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!
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