MFT Executive Advisory Services expands operations from South Africa to Orlando and plans to hire high wage tech jobs

Orlando, Fla. – AWS Cloud Partner firm and service provider MFT Executive Advisory Services is expanding from South Africa to Orlando, establishing a new location in Maitland, Fla. and planning to create 35 new, high wage jobs over the next five years. These new positions will pay over 135 percent of the average wage in Orange County.

MFT Executive Advisory Services plans to move and hire additional employees in the Orlando market after restrictions on international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lowered. The company is currently renting space in Maitland and plans to consider additional office space as it grows.

“MFT Executive Advisory Services is excited about the opportunity that Orlando offers to expand our portfolio of services and clientele roster,” said Director Avin Mansookram.

The welcoming business community is the primary reason that we decided to expand into Orlando.

Avin Mansookram, Director of MFT Executive Advisory Services

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Partner firm, MFT Executive Advisory Services employs high-level tech talent, including workers in cloud solutions architecture and technology risk management.

The company works with both private and public sector clients to improve technology to accelerate and scale business growth. The company primarily focuses on assisting educational institutions transition to a cloud-based environment to support online learning options. The company also offers volunteer technology risk services for non-for-profits, including for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) headquartered in nearby Lake Mary, Fla.

Mansookram choose to open an Orlando-based office of MFT Executive Advisory Services after visiting the Rosen Shingle Creek for the IIA’s Annual Conference in December 2016. After dining at a local restaurant on I-Drive, Mansookram went back to his hotel room and researched how to establish a business in Orlando, which led him to the Orlando Economic Partnership’s website.

Visitors from all over the world come to Orlando to rest and relax, and it is the ultimate success story when they choose to expand a business here based on their excellent experience,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.

Welcoming companies and business owners from every corner of the globe is why Orange County has a thriving and diverse business community and tech sector.

Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor

The Orlando Economic Partnership assisted MFT Executive Advisory Services to establish its U.S. office, and connected the company with several local partners who provide legal, accounting, banking, insurance, payroll and human resource outsourcing services, including Greenspoon Marder LLP, PNC Bank, and more.

“Not only is Orlando an international destination for vacations, but as Florida’s most central and connected location, Orlando is a leading destination for international business as well,” said president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership Tim Giuliani.

The company is planning an introductory webinar for new potential clients on July 8. The webinar will cover MFT’s expansion to the U.S. with its Cloud Ready and Cloud Live services and is ideal for companies looking to scale-out IT operations with the cloud. To learn more and register, follow this link

About MFT Executive Advisory Services

MFT is a Level 1 B-BBEE* company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Over the past decade, we have built a strong track record of developing internationally benchmarked solutions for best practice in AWS cloud consulting and technology risk management.

Since 2010, the company has focused on assisting blue-chip private sector organizations in improving their operational environment from a technology risk and cloud operations perspective. The company has done similar work for public sector entities at national, provincial and municipal level.

* – Broad Based Black – Economic Empowerment (BBB-EE) is a South African government policy aiming to support and grow black entrepreneurs. MFT is proud to be certified in the highest scoring category as a Level 1 service provider.

About the Orlando Economic Partnership

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance broad-based prosperity by strengthening Orlando’s economy, amplifying Orlando’s story, championing regional priorities, empowering community leaders and building a brilliant region. These five foundational objectives serve to improve the region’s competitiveness while responding to the needs of communities, residents and businesses.