STEVENS POINT, WI - Many businesses across the country have suffered from shut downs spurred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However,  one local small business stands as an exception. Local technology company Wildcard Corp. has continued to operate as usual, being designated an essential business because of the vital technology support they have provided for government entities, from local municipalities like the Village of Plover and the City of Madison, all the way up to the Federal sector, including the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice. 

Starting out as a one-man operation in 2007, Wildcard Corp now employs around 30 full-time employees, adding 7 new full-time employees over the last year and continuing to hire. The company recently relocated their headquarters to a larger office building in the downtown Stevens Point area which will accommodate their continued growth. With this newest addition, Wildcard Corp. has more than tripled it’s corporate footprint in the past two years alone, acquiring two new properties in 2018, one of which is now operating as a roughly 15,000 square foot dedicated Data Center.

The company specializes in cyber security, web development, and information technology solutions with an emphasis on security. Wildcard serves a variety of clients from both the private and public sectors such as law firms, retailers, financial & equity firms, insurance companies, universities, school districts, and public utility providers, along with state and federal government agencies. The company is currently working in our local community with Stevens Point Area Public School District, helping  to proactively improve their cybersecurity posture. 

The company’s rapid growth and  stability can be credited to their ability to serve a diverse client base and keep up with changing demands for new technology services. Wildcard was uniquely suited to serve this need, as one of the company’s founding ideals was to imbed enterprise level security into all of its work. As many organizations continue to have employees work from home, there has been a steady demand for technology support and secure network services so organizations have turned to companies like Wildcard to help them continue operating. 

The company’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed as Wildcard founder and CEO, Talin Senner, was announced as a nominee for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wisconsin 2020 “Small Business Person of the Year” award this spring. 

This recognition is due largely to Wildcard’s long term commitment to re-investing in the local community. Not only has the company provided financial support through various sponsorships and donations, such as, Alzheimer’s Association, Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, Riverfront Rendezvous and Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, it’s also committed to maintaining a strong presence in the downtown Stevens Point  area by keeping its corporate headquarters there, even as the company continues  to expand. Wildcard believes in the positive effects of corporate social responsibility and has shown its commitment to the local community. So far, the company has already made significant investments toward improving the existing infrastructure by investing resources toward various buildings, including the new headquarters which is now at 1300 College Ct., Stevens Point WI, and building a downtown Wireless Internet System.