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English digital transformation company Adaptavist chooses Toronto for its North American headquarters


Adaptavist wants to add up to 800 jobs and invest more than $50 million.

Hot on the heels of recent announcements from international IT company Globant and cryptocurrency startup Ripple, another international company has announced the opening of an office in Toronto.

Adaptavist, a digital transformation company, announced last week that it had chosen Toronto as the location for its North American headquarters. The company said it will create up to 800 new jobs over the next five years and invest more than $50 million to help incubate new startups and drive public-private sector collaboration, including initiatives with non-profit organizations, and supporting academic and corporate R&D.

Adaptavist provides enterprise software, solutions, and services across technology ecosystems including Atlassian, AWS, Slack, Cloudbees, and Gitlab. Founded in 2006 in London, the company has 13 offices around the world, including New York, Madrid and Kuala Lampur.

Adaptavist’s new desktop and innovation center is part of the company’s multi-year strategic growth plans that include leadership from Atlassian as well as support for more diverse technology ecosystems, including Aha!, GitLab, and Slack.

Teams in the Toronto office will focus on major transformation practices such as Agile, Cloud, DevOps, IT service management and work management, including, for example, being a major product development center for products such as ScriptRunner and Slack apps.

Adaptavist’s new 16,000 square foot offices will provide a hybrid work environment for its growing employee base and serve as an innovation hub for business partners, community groups, academics and the arts. The building will have a space dedicated to presentations and exhibitions as well as spaces for skills-based training, which will be coordinated with partners from across the community.

The first collaboration of Adaptavist North America’s new headquarters will be with Ascent Soccer, a non-profit organization operating in Canada and the United States, which empowers talented young boys and girls in Malawi and Uganda, Africa, to access education through scholarships in North America. schools and colleges. Adaptavist is committing $150,000 a year for the next two years, plus mentorship and digital support, to help co-founder and Toronto native Adrian Bradbury attract even more scholars to Ontario.

“We are thrilled that Adaptavist, one of the world’s fastest growing software consultancies and Atlassian’s largest partner in Canada, is making Toronto its official North American home,” said John Tory, Mayor of Toronto. “Adaptavist has a long history of success in our city and country – they have been a great job creator, business and academic partner – and they are proof that our focus on technology and economic growth works. We look forward to an even more productive relationship in the future.

Adaptavist opened an office in Toronto more than eight years ago. Harp Athwal, the company’s head of customer services and North American operations, called it one of the smartest decisions the company has ever made.

“Toronto offers an enviable mix of culture, collaboration and support – the city is extremely welcoming to business and takes the promotion and development of talent seriously,” said Athwal. “Our company and this city have grown together as technology leaders, and we couldn’t be more excited to make Toronto our permanent home in North America.

This mix of culture, collaboration and support could explain why a number of large companies have opened offices in Toronto in recent months.

In the last year, besides Globant and Ripple, Walmart announced that it would open a technology center in Toronto; CRM management company Hubspot opened its first Canadian office, hiring more than 50 people; and US proptech company Alfred stepped in with US$75 million for hiring and acquisitions.

Additionally, Swedish payments company Klarna opened a product development and technology center in Toronto, marking its first in North America, and announced plans to strengthen the technology center by hiring more than 500 engineers from here. 2025, alongside the opening of offices in Vancouver and Quebec.

Adaptavist claims 40% annual revenue growth in 2021 and more than 13,000 customers representing more than half of the Fortune 500. Adaptavist has more than 500 employees.

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