Novation Companies, Inc., which acquires and operates technology-based startups, plans to create 200 local jobs in the Tampa Bay region through two new small businesses.
Novation’s startups are Mango Moving
, a residential and corporate mover, and Advent Financial
, which provides prepaid credit cards for those without bank accounts. New jobs will be created in both.
"We expect to add approximately 100 employees to Advent Financial, and another 100 or so employees to Mango Moving over the next year,'' says Steve Haslam, COO of Novation.
Haslam says a majority of the approximate 200 positions will be in the areas of sales, quality control and customer service.
Novation currently operates a home appraisal management company known as StreetLinks, which arrived in Tampa last year and has 200 employees. Haslam expects StreetLinks
to expand as well as the housing market rebounds
While Novation is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, the company has two Tampa locations: 9314 E. Broadway Ave. and its most recent addition at NetPark office complex on East Hillsborough Avenue. Haslam credits the area’s pro-business climate for Novation’s expansion in Tampa.
"We chose a present and future expansion strategy in Tampa because of the positive hiring environment, positive facilities pricing and availability,'' Haslam says. "The Florida Economic Development folks worked with us closely as well, and we felt very welcome here by Governor Scott and his economic team.''
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Steve Haslam, Novation