IT Company Sets Up Shop At One Woodward Avenue

DETROIT — The IT consulting and staffing provider Qstride has moved its headquarters from Troy to the One Woodward Avenue building in downtown Detroit.

QStride’s new offices are located on the 16th floor of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed skyscraper with panoramic views of the Detroit River and the Central Business and Technology District. The building is owned and managed by Bedrock Real Estate Services, part of the Quicken Loans-Dan Gilbert business empire.

QStride is also actively hiring to fill about 30 new technology jobs. For a complete listing of job titles, descriptions and qualifications, visit http://qstride.force.com/careers

QStride CEO Shane Gianino said in a press release: “Downtown Detroit’s technology-focused culture makes the urban core the perfect place for QStride’s new headquarters.”

Founded in 2012, QStride helps midsized and larger companies boost performance through business intelligence and analytics software and IT consulting services. The company transforms raw data into meaningful information for businesses to help increase performance and profitability.

The new downtown Detroit headquarters will feature a software application development center supporting industry leading technologies such as business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing and web application development.

Dan Mullen, executive vice president of Bedrock, noted that Qstride’s “new location is next door to Amazon’s new regional downtown Detroit office, just a few blocks from Lear’s new innovation and design center, the headquarters of online financial news startup Benzinga, and numerous others. QStride will have access to high-speed internet provider Rocket Fiber and the new M-1 Rail, which is expected to be fully operational next year.”

Built in 1962, the 29-story One Woodward Building was the first skyscraper designed by Yamasaki, best known as the architect of the World Trade Center in New York City. The Mid-Century Modern style building is located at the gateway to Woodward Avenue at Jefferson Avenue, across from Hart Plaza, Detroit’s riverfront park. One Woodward is now 100 percent occupied.

Other tenants at One Woodward include Fifth Third Bank, Quicken Loans, Heritage Vision Plans Inc., Fontinalis Partners, Dr. Robert DiPilla, Cambridge Consulting Group, The Siegfried Group, PMA Consultants, the Detroit Regional Chamber, FraserTrebilcock and Kitch Attorneys & Counselors.

QStride’s new headquarters, designed by Detroit-based interior design firm dPOP!, is within walking distance to numerous restaurants and retailers. In addition, international retailers Nike and Kit + Ace are expected to open a few blocks away on Woodward Avenue during 2016, along with Avalon International Breads.

More at www.qstride.com.

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