First Line Software Launches Office in The Netherlands

October 24, 2013

First Line Software opens its European office in The Hague

New York, The Hague and St. Petersburg (Russia) – First Line Software, a premier provider of software development and technology enablement services, announced this week the launch of its European office in The Hague, The Netherlands.

First Line Software, ranked as one of the world’s top 100 outsourcing providers by IAOP®, has exhibited very strong growth since its launch in 2009, reaching $15 million in revenue and 375 employees by 2013. First Line is lead by a seasoned management team with over 20 years of experience in the software development industry.

“Western Europe is a key market for First Line, and we felt that it was imperative to have a solid presence in the region in order to support our aggressive growth plans. Russia is a natural choice for any Western European company considering nearshore options for their software engineering needs”, said Alexander Pozdniakov, CEO, First Line Software.  “The choice of the location for our European office was based on the relationships we have built in the last couple of years with the business associations and the business community in The Netherlands, as well as our belief that the Dutch market in particular and the Western European market in general is ready to step up the degree to which they use nearshoring for software development. As our clients’ experience shows, there is tremendous business that value to be had from partnering with a competent technology provider, and we expect to work with companies that are most actively seeking that value.”

The official public launch of First Line’s office was held in The Hague on October 16 in conjunction with the 2nd Dutch-Russian ICT Business Event organized jointly by First Line, RUSSOFT (the association of the Russian software companies), and the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA). Nick Puntikov, President of FirstLine Software Group, moderated the ICT panel discussion that featured representatives of both the Russian and the Dutch IT business communities and professional associations, as well as members of the media and the academia. Puntikov commented, “Innovation in ICT takes place through cooperation between different areas of expertise. This cooperation increasingly transcends national borders and thus cultural and political differences. As our panel discussion concluded today, Russian and Eastern European firms prove interesting partners, largely due to their high level of technical skill and software engineering prowess.”

About First Line Software

First Line Software is a premiere provider of custom software development and technology enablement services, with a focus on cloud computing, data management, online media, loyalty and marketing technologies, and enterprise content management. First Line provides recognized expert services to companies in North America, Europe and Asia, including Dell, Bonnier Group, and Tupperware. Headquartered in the US, First Line operates multiple software development centers in Russia and employs 375 staff globally. First Line’s culture is grounded in subject matter expertise, technical excellence, and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile.

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