Business owners say one of their biggest challenges is finding and hiring great talent. Each hire has an impact on the success and productivity of the business. Sometimes when the talent is scarce, you must look elsewhere.
That’s exactly what LeaseTeam did when they expanded their operations from Omaha, NE, and opened an office at Corporate Woods in Overland Park, KS.
Jeff Van Slyke, the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer at LeaseTeam, was constantly traveling from the company’s headquarters in Omaha to recruit from Kansas City’s talent pool. He says it just made sense to open a satellite office here.
“We wanted to tap into a bigger market where there are more technology companies to attract more talent to our organization,” says Van Slyke. “As we looked to the future, opening up a Kansas City office allowed us to expand our footprint to access additional talent and resources.”
LeaseTeam provides software solutions and services to equipment finance companies throughout the US and Canada. For example, if a company needs to lease a piece of equipment, LeaseTeam’s proprietary software will handle the financing for the full life cycle of the transaction.
Since 2011, LeaseTeam has grown from under 60 employees to 114. They also experienced an 81% sales growth from 2011-2014. As a result, LeaseTeam was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America.
“It’s an incredible time for LeaseTeam, both in terms of the work we are doing and the growing number of employees doing it,” says Van Slyke. “Achieving the kind of growth necessary to make the Inc. 5000 speaks volumes to our people, our solutions and our industry.”
After months of commuting from Omaha, Van Slyke began to search for a home for the company. He says Corporate Woods immediately separated itself from the pack of other office buildings.
“We saw other business parks, but Corporate Woods was a no-brainer,” says Van Slyke. “The service and people here are great, and we liked the variety of floor plans and options. The pricing was also better than their competitors.”
Since opening their doors in August 2015, the Corporate Woods office continues to grow, and Van Slyke is excited about LeaseTeam’s future.
“We are a people business, and our biggest expense is finding talented people to work here,” says Van Slyke. “As a technology company, our growth is dependent on the intelligence of our employees. Coming to Corporate Woods has helped us tremendously.”
Van Slyke says the company is excited about exploring partnerships in and around Corporate Woods. To learn more about how you can work with LeaseTeam, visit their website.