Spot Set to Open Chicago Office in Coming Months

The logistics company said it plans hire 200 new employees over the next two years.

Written by Abel Rodriguez
Published on Feb. 22, 2023
Spot Set to Open Chicago Office in Coming Months
Spot co-founder Andrew Elsener against a blue and grey background.
Spot co-founder Andrew Elsener. | Image: Spot / Built In

Chicago is a popular location for tech companies to open offices when expanding their operations. Last year, at least 17 tech companies opened or announced plans to open new offices in the Windy City, including some big names like Chime, and Culture Amp.

Soon the city will host a new tech company. Spot, a logistics company headquartered in Indianapolis, announced on Tuesday it signed a lease on office space in Chicago’s historic Marshall Field and Co. building. 

Spot has office locations in various other cities and currently employs 600 people. Its new 31,000-square-foot Chicago office will be the company’s sixth U.S. office. The space is expected to open in October.

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According to Spot, the new office will support its future growth plans, including hiring 200 new sales and tech employees over the next two years. 

“We chose Chicago because of the city’s exceptionally strong talent network,” Andrew Elsener, Spot co-founder, said in a statement. “Between being able to hire the best and brightest, and all of the amazing amenities that downtown Chicago offers, it was a logical choice for us to invest in our growth there.”

The company’s new office is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and is in the same building as Vivid Seats’ headquartersThe building was once a Marshall Field’s department store but has since been renovated into office space and a Macy’s location. Its amenities include a rooftop park, fitness centers and dining locations. 

Spot has already posted job listings on its website for the Chicago location and is looking to recruit and sales management talent. 

Founded in 2009, Spot is a logistics brokerage company that provides shipping solutions for its clients.

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