Nexient Opens New, Expanded Silicon Valley Headquarters
Congressman Ro Khanna Lauds Tech Job Creation in Midwest
Newark, CA — October 17, 2017 — US Congressman Ro Khanna (D-17) joined domestic sourcing firm Nexient today to mark the opening of the company’s new, expanded Silicon Valley headquarters.
Nexient’s 100% US-based custom software development model was recently highlighted in The New York Times as part of “a flourishing niche in the tech world as some American companies pull back from the idea of hiring programmers a world away.”
Located in Khanna’s congressional district, Nexient’s new headquarters provides an expanded base for the company’s applied innovation workshops and emerging technology partnership ecosystem. However, the majority of the company’s 400+ digital experience and software development professionals work in Midwestern delivery centers in cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan and Kokomo, Indiana.
Khanna called Nexient’s domestic sourcing model a powerful vehicle for job creation in America’s heartland. “Nexient is bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and the Midwest,” Khanna said. “By partnering with communities across the country, domestic sourcing firms like Nexient can help drive American innovation, create good-paying tech jobs and point the way to a thriving 21st century economy.”
Nexient applies a product management approach -- focusing on revenue growth and customer experience, using short, iterative Agile development cycles -- rather than traditional IT project management techniques to help its enterprise clients achieve faster, more market-driven development. Analyst firm Gartner predicts that “by 2020, organizations that have embraced the product model will outperform the competition that has not, in both customer satisfaction and business results.”
“We have just recently begun our relationship with Nexient to help accelerate our mobile e-commerce efforts,” commented Sameer Hassan, Senior Vice President of E-Commerce & Marketing at Williams-Sonoma, Inc, whose brands also include Pottery Barn and West Elm. “The early results have been great, and we look forward to exploring additional opportunities with the Nexient team.”
“US businesses are in the midst of a massive transformation,” said Nexient CEO Mart Orttung. “They’re retooling for a new way of work based on cloud and mobile technology and delivering compelling customer experiences. Domestic sourcing gives them a way to deliver that mission-critical work faster, at lower cost, using real-time collaboration with top-notch developers right here in America.”
Founded in 2009, Nexient is America’s leading 100% US-based software services partner focused on Agile innovation. A 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor in Services, Nexient is the only 100% US tech firm recognized by IAOP as one of the Top 100 Outsourcers in the World.