Accelerated Growth, Research & Development Facilities Expansion Drives Relocation
Seattle, Wash — Avvo, Inc., the leading online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers, will relocate to a new headquarters in Seattle’s downtown core on 8th+Olive in December 2015. The company currently leases space in the Wells Fargo building in the Financial District and the Union Station building in the International District.
The move stems from Avvo’s accelerated growth and the company’s desire to bring its talent and resources together in one location that reflects the vibrant and innovative culture of the company. Avvo grew its headcount by 100% year over year in 2014, and expects to double headcount again in 2015.
“We’re excited to grow and bring the best talent across technology, user experience, marketing, design, and business development together under one roof,” said Monica Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Avvo. “A new headquarters allows us to continue to hire the right resources while fostering our creative, dynamic and collaborative work culture. We worked closely with our human resources department, the brokerage team at Washington Partners, and the building owner Talon Private Capital to find this space here in the thriving business and technology community in Seattle.”
Built in 1981 and renovated just this year, 8th+Olive is located between the central business district and the fast-developing South Lake Union Area, and boasts amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a conference room and training facility, and on-site coffee, retail, and collaborative spaces. As an anchor tenant of the building, Avvo will be leasing seven of the building’s 20 stories.
Avvo currently has job openings and plans to hire talent across business development, product, big data, engineering, marketing, and design by the end of this year. Avvo also recently launched an internship program in its engineering department to help foster junior developers. In addition to Avvo’s active full-time recruitment locally, Avvo begins campus recruitment with a tour of six universities this fall.
Avvo helps consumers navigate their legal questions and hire the right attorney for their needs. For more information on Avvo, visit www.avvo.com. A comprehensive list of Avvo’s job openings and career opportunities can be found here: http://www.avvo.com/about_avvo/jobs#.VaV5mpNVhBc.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo is the leading online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers. Avvo offers on-demand, affordable legal advice through Avvo Advisor®, which delivers a highly reviewed lawyer for 15 minutes over the phone – anytime, anywhere – available online or via a free app for iOS devices. In Avvo’s Q&A forum, consumers can get their legal questions answered for free by more than 225,000 participating lawyers or search more than 7.5 million previously asked questions and attorney-provided answers. Avvo’s lawyer directory provides Avvo-rated profiles, client reviews, and peer endorsements for 97% of all lawyers in the U.S., so consumers can find the lawyer who’s right for them. Avvo also helps lawyers grow their businesses with marketing tools and services including the Avvo JD App. Avvo, Avvo Advisor, and the Avvo JD App, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avvo, Inc. Avvo was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA.
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