Apr 4 2013
Anthony Loredo

Centro Recognized as the Best Place to Work in Chicago by Crain’s for an Unprecedented Three Years in a Row


Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Centro’s Dedication to Employee Growth and Wellness; Company Looking to Grow Advertising Technology Business with Dozens of New Positions Nationwide

CHICAGO, IL – April 4, 2013 – Centro (centro.net), a provider of modern media services and software, today announced it has been named by Crain’s Chicago Business as the Best Place to Work  (http://bit.ly/YSstou) for the third consecutive year.  Centro is the first company to achieve the No. 1 ranking three times. The recognition is based on a survey of employees and employers on hiring practices, pay levels, vacation time, career-development strategies and more. Centro’s strong focus on employee development, highlighted in its manifesto has propelled it to a 65% CAGR for the past five years.

Centro provides media logistics services and software for advertising agencies. The company has more than 300 employees across 30 offices in the U.S. and is aiming to grow personnel by 33% in 2013. The company plans to add 40 new positions immediately in software development, sales, account management, ad operations and more in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and other offices. Anyone interested in exploring careers with Centro should review job listings on our careers page.

“Centro is proud to be named the Best Place to Work in the third largest city in America. This award is a reflection of all the amazing people at Centro who have shaped and created what the company is today,” said Shawn Riegsecker, CEO of Centro. “We believe in creating a happy environment and healthy life for those who choose to be a part of the company. Seeing our efforts recognized by Crain’s Chicago for three years in a row is extraordinary.”

Centro’s perks and benefits for employees helped secure its placement on the Crain’s list. These include:

  • Health Savings Account (Centro covers 80% of deductible via HSA contributions)
  • Free vision insurance and free short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid three week sabbatical after four years of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free wellness screenings and wellness program and rewards
  • Charitable donation matching
  • Free yoga
  • Sittercity membership (for child care, pet care, housekeepers and more)
  • Dream Empowerment Program

About Centro
Centro (centro.net) partners with advertising agencies to improve their campaign performance and digital media teams’ productivity in order to better manage costs and maximize profitability. Centro is the only provider that offers both managed services and cloud software options to simplify and streamline the full campaign life cycle to meet the unique requirements of every agency. Since 2001, Centro’s media logistics specialists have successfully planned and executed more than 22,000 local and national campaigns across all digital display platforms and ad media types. Headquartered in Chicago with 32 offices nationwide, Centro’s success and commitment to culture has led to many accolades, including #1 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Anthony Loredo