Cengage Learning Announces New Innovation Hub In Mission Bay San Francisco
Recognizing the Bay Area as a leading EdTech center, education leader sets sights on recruiting top business and technical talent to help redefine the future of education
San Francisco, CA – May 1, 2014 – Cengage Learning, a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets, today announced the company’s new West Coast office located in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. Designed by the award-winning architecture firm Gensler, and purposely built to support the best and brightest technical and business talent that the Bay Area has to offer, the new offices mark the beginning of the company’s next strategic chapter to redefine the future of education through technology and product innovation. Cengage Learning’s move into San Francisco also solidifies the “City By The Bay” as not only one of the best known tech hubs in the world, but also a growing innovation center within the EdTech space.
“We are excited to be here in a great city and business community with offices that are a true embodiment of our company’s core tenants of engagement and collaboration,” said Michael Hansen, chief executive officer, Cengage Learning. “Cengage is committed to transforming learning with tailored technology solutions to accelerate student engagement and our new office here in San Francisco will give us immediate access to some of the best academic institutions, technical and business talent in the world. We believe that becoming part of the Bay Area community will enable us to carry our vision for redefining the future of education forward in a truly meaningful way.”
The new Cengage office has more than 250 employees across all functional areas including product development. With its open, light-filled and airy floor plan, creative conference pods, ubiquitous white board writing surfaces to capture the next bright idea at a moment’s notice, Cengage has built a truly unique, collaborative environment to rival any of the Bay Area’s top innovation brands.
“We welcome Cengage Learning to our business community and congratulate them as new members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce,” said Bob Linscheid, President & CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “Education and skills are the keys to both individual prosperity and economic vitality in San Francisco and we look forward to having Cengage Learning here in our community as a partner supporting the future of education and technology.”
Cengage is actively looking to hire in the areas of IT, software engineering, product management, product marketing, business development and more. Cengage encourages its executives and employees to contribute as active members of the communities in which they reside through paid volunteer days and a company-match charitable giving program.
Cengage Learning is hosting an open house on May 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to unveil its new office at 500 Terry Francois Boulevard, Second Floor in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Office tours, product demos and refreshments will be available to guests. To attend, please RSVP at www.cengage.com/events/sanfran.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with operations in more than 20 countries around the world. For more, visit: www.cengage.com.
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