BURLINGTON, Mass., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the industry's fastest-growing multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Burlington, Massachusetts, from Columbia, South Carolina. Supported by a rapidly growing local sales and marketing team, this move will better position the company to hire Boston-area talent, expand its New England footprint of more than 1,200 customers, and capture an even greater share of the data protection market.
From One to 100 – And Rising
Burlington has served as the central hub for Unitrends' sales and marketing operations since 2009. What began as a one-person shop is now home to more than 100 sales and marketing professionals led by VP of Marketing Jennifer Sullivan and SVP of Sales Eric Dougherty. Located at 200 Wheeler Road, Unitrends' new 27,463 square-foot corporate headquarters is designed to accommodate the company's current and future growth. Unitrends has added more than 50 employees to the Burlington team to date this year and intends to hire 30 more before year's end.
This growing local presence, combined with a skyrocketing regional customer base, makes the headquarters move a logical strategic step for the company. In the past year alone, Unitrends has added 560 new customers in New England, which continues to present a tremendous growth opportunity.
"The exodus of companies and talent to Silicon Valley in recent years has made Boston an underutilized technology hub – and we are now seeing the pendulum swing back to Boston as west coast firms struggle under oppressive costs and a restrictive hiring environment," said Mike Coney, president and CEO of Unitrends. "For these reasons, we believe Boston is the perfect location for Unitrends' headquarters. The area is brimming with new business opportunities and highly skilled talent thanks to the world-class universities in the area. We look forward to playing a greater role in the New England technology community in the months and years to come."
Unitrends' new corporate headquarters represents another major milestone in the company's maturation. Within the past six months Unitrends has evolved from being a data backup company, to becoming a true disaster recovery orchestration and assurance pioneer through its acquisitions of PHD Virtual Technologies and Yuruware. The company's focus on providing customers with 100 percent Disaster Recovery Assurance, combined with its award-wining customer support, has propelled it to remarkable success. The company's broad portfolio of physical, virtual and cloud-based data protection solutions enable nearly 12,000 customers worldwide to play IT safe at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.
Unitrends' Columbia office will remain the center of operations for the company's customer support team and product development and engineering staff. For information regarding employment opportunities in Burlington or Columbia, visit www.unitrends.com/company/careers.
Unitrends provides physical, virtual and cloud-based protection and recovery for every organization's most valuable assets: its data and applications. Supported by a "crazy-committed" customer service model based on engagement, experience and excellence, the company consistently achieves a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating and helps everyone play IT safe by delivering the best cost-to-value ratio in the data protection industry. Visit www.unitrends.com.