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Software company iDatix, a provider of enterprise content management and workflow automation, has opened its new headquarters building at 1499 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in the East Gateway area of Clearwater.

The four-story, 28,000-square-foot facility was purchased in April 2012, driven by the company's need for more space for its growing staff.

"My roots are here in Pinellas," said iDatix chief executive officer and founder Steve Allen. "I grew up in the area and launched iDatix here 13 years ago. The county and city of Clearwater have been superb supporters of the business community; I wouldn't have wanted to expand anywhere else."

The company provides software solutions and support services to a variety of industries including national defense, manufacturing, health care and banking.

"We are dedicated to providing the best products from the best staff in the software industry," said Allen. "And that was part of the draw to expand in Pinellas — the talent pool here. We're able to hire developers and programmers locally with the advanced skills we need in order to continue the company's growth."

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Michael O'Connell was recently promoted to chief operations officer of Nationwide Title Clearing Inc., 2100 Alt. U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.

In addition to collaborating with and reporting to CEO John Hillman, O'Connell will be responsible for the company divisions of client relations, finance, overall quality control and services delivery including all research services and document production.

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character," said O'Connell. "Working at NTC has taught me both over the years and I plan to be a competent leader in my new position."

At the direction of the CEO, O'Connell will develop productive uses of company resources with the aim of creating maximum value. He will drive performance measures for company operations while also ensuring the highest level of services being delivered to customers.

O'Connell's new role is consistent with NTC's commitment to quality, which is driving its current expansion. The company was recently recognized for the number of employees hired in the past three years and earned a spot on Inc. magazine's 2012 Hire Power Awards.

Founded in 1991, Nationwide Title Clearing is a privately owned service provider to the residential mortgage industry specializing in providing land records research, lien release services, assignment services, final document tracking, document retrieval and other custom business solutions.

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Pinellas County business news 03/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 2:44pm]

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