FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUCSON, Ariz. (June 19, 2018) - Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry’s leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination organizations (DMOs), proudly announces the move of its Tucson headquarters to Oro Valley. To commemorate the move, Simpleview will open its new home to the public for an open house event this Friday, June 22 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. at 8950 N. Oracle Road.
“The Town of Oro Valley is excited to welcome Simpleview to our business community,” said Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, Mayor, Town of Oro Valley. “Not only does Simpleview help us build on our brand as a hub for high-tech employers, but it is also a great story of home-grown entrepreneurs who have chosen to return to Oro Valley because it is the kind of community where families and businesses thrive and succeed.”
“Simpleview’s mission is to provide an environment where caring for others, quality, productivity and accountability drive profit, innovation, and service excellence,” said Simpleview CEO Ryan George. “That’s a mouthful, but our physical environment should exemplify that statement, so having more of our staff under one roof will foster collaboration and increase efficiencies as a result. We have fewer offices, more open workspaces, motorized sit/stand workstations throughout, almost double the meetings space, and pop-ins for when people need an office for calls or one-on-one meetings.”
Friday’s open house will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Hiremath, George and Simpleview co-founders Bill Simpson and Scott Wood (currently the company’s chief technology officer and chief operating officer, respectively). Immediately following the ribbon cutting, guests are encouraged to tour the new facility and meet with the Simpleview staff. Food and light refreshments will be provided.
Simpleview began in Tucson back in 2001 as a four-person start-up; it now employs more than 235 people with offices in Tucson, Pittsburgh, and Oslo, Norway. The technology company serves more than 450 customers throughout North America and around the world, and, for 11 consecutive years, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. So while George needed more room for his ever-growing staff, he was convinced Simpleview’s headquarters would remain in Tucson.
“As I travel the world, I tell anyone who will listen just how amazing Tucson is and that Simpleview might not exist had we tried to start it in another city better known for tech,” said George. “The extraordinary cost of living and office space in other cities wouldn’t have made it possible to hire or retain the talent we have or provide the environment that we are able to.”
“Beyond the cost of doing business, I also believe that Tucson is an ideal place for start-ups,” added George. “The University of Arizona provides a steady stream of talent from an MIS program that is consistently ranked among the best in the country; our quality of life is second to none; and employment opportunities for spouses and partners at places like Ventana Medical, Raytheon, and Davis Monthan abound.”
George and Simpson both grew up in Oro Valley, a suburb of Tucson, and attended Canyon Del Oro High School, then the University of Arizona. Now Simpleview’s home base, the Town of Oro Valley was named one of the 100 Best Places in America to Live and Launch a Small Business by Fortune Small Business magazine in 2008.
“As our employees are getting accustomed to their new home, they’re discovering how amazing a place Oro Valley is to live, work, and play,” said George. “One of my business partners and I happen to live in Oro Valley, and while it might be a bit of a trek for some, I would venture to guess that many will move to the area given the amazing schools, natural beauty, and amenities that I’ve been lucky enough to see develop over the past 40 years. We’re excited to bring our business, staff, and visitors to the community.”
Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry’s leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Simpleview employs 200+ staff and works with 450+ customers in North America and around the world; from meeting and vacation destinations the size of Paducah, Ky. (population 25,018), to clients representing 16 of the top-20 meeting destinations in the U.S., to the country of Norway. For more information about Simpleview, visit www.simpleviewinc.com.
Vice President of Marketing at Simpleview