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Effective Spend Named a 2020 Best Places to Work in 3 Categories by Built In Austin

On January 13th, Built In Austin published their official lists of Austin’s 2020 Best Places to Work and Effective Spend has been ranked on three different prestigious lists: 


Built In determines their rankings by taking a comprehensive look at each company’s benefits and compensation data from 2019 and algorithmically grading how they compare to other locally-based companies.

Separate from these annual rankings, Built In hosts live, frequently updated rankings which act as a snapshot of what’s going on in the area, with fluctuations favoring the most recent data. Effective Spend consistently ranked on Built In’s live list throughout 2019, ranking as high as #2 for small companies in October. While the live lists help keep a pulse on Austin businesses throughout the year, the annual lists published in January are highly regarded as Built In’s locked, definitive, and official rankings for the year.

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“Being selected in not just one, but three, categories is an honor we are extremely proud of,” said Natalia Wulfe, Co-Owner & CMO of Effective Spend. “Our company has seen exponential growth over the last few years, nearly doubling our revenue, staff, and office space. But through it all, we have maintained an incredible culture of excellence, personal growth, inclusion, and fun. We’ve worked hard to ensure our career development, training, compensation, and culture programs have scaled to meet the demands of our growing and evolving team.”

These 2020 honors continue our momentum from 2019 where we ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies and Austin Business Journal’s FAST50 along with being named a Google Premier Partner Award Finalist and Clutch’s Top Digital Marketing Agency in Austin

We are thrilled to be joined on the overall Best Places to Work list by several of our local clients, including FloSports and Khoros. FloSports ranks in the top quarter, sitting at 24th, while Khoros tops the entire list at number 1 overall! You could say that we like to keep good company.


About Effective Spend’s Culture

Our culture is built through our team and supporting them with a variety of great (and now award-winning) perks and benefits. As we grow, we are constantly looking for ways we can add to and adapt our benefits package to accommodate the needs and wants of our team. Our goal is to create an environment that everyone is comfortable and excited to come to work in.

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive paid time off
  • Additional PTO for volunteering, flexible holidays, birthdays, and summer Fridays
  • Medical, dental, and vision healthcare plans
  • 401k with company matching
  • Onsite parking provided
  • A centrally located office that has beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and is within walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and the hike and bike trail
  • Healthy snacks, fruit, fresh-ground coffee, and cold brew on tap
  • Fun team outings and social sports like soccer, cornhole, and kickball


Want to see what all the hype is about for yourself? Check out our company culture page. Looking to join our dynamic team of expert digital marketers? Check out our current job openings


About Built In

BuiltIn.com uses 8 geographically targeted branches to highlight rising, tech-based businesses from 8 hotbed tech hubs across the US. Austin sits with Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado, New York City, Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco as the focuses of Built In’s efforts and as major players in the US’ tech industry. Acting as a hub of tech trend news and information, Built In is an invaluable resource for professionals looking to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the industry or discover new opportunities with companies on the rise.


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Jen was born in the Seattle area and spent much of her childhood there. Upon graduating from high school, she lived in Florida for a year before moving back to the Seattle area. She then began working in the high tech industry in sales and marketing, and transferred to the Bay Area in California where she met and married her husband of more than 20 years. They lived in California for several years before moving to the Seattle area and then onto Montana, and now Austin. Now that she’s been in Austin for more than a decade, she considers herself a true Austinite. Jen has been a jack-of-all trades since leaving the tech industry. She has done everything from teaching music, to professional chef, to preschool teacher, and photographer. Raising their three children has been a joy and blessing to Jen. She loves all things creative, cooking, and traveling.