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Red Ventures Overview

Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We’re a team of talented people who think it’s fun to challenge what’s possible and do bold things- fast. Founded in 2000 and headquartered just south of Charlotte, N.C., Red Ventures works with some of the largest brands in the country and ... More

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  • Here’s the scoop on our continued growth + what's in store for the future. (via The Charlotte Observer)

    Red Ventures CEO: We're going to keep growing

    Red Ventures, the Indian Land-based marketing and sales firm that has more than doubled its workforce in the past five years, is poised for further expansion, CEO Ric Elias told the Observer. Plans include construction of a fourth building starting next month on 120 acres the company bought in September around its headquarters, the company says.

Red Ventures – Why Work For Us?


We’re a team of talented people who think it’s fun to challenge what’s possible and do bold things- fast. Founded in 2000 and headquartered just south of Charlotte, N.C., Red Ventures works with some of the largest brands in the country and we’re now the largest technology-enabled platform in the US for launching and growing sales and marketing businesses.

What we do is unique and often hard to explain. Red Ventures uses advanced online marketing and a highly skilled sales force to optimize and disrupt every stage of the online sales process for partners in high-growth industries.


In a nutshell: we partner with large brands in high-growth industries and we own the entire direct marketing process on their behalf - from demand generation to closing the sale. Our expertise lies in our ability to optimize the entire customer lifecycle for these brand partners. We do this by connecting with potential customers from their initial interest in the marketplace to their end transaction.

Our in-house capabilities include digital marketing, lead generation, sales conversion, proprietary performance tracking and technology.

Learn more at www.redventures.com

RV attracts and develops highly motivated, intensely innovative, results-oriented individuals. Performance is rewarded with increasing responsibility, regardless of tenure or experience. Employees have latitude to make important decisions, take smart risks, and own their careers.

Red Ventures people are passionate about life, at work and outside it. The team is comprised of marathon runners, skydiving instructors, former Peace Corps volunteers, scuba divers, artists, and world travelers. Their energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to driving performance every day is the key to Red Ventures’ continued growth and success.


We use our office for more than just work.


We think world-class talent deserves a world-class workspace.  As an RV employee, you can start your morning with a spin cycling class and chase it with a mocha latte from our onsite coffee bar. Then take a mid-morning break to play a quick game of HORSE on the indoor basketball court. Grab lunch with friends at one of the onsite restaurants and eat it outside by the pergola if the weather is nice. Wrap up the work day with a brick-oven pizza and then head to the rooftop beer garden or basement bowling alley for happy hour with your buddies. 

 Learn more at www.redventures.com


Brilliant people, unparalleled career opportunities and the freedom you need to drive your own success. At RV, we train our talent in-house to make big decisions that matter – and given the speed at which our business is growing, our employees experience career progressions that just aren’t possible at larger firms.

Marketing/ Business analysts

From coming up with game-changing marketing strategies to negotiating deals with corporate partners, these associates make multi-million dollar decisions that have tangible impacts on the business – daily. 



We make things because we know they work. From the color of a banner to the location of the call to action, we test everything. Our digital design, web copy and other creative outputs don’t exist in a vacuum. They hook into powerful user behavior technology that helps us find what customers want. The lessons we learn inform our future projects. At Red Ventures, we get near real-time feedback on the effectiveness of our creative work.


Software Engineers

At other companies, engineers might spend months developing a prototype – and then pass it off to someone else to be completed. Here, we don’t just follow our projects from start to finish, we help lead discussions on how to continually optimize it. We balance a multitude of projects, from consumer-facing products to complex internal systems and constantly be expected to come up with new, creative solutions to everyday business challenges.

Inside Sales

We never do any cold calling, and we don’t waste time with unqualified leads. Every customer our inside sales representatives connect with has been carefully funneled through sophisticated behavioral tracking technology and advanced marketing analytics. Find more information, including commission details (hint: it’s uncapped) and what kind of bonuses to expect on the next tab.



Remember that thing we said earlier about driving your own career path? We weren’t kidding. We’ve had countless employees completely invent new positions that align with their passions and contribute to the bottom line of the business.   Red Ventures is more than just a Best Place to Work in Charlotte – This is a place where you can launch and drive your own career.

