A year in review
A message from our CEO:
2017 was an incredibly exciting year at Passport. Much of our success can be attributed to our relentless commitment to the people we serve: our team members, clients, partners, and stakeholders. Together, we are laser-focused on challenging traditional solutions in ways that simplify experiences and create value. While we press forward and continue investing in our relationships, know that we will stay focused on the journey ahead with our #1 principle: People First. It’s ingrained in us and comes through in everything we do — how we treat each other, how we serve our clients, and how we design products.
All the achievements we can celebrate together today are a result of putting People First. Today, we stand 100 Passporters strong with plans to hire 50 more employees this year. We moved to a new 28,000 square feet office in the heart of Charlotte. We were named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal for the second consecutive year and we have consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work. As of last month, we welcomed Bain Capital Ventures to our team with the completion of our Series C funding which will continue to fuel our growth.
Building on last year’s momentum, we are pumped for what 2018 holds for Passport. We plan to continue expanding our global reach, accelerate product growth and innovation, invest in additional sales and marketing resources, and continue evaluating strategic acquisition opportunities. To remain successful and keep leading the industry, we must continue to listen to our clients to help us create, improve, and deliver streamlined experiences. We must continue to simplify the complicated to make a difference in people’s’ lives.
While it’s important to celebrate and memorialize our 2017 accomplishments, we need to also use them as motivation going into this new year. I will continue to hustle for our employees, our clients and our investors. It’s because of all of you, I put two feet on the ground every day and push ahead. My team inspires me to be greater today than I was yesterday and greater tomorrow than I am today. I think about the sacrifice, hard work, and long hours of each of our employees, the loyalty and determination of every client, and the support of all our investors.
Together, we are on this journey to bring change. And one thing that won’t change is our passion, drive and commitment.
Let’s make 2018 one of our best years yet!