There’s a 30 year old sleeping giant in Eden Prairie.
HelpSystems, an enterprise IT management software provider, has been quietly growing through acquisition to north of $100m in revenue with 280 employees. Veteran CEO Janet Dryer now has a new target: $150m by 2016. With goals that ambitious, we had to learn more:
What is the company’s history?
HelpSystems was founded in 1982 by Richard Jacobson as part of Advanced Circuits (AC), a circuit board manufacturer in Minnetonka. He wanted to offset the computer costs for AC, thus creating HelpSystems, which was spun off in the late 80’s after AC was sold.