Staff Expansion of Esri Presence Will Serve Users across Many Industries
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 15, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that its St. Louis office intends to triple its current professional services staff to support a growing user base. The expanded office will serve as a central hub for Esri to support users in the St. Louis area and across the US.
The decision to create expanded capabilities in St. Louis emerged from the area's recent growth and transformation into a strong center of professional excellence and innovation in the GIS sector. While the Esri team already includes a mix of leading geospatial technologists across many disciplines, growth in demand for consultation, geospatial strategy, and implementation support across the GIS user base has made it necessary to increase staff to serve those needs. The central US location also makes it easier for Esri to support customers across the country.
"When we looked at the best location to support our rapidly expanding user community, St. Louis was the obvious choice," said Brian Cross, director of Esri Professional Services. "We are happy to serve the vibrant geospatial community in this area and continue our mission to drive impact by supporting our users throughout the region and the US."
The new staff will join a thriving team of leading geospatial professionals, located in two offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The team is part of the Esri Professional Services group of over 700 experts working across the US. In particular, these new hires will address the growing needs of local government, commercial, agriculture, utilities, and defense and intelligence. They will support Esri's entire customer base, including one of the company’s biggest federal customers, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), whose future campus will be only a five-minute drive from the Esri office.
"We are excited to significantly grow our team in St. Louis," said Matthew Harman, head of the Esri Professional Services team in the Midwest, based in St. Louis. "The area is a global center for geospatial technology, and by combining new staff with the incredible professionals who already work on the team, we will be able to support our users at an entirely new scale."
Esri intends to partner closely with local universities to create opportunities to help students access the latest technology and cutting-edge applications, and to create employment opportunities with the market leader in GIS software and services.
To find out more about Esri employment opportunities in the St. Louis area and beyond, visit www.linkedin.com/company/esri/life/stlouis.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
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Jo Ann Pruchniewski
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