Coastal Cloud custom cloud-based business services consulting expands to Louisville

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, left, welcomes Sara and Tim Hale, managing partners and founders of Coastal Cloud, and Erik Dunnagin, managing director of the cloud IT business services company's new Louisville office.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, left, welcomes Sara and Tim Hale, managing partners and founders of Coastal Cloud, and Erik Dunnigan, managing director of the cloud IT business services company’s new Louisville office.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 8, 2017) – Coastal Cloud, an IT consulting company that deliver innovative business solutions built on a leading open source cloud platform, launched a Louisville office Wednesday that will serve Kentucky and the Midwest.

The new Kentucky operation is led by Erik Dunnigan, former head of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. Coastal Cloud provides business support and operations software services for clients in a range of industries, including education, communications, high tech, economic development, real estate, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, non-profits, and state and local government.

“Coastal Cloud brings the kind of technical expertise and knowledge jobs that our economy needs and will help our businesses grow,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Erik Dunnigan is an experienced economic developer who knows how businesses work and how a city can partner to develop a world-class workforce.”

Coastal Cloud was founded in 2012 in Palm Coast, Fla., by former longtime managers with Accenture, the global business services consultant. It has 115 employees. The Louisville office expects to staff up to around 30 within two years, said Dunnigan, managing director. Coastal Cloud designs and deploys software tailored to improve a range of enterprise operations, including customer relationship management, business workflow, internal and external communications, analytics enterprise resource planning and automated marketing.

Coastal Cloud also trains client personnel and provides ongoing support and service The company brings clients in the central U.S. the proven methods ad expertise of its privately held parent company.

 

“The advantage we bring to clients is truly understanding their businesses and how new technology solutions and improve efficiency and help them succeed,” said Tim Hale, cofounder and managing partner. “And our commitment continues long after initial implementation . We’re a software-as-a-service company and remain committed to improving al aspects of our clients’ operations with a customer-for-life mentality.”

Coastal Cloud has enjoyed market success in the Eastern US. And is expending into the Midwest with its new solution center in Louisville and certified local consultants in major metro areas such as Chicago Cleveland, Cincinnati, Lexington, Pittsburg and Nashville.

The company is a platinum level solutions partner of Salesforce.com.

“As our company continues to be one of the fastest-growing top five enterprise software companies in the world, we are excited to help Coastal Cloud embard on its Midwest expansion,” said Don Lynch, senior vice president of worldwide strategic alliances for Salesforce.

The Coastal alliance with Salesforce continues to transform the landscape on how entities engage with their stakeholders. As a result of its growth and success, Coastal Cloud is actively seeking candidates interested in joining its team. Fischer described the positions as very well paying and the kind of jobs Louisville is seeking to recruit to the city. Information on the company is available at coastalcloud.us.

 

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