Software maker plans up to 25 jobs
A developer of sales and customer service software is planning to hire up to 25 employees.
SalesPad in Grand Rapids said yesterday that the positions will be in inside sales and be added by the end of the year.
The inside sales push is in addition to the company's current openings in customer service, sales and software development.
The company is expanding its office to accommdate the growth.
“At some point, we’re going to outgrow this space, and it won’t be long,” said Jacob Pegg, product manager, SalesPad. “It’ll probably be some time next year, if not sooner. We’ll have to start looking at additional space. There’s not many more walls we can knock down in this existing building.”
SalesPad develops software that provides “advanced sales experiences and improved customer service interfaces” to small- and medium-size businesses.
It was founded in 2003 by Pete Eardley and Matt Williams.
In the last two years, the company has grown from 35 to 85 employees.
“We’ve doubled our employee count every year for the past five years,” Pegg said. “The potential employee pool in this area is really good, because of the number of colleges and universities that have computer science departments, and we’ve been able to tap into those pools of people and pull some talent out of there.”
SalesPad's expansion has included mobile apps, web portal development and cloud-based reporting tools.
“The biggest thing is the product,” Pegg said. “We just gave customers a way to do it a little bit better. We had a few customers locally that jumped on board and then we got some more from the Microsoft partner channel, and it took off from there.”