WP Engine, a leading platform as a service for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced that the company has surpassed 23,000 customers with 200,000 + domains, representing a customer increase of 130 percent in the last 12 months. The company has expanded its offices in Austin, San Antonio and San Francisco to 195 employees – almost a 150 percent growth over the same time period. The company anticipates exiting 2014 with more than 220 employees as the company continues to add talent to its customer support, customer experience, development, sales and marketing teams.
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“WP Engine has undergone unprecedented development as we continue to cultivate a work environment that creates extraordinary results,” said Heather Brunner WP Engine, CEO. “We are focused on creating the best customer experience possible; as well as building our reputation as the company that the world’s best brands can trust and rely on. We continue to invest in new products and solutions as we grow our presence with the opening of the new WP Engine Labs.”
Recent customers wins include VentureBeat, Etsy, Arnette, Moko Social Media and The Humane Society of the United States. This adds to a customer list already including SoundCloud and The Rolling Stones.
Over the last year, WP Engine has expanded its seasoned executive team to include a high ratio of women in leadership roles. Fifty percent of the executive team is female, with 35 percent in management roles across all functions. WP Engine also joined forces with MakersSquare, an Austin-based software development boot camp and immersive education program, to offer a “Women in Tech” scholarship grant. Additionally, WP Engine regularly hosts and sponsors industry conferences including: Women Who Code, WordPress Austin, and the Affiliate Summit Meetup in Austin.
Among WP Engine’s core cultural values is giving back, which expands beyond the walls of its office locations to the entire WordPress and Open Source community. To further enhance WP Engine’s commitment to the WordPress community, the company hired its first WordPress core developer into its San Francisco team. WP Engine was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas, achieving second place in the medium business category. WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner was a finalist for the Best Austin CEO Award, while company CFO, April Downing, was a finalist for the Best Austin CFO Award.
“WP Engine is a values-driven company, believing that people make an organization successful,” said Jenny Fuller, Sr. Director, Talent & Culture at WP Engine. “We possess a culture that embraces transparency, innovation, and collaboration, while we encourage employees to follow their passion and take on challenges that interest them. We provide employees with mentorship, training and an education that ensures they constantly develop and grow. There is also a team that is 100 percent committed to internal training and development. We celebrate employee successes through various recognition programs and we’re always looking for fun activities to enhance our culture and keep employees engaged.”