In 2006, Smart Software Solutions hit a growth spurt when President Matt Smart and Vice President Mike Ward opened an office in Vermillion, South Dakota. This office became a prime location for attracting talent from the University of South Dakota. Today, this office handles several very high profile clients conducting work in encryption, distributed computing, and unix driver development. It's also home to our praised quality assurance team and an active recruitment and training center.
Finding the very best talent is the hardest part of this industry. We knew that in order to attract that talent, we had to spread our reach and offer more variety in our recruitment locations. In Spring of 2014, Chief Operating Officer, Jesse Bethke, opened the Las Vegas office. Today, this office handles projects leveraging the latest web and mobile technologies.
To stay on the cutting edge of technology and maintain its place as one of the best software companies in the U.S. Smart Software created a presence in Austin, Texas. Austin is the best place to start and grow a technology and innovation based business. In 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported that Austin, Texas beat out the Top12 Tech cities, on four continents, for the best Technology City. Austin has the youngest pool of highly talented people as well as a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and tech start-ups. It was for these reasons Smart Software Solutions has a presence in Austin.