J – I.T. Outsource is moving to Downtown Fresno in 2016
Yes, it’s true!
J. Colin Petersen made the official announcement at his Victorian Christmas Feast in the Pacific Southwest Building Fresno Ballroom on Wednesday night, December 9th.
Our friends, future neighbors, and downtown advocates and supporters including Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Peeves Public House owner Craig Scharton, Downtown Fresno Partnership President/CEO Aaron Blair, and Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau, were thrilled with the announcement. Thank you to all of you for your encouragement.
Posted by Matt Tymn (@matttymn) December 10, 2015
We’ll be taking up a whole floor of the Pacific Southwest Building. The initial floor plan was revealed at the event. See where our priorities are? J. gets a corner office of course, but the best spaces are reserved for the technical team, the employee lounge, and the server room.
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Veteran Fresno-area Technologist J. Colin Petersen to Move Thirty-six Tech Jobs From Clovis to Downtown Fresno
Describes Downtown Technology’s Rising Tide as “Perfect Opportunity”
Fresno, CA, December 9, 2015– Veteran Fresno-area tech entrepreneur J. Colin Petersen, President & CEO of J – I.T. Outsource, says he’s seen enough. It’s time to move Downtown. He says it’s hard to ignore that Downtown Fresno is the place for technology to be, so he’ll be taking up a whole floor in 5500 square feet of the Pacific Southwest Building (Old Security Bank) on Fulton Mall when his lease in Clovis runs out in August. He made the huge announcement at his VIP Christmas Feast on December 9th at the Fresno Ballroom in his new home.
“I think anyone starting a tech company is insane to start up in the Bay Area. Fresno’s growing talent pool and the low cost of real estate means longer runways for startups, and a zero-risk perfect opportunity for long-established firms like my own,” says Petersen. “Plus, you can actually afford to buy a home here.”
Petersen’s team is growing. They enjoy classic benefits like family medical and 4 weeks’ paid vacation, but also Silicon-Valley-style perks like an unlocked beer fridge, company massages, classic arcade video games, and free meals. That means three dozen highly-paid and fully-energized tech jobs are headed to what he describes as Fresno’s new Tech Corridor.
“With Bitwise flanking both ends of Van Ness, Enigma Creative on Fulton, [Building Owner] Sevak Khatchadourian’s Creative Workspace and One Sense downstairs, and my exciting team filling in right here in Fresno’s first sky scraper, our new Tech Corridor is only getting more interesting,” says Petersen.
J – I.T. Outsource is a full-service I.T. support firm serving growing small to medium businesses (SMB) by keeping their networks and applications running. We work with CEOs, Presidents and business owners to help them solve business problems with technology in Fresno, Clovis and surrounding area of California. President and CEO J. Colin Petersen consults as a Virtual CTO for companies in the Valley, in California and across the country.
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