Continued Investment in Ohio Talent Leads to a Multitude of Career Opportunities and Local Community Initiatives
BrightEdge, the global leader in enterprise SEO and content performance, announced the continued growth of their Cleveland office. Since October 2016, BrightEdge Cleveland has grown 300 percent from 21 to 65 employees, attributing its success to Cleveland’s impressive talent pool. The company plans to increase its staff to 110 employees in 2019.
The company has relocated to a 17,000 square-foot space, nearly tripling its Cleveland footprint, in the historic Post Office Plaza after outgrowing their previous space. The new location is part of a huge global and regional expansion for the Silicon Valley-based company. What originated as a sales office will now be represented by six additional departments including Customer Success, Legal, Human Resources, Marketing, Administration and Engineering.
Cleveland is among one of the top-rated startup cities in the Midwest. BrightEdge plans to hire talented individuals to fill more than 30 available positions, including account executives, entry-level engineers, and entry-level sales positions, all of which offer fast career growth opportunities. In fact, one of BrightEdge’s hallmark value propositions is people success, which was exemplified this year when a significant portion of its Cleveland employees received promotions.
“I commend BrightEdge Technologies for their decision to expand their business,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Their growth is a reflection of their ability to respond to the market. It also demonstrates that Cleveland is a desirable place to live, work, play and do business.”
The company also highly values collaboration and currently brings its Ohio-based employees together with those in San Francisco, New York, London and Sydney on a number of employee-led mentoring projects.
“Cleveland is emerging as one of the nation’s top places to work and live,” said Jim Yu, CEO of BrightEdge. “We attribute much of our growth to the availability of talent, support from community leaders, and relationships we’ve curated with higher institutions in this city. We hope to inspire other technology companies to plant some roots in Cleveland and utilize the vast talent pool available.”
As the BrightEdge team continues to grow in Cleveland, it wants to make sure students in Cleveland and the surrounding communities are aware of great job opportunities right in their own backyard. To do so, BrightEdge partners with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and local universities to establish relationships and bring these opportunities to light.
As BrightEdge becomes more engrained in the Cleveland community, it continues to invest in wider community initiatives. Its employee led culture is committed to participating in community outreach opportunities each quarter. Most recently, the team provided clothes for children returning to school and supported troops overseas through Operation Gratitude.
“We want to support Cleveland just as much as it has supported us,” Yu said. “It is important to us to be engaged and support local communities.”
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