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Software maker ProjectManager.com moves HQ from New Zealand to Austin

Posted May 7th, 2018

Software maker ProjectManager.com is moving its headquarters from New Zealand to Austin to expand its U.S. customer base.

Founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008, the company offers online project management software with tools for project managers as well as task management and collaboration tools for their teams.

The company opened a small Austin office in 2014 and will now focus on growing here, said Jason Westland, ProjectManager.com’s CEO.

All operations, sales, marketing, design and support teams will work out of the Austin office, while the majority of software development will continue in New Zealand, he said.

ProjectManager.com has 30 employees, including 17 in Austin, and it plans to another 10 in Austin over the next year.

“In the past six months we’ve made some great additions to our sales, marketing and customer success teams in Austin, but we’re not done yet,” said Westland, who is based in Austin. “This year we’re planning further growth of our sales and marketing teams to accommodate growing demand.”

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Westland said ProjectManager.com was an early player in the project management software space, using a software-as-a-service business model. The company took the platform into the cloud while most software at the time required desktop download installation, he said.

To date, ProjectManager.com has powered more than 2 million projects with tools to plan, schedule, execute and report.

Currently, more than 10,000 customers use the company’s software including NASA, Volvo, the United Nations and Ralph Lauren.

The company, which raised $3.5 million in 2014, has been building out its leadership team in Austin, including recently adding former IBM product lead Kate Blair as vice president of product and Austin marketing executive John Leo Weber as vice president of marketing.

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