You know the guy that buys a raffle ticket at the school fundraiser… but never wins? Yeah, I’m that guy. So you can imagine my elation when I heard that we had been chosen by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) as July 2012’s ‘featured success.’ To some of you, that may not seem like such a big deal, but to me, it’s pretty cool. And what makes it pretty cool is that this isn’t so much a prize but rather a reward for hard work earned.
For those of you who aren’t familar with us, Eyefinity has been in the Sacramento region since 2000. Born in the dot-com craze, our parent company (VSP) started Eyefinity to ensure that eyecare professionals have a business partner to help them compete in the new information age. We quickly grew to be the dominant leader in our industry, providing web and desktop solutions that help manage optometric businesses. We established the leadership position through an unwavering passion for the market we serve and a commitment to deliver simple but powerful technology solutions that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
Healthcare is moving at an incredible velocity, fueled by innovations in technology as well as a growing consumer interest in wellness. Eyefinity is tracking on that curve, growing into new areas such as cloud computing, mobile applications, online retailing and Health Information Exchanges. We see a great future in supply chain management, patient portal technology, and international business opportunities to name just a few of the areas that call to us. These areas need a company like Eyefinity, which remains focused, agile, and innovative to meet the changing needs of the market.
To quote a great song from the 80’s: The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades. And it’s for that reason that we need to continue to hire the best and brightest talent. We have no boundaries on the future possibilities for Eyefinity. So for us, we are constantly on the lookout for great talent to push us to a higher elevation. Sacramento needs a vibrant tech community to sustain ourselves as well as many other companies in this region that desire to excel in their respective market.
Do you see the same need or do you have a different view? Can you articulate a successful vision for the Sacramento region that doesn’t involve companies like Eyefinity? Or do you see that it’s about dang time that we stepped up to the plate and increased our standing in the tech community, moving out of the shadow of our big brother in the Silicon Valley? I would love to hear your thoughts! Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.