LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — Fortreum LLC, a cybersecurity firm, said it will build its new headquarters in Loudoun County. Government officials said the move could create 53 new jobs for the area.
Governor Glenn Youngkin’s office announced the headquarters on Thursday. Youngkin’s office noted that the cloud computing company will invest $125,000 in the new headquarters.
“Fortreum’s decision to establish its headquarters in Loudoun County demonstrates the competitive advantage that Virginia offers tech companies advancing this sector in the 21st century,” Youngkin said in a news release. “The Commonwealth is a national leader in cybersecurity, and Fortreum’s role in securing and protecting data contributes to the industry’s continued growth.”
On its website, Fortreum says it focuses on simplifying cybersecurity for its business customers. They note that their consulting relies on an “outcome-driven” model.
James Leach is the CEO for Fortreum.
“Having been long-time Virginia residents, Loudoun County was our first choice because of the strong technology ecosystem and a diverse cybersecurity workforce within the Northern Virginia technology hub, as well as the collaborative relationship we’ve enjoyed with the state, county, and respective universities,” Leach said. “As we look to expand significantly, we determined this area provided the best opportunity for exponential business growth.”
The company was founded in July 2021, according to Leach’s LinkedIn page.
Buddy Rizer, the executive director for the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, said Fortreum is a great fit for the community.
“Fortreum is a valued and respected leader in the Loudoun cybersecurity community,” Rizer said. “We are excited to see the continued growth that results from this jobs investment incentive and look forward to working with Fortreum’s stellar team to further build their #LoudounPossible success story.”
More information about Fortreum’s work is available on the company’s website.