Lakeside Software continues its rapid expansion, hiring about 30 people in both its Bloomfield Hills headquarters and its new Ann Arbor satellite office.
The IT/software firm signed a deal with the state of Michigan to open up its research-and-development office in Ann Arbor (instead of elsewhere in the U.S., like Silicon Valley) and create 198 jobs over five years. So far the 15-year-old firm has expanded its staff to 50 people, including a dozen employees, mainly software engineers, in Ann Arbor.
"We will take as many good software engineers as we can find," says Mike Schumacher, president of Lakeside Software
. "Right now our biggest need is in engineering."
Lakeside Software creates management software called SysTrack for the Windows operating system. Schumacher likes to call it business intelligence for IT. SysTrack monitors and analyzes applications for businesses. The company has doubled its customer base and revenues over the last year as it continues to grow in Michigan.
"It has been an unbelievably good year for our business," Schumacher says.
Source: Mike Schumacher, president of Lakeside Software
Writer: Jon Zemke