Higher-ed tech startup picks Reno as new HQ
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Another tech startup is calling Reno home.
Software service company Alchemy announced Monday that it chose Reno as the site for its new corporate headquarters.
The company cited Reno-Tahoe’s business-friendly environment, quality of life and the growth in the number of companies moving to the region as one reason for its decision to base itself in the area. Alchemy wants to be part of the growing technology movement in Reno-Sparks, said CEO Mike Duffield.
“The migration of tech companies to … Nevada is something we want to help lead,” Duffield said. “Alchemy views Reno as an ideal location for our headquarters.”
Alchemy specializes in cloud-based optimization tools, learning programs and services that focus on Workday higher-education applications. The applications include Workday Student, Workday HCM or human capital management, and Workday Financial Management.
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The company is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno as part of an initiative to develop and hire students. It counts about 35 employees in its workforce, which includes a satellite office in Pleasanton, California. Alchemy plans to double its employee count within the next three years, with 40 percent of its workforce based in its Reno headquarters.
State and local officials described Alchemy’s arrival as affirmation that the region is headed in the right direction after being hit hard by the recession.
“These are jobs that will allow talented Nevada workers to apply their skills in the technology sector, further diversifying our workforce and supporting Nevada’s robust economic recovery,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said.
Sandoval noted that the company is investing in capital expenditures for its headquarters, which will help support other businesses in the area.
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says Alchemy could have picked another area for its corporate headquarters.
“Alchemy choosing Reno over California for its headquarters is further proof of our transformation into a tech center known for our innovative industries,” Schieve said. “Reno continues to get positive national attention for how we’re diversifying our economy and helping The Biggest Little City rebound.”
Job openings for the company include integrations consultants and deployment consultants, which have multiple positions available. The company is also hiring a professional services consulting manager, a data conversion consultant and a senior educator for its Alchemy University program.
All employees also hold an equity stake in the company.
Attracting companies such as Alchemy has been a big focus for the state, which wants to nurture startups in sectors with high growth potential.
“The fact that they chose to establish their headquarters here is significant and shows that they intend to be here for the long term,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of the Economic development Authority of Western Nevada. “Software technology and services like those developed by Alchemy are a great fit for our community, are one of the fastest growing industries today, and bring some new and great paying jobs.”
Applying for a job
To apply for a position at Alchemy, visit its career page at: https://alchemy.us/careers/