In a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday, Extenet—a leading privately-held provider of wireless and fiber digital infrastructure solutions—christened its new Frisco headquarters following its HQ move from suburban Chicago. Here’s a glimpse inside the newest addition to Frisco’s growing tech hub footprint.
The 37,000-square-foot facility is located in Frisco Station. Its new address positions Extenet closer to major clients and industry partners, while bringing Extenet’s employee base closer to the company’s largest percentage of owned and managed network.
Extenet says the new location also provides “an exceptional quality of life for Extenet’s local employees and their families, as thriving Frisco consistently ranks as one of the country’s safest and well-rounded cities.”
“The opening of our new headquarters in Frisco is a significant milestone for Extenet as we continue to expand our reach and solidify our position as a leader in the digital infrastructure industry,” Rich Coyle, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “This is the start of a new and exciting chapter in our company’s history, and I look forward to Extenet working and growing alongside this incredible community.”
Leaving suburban Chicago for ‘a terrific work-life balance’ in Frisco
Last August, Dallas Innovates told you that Extenet was leaving its suburban Chicago HQ in Lisle, Illinois, for a future in Frisco.
“We want to bring back the feeling of community and foster a greater sense of belonging for our team,” Coyle said at the time. “This is an opportunity to reimagine our future, a shift towards a more communicative and transparent culture that strives to succeed together. The city of Frisco offers employees a terrific work-life balance and places us closer to many of our closest partners and clients.”
New HQ will house around 150 workers
The company said its new Frisco HQ will house around 150 workers who’ll be focused on “deploying and managing ground-to-rooftop infrastructure solutions for sports, entertainment and hospitality venues as well as large enterprises, college campuses, healthcare facilities, and government municipalities across the United States.”
Thursday’s ribbon cutting featured remarks from Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Tony Felker. Others on hand for the event included Frisco City Council members Tammy Meinershagen and Angelia Pelham, Frisco City Manager Wes Pierson, and Frisco Economic Development Corporation team members Gloria Salinas, VP; Rick Fletcher, Board of Directors; Stefanie Wagoner, Director of Business Retention and Expansion; and Emily Pollard, Marketing Manager.
“We’re thrilled to have Extenet join the vibrant business community here in Frisco,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said Thursday. “Their commitment to innovation and creative leadership are a perfect fit for our city, and we expect many great things to come.”
C-suite addition and big new client partnerships
Recent company moves include appointing telecom veteran Scott Pomykalski to the role of chief revenue officer, rebranding itself last December from ExteNet Systems to Extenet, and landing big new partnerships with clients including MGM Resorts International and Spurs Sports and Entertainment at San Antonio’s AT&T Center.
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