Interior Design for Workspaces

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Interior Design for Workspaces: Tech Companies

Key Takeaways

  • In 2019, Glassdoor, an online platform that connects jobs and companies, announced that it would open its first Canadian office.
  • Pinterest, with offices in 23 different locations, has a total of 2,200 employees. This company announced in 2021 that it will be opening an additional office in downtown Toronto.
  • Doordash, a technology company that facilitates door-to-door delivery, will start off its Canadian office with a 50-person team.

Introduction

This report presents 5 tech companies headquartered in the US or other regions that are already operational in Canada and/or are looking to set up new offices there to expand their footprint. For each, we have provided company information, insight into the new offices in Canada, and contact information. The number of employees for each company is above 1,000 and we have provided the contact information for at least one individual and the general company information, as is publicly and readily available.

Pinterest

  • Pinterest is an online visual discovery engine that is headquartered in San Francisco and has 23 other additional locations: Chicago, Hamburg, Madrid, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Singapore, Atlanta, Detroit, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Sydney, Toronto, Berlin, Dublin, Los Angeles, Milan, Ogden, Portland, Seattle, and Tokyo. According to an article released in June 2021, Pinterest will be opening an additional office in downtown Toronto. The first 50 employees in this new location will have engineering, sales, insights, and marketing roles.
  • Across these locations, Pinterest has over 2,200 employees. Following its first entry into Canada in 2018, this new location will be the second office in Canada.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Caitlin Neve is the Partner Manager in Canada and Jessica Sears is the Account Manager. The company's contact information is provided below:
    • Phone number: 1-415-762-7100.

Cloudflare

  • Cloudflare is a global cloud platform that deals with website infrastructure and website security company. It is headquartered in San Francisco and has 16 locations across the globe: Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. This company announced that it is going to open its first Canadian office. The COO made this announcement during an online conference.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and Zoominfo provide an estimate. As per the instructions (more than 1,000 employees), this company has about 1,697 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Clyde Noronha is the Account Executive for the Canada office. He does not provide his phone number or email address on his LinkedIn account. Here is the company's phone number for the company.
    • Phone number: +44 20 3514 6970

Doordash

  • Doordash is a technology company that facilitates door-to-door delivery and is located across 60 cities. This company is headquartered in San Francisco and is in the process of opening its very first international engineering office in Canada. This Toronto location will start off with a 50-person team that will take on front-end, backend, and mobile roles. This experience will assist in expanding the company's experience in different currencies, languages, and address different cultures.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and Zoominfo provide an estimate. As per the instructions (more than 1,000 employees), this company has about 3,279 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. We were unable to find individuals with these roles in the Canada office and had to provide individuals from the US locations. Kolton Reynolds is the Operations Manager in New York. Jared Africk is the Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations. Unfortunately, they do not provide their phone number or email address on their LinkedIn account.

Xero

  • Xero is cloud-based accounting software for small businesses. Xero has 17 offices across 8 countries and is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand. Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and South Africa. Since its entry into the Canadian market in 2018, Xero has acquired Hubdoc.
  • Across its 17 offices, this company has over 3,500 employees. Xero has been establishing its presence in Canada and has recently named its Toronto office "the company’s North American hub for product development and technology innovation." The company plans to increase its influence in Canada.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Nick Cowan is the Head of Commercial Operations in New Zealand.
  • Xero does not provide a phone number that one can call. On their website, they state that any number found online claiming to belong to Xero is fraudulant. As such, we have provided the link to their contact method that has been availed.

Glassdoor

  • Glassdoor is an online platform that connects jobs, companies, and individuals while providing helpful insights. It is headquartered in San Francisco. This company has locations across three states: Illinois, Ohio, California. In August 2019, the company announced that it would open its first Canada office in downtown Toronto.
  • According to Crunchbase, this brand has between 501 and 1,000 employees. The research team included this company because we can estimate that the employee count could exceed 1,000 by 2021. Although this information is not readily available, the most recent and most accurate report of the employee count was presented on CNBC in 2018, which read 750 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Kate Prebil is the Senior Enterprise Account Manager.

Research Strategy

For this research on Interior Design for Workspaces: Tech Companies, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including Invest Ontario, Business Insider, and LinkedIn.
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Interior Design for Workspaces: Corporate Companies

Key Takeaways

Introduction

This report presents 5 corporate companies headquartered in the US or other regions that are already operational in Canada and/or are looking to set up new offices there to expand their footprint. For each, we have provided company information, insight into the new offices in Canada, and contact information. The research team was unable to find five non-tech corporates. As a result, some examples provided here could also fall under the tech category. Nonetheless, the number of employees for each company is below 1,000 and we have provided the contact information for at least one individual and the general company information, as is publicly and readily available. Additional insight into our research criteria is presented in the Research Strategy section at the end of this report.

