|By Business Wire||
|September 30, 2013 11:12 AM EDT||
Servosity, a leader in backup and disaster recovery cloud applications, announced that founder and CEO Damien Stevens recently testified before the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access of the United States Congress chaired by Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC). The hearing titled “Private Sector Initiatives to Educate Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs” was to review private sector training and mentorship programs that are providing education to business owners and entrepreneurs across the nation and their effects on small business growth and job creation. Stevens was also joined by other business leaders: Dina Powell, managing director Goldman Sachs, Stephen Morgan, chairman of My Own Business, Inc., and Kim Pate who is the chief external relations officer of Corporation for Enterprise Development in Washington, DC.
Servosity has benefited from working closely with a private sector organization, NEXT Innovation Center, in Greenville, South Carolina which was built to help businesses like Servosity succeed. Stevens not only spoke as a representative from the disaster recovery and backup technology space, but he also spoke as an entrepreneur that started his own technology company with minimal outside investment.
“Without organizations like NEXT, for entrepreneurs like myself, building a successful business with super strong growth rates like we have seen here at Servosity over the last three years, things would be much more difficult. The resources and contacts that are available to me as the owner and CEO are fantastic. The mentors and relationships I have built through NEXT have been tremendously helpful in growing our business,” said Damien Stevens, Servosity, founder and CEO.
Stevens believes his testimony as a thought leader in a high-growth industry can benefit all entrepreneurs that have started or will start a business here in the United States. With government having an understanding of other ways that businesses can be developed through the support of local organizations like NEXT, it will only open doors to stronger business growth within our own borders driving job creation to boost the economy.
“We at NEXT are excited about the entrepreneurial momentum being built here in the Greenville/Upstate S.C. area and the opportunity to help companies like Servosity blossom into technology leaders in their respective industries. Our goal is to continue helping make dreams a reality for very bright and motivated entrepreneurs and to leverage the unique community spirit here to build an even stronger ecosystem for growth companies in the future,” said John Moore, Executive Vice President with the Greenville Chamber and NEXT.
Servosity is a leader in backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions providing best in class support and solution to its channel partners across the US and Canada. Founded in 2005 with company headquarters is in Greenville, SC, the company has experienced exponential growth in revenue, customers, and number of accounts managed by their solutions. Servosity sells through Managed Service Providers and Value Added Resellers (VARs) that represent their customers in local markets. With a focus on the SMB market, Servosity caters to several vertical niches: government, healthcare, legal, banking, financial, manufacturing, and retail.