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Global Relay Named One of Canada's Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013
Vancouver, Canada – February 13, 2014 — Global Relay has been recently celebrated as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. This is an impressive accolade for Global Relay, the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, supervision and eDiscovery solution for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries. Waterstone, a leading Canadian executive search firm, proudly chose Global Relay as one of its prestigious program’s 2013 honorees in a celebration for Canadian organizations with exceptional cultures that not only enhance performance but also contribute to a competitive advantage.
“Global Relay has outstanding alignment to their company values, and great identification of the behaviour that drives success,” said Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone and Chair of the Canada’s 10 program. “This is an exceptional organization, where people are proud to work. We are thrilled to see Global Relay on the 2013 list of Canada’s 10 winners.”
The awards ceremony was kicked off with a summit where Global Relay CEO, Warren Roy, and President, Shannon Rogers, presented a case study on “Doing Business Beyond Canada’s Borders.”
Headquartered in historic Gastown, Vancouver, Global Relay is a Canadian technology success story, built on a strong entrepreneurial culture that encourages collaboration and innovation and a belief that company value is derived from employees. As Global Relay has grown from a three-person startup to a 300 employee enterprise, so too has the company’s reputation among veteran workers and new graduates as a place to establish a rewarding career. Perhaps more tellingly, the core management team has remained intact since the company’s founding in 1999. Global Relay has recruited talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and uses a flat management structure and commitment to openness and transparency to promote the teamwork, creativity and drive necessary to execute on its ambitious strategic goals.
Since 2007, Global Relay has achieved over 800% revenue growth and expanded internationally. The company now has 17,500 customers in 90 countries and five offices worldwide. “Our employees have been key to our growth,” says CEO & Founder Warren Roy. “They’re the foundation of our success, and maintaining a strong culture brings everyone together not only to dream big but to make those dreams a reality.” Roy’s vision of a strong corporate culture, which places value on staff engagement, collaboration, and innovation, permeates through every level of the company. From strong internal communication networks, and shared working and “playing” spaces, to team building events- his cultural vision is reflected in the many moving parts of the organization. Kelvin Ng, the Director of Business Operations, recognizes that company success hinges on having talented and motivated staff. “At Global Relay, we look beyond hard skills and hire people who will take personal pride and ownership in their jobs and in the business. We then listen to those people and count on them to guide us in shaping and building our corporate culture.”
Global Relay is committed to supporting the community where it lives, works, and plays. In 2012, Global Relay became the Title Sponsor and Operator of the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. The event is a huge success drawing in over 35,000 spectators. Global Relay staff is integral in planning, managing, and operating the race, assisted by community volunteers.
Being ranked in Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013 is a welcome addition to Global Relay’s list of accolades. BC Business named Global Relay as one of the Top Companies to Work for in BC for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. Global Relay was also ranked in the top 100 of the 2013 PROFIT 500, an annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies in Canada by Profit Magazine. Global Relay was ranked 21st on the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in addition to inclusion in Deloitte Fast 500 for the third year running. Global Relay also received the BCTIA’s Technology Impact Awareness for Community Engagement Award.
About Global Relay
Global Relay is the leading cloud-based message archiving, search, and surveillance solution for the financial services industry. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Outlook and web access. Global Relay’s 17,500 customers in 90 countries include broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisors and public companies, as well as 22 of the top 25 global banks. Global Relay has strategic partnerships worldwide, including a global Strategic Partnership with Thomson Reuters for compliance archiving.
About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate CulturesTM is a national program founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital, one of Canada’s fastest-growing retained executive search firms specializing in recruiting for fit and in cultural assessment. This program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.