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WillowTree Expands with Ohio’s World-Class Tech Talent

Ohio-based digital agency scales workforce to meet its current surge in demand for digital products amid the pandemic

Mon Mar 29 2021

Company Name: WillowTree LLC
Location: Columbus
Industry Sector: Technology
Company Profile: Founded in 2008 as a mobile app and web development company, WillowTree has grown with the digital ecosystem to support every stage of the product life cycle, from developing a mobile strategy to launching mobile products. The company is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its clients include leading brands such as HBO, Johnson & Johnson, and National Geographic.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 50
  • Jobs retained: 108

Company Need:

Since its acquisition of the Columbus-based digital agency Dynamit in 2019, WillowTree has continued to grow in established markets. There has been a heightened demand in the digital product space fueled by COVID-19. Scaling will help the company manage increased customer volume.

The company needs to hire for very specialized roles quickly in order to meet that demand and is looking for competitive talent.

“Competition for recruiting in the technology industry is at an all-time high, and we are confident that we will find world-class talent in the Columbus Region to help fill a variety of hyper specialized roles. Scaling our workforce here is an integral part of our strategy to meet the current surge in demand for digital products.”
Tobias Dengel,
CEO, WillowTree

Why Ohio? 

WillowTree will expand in Columbus and anticipates being able to hire world-class tech talent in Ohio.

Columbus is home to The Ohio State University, with an undergrad enrollment of nearly 50,000 students, producing plenty of talent for WillowTree’s talent pipeline. With almost 300,000 tech workers employed in Ohio and dozens of colleges and universities training talent in these fields, the state has a large pool of existing and new talent to fill open positions within fast-growing tech companies.

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