Zivelo Expands, Brings Jobs to Arizona
Fast-growing, Inc. 5000 tech company brings 70+ jobs to Scottsdale
PHOENIX, AZ (December 4, 2013) – ZIVELO, a kiosk and digital signage manufacturing company based in Marion, Ind., is expanding its company profile by moving its corporate headquarters to Scottsdale, Ariz. The five-year-old company, recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the U.S. by both Inc. and Forbes, plans to add at least 70 jobs to the Phoenix metro market when it moves into a 13,000-square-foot space at Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale this January.
Ziver Birg, CEO of ZIVELO, is a self-taught serial entrepreneur that was raised in Scottsdale and attended Arizona State University. In 2012, Birg was inducted to Inc. magazine’s “30 Under 30 List” of top young entrepreneurs and was recognized by Forbes as a “Top 10 Young Entrepreneur Creating Jobs”. Birg was also recognized at the White House by the Kauffman Foundation as an Empact 100 honoree, a list that names the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, ZIVELO ranked 697th on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the US.
The new Scottsdale location will become the company’s corporate headquarters. ZIVELO has additional presence in Los Angeles, Denver and Philadelphia, with its manufacturing headquarters located in Marion, Ind. This location, which will be housed within Fashion Square Mall, will be open to the public by appointment only.
“The decision to relocate ZIVELO’s headquarters to Scottsdale has been in the works for some time now and we’re very happy that we’re finally able to make the official announcement,” says Ziver Birg, CEO of ZIVELO. “While I’ve lived all over the country, Scottsdale has always been my home. The City of Scottsdale, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have welcomed us with open arms. Our experience with them has been nothing less than first class.”
Downtown Scottsdale has seen significant interest from entrepreneurial technology companies in recent years, due to its appeal to young professionals seeking an urban environment with easy access to entertainment, employment and housing. In fact, while the current median age of residents in Scottsdale is 44, the median age in Downtown Scottsdale is only 32.
“Downtown Scottsdale has emerged as the premier place for tech companies looking for a unique work environment,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “It is exciting to see a company like ZIVELO choose a nontraditional space in the downtown area and we could not be more excited to welcome them.”
“Scottsdale continues to attract global brands and top innovators seeking a platform to expand their operations to new markets, and its leadership has distinguished the city as a world-class environment for business growth,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “ZIVELO’s expansion echoes a larger trend of technology-driven companies choosing Arizona – from innovative startups to industry icons – that are expanding here to leverage our state’s competitive cost of doing business, proximity to some of the world’s top economies, as well as its highly skilled and available tech talent to help propel their corporate success.”
“Scottsdale’s quality of life, outstanding culture and young talent were all extremely conducive to what ZIVELO was looking for in a location,” GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome said. “ZIVELO’s decision to expand to Scottsdale is a testament to the hard work of Mayor Lane, his entire economic development team, and Macerich, who found a great office space for the company. I have no doubt ZIVELO will greatly contribute to Scottsdale’s well-deserved reputation for being a magnet for startups and fast-growing technology companies.”
Kristen Proctor, ZIVELO, (877) 494-8356 x777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Casey, City of Scottsdale, (480) 312-7601, DCasey@Scottsdaleaz.gov
Nicole McTheny, ACA, (602) 845-1234, email@example.com
Shelley Parnell, GPEC, (602) 262-8609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ZIVELO is an innovator of self-service technology solutions that designs, manufactures, integrates, and distributes self-service kiosk and digital signage products worldwide. With more than 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space throughout five facilities near Indianapolis, sales, marketing, customer service, and executive operations headquarters in Scottsdale, sales boutiques and showrooms in Los Angeles, Denver, and Philadelphia, and 100+ value-add resellers globally, ZIVELO has rapidly grown to become one of the largest self-service kiosk manufacturers in the world.
About the City of Scottsdale
The sixth largest city in Arizona, Scottsdale is a premier visitor location as well as a tremendous place to live and do business. It is home to 125 golf courses, 220 tennis courts, dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths and hiking trails, and a Downtown with more than 20 hotels, 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and 80 art galleries. Scottsdale Airport and its surrounding Commerce Airpark area is headquarters to nearly 2,500 businesses with more than 48,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with Arizona State University. Scottsdale was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States, and was honored as Arizona’s 2013 “eCity” by Google. For more information, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create – attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.
About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council
A true public/private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for the Greater Phoenix metro area in Arizona. GPEC also was recently ranked one of the top economic development groups in the country. Working with its 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 160 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to its dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region. For more information, visit www.gpec.org.