QuestionPro

  • QuestionPro is an online survey and research service, is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Germany, UEA, UK, and Australia. On June 9, 2021, the company announced its plans to open an office in Toronto. Within this same announcement, the company named Dan Jackson the Managing Director.
  • The company chose to open an office in Toronto following several years of its growth across major markets in Canada. This move would strengthen their presence as it offers a formal presence. The newly appointed Managing Director, Mr. Jackson, will be charged with the responsibility of expanding in the Canadian market.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and ZoomInfo provide an estimate. As per the instructions (less than 500 employees), this company has about 335 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Timothy Cornelius is the current Director of Operations based in New Orleans. The email addresses provided in his LinkedIn account is tcornelius22@gmail.com. Additional contact information provided by the company is as follows:
    • John Williams, Scoville PR for QuestionPro
    • Phone number: 206.660.5503
    • Email address: jwilliams@scovillepr.com

Mile2

  • Mile2 offers "accredited education, training, and certifications for INFOSEC professionals." This company is headquartered in Tampa Florida and does not have any other offices/locations. On April 14, 2021, this company announced that it opened a new office in Ottawa Ontario, Canada in order to meet the increasing demand from various key clients such as the Canadian government and notable corporates. Prior to making this move, Mile2 had worked with various international clients through partners and resellers.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and Zoominfo provide an estimate. As per the instructions (less than 500 employees), this company has about 28 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Steve Mayes holds the role of director of operations at the head office: Florida. His LinkedIn account does not provide any contact information such as a number or an email address. The numbers listed on the company's website include:
    • +18139206799
    • +18008164532

IntelliHR

  • IntelliHR is an online HR system company that is headquartered in Australia and has offices in the UK, New Zealand, US, and Canada. In the heart of the pandemic, this company announced, on June 16, 2020, that it took on the task of opening a new office in Toronto. This is a critical step in the company's growth and expansion, with the new office as a keystone.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and Zoominfo provide an estimate. As per the instructions (less than 500 employees), this company has about 46 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Jarod Hart is the Partnership Manager at IntelliHR. His LinkedIn account does not display his email or phone number. For this reason, the research team presents the company's contact information from its official website.
    • Australia: 1300 993 803
    • New Zealand: 0800 631 631
    • CAN/USA: 1-833-611-0971
    • UK: 020 3790 7515
    • info@intellihr.com

Chime

  • Chime is a digital bank platform (neobank) headquartered in San Fransisco, California but and does not have any other offices/locations. A BetaKit report published in November 2020 announced that this company had recently opened its very first office in Canada. This will first be a 20-person team that is expected to reach 100 people by the end of 2021.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and Zoominfo provide an estimate. The research team had to slightly adjust the scope in order to find additional companies that would fit these criteria (less than 500 employees). According to Crunchbase, this company has between 501 and 1,000 employees.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Eric W. Shen currently holds the role of Building Strategic Operations. His LinkedIn account does not display his email or phone number. For this reason, the research team presents the company's contact information from its official website.
    • 844-244-6363

Board International

  • Board International is a decision-making platform vendor for the "fields of BI, Corporate Performance Management, and Advanced Analytics". This company is headquartered in Boston Massachusetts and has offices in 14 locations across Europe, four locations across the Americas, five across Asia, and two across Oceania. In June 2020, the company announced that it opened offices in Toronto in its efforts to expand globally. The Toronto office will be the company's 28th location. With more than 3,000 clients, this company will most likely keep growing and open new locations across the globe.
  • Although this company has not shared its current count of employees, company profile databases such as Craft.co and Zoominfo provide an estimate. The research team had to slightly adjust the scope in order to find additional companies that would fit these criteria (less than 500 employees). According to Crunchbase, this company has between 501 and 1,000 employees. Another estimate for the employee count by Craft.co was 622.
  • The research team was unable to find the contact information for the Facility Manager, Operations Director, Real Estate Director, or Operations Director. For this reason, the research team provided at least one individual with a similar role. Patricia Siew is the Director of Business Development and Kassam Varvani is the Services Team Leader in the Canada office, however, these LinkedIn accounts do not display their contact information. For this reason, the research team presents the company's contact information from its official website.
  • Headquarters:
    • info@board.com
    • +41 91 697 54 10
    • +41 91 697 54 29
  • Canada office contacts:
    • infocanada@board.com
    • +1 647-256-5128

Research Strategy

Our initial research strategy was to identify companies that had published any press releases regarding opening branches in Canada. The research team needed to get lists of companies that would fit the criteria of under 500 employees and headquartered in the US or any other region. The research team prioritized the companies that are headquartered in the US before presenting the other companies. Additionally, the research team needed to identify small and mid-sized businesses that were looking to expand their business to Canada. After a thorough analysis of public information, the research team was able to identify the companies listed above. For this research on Interior Design for Workspaces: Corporate Companies, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including NewsWire, Business Insider, and LinkedIn.
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