Software company picks Chandler

Fast-growing Infusionsoft will hire 700 within 4 years

The Republic

A fast-growing Gilbert software company is moving to Chandler and plans to add 700 employees within four years.
Infusionsoft, creator of sales and marketing software for small businesses, will occupy both floors of the 86,100-square-foot Allred Park Place under construction on the southeastern corner of Price Road and Loop 202.

The company, with a Dec. 1 move-in goal, plans to create what it describes as a world-class headquarters and a training center for small businesses worldwide.

Clate Mask, the company’s CEO and co-founder, described Infusionsoft’s growth as “explosive.”

The company, which has nearly 300 employees, expects to grow to 1,000 workers within four years.

Infusionsoft offers Web-based software that helps businesses get more customers, increase sales and save time. The company has more than 32,000 users in 62 countries.

The company, founded in 2001 by Mask and brothers Scott and Eric Martineau, began as a custom software shop sandwiched between a mattress store and its loading dock in a strip mall in Mesa.

Over time, the founders recognized a pattern in their customers’ needs. Small businesses were using many systems to manage sales and marketing, and none of the systems worked together. The first product hit the market in 2004. Within three years, the company tripled its customer base. In January 2009, it employed 130.

Infusionsoft gathered $26 million in revenue in 2011.

“Infusionsoft is a rising star in Arizona,” said Don Cardon, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Infusionsoft is a marquee employer in a growing industry sector.”
Its software is available in five tiers offering various functions.

The product automates activities such as following up with customers who expressed interest in a product, and it integrates such functions as daily planners and customer contact lists. It is designed to help business owners manage without adding staff.
Among benefits to companies is the ability to see where customers are and how long they’re on a site.

In the first quarter of this year, Infusionsoft customers captured 11 million leads with the software, and $281 million in e-commerce was processed through the Infusion shopping cart, the company says.

Since 2007, the company has appeared on the annual Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies.

Job seekers can apply onliune at Positions are available in marketing, sales, development and technology, customer service, product management, finance, customer experience, communications, training and partners.
The company is hiring for hourly, entry-level and managerial positions.

Its new headquarters, Allred Park Place, is the first major speculative office building to be built in Arizona since 2009.
Infusionsoft was one of the first companies to take advantage of the Arizona Angel Investor’s Tax Credit to raise seed funding and subsequent venture capital. The privately held company is funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures and vSpring Capital.

In 2007, the software received the Customer Relationship Management Excellence Award for “Top Small Business Marketing Software” form Technology Marketing Corp.’s Customer Interaction Solutions magazine.