The chief executive officer of MOBI Wireless Management LLC admits it will be a tall order to fill more than 500 additional openings by 2020, but says the tech company is up to the task. Scott Kraege says any business scaling up runs into issues finding enough qualified workers, so MOBI has built programs that not only train workers, but also help put them in the mindset of helping to recruit the next generation of employees. The company has finalized plans to invest $11.5 million into expanding a Zionsville hub.
Kraege tells Inside INdiana Business the central Indiana tech scene has helped foster growth. "We really have seen, I’d call it, a remarkable trend over the last 15-16 years in Indianapolis with — I could go through the list of mentor companies and mentor individuals that started here and have been tremendously successful — you’re starting to see a lot of that success and growth and really smart people starting to pay off." He adds the company’s talented employees and the state’s supportive business climate are also keys.
MOBI, which was founded in 2009 and will continue to maintain its corporate headquarters just north of Dow Agrosciences LLC, operates in an estimated $3.5 billion a year industry that continues to grow. "It starts with an amazing products and an amazing group of people behind that. Those two factors, without those, we wouldn’t be able to fit the need in the market we serve. Outside of those two things first and foremost, the way that mobility is evolving within businesses is requiring enterprises to think and manage and control devices in a way that they never have before," said Kraege. He says the company’s technology is a "really unique fit."