Fitness tech company in Missoula celebrates 100-worker milestone

Monday, December 03, 2018

In less than a year, a high-tech fitness-focused company called ClassPass has gone from just a few workers to more than 100 relatively highly paid employees in Missoula. The company will soon be moving into a new 15,000-square-foot office on the fifth floor of the First Interstate Bank building downtown.

ClassPass hosted Gov. Steve Bullock and executives from its home office in New York to celebrate the achievement.

Brian Mitchell, the head of talent acquisition for the company, said ClassPass began discussions about a third office in January 2017 and looked at more than 900 towns and cities before adding Missoula to its New York and San Francisco locations.

“Probably the very first visitor to our office was the governor himself, and that kind of echoes the type of support that we got from the governor in November of 2017 when we really started to commit to Missoula and started thinking about it,” he said. “We did talk to the governor and he did promise us a challenge-ready workforce here in Missoula, and here we are less than a year later with over 100 employees in town and it’s exceeded our expectations, obviously.”

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