Pangiam to add 200+ jobs at new Tysons HQ
Tech company specializes in facial recognition, identity solutions
Pangiam, a travel and security technology company, will invest $3.1 million to establish its global headquarters in Fairfax County’s Tysons area, creating 201 jobs over the next three years, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Thursday.
Pangiam provides facial recognition technology, cloud-based applications and data-driven identity solutions to customers including the Department of Homeland Security, the Air Force, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The company will expand an existing location it occupied at 7950 Jones Branch Drive by 20,000 square feet to create the new headquarters.
Pangiam was created in 2020 by Boca Raton, Florida-based private equity firm AE Industrial Partners LP through the acquisitions and combination of Alexandria-based software company Linkware LLC and Pangiam’s predecessor company, PRE LLC. In 2021, Pangiam acquired Georgia-based facial-recognition company Trueface. Also last year, Pangiam purchased veriScan, an integrated biometric facial recognition system for airports and airlines, from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
“When innovative companies like Pangiam establish their headquarters in the commonwealth, it strengthens our position as a leader in the technology sector and reinforces Northern Virginia’s reputation as an epicenter with the security industry,” Youngkin said. “Pangiam will benefit from Fairfax County’s proximity to its target customers and an outstanding tech workforce that makes this region one of the most desirable locations for IT businesses worldwide.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia and will support Pangiam’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment program.
“We chose Virginia as our headquarters for a variety of reasons. First, it’s home. Our leadership team is either from Virginia or built their careers and families here, so it was only right to build and try to contribute to the local community when we started Pangiam,” Pangiam’s Chief Investment Officer Tom Plofchan said. “Second, Northern Virginia has really become a hub for technology companies like ours. The proximity to the federal government provides a unique opportunity to access partners and resources for a critical part of our business. Finally, the human talent in Virginia is world-class. Our collaboration with Virginia’s universities has helped our team, just a handful of people with a vision less than three years ago, compete with some of the largest companies in the world for talent.”