GovDelivery Expands St. Paul HQ, Work Force

GovDelivery Expands St. Paul HQ, Work Force

The company has consistently increased its employee base during the last several years and has now expanded its St. Paul office by more than 30 percent to accommodate the growth.

GovDelivery, which provides digital communications solutions to government entities, said Tuesday that it is expanding its St. Paul headquarters, as well as its local work force, amid a year of record sales.

On Wednesday, the company will celebrate the opening of its expanded St. Paul office, which previously included 14,500 square feet but has been expanded by more than 30 percent, according to Communications Manager Mary Yang.

The company has consistently grown its work force, and it has additional plans for boosting its headcount. According to Yang, GovDelivery added 33 employees in 2011 and has made 30 hires thus far in 2012. Today, the company employs more than 100 people, primarily in St. Paul. (It employs about a dozen at offices in Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom.)

The company continues to bolster its product development and client support teams, and there’s “definitely continued growth in the St. Paul office—where we’re always looking for more talent,” Yang said.

She said the company has “aggressive growth goals.” It has grown its employee base by 30 percent to 40 percent annually during the past several years and expects to maintain that pace in 2013.

GovDelivery also recently expanded its leadership team to include Chief Operating Officer Bob Ainsbury and Lance Horne, general manager of the federal market.

The company said that it is experiencing record annual sales, due in part to the addition of three of its “largest, most comprehensive contracts to date in its three major markets”—federal, state and local, and international government. The company announced earlier this month, for example, that it will provide services to the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service, which represents GovDelivery’s largest U.K. contract to date.

Yang deferred questions regarding the company’s revenue to CEO Scott Burns, who was unavailable for comment Tuesday morning.

GovDelivery’s core products involve e-mail, social media, and other technology services through which government clients communicate with the public. The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, for example, use the company’s services to send snow-emergency notifications via text messages, Yang said. The company currently provides services to more than 550 government organizations.

“We are thrilled that our continued commitment to helping government leverage digital communications to communicate more effectively and efficiently is resulting in such successful outcomes for our customers,” Burns said in a statement. “Our strong growth and the enhancements to our team position GovDelivery to continue to provide innovative and impactful solutions to our clients, both in the U.S and internationally going forward.”

To learn more about GovDelivery and its recent growth, watch for a profile of the company in the January issue of Twin Cities Business.