Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports, has opened a sales center in Tempe. “We wanted to be able to better serve our growing customer base in the west of the country,” says Creditsafe’s president of U.S. operations Matthew Debbage. The fast-growing company, which was founded in 1997 in Oslo, Norway, and set up its first U.S. headquarters in Pennsylvania in 2012, chose the Valley due to its rapidly growing economy as well as the quality of the work force and attractive real estate market.
Creditsafe offers high-data-quality, easy-to-use reports that customers can access directly online. “In 2014 alone, we supplied over 74 million company credit reports to more than 80,000 customers around the world. We already have over 5,000 customers across the U.S.,” says Debbage, observing, “More companies appreciate the business intelligence and marketplace advantages that a comprehensive credit report can offer them.” The new 9,500-square-foot office is predicted to grow from its current base of 30 employees to 150 by 2016.