By Eric Duffield, SVP of professional services
When Appirio expanded to Indianapolis three years ago, our goal was to build a cloud development center in the heart of an untouched technology hub. We came to Indianapolis knowing there was a fresh talent pool of intelligent, ambitious and technical experts who could grow into the next-generation of cloud architects for Appirio. Fostering a supportive and productive company culture has always been a top priority for us, which is part of why being named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana is such an honor.
The growth and development of the Indianapolis office has far exceeded our mission three years ago. By implementing benefits that map back to our company traditions and values, we have not only built an office of creative and sharp minds within close proximity to our customers and partners, but we have created a work environment that our employees genuinely enjoy. The health and well-being of our employees around the world is immensely important to us, as is evident through our corporate wellness program, CloudFit. Through this program employees are offered opportunities to become more educated about their health, engage in virtual training session, and track their progress through wearable fitness trackers like Fitbit. The aim is to motivate employees to live an active and healthy life in and out of work. Additionally, our Silver Lining program serves as an example of how greatly we value philanthropy. The program provides employees time off to volunteer for the non-profit of their choice and it has been a key initiative not just in Indianapolis, but company-wide.
Appirio employees are given the support and encouragement to do their best work and be their best selves. In Indianapolis, we have found some of our best and brightest employees, we work hard to maintain our culture as the company continues to grow. This is why being named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana reaffirms our mission and footprint in Indianapolis, while helping us to further the growth of our business.