World Wide Technology Expands Into Kansas City
WWT has opened a new regional sales, engineering and development office serving the Kansas City region that includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Region's strong financial services, engineering and healthcare sectors inspire opening of Leawood office
ST. LOUIS and KANSAS CITY – April 12, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator, has opened a new regional sales, engineering and development office serving the Kansas City region that includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
“WWT is pleased to extend its reach across I-70 to deliver our rapidly growing IT suite of solutions to Kansas City,” said Jim Kavanaugh, chief executive officer of WWT. “The area’s strong concentration of technology resources, IT professionals, vibrant entrepreneurial culture and proximity to WWT’s St. Louis headquarters all make Kansas City a natural fit.”
WWT will open a 3,000-square-foot office serving the Kansas City region at Leawood’s Park Place in June. Since 2015, WWT has hired 16 IT professionals in the region, with plans to add six additional employees by the end of 2016.
“WWT’s rapid growth has been fueled by increased demand for delivering true business outcomes, which includes our Big Data Practice, lab services, agile application development and global supply chain,” said James Mazzio, vice president of sales for WWT’s Central Region. “We have a high-profile client base in the metropolitan area and look forward to sharing our platform with large and medium-sized businesses alike.”
WWT is on a rapid growth path, employing nearly 4,000 worldwide and in the process of building a new, $90 million headquarters in St. Louis. WWT has landed on the list of Fortune 100 top companies for five years straight and is No. 3 on Fortune’s list of large tech companies. With more than $7 billion in annual revenue in 2015, the company is a top partner globally with Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP, EMC, NetApp, VMware, F5 and VCE.
“WWT saw impressive growth in Kansas City as we ramped up in 2015, and we expect to grow our revenue by another 30 percent in 2016,” said Jeremy Stalter, regional sales manager for WWT’s Central region. “Our culture is everything to us. We have assembled the right team with some of the top tech talent in the Midwest, and we look forward to becoming a leading tech provider in the region.”
The company sees strong opportunities for growth in Kansas City’s financial services, engineering and healthcare industries. In the public sector, WWT is currently serving as technology project manager for Kansas City’s Smart Cities initiative in partnership with Cisco.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with more than $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
Krista Klaus for WWT