2013 was a year of tremendous growth for Riskalyze. As our business grew and and we had the privilege of serving a rapidly growing base of advisors, our team grew quite a bit as well, with new Riskalyzers joining our Advisor Success, engineering and sales teams.
That growth drove us to start looking for a new building to house everyone, and we signed a lease for our new headquarters in December. After weeks of work to prepare the new space, our first day of operation at the 900 High Street building in Auburn is today.
A company’s workspace is reflective of its goals and aspirations. We believe 900 High is the perfect place to build a 100 Year Company. It’s a beautiful, expansive building that we now share with the local Bank of America branch. A combination of brick, exposed wooden columns and vaulted twelve foot ceilings give the space a deep sense of character.
If you visit, here’s the front lobby.
One of the key needs in our new location was a big, collaborative bullpen space for our engineering team to work together. We started in this room with a rose-colored wall.
We turned it into a charcoal-gray wall.
Then we added the Riskalyze icon to it.
Installed twenty feet of custom-made whiteboards.
And a row of screens to track the progress of our customers, our sales team, our support team and data center status.
Because we’re still a private company and those stats are confidential, the screens go into guest mode whenever a visitor is in the building.
Big, collaborative workspaces so our engineering team can work closely together as they build new features and support our customers.
Offices for those of us who spend a lot of our day on the telephone with customers and partners.
The main conference room, fully equipped for video conferences with the Riskalyzers who work remotely in other states.
We use the overhead projector to share what we’re working on, and the 40” LCD screen for the video conference. That, and our Logitech BCC950 Conference Camera have been great tools for productive meetings across distance.
Another conference room for smaller meetings or phone calls.
The lounge — a space for Riskalyzers to relax a little bit, play some games, or hide out during the Nerf wars that erupt from time to time. (The bean bag chairs haven’t arrived yet.)
And we don’t have photos handy, but there’s also more space for the team that helps develop Riskalyze advisors and make them successful, as well as a full kitchen and break room. (We stock every full-time Riskalyzer’s favorite soda, juice or tea as long as we can get it at a reasonable price.)
We don’t measure our success by the number of people on our team, or the number of square feet that we occupy. Instead, we measure success by the advisors we have the chance to serve, and the assets we get to impact.
Riskalyze is a company on a mission, and that’s why we’re excited to have this new headquarters building. It’s a tool that we’ll be using quite a bit to achieve our mission of aligning the world’s investments with investor risk tolerance. Thanks for being a part of that journey with us.