Today, Phoenix is fertile ground for more than real estate and tourism, particularly the East Valley. With a population of nearly 1.5 million and 36 percent of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, the East Valley is an undeniable force for startups and established companies shaping the tech landscape—and for Openforce.

As more companies adopt 1099 workforce models to include independent contractors, freelancers and owner-operators, the demand for Openforce’s products and services has sky rocketed. To keep pace with customer demand, Openforce recently opened a new office in Chandler. Expanding into the new space along the 101 and 202 freeways, gives Openforce a prime location from which to do business and attract top talent from the region’s key communities.

Innovation & technology hub

Chandler has developed a reputation as the ‘Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest’ due to the presence of renowned companies such as Intel, Garmin, PayPal and GM’s Arizona IT Innovation Center. Further fueled by top-ranked universities and community colleges, including Arizona State University and its Polytechnic campus, Maricopa Community Colleges and A.T. Still University—these local institutions help lead the way in developing a highly skilled workforce and thriving tech ecosystem.

In similar fashion, Openforce CTO Derek Neighbors recognized that having an East Valley presence would help create strategic advantages for the company. Adept at helping companies build high-performing teams, Derek previously co-founded Gangplank, a collaborative workspace to help encourage local creatives to explore new ideas and create what they are passionate about.

“We wanted to find a space that offered a creative and collaborative workspace,” said Neighbors. “Plus, given the intensity around recruiting, it was time for us to step up and embody our vision of Work Without Limits, offering an open and challenging team environment while eliminating long commutes for those living in the East Valley.”

Opening its doors in April 2018, the Chandler location had an immediate, positive impact on the company’s recruiting efforts. Now filled to capacity, the development team has more than doubled in size to fulfill key product and development roles across end-to-end customer experience, design, mobile optimization and agile development.

Proven technology & service excellence

What our customers value most about Openforce is that we are a long-term technology partner. Outsourcing non-strategic business functions to a technology partner can have a dramatic impact on business growth, productivity and profitability. However, this only works well when your technology partner truly understands your business and is fully able to meet your needs. And not all technology providers are created equal.

At Openforce, we are progressive, offering technical quality and a commitment to continual improvement. Our team of highly qualified engineers offer specialist skills with professionalism and authority. Trained to handle major events and supported by senior engineers, the team works within a framework of tested procedures to ensure speedy and positive outcomes. This approach increases productivity—both ours and yours.

We additionally set ourselves high standards and take pride in our remarkable service delivery. This powerful combination enables us to make things better for clients and independent contractors alike, enabling them to focus on their core business operations and profitability.

Come visit our offices!

Clients and partners that have visited Openforce comment on our bright, open spaces that encourage collaboration and productivity. Visitors also get an immediate sense of our notable service culture at the core of our brand, and passion to help contractors and companies succeed. While our offices provide a cool environment, it’s also the place where we get stuff done and have fun doing it.


For clients or prospects interested in visiting our Openforce offices, or to meet your extended support and development teams, we’d love to see you. Reach out to to schedule a trip.

About Openforce

Openforce is the leader in technology-driven services that reduce operating costs and mitigate risk for companies using independent contractors. Our cloud-based applications help companies and contractors alike achieve more sustainable, profitable growth by removing financial, operational, and compliance barriers to getting business done.