Qstride, an IT company, is opening a sales and marketing office in the Chrysler Building, and the Troy-based firm is eyeing a potential move to downtown Detroit later this year.
"This sales office is temporary," says Shane Gianino, vice president of business development for Qstride
. "We want to be down there." He adds that a decision will be made within the next 6-9 months.
Qstride is a business intelligence and analytics firm that specializes in selling software that integrates with other firm's IT systems via things like mobile applications. This technology enables the users to leverage greater analytic insight that helps them make decisions faster and more effectively. It also works in IT staffing and his helping create more jobs with a number of companies downtown.
Qstride launched in April and now employs 20 people. It's new downtown Detroit office has a staff of five. The company currently has 50 openings for positions, about 80 percent of which will be for jobs in downtown Detroit.
"We're looking to hire for this office," Gianino says. "We're looking to hire some recruiters in talent acquisition and some account executives. If they had a background in technology that would be great."
Source: Shane Gianino, vice president of business development for Qstride
Writer: Jon Zemke
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