Transfinder announced this week it’s opening a satellite office in Austin, Texas, early next year to better serve its customers in that state.
The Schenectady company has provided its transportation management systems and services to Texas school districts for two decades. Behind New York, the Lone Star State represents its second-highest concentration of customers.
“We are expanding our footprint into Texas because Texas school districts have made us their market leader,” said Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella. “The time is right to open an office in a state that represents our second-largest market.”
It will be the first satellite office for Transfinder, but not the last. “More satellite offices are in the works as we reach critical mass in other states across the country,” he said.
The Austin office is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015. Transfinder’s director of professional services, Dan Roberts, will head the new office.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and the Austin Chamber of Commerce, in a news release, welcomed the company to the city.
“Transfinder will have a good home in our thriving economy and be in a prime location to continue serving the needs of school districts in our city and nationwide,” Leffingwell said.
The last year has been a big one for Transfinder, which opened a new $7 million headquarters in downtown Schenectady last fall.
The company collected record revenue in the first half of 2014, with total sales up 23 percent over the first six months of 2013. The company is on track to beat last year’s record revenue of $8.6 million.
This summer, Transfinder hosted its largest-ever annual client summit in downtown Albany and its first-ever Transfinder University in Schenectady.
The intensive training program allowed clients from across the country to learn about its suite of bus-routing software, which is used by more than 1,500 school districts in 48 states.
Transfinder University will also be held at the Austin office.