Start-up technology company establishes headquarters in Reno, Nevada |

Start-up technology company establishes headquarters in Reno, Nevada

NNBW Staff
Jim McClenahan, right, Director of Corporate Relations and Outreach at University of Nevada, Reno, presents the co-founders of Alchemy — Jim Carr, left, COO, Mike Duffield, CEO, and Bill Wilson EVP of talent development — a pass for the Wolf Pack game for the Alchemy's Reno staff.
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Software services and solutions company, Alchemy, is establishing its headquarters in Reno. The move was announced Monday by Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) during a welcome press conference at the Atlantis Casino Resort.

Located on Double Eagle Drive in Reno, the company recently began hiring for a variety of full-time and intern positions and is expected to double its workforce annually over the next three years with approximately 40 percent of the workforce based in Reno. Alchemy also has a satellite office in Pleasanton, Calif.

“Alchemy views Reno as an ideal location for our headquarters,” Mike Duffield, Alchemy CEO, said in a press release. “First, we’re excited to partner with the University of Nevada, Reno, to develop and hire talented students. Second, the migration of tech companies to business- and innovation-friendly Nevada is something we want to help lead. And third, we’re pleased to offer our employees and their families the opportunity to establish roots in affordable communities that offer excellent schools, climate, and airport facilities; a high quality of life; and easy access to an outdoor lifestyle.”

Alchemy offers a suite of cloud-based optimization tools, applications, training, and services for organizations that deploy Workday Student, HCM, and Financial Management business applications, with a focus on higher education.

Alchemy is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill consulting and support positions. Job seekers can apply directly to the company website,

“Alchemy choosing Reno over California for its headquarters is further proof of our transformation into a tech center known for our innovative industries. I welcome Mr. Duffield and his talented team with open arms to our great city,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “As recent coverage in Bloomberg and MSNBC have illustrated, Reno continues to get positive national attention for how we’re diversifying our economy and helping The Biggest Little City rebound.”

“We are excited that Alchemy, an innovative technology company, has selected Reno for their new operations and corporate headquarters,” said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN. “The fact that they chose to establish their headquarters here is significant and shows that they intend to be here for the long term. Software technology and services like those developed by Alchemy are a great fit for our community, are one of the fastest growing industries today, and bring some new and great paying jobs.”

Other local partners who assisted Alchemy with their decision to relocate to Reno include Stark & Associates, Ken Stark, Earl Peterson and the University of Nevada Reno, Jim McClenahan.