The company has five other representative offices outside Romania in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Dortmund and Tettnang. The office in Mountain View at Silicon Valley currently has eight American employees, but the number is expected to grow to 15-20 by the end of 2008. The company employs more than 100 people in offices outside Romania.
“The opening of an office in Silicon Valley was a strategic decision meant to accelerate development and increase awareness of the company on the global market of IT security solutions,” said Beau Roberts, global marketing director and the manager of the Silicon Valley office.
Earlier this week, Gecad ePayment opened its Avangate office in Mountain View as well, as part of its strategy to consolidate its position on the most important market of technology and online software distribution. The sales team in the US is coordinated by Gus Lignos, vice-president of sales for Avangate. The other two subsidiaries of the software online distributor are located in Bucharest and Amsterdam, covering Eastern and Western Europe.
The office in the US will lead to the growth of the client portfolio, as the majority of the important software producers are present there, as well as an increase of sales, company representatives said.