An expansion is under way for Global Data Systems, a telecommunications company headquartered in Lafayette.

Chief Marketing Officer Ned Fasullo says the company will begin offering its services to small and medium spaced businesses, which will require the hiring of 16 additional sales reps for its offices in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Global has an existing staff of 106 employees.

“With the infrastructure we had in place to satisfy the needs of medium-to-large enterprise, we realized that we could take our services and create SMB [small to medium sized business] bundles, thus providing true enterprise level service offerings to the SMB,” says Fasullo. “This isn’t watered down, so the SMB gets the same great features of the enterprise and because of our scalability, at an SMB price-point.”

Eight of the new hires will be for the Lafayette office, says Fasullo, adding additional technical and operation employees may be hired by the fourth quarter of this year. Fasullo adds that based on Global's revenue projections for 2013, between 30 and 50 more employees may be hired throughout next year.

The company, says Fasullo, also is expanding its Texas operation, where it currently operates out of Houston, and will soon be opening a location in Midland.


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