Learn more at www.redventures.com


We’re not telemarketers, and we’re not a call center. At Red Ventures, we only connect our inside sales professionals with customers we know are looking to buy. Then, using our proprietary technology, dynamic scripting and real-time training and coaching sessions – we give them all the tools they need to close the deal.

The perks: 

  • Big rewards. Our sales professionals earn uncapped commission, competitive base pay, and they have the opportunity to earn big bonuses like iPads, Caribbean cruises and swag galore on a regular basis.
  • Fun at work. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never be bored. Between our on-campus amenities like a basketball court and basement bowling alley, our habit of going all out for company Happy Hours, and most of all – the energetic, kind of crazy people who work here – there’s always something fun going on at the office.
  • Career growth. It’s absolutely critical to our business model that we continuously develop, reward and promote our top sales agents. Additionally, we only promote from within, so this role is often a springboard to future leadership positions.


What to expect:

There’s one more thing you should know if you’re thinking about applying to work at Red Ventures: It’s hard work. But it’s wildly rewarding. 

It’s not an easy job, but we’re not looking for people who want easy wins. We’re a company of high-achievers, tough coaches and lifetime friendships. We take big risks, set ridiculous goals, and constantly break new records – and we celebrate wins like nobody’s business. 

At Red Ventures, you’ll face new and difficult business challenges every day, so we need people who can adapt quickly, are receptive to coaching, thrive in a high-energy environment and have the leadership skills to maintain a positive atmosphere on the sales floor when things get tough. 

Sound like you? Check out our open Sales Jobs here.


Meet a few of our employees!

Jay Butler, Director

“One of the big reasons I came to Red Ventures is because I’m ultimately interested in running my own business. RV offered a unique set of experiences that I believe are rapidly moving me closer to that goal."


"RV is focused on hiring smart, fun, dynamic and interesting people, and it makes the environment and work here truly one of a kind. It’s hard not to like everyone you work with, and as a result, many close friendships are developed within these walls.”

Ryan Ratcliffe, Senior Associate

“Out of college, I worked as a credit analyst at a large bank and then as a buy-side analyst at a hedge fund with investments across multiple industries.I spent a lot of time looking at and evaluating other companies, and making a decision to transact or not. I really wanted to get more hands-on in my analysis, where I could see the results of my work from within an organization.  I was also looking for a chance to mix up my skillset outside of Excel and Powerpoint, and learn something completely new and different.


"At Red Ventures, the level of responsibility awarded to very young employees is completely unique.  Every person is allowed (and is expected) to test new ideas and implement significant changes to the business without a long approvals process.  The quality of people Red Ventures is able to hire warrants the responsibility.”

John Kirkpatrick, Associate

“Before coming to Red Ventures, I worked in various marketing and Edtech start-ups, but the entrepreneurial characteristics of this company stuck out to me. I knew I would be challenged here in ways I couldn’t challenge myself, and the opportunity to take ownership very quickly after joining was exactly what I was looking for."


"The transparency from the top down has been truly awesome. It makes it really easy to tell how big of an impact you are making at RV, and it’s easy to stay motivated when your up to speed on so many facets of the business.”

Learn more at www.redventures.com

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    Web Designer: Better than an agency. Way better than inhouse.

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    - Work the hours you want to work, just get your work done. - Take a break and play basketball, go bowling, shoot some pool, or play corn hole on the roof. - Continued education is encouraged - There is opportunity to grow within the company. - The tech you expect and most up to date software. Whatever you need, just request it. - You get to work with some of the best in your field and smartest people around. - Team outings every few months, especially on a big win. Company wide happy hours every month. - Amazing campus with all the amenities. - Great benefits. Plus opportunities to get stock in the company. Affordable healthcare plans. - Subsidized meals, and two on site cafes. Plus a food truck. - Free trip to the Caribbean each year. What else can beat that?


