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Temple Terrace Mobile App Maker Plans To Grow, Hire 50+

M-ize, a start-up tech firm in Temple Terrace, is hiring with plans to increase their headcount ten-fold by the end of 2013. The company, which was founded by Ashok Kartham, will be run out of a 6,000-square-foot office in Hidden River Parkway. Kartham, who in 2011 sold his previous business, 4CS, a warranty and service lifecycle management software company, is relocating to the Tampa Bay region for his new venture.

“I chose the Tampa Bay area as the headquarters because of the favorable business environment, access to technical talent and the weather,” says Kartham. “M-ize will start with a team of five employees, and I will hire 20 to 25 people over the next three to six months, then I expect the company to grow to over 50 people in the next 12 to 18 months.”

Kartham says M-ize is a platform for connected, social mobile consumers to manage the products they want and own. Through his mobile app consumers and companies can connect, and customers can access related information, advice and support from social networks or product companies. In the same way, product companies can reach, engage, support and service consumers.

Kartham is currently hiring software product managers, user interface designers, technical architects and programmers to develop the platform and software.

“I also plan to add to my executive team by adding a chief technology officer (CTO) and a chief marketing officer (CMO),” Kartham says. “I will also be adding sales positions in the coming months.”

Those interested in applying for M-ize are encouraged to visit either Dice or the Tampa Bay Technology Forum career center to view openings. Candidates can also email their resumes.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson                                      
Source: Ashok Kartham, M-ize
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