22 May 2018 Spotlight on HEXONET
This week’s Spotlight on Tech focuses on HEXONET, one of the world’s leading domain and Internet service providers. Read on to learn more about HEXONET‘s world renowned technology, customer service, and diverse company culture!
Describe your company and primary product(s) and/or service(s).
HEXONET is the trusted domain platform choice for thousands of individuals, resellers, startups and service providers in over 110 countries around the world.
How many employees currently work at your company?
We currently employ over 40 awesome individuals between our two offices.
Where are you located?
We have offices in Richmond, Canada and Homburg, Germany.
Describe the culture at your company.
Our company culture is unique in the sense that while we’re an established international company, we stay close to our startup roots as a nimble and fast-paced technology company that knows the power of teamwork. We’re a little nerdy, casual but professional, true to our word, and enjoy good laughs every day. We proudly refer to ourselves as “HEXOnerds”.
What does your leadership team (and company as a whole) do to support/grow that culture?
Our leadership team encourages learning and growth from all employees. Every two weeks, the entire office gets together for a casual meeting in addition to weekly department sessions. These meetings are used to share what we’re working on, flag issues, ask any questions between departments, and get multiple ideas from different perspectives. We also do a monthly team lunch that’s great for cross department collaborations.
When your employees talk about your company, what do they brag about?
- Industry knowledge – we are the technology leaders in the domain name industry and have an executive team filled with experts in the field. Our industry knowledge is unparalleled.
- Multicultural office space – we are lucky to work in an office filled with employees from all over the world. Most of our co-workers speak multiple languages, and for many, English is their second language. The multicultural treats we get to enjoy is a big perk!
- Ideas to implementation – we set goals and we work hard to reach them as a team. Everyone knows their part and how they’re contributing to the overall vision. It’s empowering and motivating to bring your expertise to a group and see things take off.
Describe your most recent achievement/milestone as a company.
One milestone we are about to achieve is to reach four million domains under our management. Our current number is displayed prominently for all employees to see and be excited to strive for. Every satisfied customer, every successful business we support, every new idea we help bring to life is reflected in the number we see, it’s inspiring. How will we celebrate? With a boat cruise, of course!
Are you hiring?
We are always interested to meet talented individuals. We want our employees to succeed, and strive to offer opportunities for growth within the company. You will get experience working with an international customer base and be part of a close knit, innovative, and curious group. If you’re interested in working with an international team, contributing to fulfilling projects, and want secure and long-term employment, make sure to check out our current job postings: hexonet.jobs
Who is the ideal employee for your company?
We are looking for motivated individuals that are willing to continue learning and growing. We want you to treat HEXONET as if it’s your own company and share ideas and ways you think your position, and HEXONET, can grow. We are looking for great team players and those that take pride in their work.
What is the company goal for the upcoming year?
Our company goal this year is to expand our local connections. We have been in the Vancouver area for 10 years and would like 2018 to be the year we make like-minded friends, meet more local innovators, create opportunities for meaningful conversations, and share our exciting (we promise!) world of domains. Make sure to connect with us if you’re interested to chat or have any domain related questions or curiosities. We’d love to hear from you!
Tell us an interesting fact about your company.
One of our favourite stories is one that teaches us how intriguing the domain industry can be. Our current VP of Marketing started off with HEXONET as a consultant. During her first meeting with Jens Wagner, CEO, Robert Birkner, CSO, and Tony Kim, CMO, Tony sat back in his chair, crossed his arms, and casually told her that she may not want to leave once she realizes how fascinating the domain industry can be. Not knowing what she was getting herself into, she brushed the comment off. Lo and behold, after meeting the very interesting domain network and diving deep into the ins and outs of this unique world, Marie Lanyon, VP of Marketing, couldn’t get enough and officially signed on as a HEXOnerd!