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Nuvita is only moving 12 feet, but it’s a vertical move — to the second floor of the Verge Building Downtown, where the company will have plenty of space to expand. “We’re excited,” CEO Carlos Perea said. “It gives us a chance to freshen up the space, and it gives us room to grow.”

Nuvita adding muscle with new office, bigger staff

Feb 9, 2015, 2:15pm MST

Reporter-Albuquerque Business First

 

Nuvita is only moving 12 feet, but it’s a vertical move — to the second floor of the Verge Building Downtown, where the company will have plenty of space to expand.

“We’re excited,” CEO Carlos Perea said. “It gives us a chance to freshen up the space, and it gives us room to grow.”

Nuvita is a corporate-wellness company that encourages healthy lifestyle changes for employees at large firms. The company has also made a bit of a pivot, Perea said.

“We’ve historically been very focused on a regional model, and we would meet with companies face to face,” Perea said. “But New Mexico doesn’t have a lot of companies and certainly not a lot of the larger companies. We’ve changed the business model, and we’re able to do what we do with any company anywhere virtually.”

Nuvita had been targeting companies with more than 100 employees. But Perea said the company started seeing growth in smaller companies — those with 30 to 50 employees — as well as with those with thousands of employees in California and New York.

“It has changed, and as a result we’re finding traction and growth. There’s a need for what we do,” he said.

Perea said the company has 14 employees today, but he expecting to nearly double the headcount this year. The Verge Fund, a venture capital firm, owns the building and had housed a law firm on the second floor for the last six years, Verge Fund partner Bill Bice said.

The Verge building is also home to the ABQid business accelerator program and Wednesday Office Hours, which is a weekly event involving meetings of entrepreneurs.