Optima Tax Relief opens office in Chandler and plans strong growth
Santa Ana, California-based, Optima Tax Relief recently selected Chandler, Arizona, for its first location outside of “The Golden State.” The company, which has more than 450 employees in California, is beginning operations with 20 employees in its office at 5530 W. Chandler Blvd. Founded in 2011, Optima Tax Relief is the largest tax resolution company in the nation.
The company believes Chandler offers the right environment to support its continued growth. “After considering five major markets across the country, Optima Tax Relief chose Metro Phoenix and, in particular the City of Chandler, due to its strong workforce and low operating costs,” said Ben Simpson, vice president of Phoenix operations for Optima Tax Relief. “We were very impressed with Chandler. Our experience has been very positive and we have rapid expansion plans, with 20 employees currently and a goal to reach 100 employees over the next 12 months.”
Mr. Simpson stressed that most of the company’s positions, particularly in the sales and servicing areas, pay high wages. “On average, our associates can approach or exceed six figure salaries after a couple years on the job. Hard-working employees who are passionate about helping our clients will find an array of opportunities to grow their careers and financial well-being with us.”
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny stated that Optima Tax Relief represents continued growth in the financial services sector, “Optima Tax Relief recognized that our community provides the workforce necessary to scale their business and we are excited to welcome them to our solid base of employers.”
“Optima Tax Relief’s selection of Arizona demonstrates that our state’s top talent, affordable operating costs and excellent quality of life continue to be a winning value proposition for top-tier companies,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority president & CEO. “This project will create new, high-value job opportunities for our citizens and we thank Optima Tax Relief for investing in Arizona.”
“Financial services is one of the fastest growing industries in the Greater Phoenix area, and companies are continually seeing the market as a place to expand and grow their operations,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Optima will find a great supply of talent, and like businesses in the region that will contribute to its ongoing success.”