InsideTrack Expands its Portland Coaching Center, Doubling the Organization’s Footprint

PORTLAND, OR. — November 17, 2011 — InsideTrack, the nation’s premier provider of student coaching services to universities, today announced the  expansion of its Coaching Center into the Bank of America Financial Center at 121 SW Morrison in downtown Portland. The new full-floor site provides over 18,000 sq. ft. of additional space for InsideTrack’s Portland employees, more than doubling the company’s footprint in the Rose City in response to growing demand for its services.

The new InsideTrack Coaching Center is located in the Central Business District, and features an open floor plan with maximum natural light from windows overlooking the Willamette River, downtown Portland, and the surrounding mountains. InsideTrack Coaches, executives, program managers, and analysts will work together in the new location, supporting the organization’s mission to help students be more successful in college and graduate prepared for career success.

“Consistent with our mission-driven company culture, we designed a floor plan with our Coaches at the center of the layout,” said Derald Sue, InsideTrack’s Chief Information Officer. “Our professional Coaches are the core of our company, and our facility build-out strategy embraces that philosophy.”

“We’re able to attract top talent to in part because we invest in making the workplace inviting and engaging.  We support our Coaches with great workspaces, including the new 121 SW Morrison office,” said Kai Drekmeier, President.

With its location in the central business district of Portland, the new InsideTrack Coaching Center is just one block from the TriMet Max rail line and bus systems.

“One of our main requirements when securing this space was that it be in close proximity to public transportation,” said Mr. Sue. “We are thoroughly committed to providing a convenient, professional, and socially responsible work environment that meets the needs of our employees.”  The 121 SW Morrison Coaching Center will supplement the 15,000 sq. ft. location InsideTrack already operates at the One World Trade Center Building at 121 SW Salmon. Founded in 2001, InsideTrack is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with Coaching Centers located in Portland since 2008.

About InsideTrack:

InsideTrack is the nation’s premier provider of student coaching services. Our mission is to improve student engagement, persistence, and success. InsideTrack has coached more than 350,000 students at leading campuses across the country. Our clients include Penn State University, University of Dayton, Florida State University, and Columbia University School of Continuing Education. A recent study funded by Stanford University found that InsideTrack Coaching improves retention and graduation rates by 10-15 percent, and is more cost-effective than previously studied interventions. To learn more about InsideTrack, please visit: www.insidetrack.com.

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