DES MOINES, Iowa – January 13, 2015 – BirdDog, the leader in recruitment and applicant tracking solutions (ATS) for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has reported tremendous growth for the 2014 fiscal year. The company experienced 53% revenue growth over 2013 revenue. This is the largest growth in company history. Also over 215 new logos were added, including a large national organization with 30,000 employees.
To support this double digit growth, BirdDog also more than doubled its staffing adding 27 new employees requiring the company to take over an additional suite in their current building and double the office space. The product development team expanded by 250%, inside sales grew by 175% and account management grew by 50%. Additionally in May of 2014 BirdDog created a new customer care department to better serve customer talent acquisition needs at both tactical and strategic levels.
BirdDog also completed a $4 million Series A funding round in 2014. The financing was led by Next Level Ventures. Next Level joined prior and return investor Bridgepoint Investment Partners. The new investment is being used to further BirdDog's already impressive growth. Specifically, the funding is being used to scale the company, expand its Software as a Service (SaaS) product offering, and grow the already passionate customer community.
“It takes an entire company to achieve the success accomplished in the past year,” said Todd Skokan, president and CEO of BirdDog. “I could not be more proud of the accomplishments of the entire BirdDog team. I want to thank everyone at BirdDog for their hard work, creativity, innovative approach, and willingness to work harder than ever in 2014. We look forward to helping even more companies attract, hire and retain top talent as we accelerate our growth.”
BirdDog 2015 growth plans include innovating our software and services offering, hiring additional employees, moving to a new building for increased space and adding more customers and partners.