Nfrastructure outlines vision for growth at new HQ – New York News

SCHENECTADY — The founder of Halfmoon-based nfrastructure Technologies offered a bright vision for his company and the region at a Thursday business luncheon event at the New York BizLab.

CEO Dan Pickett said the information technology firm is in the midst of expanding into a massive new space in Menands. He said the company has about 500 employees in the Capital Region and has openings for 100 more employees now.

With the physical expansion to Menands, there’s room for 1,000 more.

The company had its roots in the basement of his parents’ Mechanicville liquor store a quarter century ago and last year was acquired by Zones, a larger Seattle-area information technology firm. The combined operation has 2,300 employees and $2 billion in annual revenue. Its three-year revenue target is $3 billion.

It was a fitting topic for the fifth installment in the Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series, a collaborative effort by the BizLab and Clarkson University.

Pickett said nfrastructure has grown by being good at what it does and having employees who like what they do.

“I don’t think I have anybody I work with who thinks it’s a job,” he said. “We’re a company of believers.”

The services offered by nfrastructure (the name derives from “network infrastructure”) run the continuum from designing to building to supporting information technology. Its partners with many large companies in the tech field to serve everything from a sneaker maker (Nike) to a railroad (BNSF).

Pickett said many of these customers are leaders in their field, and serve as models for his company, rather than just a source of…

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