Greater Irvine Chamber Member SendGrid Opens New Irvine Spectrum Center Office
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Greater Irvine Chamber member SendGrid, Inc., a leading digital communication platform that drives engagement and growth, celebrated the opening of its new Orange County office at 400 Spectrum Center Dr. in Irvine, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber. The new space nearly triples the footprint of the previous Orange County office, and is located at the heart of the region’s rapidly growing technology center.
The new office, which has over 22,000 square feet of office space, is designed to hold more than two times the current employee base of 60 in Orange County to accommodate SendGrid’s plans for future growth. Designed to mirror the look and feel of SendGrid’s global headquarters in Denver, the space features an open floor plan design, floor-to-ceiling windows, pairing rooms for engineers to code together and many collaborative workspaces.
“Recruiting is an essential component of a business like ours and Irvine’s strong pool of tech talent was a key factor in our decision to relocate,” said Pattie Money, chief people officer at SendGrid. “At the same time, our new space incorporates lots of input and feedback from our existing employees in Orange, or ‘Gridders’ as we like to call ourselves. With their input, we’ve designed an amazing workspace that we’ll look forward to coming to every day.”
The building, which is managed by the Irvine Company, a Leaders Circle member of the Greater Irvine Chamber, features an on-site fitness center and on-site parking. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Spectrum Center shops, 160 apartment communities and Irvine Station, served by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner route, multiple Metrolink commuter lines and the OC Transportation Authority bus routes.
As part of its community involvement efforts in Irvine, SendGrid is a Corporate Visionary Partner of the University of California, Irvine’s Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. Mohammed Attar, senior director of engineering at SendGrid and the Irvine office site leader, is an active member of The Bren School’s Dean’s Leadership Council. The council has been established to raise community awareness of the Bren School students and faculty, to raise funds to support the Dean’s vision and fundraising priorities and to lend strategic advice to the Dean when called upon.
SendGrid’s Orange Country presence has continued to grow at a steady pace since its opening in 2009. The company currently has over 400 employees spread across its Denver, Redwood City, Orange County and London locations.
SendGrid is a leading digital communication platform, enabling businesses to engage with their customers via email reliably, effectively and at scale. A leader in email deliverability, SendGrid has processed over 40 billion emails each month for internet and mobile-based customers as well as more traditional enterprises.
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