eMoney Celebrates Grand Opening of Newly Expanded Providence Office
eMoney Advisor (eMoney), a leading provider of technology solutions and services that help people talk about money, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newly expanded office located on the sixth floor of 100 Westminster in downtown Providence.
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, members of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and local community officials joined eMoney CEO Ed O’Brien and members of the eMoney leadership team for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony today, May 6.
In March of 2017, eMoney selected Providence as the home to its third office and promised to bring 100 full-time jobs to Rhode Island by 2020. The company exceeded this goal in under two years, hiring 110 employees in various departments, including the initially targeted technical areas of user interface and experience design, software testing and quality engineering; plus product management, marketing, human resources, client services, legal and finance.
“Two years ago, eMoney opened its doors in Providence with ambitious growth goals,” said Ed O’Brien, CEO of eMoney Advisor. “Today, we’ve exceeded those goals, which is a testament to the talent in this area and the resources made available to us through the Rhode Island Commerce Committee and other government-funded organizations focused on developing the local tech community. We’re excited to be a part of this vibrant community and remain committed to producing more job opportunities in technology and many of the other business functions that contribute to eMoney’s success.”
eMoney’s initial office was located on the 11th floor of 100 Westminster, which is owned and managed by Paolino Properties. Rather than change its location completely, eMoney chose to stay in the same building and partner with local companies Elaine Construction and Vision 3 Architects to design a new space from scratch.
At 23,000 square feet – triple the size of the former office – the new space is designed with vibrant and airy colors in a modern, open floor plan inspired by eMoney’s brand values of collaboration, innovation and fun. It can accommodate more than 200 employees using open seating, collaborative workspaces and remote work options. Additionally, the space houses 21 huddle rooms for both informal or formal meetings, each named after a different neighborhood in Providence; a kitchen area with counter and table seating; 20 flat-screen TVs, which can be used as monitors; and a game area with ping pong and video gaming.
To further enhance the aesthetics, local art adorns the walls thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Rhode Island Council of the Arts. The focal point is a custom eMoney mural designed by artist Lizzie $our, a freshman at Rhode Island School of Design. Painted by hand using acrylic paints, the bold design with eMoney’s logo at center creatively reflects eMoney’s brand and culture.
eMoney employees moved into the space in early April while the finishing touches were added over the past few weeks.
“I’m thrilled that eMoney now has this beautiful, permanent office space in our capital city,” said Gov. Raimondo. “Since they opened their original office at 100 Westminster less than two years ago, they’ve exceeded their hiring goals and currently employ more than 100 workers. I look forward to their continued growth and success in Providence.”