MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering services company, today announced that its new U.S. Development Center (USDC) in Gainesville Florida is open for business and is hiring. All functions at the USDC are being overseen by its new general manager, Joelle Smith. Joelle has been selected to lead MindTree’s expansion of its U.S. presence and cultivate new IT and engineering talent in the region.
“MindTree has been very successful in our hiring efforts here in Florida because demand from new and existing clients is so great. Our onshore options are attractive to our existing clients and for many of our new clients who would like to move to the U.S., we offer competitive cost differentiation,” said Joelle Smith, general manager for MindTree’s U.S. Development Center. “MindTree has long been known for finding the best and brightest and I am pleased to be a part of this exciting time for the company and our new U.S. Development Center.”
MindTree’s U.S. Development Center is expected to bring some 400 new jobs to the Gainesville area. MindTree is hiring from the University of Florida and other universities across the country.
“Things couldn’t be going more smoothly for MindTree’s USDC. We’ve moved out of our provisional building, our trainees are getting up to speed quickly and we are ahead of most of our target completion dates,” said Scott Staples, president. Americas, MindTree Limited. “MindTree is also very pleased with the feedback we have received from our clients. Being able to offer them onshore support and services will be mutually beneficial as our presence grows in Gainesville and as we reinforce our partnership with the University of Florida. It is an exciting time here at MindTree."
MindTree’s new U.S. Development Center is its first outside of India and is part of the company’s strategy to broaden its IT and software consulting offerings to its clients in the states. MindTree is renovating and repurposing an existing structure located across from Gainesville’s Innovation Hub and Innovation Square, providing it with close access to the University of Florida’s College of Computer Science and Engineering.
About MindTree Limited
MindTree Limited is a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company with deep knowledge in specific domains. MindTree is acknowledged as the best mid-size software services company in India for its capability to build, test and deploy solutions. The Company also places significant emphasis on culture, customer centricity and corporate governance. MindTree is ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2010, 13th in NASSCOM’s listing of Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). In 2009, MindTree was ranked No. 2 in Asia and declared the overall winner in India in the Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.