EMERYVILLE, Calif.–Lithium Technologies, the leader in Social Customer Experience, today unveiled plans to relocate its headquarters to San Francisco, more than doubling its size to accommodate the company’s growth and increasing Lithium’s ability to attract key talent from across the Bay Area.
Lithium also announced it has appointed Jennifer Trzepacz as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, adding an unrivaled expert in human resource management to its leadership.
Lithium’s new San Francisco headquarters and the addition of yet another world-class leader will further strengthen its ability to continue leading the transformation of how business is done in today’s social age. The latest appointment follows the recent addition of Mark Culhane as Lithium’s Chief Financial Officer.
By June 2013, Lithium will relocate its headquarters to the heart of downtown San Francisco as the lead tenant in the historic Standard Oil Building, which is being retrofitted as a technology center. Lithium’s new San Francisco hub will further increase its ability to attract leading talent to serve its global customers and place it in the geographic center of the social conversation.
The approximately 50,000 square feet space is being reconfigured from the ground up to provide a state-of-the-art customer briefing center and facilities to accommodate around 400 staff.
Lithium additionally announced it has opened a New York office in Midtown Manhattan. Combined with its existing presence in key markets including Atlanta, Austin, London, Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Zurich, Lithium’s new world-class San Francisco headquarters and its New York facility will ensure Lithium is physically present across all the world’s key social markets.
Trzepacz brings unrivaled HR expertise
Trzepacz brings an extensive background in human resources at disruptive, innovative consumer and enterprise software companies. She has held senior positions at a number of global organizations, including most recently LivingSocial where she served as Vice President, Human Resources. During her tenure at LivingSocial, Trzepacz led a massive global expansion, onboarding more than 4,000 employees and recruiting as many as 250 new staff members a month.
Previously, she held senior human resources leadership roles at Salesforce.com and Electronic Arts.
Trzepacz will report directly to Lithium President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Tarkoff.
Executive & Supporting Quotes
- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said: “San Francisco continues to earn its title as the Innovation Capital of the World. By moving their headquarters to San Francisco and announcing plans to double their workforce, Lithium is helping to strengthen the local economy and create jobs for the talented and creative professionals that call our City home. I’m pleased to welcome Lithium to the growing lineup of companies choosing to make San Francisco their home base.”
- Commenting on Lithium’s new San Francisco headquarters, Lithium CEO Rob Tarkoff said: “With our rapid growth and numerous additions across the Lithium team in the past year we’ve quickly reached capacity at our current facility. Our new headquarters will give us the space we need to accommodate our growth, while providing our employees with the amenities only a vibrant city like San Francisco can offer. San Francisco has quickly become the center of the social media universe and is centrally located for employees from across the Bay Area, making it a natural home for us. I’m looking forward to continuing to grow our presence in one of the world’s top cities.”
- Commenting on Trzepacz’s appointment, Tarkoff said: “Jennifer has a terrific ability for managing and developing talent. Her skills will help us even better grow our already strong group of talented professionals around the world. Together with the recent addition of Mark Culhane as CFO, we now have the strongest possible leadership foundation to continue our aggressive global expansion and take Lithium to the next level.”
- Lithium’s new SVP of Human Resources Jennifer Trzepacz said: “I’m thrilled to join a company of Lithium’s caliber. I’ve never encountered a group that more seriously embodies Lithium’s core values of playing with excellence for the team and building products to be proud of. I’m honored to join such a talented group of professionals who place the company in an unparalleled position of strength to seize the opportunities ahead.”
About Lithium Technologies
Lithium helps companies unlock the passion of their customers. Lithium software powers amazing Social Customer Experiences for more than 400 iconic brands including AT&T, BT,Best Buy, Indosat, Sephora, Skype and Telstra. Lithium helps companies grow brand advocacy, drive sales, reduce costs and accelerate innovation to create a brand nation that redefines the customer experience. For more information, visit http://www.lithium.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our own brand nation – the Lithosphere. Lithium is privately held with corporate headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. and offices in Europe, Asia and Australia.