IT Company Grows Into Billion Dollar Business in Missouri

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Square’s Jim McKelvey aren’t the only Missourians leading IT innovation. Jim Kavanaugh and David Steward, both born in Missouri, have built a billion dollar company from the ground up in our state.

The two executives were recently featured in a Forbes article highlighting World Wide Technology’s path to success in Missouri. World Wide Technology assists companies looking to update wireless networks, put data on the cloud, improve cyber security practices, or beef up data analytics.

“Customers want us to be their independent, trusted advisor and to tell them which products work—and which ones don’t,” says Kavanaugh, the company’s CEO.

World Wide Technology started in St. Louis in 1990 with less than a handful of employees. The company now employs thousands of people and serves customers around the world.

“It’s something to celebrate, but gosh, there’s still a lot more to do,” World Wide Technology Chairman, David Steward, says. “I hope what this represents is that all things are possible.”

In Missouri, the possibilities are endless for IT companies. Organizations like LaunchCode and Claim Academy are delivering IT talent at an accelerated rate for Missouri employers. Our state’s tech industry employs more than 100,000 people. Kansas City and St. Louis have been named America’s emerging tech hot spots by PC Magazine ranked them as top cities for launching tech careers, and the two cities have also made Nerdwallet’s list of best places for tech jobs.

For more information on why Missouri is a great location for IT companies, contact Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.932.3973 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer your questions and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration, and investment needs.

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