US tech firm WP Engine joins the move to Brisbane

Top US tech company WP Engine has joined the growing ranks of innovative businesses locating in Queensland, thanks to the assistance it received from TIQ. It was a coup for Queensland when the company, one of the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platforms, decided to open its Australian headquarters in the River City Labs co-working space in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley start-up precinct.

Then TIQ North America Commissioner David Camerlengo said there were several key factors that influenced WP Engine’s decision to choose Queensland as its base for servicing the Australasian market. ‘The business was particularly impressed with the strong local talent pool of skilled ICT staff and the pipeline of talent graduating from Queensland’s universities,’ Mr Camerlengo said.

Chief Marketing Officer at WP Engine, Mary Ellen Dugan, said the company was embarking on an exciting new chapter of international expansion. ‘Brisbane is the perfect place for us to continue to build our global footprint and get closer to our customers,’ Ms Dugan said.

‘We are energised by the opportunity to partner with the community, government and business leaders to build local talent and advance the local tech ecosystem.’

WP Engine was founded in 2010 and has its global headquarters in Austin, Texas. It also has offices in California, London and Ireland, and a customer base of around 70,000 companies in 130 countries.