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Vancouver-based ZoomInfo to resume in-person work

By , Columbian business reporter

One of Clark County’s biggest employers, Vancouver-based marketing intelligence company ZoomInfo, announced last week that it will resume partial in-person work at all but one of its offices starting July 6.

ZoomInfo employs a staff of about 1,800 and operates nine primary offices in Vancouver, Bellevue, Waltham, Mass., Bethesda, Md., Conshohocken, Pa., Grand Rapids, Mich., Atlanta, Ga., San Mateo, Calif., and Ra’anana, Israel. The company’s Waltham office is currently in the process of moving to a new building and will open July 19, according to communications manager Rob Morse.

The return of in-office activity will coincide with the rollout of a new “hybrid remote” work model in which employees will work three days in the office and two at home each week, outlined in a Wednesday blog post from ZoomInfo content marketing coordinator Stephanie Tonneson.

Employees will be able to choose between hybrid or fully in-person work models, and “a limited number of people” will be able to ask for permission to remain fully remote. The new structure “will be the norm through at least 2022,” Tonneson wrote.

Like other office-based companies in Clark County, ZoomInfo has been operating remotely since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Founder and CEO Henry Schuck said earlier this year that he had been apprehensive about going fully remote because he felt that the company’s in-office environment was a key piece of its work culture.

The transition ended up working better than expected, and in a statement in the blog post, Schuck said it was “tempting” to think about a permanent work-from-home model, but he ultimately decided that the in-person office energy was “too precious to be lost.” Still, the new hybrid work model reflects the fact that “the world has changed in meaningful ways in the last year,” he said.

Schuck founded the company in 2007 under the name DiscoverOrg. The company’s software platform gives client businesses access to a database of information about other companies to aid their business-to-business marketing efforts. DiscoverOrg acquired former competitor Zoom Information in early 2019 and adopted the name ZoomInfo for the combined company later that year.

ZoomInfo filed for an initial public offering in late 2019 and pressed ahead with its IPO plans despite the arrival of the pandemic, ultimately raising $934 million from investors at its stock market debut  in June. The company trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol ZI.

The company has continued to grow rapidly in the past year — Tonneson’s blog post noted that the ZoomInfo has brought on more than 1,000 new employees since the pandemic began.

This post has been updated to correct the listed number of ZoomInfo offices.