Apr 4 2011
Anthony Loredo

Media Technology Company Centro Named #1 Best Place to Work in Chicago


CHICAGO, IL – April 4, 2011 — Today, Crain’s Chicago Business officially named Centro Chicago’s “#1 Best Place to Work” in 2011, highlighting Centro’s unparalleled dedication to its employees. Media technology company Centro was chosen from a competitive group of companies with 50 employees or more that spanned the six Chicago-area counties. The 2011 Best Places to Work annual list rankings are determined by a third party analysis of employee responses to two surveys issued by Crain’s Chicago Business to Chicago-area companies.

“At the core of Centro, we believe the happiness of our employees is the key to our future and our success,” said Shawn Riegsecker, founder and president of Centro. “From the day we started, we’ve worked hard to create the right culture and environment that helps our employees achieve their highest level of personal fulfillment and satisfaction. I can’t thank our peeps enough for making Centro the fun, energetic and rewarding company it is.”

Through the Crain’s survey, Centro’s employees shared the wide breadth of perks offered to them including tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits (on-site yoga classes, coverage of eighty-two percent of employees’ health plans, twenty percent discount on the employee portion of premiums for participants in the company’s health screening program), 401(k) matching plan, stock options, three week sabbatical after four years of service, generous time off policy, employee happy hours, on-site karaoke, foosball and video games. To ensure transparency throughout the organization, Centro’s leadership team holds a monthly all-hands forum where employees are encouraged to ask executives pressing questions.

Having recently announced $22.5 Million in Series A funding at the beginning of the year, Centro is positioned strongly for rapid growth, fueled largely by the aggressive expansion of the technology and business teams in Chicago. The company also launched Transis, groundbreaking media software that streamlines the digital advertising processes and eliminates redundant tasks associated with placing digital media, early last year.

Centro is proud of the culture they have created that reinforces the importance of achieving success by focusing on the well-being of its employees, customers and the community and congratulates its fellow honorees, including Assurance Agency Ltd., Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., Digitas Inc., Career Builder LLC and Deloitte LLC.

To learn more about Centro and its title of the “Best Place to Work” in Chicago, please visit Crain’s Chicago Business.

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