Chicago-based GoHealth to assume lease in University City location
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital businesses, announced plans to move its North Charlotte sales operations to its headquarters in Indian Land, SC, just south of Charlotte. Chicago-based insurance marketplace, GoHealth, will be assuming the lease of the 100,000 square foot office space and cafe located on 10101 Claude Freeman Drive, with partial occupancy beginning in July.
Red Ventures currently employs 260 sales professionals in the North Charlotte office, all of whom will be offered sales positions 30 miles south at its headquarters, a 630,000 square foot Silicon Valley style campus the company has invested heavily in since 2009.
“Our decision to consolidate teams is a reflection of the rapidly evolving needs of our consumers and partners,” said Ric Elias, Red Ventures CEO. “While we realign our sales efforts in South Charlotte, we’ll continue to aggressively grow our digital and tech teams in offices across the globe. We’re still committed to finding the right opportunity within Charlotte city limits, one that better aligns with the type of job growth we see in our future.”
The decision for Red Ventures to consolidate its Charlotte sales teams is in step with a larger strategic shift for the company, who has been quietly expanding its portfolio through the acquisition of proprietary brands including Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com over the last three years. While telesales is projected to remain an important component of Red Ventures home services group, the company is expanding quickly into new industries and models that rely on entirely digital customer transactions.
GoHealth, a leading high-growth, technology-driven health insurance marketplace with U.S. headquarters in Chicago, plans to expand rapidly at its new location. Since arriving in Charlotte in 2016, GoHealth has created over 400 full-time jobs, with plans to create an additional 400+ more over the next 2 years. The company will fill 300+ additional sales positions by mid-October.
“We’re extremely excited to expand into the new space,” said GoHealth CEO Clint Jones. “With the company growing at such a fast clip year after year, we have to be extremely forward-thinking to stay ahead of our facility requirements. Occupying this space will enable us to meet our aggressive hiring plan, as we continue to complement our Chicago and Salt Lake City locations by expanding our presence in the Charlotte area.”
About Red Ventures
Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands including The Points Guy, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered just south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.redventures.com.