SHIFT has seen our presence in Austin grow from concept to startup space to full running office in less than a year! SHIFT officially launched in Austin in January 2015, with longtime SHIFTer Matt Trocchio establishing the office with a few intrepid team members like Kim Diesel, Ty Achilles and Emily Mong by his side. Since then the office has already doubled in size and is making a name for itself in the local Austin scene.
From hosting a sold out “Masters in Marketing” event in January to taking in the sights and sounds of the Austin Scene, SHIFTers are embracing all things Weird. SHIFT Austin has also hosted over a half dozen SHIFTers from every other office, quickly becoming a favorite destination for travelling SHIFTers, including Victoria Khamsombath, a Senior Account Executive in our Healthcare Practice.
Victoria is a Boston-area native who started her SHIFT tenure in our Newton office, and recently moved for personal reasons to take up residence in our SF digs. During her time Boston time Victoria was the winner of our SHIFT Value Awards, an internal peer-voted campaign that recognizes someone who best represents one of our core seven values: Creative, Connected, Dedicated, Honorable, Smart, Positive and Ballsy. The winner gets to visit another SHIFT office gratis and Victoria, having already spent time in every other office to date, picked our newest location. Here’s what she had to say about her trip:
My week in Austin has been SUCH a blast. I actually find myself feeling homesick for the Newton-office as this really feels like a natural extension of Newton South Side (yes, Matt and Kim, it IS the better side). Matt and Kim are #dedicated and #AllAroundAwesome for being such strong SHIFT culture carriers. Not to mention #Positive and #Smart for all their tips on local eateries, watering holes, etc.
The Austin crew continues their local adventure tour with a recent summer outing where the team took to the friendly skies with indoor skydiving lessons from iFLY! We’re looking forward to hearing more from the Austin SHIFTers on Austin City Limits, the glory of good winter weather and the national treasure of breakfast tacos.