Tech firm OwnBackup opens new HQ in Englewood Cliffs

By Emily Bader
Englewood Cliffs | Oct 21, 2019 at 1:31 pm

OwnBackup, a cloud-to-cloud backup/recovery vendor, announced Monday it has opened a new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.

The new space can house up to 160 employees, reflecting on the company’s recent rapid growth in New Jersey, it said. OwnBackup, which recently secured $50 million in funding, has doubled the size of its staff for the past three years.

Over the next few months, the company said it will be hiring for a variety of roles, including sales, marketing, customer support, product, technical support and administration.

“Bergen County is excited to welcome OwnBackup and its growing base of employees to Englewood Cliffs,” Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said. “Bergen County is one of the best places to live, raise a family and work, thanks to our highly skilled workforce, excellent schools and parks, and diverse downtowns. Our strong county economic development team helps businesses like OwnBackup thrive, because we believe in investing in each other, our workforce and our shared future.”

The 30,000-square-foot headquarters will have an open-office layout centered around an auditorium for community events. The property also has employee perks, including a gaming room with arcade and console games; a spa-style lounge with massage chairs; a pub area with fully stocked beer taps; a kitchen; and more. There will also be a free shuttle to-and-from Manhattan for commuters.

“The opening of our new Englewood Cliffs headquarters marks a milestone in what has been an incredibly exciting period of expansion for OwnBackup, as global demand continues to increase for reliable cloud data protection,” OwnBackup CEO Sam Gutmann said. “It was especially important to us that we harness this growth here in Bergen County, which provides proximity to Manhattan while allowing us to tap into an abundance of highly skilled tech talent in the surrounding region.”

“I am delighted to welcome OwnBackup to Englewood Cliffs. Businesses like OwnBackup are the backbone of America and they drive our technology based economy forward,” Englewood Cliffs Mayor Mario M. Kranjac said. “Englewood Cliffs has emerged as a place where start-ups, development stage companies and Fortune 500 companies can thrive, grow and prosper. Their employees can live comfortably here, raise their families, run, cycle, walk, hike and kayak all in view of New York City.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader