About 25 local employees will grow to 50 by the end of this year, said Aaron Evans, vice-president of engineering for Thinking Phone Networks and head of its Kanata office.
The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. but hosts its research and development facility in Kanata where co-founder Mr. Evans lives and works. He’s the only Canadian of the company’s four founding members.
The local growth is a result of strong market demand for cloud-based services and the continual doubling of the company’s revenues year-over-year. Thinking Phone Networks also doubled its customer acquisitions in 2012 over 2011, according to Mr. Evans – which he says outpaces the industry average by 30 per cent.
Calling Kanata a “mecca of tech talent,” Mr. Evans said it’s the perfect location for the company’s R&D efforts, where all products are developed and integrated onto its platform.
“We’re continuing to work on some pretty innovative stuff,” Mr. Evans said. “Our operations (in Kanata) are really crucial to the company’s success.”
Founded in 2005, Thinking Phone Networks allows enterprise, service provider and PBX vendor employees to collaborate and work from anywhere using its cloud-based platform.
Before moving into its office at 436 Hazeldean Rd., the company operated out of an office in the Kanata South Business Park on Michael Cowpland Drive.
Later this year, the firm plans to open a data centre in Europe, develop solutions for mobile devices and continue upgrading its business analytics capabilities.