertaking several initiatives to develop a comprehensive ClientSpace user portal including online documentation, a webinar series, and video instruction.
We hired another employee to start 2012 to round out our staff and enable us to accomplish the bold objectives we have set for the year. We are still looking to add one application developer to our staff (see our careers page).
John Ykema has worked in the industry for over five years in a fast growing Texas PEO. John has been instrumental in the broad rollout and customization of ClientSpace throughout all departments of his former employer. In addition to providing account management services for some of our key clients, John will be responsible for spearheading a new service offering to provide training and consulting for clients looking to maximize their ROI with ClientSpace.
We are looking forward to an exciting year with major investments being made in our product and our delivery in direct response to the needs of our clients and partners. Our team is committed to your success as the industry and your business grow