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|Traded as||NASDAQ: SYKE|
|Industry||Business Process Outsourcing and IT-Enabled Services|
|Founder||John H. Sykes|
|Headquarters||Tampa, Florida, USA|
|Charles E. Sykes
(President & CEO)
David L. Pearson
Jenna R. Nelson
|Services||Customer Service Technical Support and IT-enabled services|
Number of employees
|Slogan||Real People. Real Solutions.|
Sykes Enterprises provides business process outsourcing services, IT consulting and IT-enabled services, such as technical support and customer service. Sykes has 47,900 employees at 75 locations in 20 countries operating in 30 languages.
The following are key milestones in Sykes' official history as a company.
1979-1982 - The technical writing group begins in Charlotte marking the beginning of the Information Services branch
1997 - Several acquisitions including McQueen International Limited with multiple locations including operations in The Philippines
1999 - Sykes inducted into the Software Support Professional Association (SSPA) Hall of Fame and opens operations center in Costa Rica
2003 - Sykes expands global footprint to El Salvador
2004 - Chuck Sykes appointed to President and CEO
2006 - Sykes acquires Argentina-based Apex America. Sykes has more than 26,000 employees at year-end
2009 - Sykes and ICT Group have begun integration after the proposed merger of the two
2010 - Sykes acquires ICT Group
2010 - Sykes opens two new support centers in Norway
2011 - Sykes stocks plummet with the loss of major clients following the acquisition of ICT, SYKES opens call center in Fort Smith, Arkansas
2012 - Sykes opens new center in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The 500 Shaw Zentrum Site.
2013 - Sykes opens new center in Glorietta One Corporate Tower, located in Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
Sykes' headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida. As of 2010, the company has operations in the following countries:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
Sykes provides customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena. The company provides an array of customer contact management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, healthcare, technology and transportation and leisure industries.
- The New York Times, May 1, 1996 – Shares of Sykes Enterprises Nearly Double on Day One
- Sykes Donates $28 Million To University of Tampa
- "Sykes 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Sykes Enterprises. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- ,Stevenson, Chelsea. "Sykes Enterprises to buy Alpine Access for $150M". MarketWatch. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Offenbacher, Claude. "Sykes Enterprises of Tampa, Florida, has leased the building at 175 West Broadway in Eugene as a call center. Dave Hauser, president of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, says Sykes is expected to employ 350 people.". KLCC Eugene. Retrieved 7 March 2013.