Securely Yours IT security firm plans tripling of sales this year

Since it launched in 2009, Securely Yours has grown exponentially, allowing the IT firm to expand its reach outside of Michigan and across the U.S.

The then two-person team clocked sales of about $50,000 and revenue of less than $20,000. That grew to $800,000 in sales and nearly $400,000 in revenue last year. This year the nine-person team is on pace to have $2.5 million in sales and $1.5 million in revenue. The company hopes to continue to add to its staff in 2011 as it continues on its path.

"We'll have to double in size or we wouldn't be able to do it," says Sajay Rai, founder & CEO of Securely Yours.

The West Bloomfield-based firm specializes in IT security for a variety of industries, such as governments and higher education. Rai is a former IBM executive and Ernst & Young partner who has spent three decades in IT and most of that time specializing on the security aspect of it.

Rai has found fertile ground to grow his business in Michigan. He points out that he has found the cost of high-tech talent in the Great Lakes State to be more cost effective than other places across the nation. He has since deployed Michiganders across the U.S. to accommodate Securely Yours' growing presence.

"We started to market nationally," Rai says. "We have clients based in Michigan but we knew the recovery would take a little longer here so we reached out nationally."

Source: Sajay Rai, founder & CEO of Securely Yours
Writer: Jon Zemke

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