The headquarters of cybersecurity firm iboss are the definition of a super modern, all-glass-and-sunlight workplace. The only piece of furniture that stood out as different in terms of design is the table in the main conference room, which is made of Torrey pine — a dark, knotty wood that’s typical of California, where iboss CEO and co-founder Paul Martini is from.
When deciding to leave San Diego to relocate the company he co-founded, Martini said he considered different options, from San Francisco to New York City. Eventually, Martini said that the “staggering” access to talent and the great tech scene that Boston had played a major role in his decision. Basically, he liked everything besides the snow.
“But we’re a cybersecurity company,” Martini explained. “So the weather is a trivial thing compared to the things we’re trying to do here.”
After officially moving in on Federal Street last May, Martini said they already started looking to expand the company’s 23,000-square-feet office, as they’re planning to double their headcount by the end of the year. The current 100 employees work together in a wide open space, which is composed by two large rooms: one for sales people, the other for the rest of employees. The entire space is surrounded by windows with a view on Boston’s Financial District.
“When it snows, it feels like being inside a snow globe,” said Amanda Bohne, vice president of marketing and communications. “It feels like you’re right in the center of everything.”
Here are the photos I took during my tour of iboss: