Pathfinder Product Labs, LLC, a global product management consulting and coaching firm, announces a $5.4 million investment in new payroll, expanding its existing national headquarters in Grandview Heights, creating 40 new jobs by 2025. The investment will be used to support its existing employees and add new jobs with work-from-home flexibility, cementing Pathfinder’s commitment to talent and proven success helping clients build more successful products and portfolios through product coaching and consulting services.
Pathfinder has nearly quintupled its workforce in the past two years, prompting the expansion of its existing 1207 Grandview Avenue, Grandview Heights location. “The Columbus Region is the ideal place to continue growing our business and establishing our national headquarters,” said Brett Buchanan, CEO of Pathfinder Product Labs. “The central location, robust talent pipeline and breadth of industries makes it a natural fit for us. We’re happy to be a part of the community that has cultivated our success in the Region.”
Founded and headquartered in the Columbus Region, Pathfinder Product Labs is a globally recognized company. Pathfinder has evolved from a single-client, homegrown business started by Brett Buchanan in 2017 to a preferred partner for startups with massive growth potential, legendary brands and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. “As businesses are confronted with recession-like conditions and more uncertainty than ever, I get to see our team solve really complex business challenges through product management in healthcare, retail, ed-tech and beyond,” said Tammy Lawlor, vice president of Go to Market, Pathfinder. "That kind of impact is exciting, and it’s especially exciting to see it happen here in the Columbus Region.”
“We welcome Pathfinder Product Labs’ expansion and the many resulting opportunities for workplace and talent development within our community,” said Greta Kearns, Mayor of the City of Grandview Heights. “Pathfinder’s collaborative approach to helping companies across industries maximize their capabilities is in line with Grandview Heights’ community-focused nature.”
The Columbus Region is ideal for headquarters and business services with its significant back office and technology talent with concentrations of software developers, financial specialists and customer service representatives well above the national average. It is home to five Fortune 500 companies and represents a diverse group of advanced industries including e-commerce, automotive, bio-medical and advanced computing. Companies operating in the Region continue to pursue innovation, testing new processes and products in Columbus, which is demographically representative of the nation.
“Pathfinder Product Labs’ unique product management approach is delivering solutions to companies seeking to improve their products while spurring rapid growth for its operations in Grandview,” said J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio. “The headquarters expansion will bring 40 new jobs, nearly quadrupling Pathfinder Product Labs’ current workforce.”
About Pathfinder Product Labs
Pathfinder Product exists to help business and technology leaders unblock profitable growth and create better workplaces through modern product management. Through coaching and consulting services, they have partnered with startups to global Fortune 100 (Top 20) companies and Columbus-based organizations to re-envision the role of technology as a source of innovation and business growth. The best companies do it differently than the rest. We’ll show you how.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About The City of Grandview Heights
The City of Grandview Heights was incorporated in 1906 and became a charter city in 1931 when the residents of the community voted to adopt its first governing document. The City Charter is a living, breathing document that is reviewed by a group of residents approximately every 10 years, and approved by the city’s electors. Grandview Heights is proud to be one of the few remaining small towns that offer its residents full services without additional assessments. It is equally proud of its AAA bond rating, which has enabled it to update and maintain high-quality, family-friendly amenities such as parks, tennis courts, a pool complex, and multi-purpose paths. Many of these facilities also provide one of the City’s key partners, the Grandview Heights City School District, with recreational facilities. The City’s other key partnerships with Grandview Heights Public Library, the business districts, and the adjacent Village of Marble Cliff round out its exceptional desirability as a walkable, sustainable community.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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