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Meet the Company: Jobber

Meet the Company: Jobber

“Five years ago there was barely a Jobber,” says Sam Pillar, Co-founder and CEO of the software for service business with more than 100 employees working out of their headquarters in Edmonton and second office in downtown Toronto.

In 2011, Sam and Forrest Zeisler, Jobber’s CTO, founded the company. In those early days, without an office to call home, the coding duo spent their time tapping away on laptop keyboards in businesses around town. “We had a circuit every day of five or six coffee shops that we would go to,” explains Sam. “You don’t have a lot of money when you’re starting a company—well, no money.”

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A year and a half after it announced an $8 million Series A, Jobber has opened a Toronto sales office as it focuses on growth.

“We have the majority of that money still in the bank thanks to our diligence around how we deploy capital and focusing on profitable growth,” says Jobber CEO Sam Pillar, who adds that the company is profitable.

The Edmonton-based company’s Toronto office will be located at OneEleven, which just hosted the opening of its 250,000 square foot space last week. Jobber has also brought on new VP of marketing David McInInch, who will be responsible for overseeing the company’s growth and go-to-market strategy and leading the new Toronto office. McIninch has 15 years of experience in the marketing industry at companies like ADP, Acquisio, and Morneau Shepell.

“It’s the biggest labour market in Canada, and the time zone is great for us from a sales and customer support perspective,” said Pillar. “Toronto has a lot of really great talent to complement what we have in Edmonton, and honestly, there are certain kinds of roles, that Edmonton is sort of lacking…that pedigree that we can’t get access to in Edmonton. So there are some of those kinds of roles that Toronto will be beneficial for.”