Yesterday afternoon, Phenom People, the leader in Talent Relationship Marketing that recently opened a new office at the Ambler Yards campus, hosted a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting event.
Photo:Brad Goldoor, Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
Brad Goldoor, Phenom People co-founder and chief people officer, set the tone, welcomed the community and introduced each speaker. It was Brad’s initial vision of re-purposing 285k square feet of vintage industrial structures into the amazing work spaces at Ambler Yards.
Photo: Marc Policarpo, Co-Managing Partner of Ambler Yards
During the opening remarks, Marc Policarpo, Co-Managing Partner of Ambler Yards said:
“We are very pleased and proud to have a technology leader like Phenom People call Ambler Yards its home. They are – no pun intended – a ‘phenomenal’ addition to our campus.”
Recently recognized as No. 277 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America and No. 5 for Philadelphia, Phenom People employs over 300 individuals globally with over 90 people in the new space. In addition, the company has plans to hire more than a hundred people this year alone, and they are well on their way of hitting this goal with 2-3 new hires each week.
Photo: Mahe Bayireddi, Phenom People’s co-founder and CEO
Mahe Bayireddi, Phenom People’s co-founder and CEO, who also spoke at yesterday’s event, added:
“Our decision to choose Ambler Yards as Phenom People’s new home was a thoughtful one…Ambler Yards used to be a highly successful chemical paint company founded in 1914 and owned by James Harvey Gravell. After becoming a rich man, he gave back to his employees by paying off their debts. As a result, this campus is not only built on good karma, but Gravell’s actions are very much aligned with our mission to help a billion people find the right job.”
Photo: Kathleen Hunsicker, Chair, Lower Gwynedd Board of Supervisors
Kathleen Hunsicker, Chair of the Lower Gwynedd Board of Supervisors spoke on behalf of her fellow supervisors to welcome Phenom People to Lower Gwynedd Township. She talked about Ambler Yards being a great story of vision, and hailed it’s visionaries, Marc Policarpo and Matt Sigel:
…Marc and Matt came along and found this totally under-utilized 26.5 acre campus with 11 buildings on it and had the vision to do what you are seeing right now. it sounds like by the end of the year they will be fully leased out, that’s an addition of upwards of 600 jobs across thirty firms. That, for us, is a huge economic boost in Lower Gwynedd Township.
Phenom People now occupies a newly renovated and modern space boasting 12-thousand square feet. The move and recent Series B funding will further enable Phenom People to grow out its sales and operation teams on a global scale with strong focus on deepening its European footprint first.
In May we wrote an article about how Phenom People raised over $22 million in Series B funding in order to accelerate global expansion of its Talent Relationship marketing platform which automates the complex process of driving awareness, interest, engagement, and acquisition for qualified talent ( read article here).
The space that Phenom People now occupies went from this…
The ribbon cutting took place outside of Phenom People’s office space, there was even an ice cream truck offering delicious treats to commemorate the occasion.
Photos: Kathleen Hunsicker and Mahe Bayireddi