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Katie Caughman

Katie Caughman

Katie is a former Corporate Communications and Analyst Relations Manager of Wrike.
Wrike Establishes European Headquarters in Dublin
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Wrike Establishes European Headquarters in Dublin

  It’s official: Wrike has set up shop in Europe! On Monday, with IDA Ireland, we announced the establishment of a European Headquarters in Dublin and the creation of 50 jobs over the next two years. The Wrike team joined Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton in Dublin for the announcement. The new headquarters will support Wrike’s high-growth and dedicated customer support across Europe and the UK.  Following the announcement, Wrike CRO Seth Shaw spoke with Irish media to discuss the expansion news and its impact on Ireland's growing tech community. Check out the highlights in BBC’s Good Morning Ulster, Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTE News, RTE Morning Business News, Silicon Republic, Irish Tech News, and Belfast Telegraph. He talked with Silicon Republic’s John Kennedy about how the digital sector’s growth in Dublin made the city a no-brainer choice for establishing Wrike’s European headquarters. “There is no better market in Europe for this than Dublin, and you can make a strong argument that Dublin is the San Francisco of Europe," he said.   Adding to this, our Founder and CEO Andrew Filev said, “We are impressed by the tech community in Ireland and aim to build a dynamic and ambitious team in Dublin...We have grown at a record speed over the past few years and our European HQ will market and support Wrike prospects and customers across Europe." Seth's visit to Dublin was part of Wrike's European tour, which included speaking at EnterConf 2015 in Belfast. Check out our career listings for the latest opportunities with our Dublin team.  Photo Credits: Maxwell Photography

Wrike Named Best Place to Work For 2nd Consecutive Year!
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Wrike Named Best Place to Work For 2nd Consecutive Year!

Wrike ranks 14th in the small companies category in 2016, improving our place on the list by five rankings since last year. The special "Best Places to Work" section, which ran in print and online on April 22, is produced by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal to honor Bay Area companies that have exceptional workplaces and value their employees' contributions. The rankings are created in conjunction with the publications’ research partner, Quantum Workplace, which sent surveys directly to employees of companies that were in consideration. San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal received more than 400 nominations this year, and selected 125 Bay Area companies for the 2016 list. Here they are: The Bay Area's 125 Best Places to Work — ranked #BayAreaBPTW https://t.co/PK26e0p0Tu pic.twitter.com/e5mQCMq1yX — SF Business Times (@SFBusinessTimes) April 20, 2016 Drum roll, please: Here are the Bay Area's 125 Best Places to Work — ranked #BayAreaBPTW https://t.co/FkD5ouyqrA pic.twitter.com/IV5WW0ckr2 — SVbizjournal (@SVbizjournal) April 24, 2016 CEO Andrew Filev is thrilled for Wrike to be honored with this award, which is based entirely on employee opinion. "It's our goal as an employer to create a dynamic and rewarding work culture for our employees. We're proud to see that vision come to fruition and build a company where people love to work,” said Filev. Wrike is committed to creating a great employee experience in each of its global locations, and we’re happy to receive an award that supports that commitment. Named one of North America’s fastest growing companies by Deloitte in 2015, Wrike continues to grow and expand its team in the US and internationally. See why we're a best place to work. Even more great news: we’re hiring! Check out our career page for the latest opportunities.

Wrike Named a “Best Place to Work” in the San Francisco Bay Area!
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Wrike Named a “Best Place to Work” in the San Francisco Bay Area!

San Francisco Business Times received more than 500 nominations and selected 132 companies this year. Wrike ranks 19th in the Smallest Companies category, which recognizes finalist companies with 25 to 49 Bay Area employees. Rankings were revealed at San Francisco Business Times’ annual "Best Places to Work" event on April 14, and appear today in a special print and digital edition of San Francisco Business Times. We’re honored to be a part of it. So, what makes Wrike such a great place to work? Spirited Culture  Wrike’s culture is collaborative, productive, spirited, and encouraging. With a peek at some of our social media channels, you’ll see we're a hard-working and fun bunch, supportive of each other’s goals, and big on celebrating team success. One major way we planned for and celebrated success this year is through our first ever company-wide kickoff meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was a great opportunity to step away from the office and dedicate two full days to focus on company vision, catch a glimpse of team goals, and build new friendships. Plus, the sea and sand weren’t bad at all. Check out how much fun we had: Great Leadership  Wrike’s leaders are open, approachable, and do an excellent job at creating an environment that fosters collaboration, productivity, creativity, and camaraderie. Senior leaders work to establish goals at the company, team, and individual levels, helping team members stay motivated and focused. They promote an open environment where employees are encouraged to share ideas, try new things, and have fun. Growth Opportunities  Wrike has seen fast business growth in the past few years as we continue to expand the team. We give our employees the tools they need to develop their careers through programs like career mapping, training, and learning sessions. Our sales team leads weekly trainings, and we’ve implemented a “lunch and learn” program that aims to share knowledge and teach new skills based on employees’ areas of interest. Wrike CEO Andrew Filev kicked off our first “lunch and learn” with a session on coding to support the “Hour of Code” initiative. Our executive team regularly welcomes ideas, input, and feedback from all levels of employees, creating an opportunity for individuals to grow, develop, and contribute as much as desired. Benefits and Perks Wrike continues to add employee benefits as the company grows and evolves. We offer competitive salaries, full health benefits (medical, dental, vision), unlimited vacation, equity benefits, commuter benefits, and work from home options. Popular perks include weekly catered lunches, a fully stocked snack pantry, dog-friendly work environment, and team building activities like birthday celebrations, happy hours, and our annual kickoff meeting. Passionate Employees   Wrike is a workplace employees love coming to every day. Our vibrant culture, excellent leadership, passionate team, productive workflow, and continued company growth make us a “Best Place to Work” – and this motivates us to reach—and exceed—our business goals. Our team is passionate about delivering the best work collaboration platform to our customers, and we make sure we have fun while doing it. And an Expanding Team! The best part? We’re hiring! Check out our career listings for the latest opportunities.

