INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 10, 2017) – Cheetah Digital, a global enterprise cross-channel marketing solutions provider, announced that it is has selected an office for its new Indianapolis operations, with plans to create up to 50 new, high-skilled jobs by 2019.
The marketing tech company is led by former ExactTarget senior executive Sameer Kazi, who serves as its chief executive officer, and employs several former ExactTarget associates. Cheetah Digital, which spun off from Ireland-based Experian in June, plans to invest $620,000 in a new 7,500-square-foot office in the Guaranty Building on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. The company plans to open its new office in September.
“The early leaders of Indiana’s tech movement are continuing to make big moves in our state and in the global tech community,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “As Cheetah Digital is branching off from Experian, it could have picked anywhere in the world for a new office. But with the legacy we saw spearheaded in the days of ExactTarget and kept alive by the many Hoosier tech entrepreneurs across our state, Indiana has grown into the ideal place for growing tech firms like Cheetah Digital to locate and expand.”
Cheetah Digital currently has more than 1,600 employees at more than 20 offices around the world, including seven full-time employees in Indiana. The company is currently hiring sales and lead generation professionals, customer support managers, software engineers and other technical staff. Interested applicants can learn more at www.joincheetahdigital.com.
“Indianapolis is home to some of the brightest minds in enterprise marketing tech today,” said Todd Richardson, chief administrations officer for Cheetah Digital. “Creating a footprint for our business here will help us attract those individuals and create a true nexus for talented digital marketers who want to shape the future of this industry.”
Headquartered in New York City, Cheetah Digital helps marketers around the world build meaningful customer relationships and create profitable brand outcomes through cross-channel marketing solutions and services. The company has over 3,000 clients, which are primarily in the retail, travel and hospitality and finance industries.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Cheetah Digital up to $1,050,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project in partnership with Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
“The City of Indianapolis is proud to see some of our city’s early tech pioneers continue to lead the way in innovation. This investment will further expand and enhance our local tech ecosystem, and act as a bridge between the global economy and our city’s workforce,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Indeed, this is yet another testament to the strength of our tech community, one that shows great promise of success for decades to come.”
Cheetah Digital is the latest tech company to choose Indianapolis for its growth. The Indianapolis region is the fifth-fastest growing community in the nation for technology-related job growth, growing at a rate of 27.9 percent. Strengthening and accelerating Hoosier innovation is an important part of Governor Holcomb’s plan to help accelerate Indiana’s continued economic growth, ensuring Indiana plays a leading role in solving 21st century challenges.
About Cheetah Digital
Cheetah Digital is the only independent, enterprise cross-channel marketing solutions provider dedicated to the marketer. Our unique combination of data, software and trusted industry experts helps marketers build meaningful customer relationships and create profitable brand outcomes. We provide marketing leadership for the world’s best brands, including Williams-Sonoma, Delta Airlines and Hilton. Cheetah Digital is a global company with 1,600 employees worldwide, operating in 17 countries. For more information, visit www.cheetahdigital.com.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.