HootSuite launched in Railtown in November 2008 as part of Invoke Media with seven employees. It incorporated as a separate company in 2009. “I have the distinction of being the first non-tech employee,” said Dave Olson, HootSuite’s seventh employee and vice president of community.
Now 42, he was also the company’s oldest employee for ages. The average age of a HootSuite employee is 29. Holmes is 38.