By Heather Lusk
With a new vice president, website and business incentive, it’s only appropriate that local startup Clear Software also is planning a move to a new location.
After Dec. 15 it will occupy the second floor of 10 S. Main St. above Rosie’s Place. It had operated out of a conference room in the co-working space zWORKS since earlier this year.
Recognizing the company’s rapid growth, CEO Jon Gilman searched for many months for an alternate location.
“We’re absolutely thrilled we can do it in Zionsville,” he said.
A friend suggested the eclectic second floor spot on Main Street, so Gilman toured it an declared it a perfect fit.
“It felt like our spot,” he said.
Gilman said the company will be able to fit 20 to 25 employees at the location and has some thoughts about its next move in light of projected further growth.
“We’re going to have to get creative,” Gilman said. “We have a progression in mind, but it has to work.”
The four-year-old company specializes in making existing software products more user-friendly. The firm’s flagship product, ClearUI, is an intuitive web application that simplifies business processes.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. recently announced the approval of tax incentives for Clear Software to add up to 190 employees by the end of 2019.
“The state is going to double-down in committing to fund new companies,” said Marty Thompson, Clear Software vice president of marketing.
Clear Software’s plan is to hire employees in sales, marketing and developers and recently added Tad Alper, formerly with Interactive Intelligence, as vice president of Sales.
“We’re a very eclectic and very diverse team, and that’s the core of what Clear Software is,” Thompson said.
Recently, the company launched an updated website to prepare for its anticipated growth.
“We’re thinking big picture,” Gilman said. “This is going to become a global software company.”
“I’ve always thought the spirit of what we’re trying to do (is) to make people’s lives better,” Thompson said.