Red Ventures, a marketing and technology company, broke ground today on the third building at its Fort Mill, S.C. headquarters, located a mile south of Charlotte, NC. The 180,000 sq. foot building will accommodate the 1,000 employees Red Ventures plans to hire over the next 5-7 years; beginning with 400 hires over the next 3 months. Building amenities announced today include: a 6-lane bowling alley, an amphitheater for live music, a beer garden, a cycling room, yoga studio, a comprehensive food court and more.
"When it comes to our campus, the mission is simple: to create a great workplace for the absolute best people," said CEO Ric Elias. "We started this company in a basement, so today's celebration is surreal. We've been able to attract and keep top talent because people love coming to work here each day. This expansion and the amenities included will enable us to continue providing our employees with a great place to work."
Red Ventures markets and sells products and services for some of the largest brands in the nation. Its rapid growth has been fueled by its unique business model, which allows it to align with companies as strategic "partners," rather than clients. The company has grown more than 40 percent a year for the past three years and is on pace for even greater growth in 2013. Red Ventures' team has also taken off, climbing from 300 employees to more than 1,600 employees in less than four years. In addition to its Fort Mill, S.C.headquarters, the company has operations in Miami, San Antonio, and Wilmington, N.C.
"Red Ventures is an absolute point of pride for South Carolina," said S.C. Governor Nikki Haley, who met with company employees during today's groundbreaking. "You are seeing a very innovative company that is taking true gambles in a time when the economy is shaky, and they're succeeding."
Red Ventures expects to move into the new building in May 2014. The addition of the new building will bring headquarter square footage to a total of 330,000 square feet. The new space will complement the company's existing onsite employee perks, which include: an indoor basketball court, walking/running track, fitness center, locker rooms, putting green, and a gourmet cafe with subsidized meals.
Those interested in job opportunities with Red Ventures should visit the company's career site at www.redventures.com/careers.
About Red Ventures
Red Ventures is a marketing and technology company that builds high-growth businesses. Through a combination of strategic marketing and sales, Red Ventures optimizes the customer lifecycle for large brands, from initial interest in the marketplace to the end transaction. Success is driven by advanced internet analytics, proprietary technology and the company's greatest competitive advantage ΓΆ€“ the people. Red Ventures has twice been ranked among the top 20 fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list and has twice been named the Best Place to Work in Charlotte. Founded in 2000 by Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein, Red Ventures employs more than 1,600 people in four locations. Learn more at www.redventures.com.