Jellyfish is looking to make its Baltimore office a hub as it expands across the U.S., said EVP and Managing Director Kevin Buerger.
The digital marketing agency started in the United Kingdom. The Baltimore office opened after the company landed Laureate Education as a client in 2010. Since then, the operation here has grown to 75 employees, and clients include Under Armour, Stanley Black & Decker and Carfax. The size of the company’s office in Scarlett Place (near the corner of East Pratt and President streets) has also grown from about 3,000 square feet to 15,000.
And they’re not stopping there. Buerger said the Baltimore office may house as many as 120 employees by the end of 2016.
The company has also brought on new leadership in the Baltimore office. In the fall, Jim Hamilton was hired to head U.S. operations. More recently, Paramjeet Sanghera became the company’s first CTO. Both execs previously worked at iCrossing.
Jellyfish focuses on digital marketing, with service offerings such as design, SEO, paid search, email and analytics.
The Baltimore office still works closely with Jellyfish’s UK and South Africa operations. The company also has offices in New York and San Francisco, but Baltimore is seen as a key, and that’s reflected in the executive hires being based here.
“Baltimore needs to be our hub, and then we can expand to other cities,” he said.