Can you tell us something about your company?
ORTEC is the world’s leading supplier of mathematical optimization software and advanced analytics with around 1,000 employees and offices in 13 countries around the globe. In the Americas we have offices in Atlanta, Houston, and Rio de Janeiro with approximately 90 employees in total. We optimize business processes at leading companies, enabling us to make a significant contribution to a better world.
Why did your company choose Texas?
We established our Houston office in 2012. We mainly chose Houston, Texas because of its close proximity to many of our customers in the Energy industry.
What kind of advice can you give to Dutch entrepreneurs who want to do business in Texas?
Texans are very outgoing and friendly, they will usually strike up a conversation for example while being in an elevator or a bar. Don’t shy away from these conversations as it can easily lead to business or friendship!