Central Desktop Sees Growth, Boosts Hires In 2009

Pasadena-based software-as-a-service developer Central Desktop reported today that the firm had 44 percent, year-over-year growth, and boosted its staff by 50 percent in 2009, as a result of demand for the firm's online project collaboration tools. The firm, which is privately held, did not disclose actual financials, but said it has been seeing "strong momentum" and continuous quarter-over-quarter growth. The firm said its customers now include such companies as Netflix, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Empowered Media, CBS, Powertek, DIRECTV PanAmericana and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Central Desktop is headed by Isaac Garcia, and has raised venture funding from OpenView Venture Partners.