SimpliSafe Opens Doors to New Expanded Boston Headquarters
Designed to support the company’s growing workforce and customer-base, the new headquarters features a dedicated research and development lab and maker space.
BOSTON – SimpliSafe has announced that it has officially opened the doors to its new corporate headquarters, located at 100 Summer Street in Downtown Boston. The new space, which will eventually total 150,000 square feet, was custom-built in partnership with IA Interior Architects and Commodore Builders.
The move comes, says SimpliSafe, as the firm experiences continued growth. The Boston-based company, which also has a strong presence in Richmond, Virginia, and Manchester, United Kingdom, has grown its overall headcount to nearly 1,200 – marking a nearly 30-percent increase year-over-year. SimpliSafe has approximately 500 Boston-based employees and projects nearly 100 hires over the coming year across core business functions, with a heightened emphasis on roles in product and engineering research and development, logistics, information security and information technology (IT).
The new SimpliSafe office reflects a modern and intuitive design, and puts an emphasis on hybrid work and the principles of collaboration, team building and flexibility. Highlights include:
- A dedicated research and development lab and maker space offer a place for product and engineering teams to collaborate on the product lifecycle – from concepting and developing prototypes through commercialization.
- A replica of the company’s owned-and-operated monitoring facility allows cross-functional teams to continuously innovate and improve the service that customers receive, including the response they receive during times of emergency.
- Semi-open and closed collaboration spaces were all designed with acoustics in mind and are outfitted with state-of-the art technology to support the company’s hybrid approach that incorporates both at-home and in-office work time.
“SimpliSafe is well-positioned to not only continue investing in talent but also in our employee experience – our new headquarters being a tangible demonstration of that,” says Christian Cerda, CEO at SimpliSafe. “We continue to grow our customer base, propel our business forward and expand our workforce by remaining laser-focused on our customers and providing them the advanced technology and services that keep them protected. As we continue to introduce innovative solutions, like 24/7 Live Guard Protection, and provide meaningfully better security and protection, we expect to maintain our growth trajectory, invest in new and existing talent to fuel our business, and, ultimately, make our mission a reality.”
Reetika Vijay, managing principal at IA Interior Architects, says: “IA could not be more thrilled to have partnered with SimpliSafe on their new headquarters. Every aspect of workplace design has shifted over the past few years. SimpliSafe is a pioneer in embracing a new way of work that best supports its employees, brand and customers, above all.”
SimpliSafe’s also formally announced the appointment of Mark H. FitzPatrick as the company’s chief financial officer. FitzPatrick brings more than 25 years of financial and executive experience to SimpliSafe, most recently serving as the CFO at Madison Square Garden Entertainment.
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