Zoho Corporation opens offices in McAllen
By Anayancy Ulloa
April 22, 2022
April 2022 marks the start of operations for the Zoho Corporation company in McAllen, Texas. This company is recognized for being a world leader in technology.
Authorities from McAllen, headed by Javier Villalobos, mayor of the city; Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge, and Keith Patridge, CEO of the city's Economic Development Corporation.
Also, representatives of educational institutions, business and industrial organizations attended.
On behalf of the Zoho company, Tony Thomas, co-founder; Raju Vegesna, Chief Evangelist; Vijay Sundaram, Strategy Director, and Tejas Gadhia, Project Management.
The ceremony featured a zoom message from Chennai, India from Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho, who expressed his gratitude and excitement for Zoho's new facility in McAllen.
Raju Vegesna, main evangelist of the Zoho company, commented that establishing this company in McAllen, Texas, was due to the talent that exists in the area and the culture; in addition to the quality of the education of the people derived from the schools and educational institutions that exist in this area.
“We also saw that many applied for a job in other regions where our company is located and we analyzed why move them to other places. Jobs belong to the local community, which is why we created jobs here in McAllen, instead of moving people out of town; This is how we decided to open an office in this town”, highlighted Raju Vegesna.
He added that one of the advantages they found in the area was the "incredible culture."
“Culture is one of the most important parts, as well as people; the talent, the hard-working, honest people, those aspects were attractive,” she said.
In addition, he said that technology is easy, anything can be taught to anyone; however, having the right attitude, the right staff, and the right culture cannot be taught.
"People in this region have these characteristics, and this was very attractive to us," Vegesna said.
Keith Patridge, CEO of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, highlighted in his message that Zoho Corporation has more than 10,000 employees worldwide.
“We are excited to have them here in McAllen and look forward to working with them as they recruit, launch and grow their business in our community,” said Patridge.
Zoho Corporation is a multinational technology company that specializes in developing business software, cloud services, and web applications. It has offices in several countries such as Australia, Holland, Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil and Mexico.
- The office currently houses 25 employees, with plans to increase the workforce by 2023.
- This is Zoho's third office in Texas; the first is located in the Rio Grande Valley.
- Establishing an office in McAllen demonstrates the company's continued commitment to providing value and service to markets and residents outside of expensive and congested metropolitan cities around the world.
3600 Formosa Avenue, Building N
McAllen Foreign Trade Zone
McAllen, Texas 78503