Mike Rogoway, Feb. 19, 2016
Big corporations love to bemoan government rules and regulations. Not Navex Global.
The Lake Oswego company's software helps its clients comply with those rules. From construction to banking to public utilities, Navex tools monitor business practices and warn companies when employees get out of line.
"Our growth is driven by legislation and regulation," said Bob Conlin, Navex's chief executive.
That's enabled Navex to quietly grow into one of Oregon's largest privately held companies, forecasting $200 million in revenue this year. After a major acquisition last fall and rapid growth in its Oregon work force, Navex moved into new offices this week just 200 yards from its previous headquarters.
The new digs are 20 percent bigger than the ones the company left behind. But at least as important as size, Conlin said, is the fact that they're designed specifically to help Navex compete in the Portland area's hot market for technology workers.