Wrike Opens Doors in La Jolla, Creates 150 Jobs for San Diego
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Wrike Opens Doors in La Jolla, Creates 150 Jobs for San Diego

It’s a great time to be a San Diegan! Last week, Wrike officially opened an office in La Jolla and announced plans to create 150 jobs in San Diego over the next three years. San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Regional EDC Senior Vice President Sean Barr joined our San Diego team for a press conference to mark Wrike’s entrance into the San Diego market. “Wrike’s expansion represents exactly the kind of innovation startup the city is working to attract,” Mayor Faulconer said in his address. “San Diego has the talent for high-tech and infrastructure for high-growth businesses. Wrike recognizes the possibilities of building a business in San Diego, and I’m excited for the opportunities and jobs that will be available to San Diego residents in the years to come.” The Regional EDC’s Sean Barr spoke to why Wrike chose San Diego for its local expansion over U.S. cities like Austin, Raleigh and Pheonix. San Diego’s rich talent pool was a major factor for the company. With high caliber universities just around the corner, the city offers a great opportunity to attract talented employees as Wrike continues to grow. Six of San Diego’s major broadcast TV stations reported on the press conference, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, KUSI, and Univision. San Diego ABC reporter Jon Horn interviewed Wrike employee Martin Sohikish and featured an in-depth look at the new office and the vibrant startup culture Wrike brings to San Diego. San Diego Union Tribune and San Diego Business Journal ran online stories with commentary from Seth Shaw, Wrike's CRO and the head of San Diego operations. Named one of North America’s fastest growing companies by Deloitte in 2015, Wrike continues to expand at a rapid pace. We view the La Jolla office as a launch pad for continued growth in the region and place high priority on building a dynamic culture in San Diego. Thanks to the city for welcoming Wrike and supporting our grand opening. It was a great day for Wrike and San Diego! Supporting innovative, fast-growing companies help build our better economy. Welcome to San Diego, @wrike. https://t.co/9lag73Fhib — Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) February 29, 2016 It all comes down to talent. Congrats to #startup @wrike, creating another SD success story pic.twitter.com/qaHLnelYza — Sarah Lubeck (@S_Lubeck) February 29, 2016 .@Wrike represents exactly the kind of innovative startup #SD is working to attract. -Mayor @Kevin_Faulconer https://t.co/dEOttFqZ1n — Daichi Pantaleon (@Dai_Sqrd) February 29, 2016

Wrike Named to Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500™
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Wrike Named to Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500™

Last week, at an awards reception in Mountain View, Deloitte released its 2015 Technology Fast 500™ and named Wrike the 116th fastest growing company in North America. Hooray! The Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors. Awardees are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. Wrike grew 778% during this period and ranks as the 116th fastest growing company overall. Of the more than 50 Bay Area software companies on the list, Wrike ranked within the top 12. Peer companies in the overall software category include Zendesk, Workday, Box, Marketo, and Splunk. Our CEO and founder, Andrew Filev, credits Wrike’s ranking to the growing need for enterprise to adapt new flexible, scalable solutions for increasingly collaborative digital work, as well as the growth in global and virtual teams for the company’s sharp revenue increase. Wrike is now sold in 120 countries and 10 languages and adding new regions every month. Thanks to Deloitte for this distinguished award. We're proud to be a part of the #Fast500! For more on the Technology Fast 500™, check out our official announcement or visit www.fast500.com.

Wrike CRO Kicks Off European Tour in Belfast with EnterConf 2015 Panel
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Wrike CRO Kicks Off European Tour in Belfast with EnterConf 2015 Panel

Technology enthusiasts from 22 countries travelled to Belfast’s Titanic Quarter last week for EnterConf 2015. The new enterprise technology conference, run by the organizers of the popular Web Summit, made its Belfast debut at T13 Hub on June 18-19 and featured talks on cybersecurity, cloud computing, future of SaaS, and big data from 70 renowned speakers including Wrike Chief Revenue Officer Seth Shaw.  Seth joined David Hale, CEO at Gigwalk, and Margaret Canning, business editor at Belfast Telegraph, at the conference for a panel discussion on “Worklife Balance for the Mobile Employee”.   While in Belfast, Seth appeared as a guest on BBC’s Good Morning Ulster and caught up with business reporter Clodaugh Rice about EnterConf, the role technology is playing in Wrike’s business, and the opening of Wrike's new European office.  “Technology plays a huge part in what we do," he told Rice. "We’re helping teams move faster, and that’s really important as the rise of mobile technologies have changed the workplace for many workers."  Belfast was the first stop on Wrike's European tour. Stay tuned for more on our international expansion activities in the coming weeks. 

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