Central Desktop Expands Business with New Office in India
Central Desktop, a leading cloud-based collaboration platform company, today announced the opening of its new office in Pune, India.
The news comes on the heels of significant employee growth, increased revenue, key customer wins and industry successes in 2011. The new office represents an important international expansion, which gives the company a competitive edge in responding to market demands.
“The office addition in India is an integral part of our growth strategy,” said Isaac Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Central Desktop.
“We are confident this expansion will provide Central Desktop a larger footprint to meet increased demands and new business opportunities. We will continue to focus our efforts on key areas of the company that will drive momentum forward and ensure that we remain industry leaders.”
The new office has 20 full-time employees in product management, engineering, web operations, IT and accounting. The company’s goal is to triple its existing engineering velocity by the end of the year. Dhruba Kalita, vice president of engineering and managing director of Central Desktop India, will help scale operations using his more than 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of technology and engineering management. According to Kalita, who has successfully managed international expansions prior to Central Desktop:
“The most critical element to success is creating a unified culture across offices and encouraging strong interaction on a daily basis. Through use of our own collaboration tools, we intend to promote one company, one team and one culture with diverse groups in multiple locations.”
Teams across Central Desktop’s three office locations in Pasadena and Anaheim, California and Pune, India will be tightly integrated and work together on cross-office project teams. None of the company’s U.S. jobs will be transitioned to India; Central Desktop is still actively hiring in virtually all departments in the U.S., including engineering, web operations/IT, product management, customer experience, sales, marketing and business development.
About Central Desktop
Central Desktop is a cloud-based collaboration platform that centralizes the way people work, teams collaborate and managers lead. The company’s comprehensive online collaboration solution centralizes social and workflow tools into one access point in the cloud, streamlining processes and bringing people together to collaborate and engage. Central Desktop customers include CBS, Netflix, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Humane Society of the United States, Workday, Harvard University and over 500,000 users.
Founded in 2005, Central Desktop is a privately-held company with headquarters in Pasadena, California. For more information about the company, visit http://www.centraldesktop.com.
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