by: Carrie Ghose – Columbus Business First
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) – Rapidly growing Olive AI Inc. is revitalizing one of central Ohio’s largest suburban office buildings – largely empty for four years – as its new corporate headquarters and conference space.
Now at 1,400 employees nationwide, the Columbus health IT company purchased Anthem’s former headquarters at 6700 N. High St. on Friday, according to Worthington City Council’s agenda for Monday.
Olive’s staff has increased sevenfold in two years; it just passed the 1,000 people mark in September. Hiring accelerated once it adopted a distributed workforce model, called “the grid,” in which employees work from home or in one of many small satellite offices.
“Our team is so big now that we need more space to bring together hundreds of Oliviers at once,” CEO Sean Lane said via email. “We also plan to organize mini-conferences out of space.
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