Global e-commerce consultancy Avenue Code lands in Montréal
50 jobs to be created in 2019
Avenue Code, a top IT consulting firm specializing in end-to-end solutions for e-commerce, announces the opening of a subsidiary in Montréal. Headquartered in San Francisco, with delivery offices in Brazil and New York City, the company’s founders did extensive research before deciding on Montréal as the next strategic location to open an office.
“It just made sense,” said Amir Razmara, Avenue Code’s Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer. Razmara hails from Toronto, but was impressed by the quality of tech talent in Montréal. “The combination of Montréal’s culture of innovation, expertise in emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning, and not least, the time zone alignment with our clients on the Eastern seaboard made it the logical choice”.
Avenue Code’s client portfolio is comprised largely of Fortune 100 enterprises in the United States and Brazil, boasting more than a few iconic brands. Ulyana Zilbermints, VP of Business Development, explains: “Today, our biggest objective is to hire the cream of the crop talent that our clients expect. Of course, we are excited to partner with Québec-based businesses to create solutions. And in the short term, we plan to add approximately 50 jobs in Montréal this year as we cultivate a superior team of Avenue Coders to deliver solutions for our clients.”
Another major factor in the decision to open in Montréal is the city’s vibrant culture and quality of life. “One important element we consider in any strategic decision is how it will impact or elevate the quality of life for our consultants”, explains Zeo Solomon, Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer. Much of our workforce is quite mobile and relocates internationally either for short term project-based work, or even permanently. We had to make sure our first office in Canada would have a lot to offer in terms of livability, culture, art, and recreation, and Montréal quickly emerged as the winner.”
The investment in employee satisfaction is clear to see, as Avenue Code continues to receive high rankings on Glassdoor, with 85% of employees recommending the company to a friend. Individual reviewers note opportunities for growth, a flat organizational structure, and solid work/life balance as top reasons for choosing a career at Avenue Code.
Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s economic promotion agency, has supported the company with their set up. “Avenue Code, a dynamic, multicultural company with global presence is exactly the type of company our team works hard to attract by demonstrating Montréal is the right place to find a highly skilled tech talent pool and an unmatched quality of life,” said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. “Montréal is the perfect place to establish a subsidiary, recruit and retain the best talent, offering a living environment that meets the needs and values of today.”
Investissement Québec, whose mission is to attract new foreign investment to the province on behalf of the Québec government, was the first to reach out to this key player in the e-commerce solutions industry and persuade it to choose Québec as the place to expand its product development capacity.
“We welcome Avenue Code’s decision to open a facility in Montréal,” stated Investissement Québec President and CEO Pierre Gabriel Côté. “The Montréal ecosystem’s strength and expertise in artificial intelligence clearly tipped the scales in the city’s favour. The industry is flourishing and the wealth of talent here make it fertile ground for any foreign investor. We are proud to have played a role in showing the company the advantages of choosing Montréal as the place to pursue its growth and development.”
About Avenue Code
Avenue Code is a full-service information technology consulting and development organization. Serving Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries and verticals, Avenue Code boasts a breadth of experience in e-commerce, omni-channel technology, and mobile application development. Partnerships include Oracle Commerce Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, SAP Hybris, Mulesoft, and many others. Avenue Code is committed to providing solutions that enable clients to build sustainable success.
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