Red-e App's Shelby Street building. Photo by Melissa Chipman
Red e App’s Shelby Street building | Photo by Melissa Chipman

The operation behind Louisville’s Red e App, a mobile communications platform, has doubled in size in the past year and recently expanded its HQ to 3,500 more square feet, taking over their whole historic building on Shelby Street in NuLu. The building, once a church, was also a gym and training spot for iconic boxer Muhammad Ali.

Today, the company announced the hiring of seven more employees, bringing the team up to 22 members, more than double the nine employees they had this time last year. The new hires include three engineers and four project and account managers.

Red e App connects companies to their hourly, front-line employees through a secure app on their mobile devices. Clients include Papa John’s, Woodhouse Day Spas, Peltz Shoes, CafePress and Hosparus.

The new hires come from a variety of backgrounds. Jenny Williamson, account director, is a former WHAS news anchor. Matt Stone, software engineer, worked for Coca-Cola. Leslie Hankins, also an account director, worked for Apple.

“As we grow, so does our story,” founder and CEO Jonathan Erwin said in a news release. “We are gearing up for Series B funding, growing in user base, staff and space. And we’re a technology company like Facebook or Twitter based in Louisville, Ky. This is a proud announcement for us, but should also be for the community.”

Speaking of Red e App: Join us for our next Insiders Meetup on Monday, May 18, at Red e App’s headquarters, 216 S. Shelby St. Panelists from Impulcity, Red e App, Chrysalis Ventures, KBD and EnterpriseCorp will discuss the topic: Does Louisville have what it takes to support startups? You can RSVP here.