City of Aurora, IL. News Release, 3/25/2021
Aurora, Illinois – In less than a decade after its founding, an Aurora-based tech company has exponentially grown its international client base and recently purchased a new global headquarters on Aurora’s far east side.
Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin hosted this week the 20th ribbon-cutting ceremony of the year, and welcomed the IT People Network company to its new corporate home.
IT People Network (ITPN) first opened its doors in 2012 and will open its new doors this year at the former Robert Morris University Aurora Campus at 950 Meridian Lake Drive.
ITPN acquired this month the 74,000 sq. ft. campus and plans to relocate its nearly 200 corporate employees into the spacious facility in May, with plans to create up to 300 more jobs in the next three to five years.
“We decided to expand and consolidate operations at what will be our new state-of-the-art headquarters in Aurora because of the incredible opportunities this city offers,” said ITPN Chief Executive Officer Amit Dutta. “Mayor Richard Irvin’s leadership the key factor in our final decision. The mayor and his team’s vision, thoughtful investment considerations, and commitment to rapidly develop and modernize the city to attract top businesses and improve the quality of life for Aurora residents is commendable and simply extraordinary.”
A global IT firm offering advisory, consulting, and end-to-end IT competency services to Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s top brands in the United States of America and Europe.
“Last year was a difficult year for every company, including ITPN, because most of our customers and new client prospects had abruptly stopped their spending on capital projects due to the business uncertainty caused by the COVID 19 crisis,” said Dutta. “The pandemic, however, did not deter us. We significantly amplified and accelerated the efforts to make investments on further strengthening capabilities across our services and develop innovative products like MyGenie, which will empower our customers and us to mutually soar much higher than before.”
ITPN’s revolutionary product, MyGenie, is a marketplace platform app that synergistically brings together top employers and their job opportunities.
ITPN’s investment in the campus will allow the company to build upon its success in the tech space, expand its mission of providing exemplary service, and create large-scale domestic employment – focusing on finding local talent in Aurora.
“Mr. Dutta and his team have built a global IT enterprise over the past nine years from their base right here in Aurora,” said Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin, a graduate of Robert Morris University and a 2017 inductee into the RMU Hall of Fame. “We look forward to their continued impact and growth as they expand into their state-of-the-art headquarters at the former RMU Aurora Campus where I once taught as a professor. It will great to walk these halls again and see the building filled with people.”
The building was vacant for nearly three years after Robert Morris University initially scaled back services and eventually merged with Roosevelt University last year.
“We aspire to script the next big corporate America story, which had its humble beginning in Aurora and rapidly expanded across the globe,” said Dutta.
IT People Network is the latest tech company to establish its global headquarters in Aurora.
- Scientel Solutions, a leading global innovative telecom company, moved its global headquarters from Lombard, Illinois to a brand-new international headquarters at 2021 N. Eola Road in Aurora.
- Simplify Healthcare, a health care technology, and software solutions firm, relocated its Chicago regional headquarters from Naperville to 600 N. Commons Drive in Aurora.
- NEOTech, an $850 million firm with 15 sites across North America that designs, builds, and manufactures products used by companies in their technological systems, moved its Naperville offices to downtown Aurora in the former Aurora National Bank building.
- Support Companies LLC, a company specializing in providing support for cutting-edge technologies, relocated its headquarters and more than 100 employees to downtown Aurora in the former Aurora Public Library, 1. E. Benton.
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