Veeva Systems, a global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry, is growing its operations in the Kansas City, Missouri region. The company will create more than 100 jobs over the next five years across the Midwest in engineering, product, sales, and services. With the option to work from home or in the office as part of Veeva’s Work Anywhere approach, the Kansas City office will serve as a hub for collaboration.
“We’re proud that another leading technology company like Veeva has chosen Missouri for our ideal business environment,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “With an expanding list of cutting-edge employers, our state already stands out as a growing tech hub where innovators thrive. We look forward to the positive impact Veeva will bring to Kansas City and our state’s vibrant technology industry.”
“We are excited to expand our presence in the Midwest which has been a great place for us to grow technology talent,” said Greg Whitsitt, Engineering Director and Kansas City Site Leader at Veeva. “For our engineers, consultants, and sales leaders in the region, the office will be a place to build new connections and share ideas to further innovation.”
Veeva selected the Lightwell Building in downtown Kansas City for its 10,000 sq. ft. engineering hub. The new office will have private workspaces for focused work and carefully crafted areas for meetings and social interaction. The company joins a diverse network of health IT companies in Kansas City, employing 100,000 in the tech sector overall, and nearly 300 life sciences organizations in the region – representing a $9.1 billion per year industry employing 34,000 people.
“As a hub for the life sciences industry, Kansas City is a key location for leading companies like Veeva to expand and advance their innovative technology,” said Tim Cowden, President and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “With the more than 3,600 people that graduate with life science degrees in the metro each year, Kansas City offers companies like Veeva a well-educated pool of talent and a strong network of expertise as they continue to grow.”
“Veeva is one of the world’s most successful cloud software companies. Adding them to Missouri’s long list of leading global tech and health innovation companies is extremely exciting for our state,” said Subash Alias, CEO, Missouri Partnership. “Veeva plans to hire more than 100 people in the region, and we are confident they will find the brightest talent here, as well as a thriving tech ecosystem that continues to grow and shape the future of the tech industry.”
Veeva is hiring software engineers, product managers, as well as sales and services leaders in the Midwest to help life sciences companies develop and bring medicines to market faster and more efficiently. Learn more about Veeva’s open positions at careers.veeva.com.
About Missouri Partnership
Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri’s business strengths. Since 2008, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners statewide to attract companies that have created 32,700+ new jobs, $1.6 billion+ in new annual payroll, and $6.3 billion+ in new capital investment. Some recent successful projects that led to major investment in Missouri include Accenture Federal Services LLC, American Foods Group, Casey’s, Chewy, Inc., James Hardie, Meta, Swift Prepared Foods, URBN, USDA, and Veterans United.