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March 2, 2020 Deal Watch Today

Hartford IT firm GalaxE.Solutions to occupy CityPlace I office

HBJ Photo | Joe Cooper CityPlace I in downtown Hartford.

Hartford IT services firm GalaxE.Solutions Inc., which recently launched a new office downtown, says it will move its innovation center from Upward Hartford’s coworking space to a larger, temporary office at the CityPlace I skyscraper.

GalaxE on Monday announced it will relocate its roughly 40 employees to a 24,000-square-foot office at CityPlace I, 185 Asylum St., on Wednesday. The New Jersey-based firm, which aims to hire some 200 workers by summer, will occupy the 15th floor space until it acquires a building downtown, officials say.

Hartford Business Journal was first to report GalaxE’s hiring goals and plans to purchase a downtown office tower in January.

“Our new space is a testament to our promise to position Hartford as a technology center of expertise and a leader in the delivery of transformational technology solutions,”  said GalaxE CEO and founder Tim Bryan. “We are taking advantage of Hartford’s strong corporate footprint, outstanding academic institutions and highly skilled and motivated workforce.”

HBJ Photos | Joe Cooper and Sean Teehan
GalaxE.Solutions CEO Tim Bryan (left) stands next to Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin in September 2019.

GalaxE’s move on Wednesday will coincide with a hiring event it scheduled that day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the event, the company says it will be conducting interviews and offering prospective candidates jobs on-site.

GalaxE said it will be hiring junior software engineers and other mid- to senior-level software engineers.

GalaxE recently disclosed ambitious hiring targets to HBJ. The company says it’s looking to hire at least another 150 or so workers this year by creating new workforce pipelines with higher-education and nonprofit institutions, in addition to bringing new hires through its extensive job-training program. Its new CityPlace I space is equipped to hold up to 130 workers, officials say.

It will also rely on Bloomfield health insurer Cigna, which acquired GalaxE’s first-ever client, pharmacy-benefits manager Express Scripts, in late 2018.

“GalaxE’s growth is another signal that Hartford is becoming a destination for top tech talent,” said Chandra Dyamangoudar, vice president of GalaxE’s Hartford office. “We have worked hard with many partners to make Hartford a desirable place for technology jobs and the move into our new location is another big step forward.”

The fast-growing global IT services firm currently occupies a handful of offices scattered across the third floor of the Stilts Building, 20 Church St., where it launched its “Outsource to Hartford” operation last September.

The Somerset, New Jersey-based firm debuted its second innovation hub — “Outsource to Detroit” — in the Motor City about a decade ago. At the time, it pledged to create hundreds of new jobs and become a piece of the city’s revitalization.

GalaxE currently has a 150-employee unit in downtown Detroit, where it also established a training program called ExperienceIT with Quicken Loans Inc. and others. It also maintains offices in New York, Toronto, United Kingdom, India, Belgium, Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan and Singapore, and employs about 2,000 people worldwide.

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