As the year nears its end, we hope you’re seeing your 2014 goals come to completion. There’s nothing more exciting and valuable for building trust and integrity than setting your sights on a distant point and doing the hard work to get there.
In order to help YOU do that, we hold ourselves to that same standard. We’re happy to announce that we met a major goal of relocating our headquarters to Dallas, Texas this fall. On December 3, we celebrated by opening the doors to our new state-of-the-art, 125,000 sq.ft. space that was designed to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. More than 70 of our vendors and customers celebrated with us, including Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
After taking a walk in the “park” (above), honored guests Mayor Mike Rawlings (center, below) and Dallas Regional Chamber CEO Dale Petroskey (left) joined ACTIVE Network CEO Darko Dejanovic (right) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We were looking for a location with a business-friendly climate, a strong pool of talent, and a city that offered a great quality of life for our employees. Based on our search, Dallas proved to be our top choice, and it has exceeded our expectations,” stated ACTIVE Chief Executive Officer, Darko Dejanovic. “Dallas is a vibrant and growing city, and its location makes it a great hub for our expanding global business.”
Dallas also allows us to:
- Establish a center of excellence
- Recruit and retain future talent
- Position ourselves for continued fast-paced growth
Plus, we love the hospitality and food!
Now that we’re settled in, we have set a new goal for ourselves. Darko revealed that “we have big expectations for 2015. We are taking a strategic step in transforming our business into not only a cloud-based SaaS technology company, but also now becoming a business intelligence-focused data and analytics company.”
“As we head into 2015, we will harness our rich data and market intelligence and turn it into insights for our customers, which will have a dramatic positive impact on their business and will drive growth and increased participation in all types of events and activities.”
We’ve also hired several hundred talented and passionate people since this summer, and are well on our way to having 1,000 staff in the new office.
2014 has seen a lot of transition for ACTIVE Network. We’re excited about where we’ve been and even more so about where we’re going. We’re just getting started!
It has been a pleasure to serve you. We extend our sincere wishes that your 2014 was all you wanted it to be and that 2015 exceeds your expectations. Happy holidays!
Y’all come see us if you’re ever down in our neck of the woods, y’hear?