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Kikoda Appoints New Director of Application Services, John Long

Kikoda, leading software and Insurtech company, is pleased to announce John Long as their new Director of Application Services.

Bringing 22 years of expertise in enterprise application development and product management, Long is well-versed in business, management, customer-care, and leading efforts in the execution of organizational and architecture enhancement strategies. In his new role at Kikoda, Long will be responsible for leading the company’s technology initiatives, growing their custom software application services, and overseeing all IT development company-wide.

Over the course of his career, Long has worked in a range of environments from startups to the Department of Defense. With a proven track-record of success and a passion for leading teams through technology innovation and process improvement, John will be advancing Kikoda’s application services initiatives to clients nationwide.

“I’m excited and grateful to be working with an amazing group at Kikoda who are passionate about the growth of our team and advancing our services,” said Long. “As we continue to adapt with the ever-changing landscape of software development, my focus will be on empowering our teams to deliver unparalleled value for our customers by establishing strong team dynamics and fostering a culture of innovation and autonomy.”

Long holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Florida State University and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

About Kikoda
Kikoda is a client-focused software company providing comprehensive IT services including: on-demand custom software development, dynamic team scaling, accredited cloud services, and expert data analytics. Kikoda is headquartered in Tallahassee, FL – for more company information, call 850.807.9722 or visit Kikoda.com

Kikoda Announces Celebration for the Relocation and Expansion of New H...

Tallahassee, Fla. – October 3, 2022 — Kikoda, a leading software solutions and IT provider, is thrilled to announce the expansion of their company headquarters to accommodate rapid growth brought on by high client demand and resource requirements. The Kikoda team plans to celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location.

“The decision to expand our operations was the next step in Kikoda’s business growth strategy,” said Matt Dufek, Kikoda President and CEO. “As we increase our ability to service current and future markets, we credit the unwavering talent and strength of our team, as well as our clients for their continued support throughout the years.”

Located in Summit East Technology Park and more than doubling the office footprint, the new space gives Kikoda’s team and clients larger collaborative and multifunctional spaces, upgraded amenities, and integrated technology throughout. The new lake-side location also consists of sand volleyball courts, walking paths, and nearby eateries to promote a health-first work environment, provide strong teambuilding opportunities, and nurture the company’s positive company culture.

“It’s a fantastic space that offers our team and visitors the opportunity for creativity and innovation,” said Chris Korta, Kikoda Executive Vice President. “Tallahassee is rich with talent and its technology sector continues to attract and retain top talent. Our hope is that by adding to the landscape of high-tech workspaces, we can help support and nurture the area’s skilled IT pipeline.”

Kikoda was an early adopter of a hybrid workplace model, giving their staff the option to work either partially or fully remotely since opening their doors in 2016. The new, expanded location is designed to function as both a workspace for staff who choose to work on-site, and as a venue to host other IT businesses and local organizations.

“We are creating a modern, multifunctional space that allows our teams to deliver quality, cutting-edge tech solutions in an environment that compliments their many talents, “ Dufek added. “It’s a place be inspired and feel empowered, together.”

About Kikoda

Kikoda is an awarded vendor on the Florida State Term Contracts for IT Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Services as well as IT Staff Augmentation Services, listed on all 130 job categories. Kikoda is also proud to be on the GSA MAS list of technology vendors vetted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and is an active Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner.

A client-focused software company, Kikoda provides comprehensive IT services including custom software development, team scaling, cloud and platform solutions (IaaS, PaaS), data analytics, and business intelligence services. Kikoda is headquartered in Tallahassee, FL – for more company information, call 850.807.9722 or visit Kikoda.com