    - Very fast paced, if you can't keep up, then it's not the place for you. - Pretty intense interview process. But hey, if you want to work with the best, you have to show you're the best and prove it. - You have to move desks every few months. But I kinda like moving. - I really don't have many, I love my "job".

    Advice to Management

    I love my manager and senior leadership. If I had to give any advice, get to know those who you don't normally interact with on a day to day basis. Sometimes it's nice to just walk by and say - Hi "name", how's it going? And acknowledge one another besides saying just hi.

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    Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Red Ventures (Fort Mill, SC) in October 2015.


    The interview process for this position is fairly simple. You will send in a resume and cover letter (if you're smart) online and if an HR recruiter is interested they will reach out to you via email within a couple days. They will ask if you are interested in a phone interview (screening) and ask you to follow a link to schedule a time. A person in HR will call you in that time for a call that lasts literally 5 to 10 minutes. The point of this call is to ask why you want to work at Red ventures, if you've operated multiple programs on a computer simultaneously, if you have sales experience meeting metrics, etc. Many posters on here say they are rude. This is not the case. You have to keep in mind they are screening you, not interviewing you. So as you talk they are typing everything you say and trying to keep up with you. They're not making judgments on you other than whether they think you meet the needs for an interview by the end of the call. If you do they will go ahead and ask to schedule you for an interview over the phone or by email, or they may contact you after a day or so to schedule one. If scheduled for an interview they will send you general information about the company, FAQs about the process, and a script. The script is a one page conversation between you and a mock customer, with another page of features and benefits of a fake tv package. You will need to read through this out loud a few times to practice. When they got to that part of my interview i sighed and he said everyone gets nervous about this part, so they know it's not easy for everyone. My interviewer turned around in his chair so that he wasn't looking at me and said "ring ring" and you answer starting with the script. My advice would be to put bullet points of what you want to say in your "persuasive argument" right in that section so that you don't have to switch pages. They biggest thing they look for is to see if you hesitate after being rejected. If you have even 1 sentence prepared for the beginning of your spiel then you're ten times better off. You can't prepare too much for exactly what you'll say because there are 3 options that they will give you as a customer. so you need to make notes on the paper as you talk with them in the beginning that you can refer back to (ie. price of current service) I was given sports which i know nothing about, but I said that he "would be getting 200 channels, 150 of which are in HD, compared to the 120 that he's getting now for $20 less than what he's currently paying. On top of that remember you're going to get access to all of those NFL games that you love, and extras on pay per view as an option. Not to mention that this service is 99% reliable so you never have to worry about the tv going out on you in the middle of a game! I can go ahead and set that up for you immediately, waving that installation fee. (then go right into the final red sentence) I have times in mornings and afternoon, etc etc." so you want to customize it to what they've said, and can even dig deeper into their interests than what i did. they do this call at the end of asking you a few questions. those questions are typical: who is your favorite boss you've had and why? what would that person say are your best qualities? what would they say you need to work on? why do you have an interest in red ventures? when is a time you were faced with a challenge (sales) and how did you over come it? Do you have experience meeting sales goals and how do you do that? whats a time you did something you shouldn't have (or that backfired on you or something i can't remember)? if you've ever worked with guests, sold products, sold credit cards, had to convince someone of something, you should have examples for all of those. just think of job memories before had that you can apply in different ways. After that they show you around the main building- These people are typically really good at sales and they've moved up. so it's not a fair showing of what your work space will look like but it definitely gives you a feel for what the company values and how employees interact with each other. Then you watch a 20 minute video about a sales call so you can see one first hand. this one is insurance and a bit trickier than what they usually start people in so i didn't take it as omg that looks difficult. and the video is funny too. They tell you the process will take 1-2 days to get back to you because the recruiters meet to talk everyone over. i was emailed a few hours later telling me they wanted to move forward, sent me links to fill out application info for a background check, called me the next day with an offer. So i know i just wrote a book, but i wanted this to be helpful because i was really nervous and I felt like the other posts on here didn't give me the information that I wanted. Good luck everyone!

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  • Top Workplaces (#1-Large), The Charlotte Observer, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2014
  • Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies, Charlotte Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, Charlotte Business Journal, 2012
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