Rapid7, a cybersecurity tech company out of Boston MA, has pledged to bring over 100 jobs to the Tampa Bay area, citing the growing young tech talent in the community. The company is opening its 10th U.S. firm in the area at Industrious Sparkman Wharf. The shared workspace will accommodate the company until it finds a permanent home in 2022.
Corey E. Thomas, CEO of the cybersecurity analytics firm liked the Tampa Bay area because of the University of South Florida's tech graduates as well as other Florida colleges but also the military presence of the MacDill Air Force Base community. Hiring graduates early can help them to develop careers in the tech industry said Thomas.
The company will house a range of operations, from software development to technical support and human resources. Ultimately the company would like to have hundreds of jobs in the Tampa Bay area. Rapid7 has approximately 2000 jobs worldwide in the United States and Europe with revenues of over $400 million.
Corey Thomas is the Chairman of the Board of Rapid7 and serves on several other boards. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the tech industry and has lead other tech companies in the next stages of growth.
Mayor Jane Castor said in a statement, "Tampa continues to prove that it's an ideal location for innovative tech companies looking for diverse, technical talent."