Austin Chamber’s Opportunity Austin announces startup Elevated Reach opening in Austin

Posted on 06/01/2021

June 1, 2021

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AUSTIN, Texas—Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county prosperity initiative, today announced the opening of Elevated Reach, a startup backed by SNH Capital Partners, a private investment firm headquartered in Austin. This new center for sales excellence will offer growth strategies, including sales and marketing, to affiliated SNH Capital companies.

“Opportunity Austin is pleased to welcome this dynamic startup to the region that will provide new services to SNH Capital’s affiliates,” Charisse Bodisch, Austin Chamber senior vice president, economic development, said. “This exciting new venture is a great addition to our financial services sector and provides excellent job opportunities for our citizens.”

Elevated Reach’s new 4,700 square foot office will be located off the MoPac Expressway, at 3520 Executive Center Drive, Suite 150. The company plans on growing to 25 employees in the first year, 50 employees in year two, and eventually expects to have several hundred employees by 2026. This new venture by SNH Capital, which moved its headquarters to Austin in 2019, is a testament to the regional economy, its talent pipeline and the success businesses are finding in Austin.

“We are excited to open our office in Austin and we are looking forward to rapidly scaling our business model over the next few years,” John Lippert, chief revenue officer at Elevated Reach, said. “We’ve hired tremendously talented individuals who form the foundation of our dynamic team, and we can’t wait to make a strong impact to our partners and embrace the vibrant culture in Austin.”

The financial services industry sector maintains a strong growth trend of attraction and plays an important role in the regional economy directly employing 70,000 workers in the Austin region. This workforce has grown 57% over the last decade. The industry grew from 5.5% of all jobs in 2010 to 6.3% of all jobs in 2020. Nationally, the financial services sector has gone from 5.9% to 6.1%. It now accounts for a greater share of jobs in Austin than it does nationally and has done so since 2017.


About Opportunity Austin

Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 total jobs to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.

About Elevated Reach

Elevated Reach provides its affiliated portfolio partners with a proven sales infrastructure that is customized to align with each company’s growth strategy. As the proprietary sales center of excellence for our partners, we have a simple mission: to seamlessly integrate with their existing strategies and provide the necessary support to help them accomplish their growth goals. Building a marketing or sales team from scratch takes time, effort, and capital. We can accelerate our partner’s revenue through a myriad of solutions including top of funnel social prospecting and lead generation, digital marketing, turnkey sales and customer success. Our success is driven from investments in training talented people, data, our supportive and inclusive culture, as well as world class processes and technology. Elevated Reach is a startup backed by SNH Capital Partners, a private investment firm headquartered in Austin.