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With over 20,000 customers, Smarsh is the leading provider of archiving & compliance solutions for companies in regulated and litigious industries. Smarsh is headquartered in beautiful Portland, Oregon with offices worldwide.


Date of inception






Content Types

Messages Archived in 2014

Growing Headcount and Market Presence
with a Global Focus

Smarsh Contact Portland

Portland, OR

Smarsh Contact

Atlanta, GA

Smarsh Contact New York

New York, NY

Smarsh Contact

Boston, MA

Smarsh Contact Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Smarsh London



Our guiding principles influence our relationships with clients, partners and co-workers

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Milestones of Excellence

December 2001
We’ve been at it since 2001. With a background in the financial industry, founder Steve Marsh saw his consulting clients scrambling to meet the electronic communications mandates from regulators. At the top of the list was section 17a-4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which had expanded to require the retention and supervision of email and electronic communications.


January 2005
Smarsh formally moves to Portland, Oregon with a handful of employees, focusing on archiving solutions for broker-dealers and investment advisors.

February 2005
Smarsh opens an office at 75 Broad Street, steps from the New York Stock Exchange.

November 2005
The Smarsh client base surpassed 250, including over 100 broker-dealers with email archiving service.


September 2006
Smarsh signed its 500th financial firm for email and message archiving services.


May 2007
Smarsh raises its first outside capital from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a growth capital firm located in Los Angeles, CA.

April 2007
Smarsh announces its groundbreaking policy engine, the Virtual Compliance Officer®, designed to make email supervision more efficient. Expertise with compliance and supervision tools leads to significant traction with independent broker-dealers.


December 2008
Smarsh crosses over 50 employees.

November 2008
Smarsh completes the acquisition of Financial Visions.

August 2008
Smarsh ranked No. 184 on the Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

June 2008
Smarsh ranked No. 2 on the Portland Business Journal’s list of Oregon’s fastest growing private companies.

February 2008
Smarsh completes the acquisition of CentraScan.


December 2009
Smarsh customer count passes 9,000.

October 2009
Smarsh ranked No. 61 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies.

August 2009
Smarsh named to Inc 500 for second straight year.

June 2009
Smarsh ranked No. 1 on the Portland Business Journal’s list of Oregon’s fastest growing private companies. Founder/CEO Stephen Marsh named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Pacific Northwest.

May 2009
Smarsh adds email encryption and data-leak prevention services to its product portfolio. Smarsh also extended its archiving support to Twitter, becoming the first archiving provider to include this social network in its consolidated services.

April 2009
Founder/CEO Stephen Marsh named to Portland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.”


September 2010
Smarsh named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for second consecutive year. Smarsh named Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Growth Stage Company of the Year.

August 2010
Smarsh Named to Inc. 5000 for third consecutive year.

July 2010
Smarsh adds text message archiving to its archiving and compliance services.

June 2010
Smarsh named to Portland Business Journal’s Private 100 for third straight year.

May 2010
Smarsh introduces archiving support for Facebook and LinkedIn, eight months before FINRA releases Regulatory Notice 10–06, guidance on social media.. Smarsh wins the Oregon Technology Award for Technology Service Company of the Year.


December 2011
Smarsh crosses over 100 employees.

October 2011
Smarsh adds Quest Software as a strategic investor and partner. Smarsh named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for third consecutive year.

September 2011
Smarsh opens an office and R&D hub in Boston, MA.

August 2011
Smarsh named to Inc. 5000 for fourth consecutive year.

June 2011
Smarsh named to Portland Business Journal’s Private 100 for fourth straight year.

March 2011
Smarsh named one of the 100 best Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business.


November 2012
Smarsh named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for fourth consecutive year.

October 2012
Smarsh adds Salesforce Chatter® and Microsoft® Yammer as supported content through direct relationships between both companies.

September 2012
Smarsh customer count passes 20,000.

August 2012
Smarsh named to Inc. 5000 for fifth consecutive year.

June 2012
Smarsh Acquires AdvisorSquare from Symantec and opens an office in Los Angeles, CA. Smarsh named to Portland Business Journal’s Private 100 for fifth straight year.

May 2012
Smarsh Introduces Web archiving to its product portfolio.


December 2013
Smarsh passes 200 employees.

November 2013
Smarsh named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for fifth consecutive year.

October 2013
Smarsh awarded Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power award as a top private job creator.

September 2013
Email Management Suite named a KM World Trend-Setting Product for 2013. Smarsh opens East Coast technology hub in Atlanta, GA.

August 2013
Smarsh partners with Toba Capital to grow and expand the business. Smarsh Named to Inc. 5000 for Sixth Consecutive Year.

June 2013
Smarsh named to Portland Business Journal’s Private 100 for sixth straight year.

May 2013
NASDAQ OMX and Smarsh establish partnership to deliver deeper compliance risk capabilities. Web Archiving named a finalist for Technology Association of Oregon “Cool Product of the Year.”


November 2014
Smarsh named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for sixth consecutive year.

February 2014
Ore­gon Busi­ness 100 Best Com­pa­nies to Work in Oregon Smarsh Named to Ore­gon Busi­ness 100 Best Com­pa­nies to Work in Oregon

March 2014
Ore­gon Tech­nol­ogy AwardSmarsh Chosen as a 2014 Oregon Tech Awards Finalist

June 2014
Radicati Top PlayerSmarsh Rec­og­nized as “Top Player” In Cloud Infor­ma­tion Archiv­ing by Inde­pen­dent Ana­lyst Research Firm.

July 2014
Inc. 5000Smarsh Named to Inc. 5000 for 7th Con­sec­u­tive Year.

August 2014
KM World: Trend-Setting Products of 2014Smarsh Named as a Trend-Setting Product of 2014

September 2014
Beagle Research: WizKids 2014Beagle Research named Smarsh one of the winners of the annual WizKids Award for innovation in front-office technology. Wizkids 2014 specifically recognized the Smarsh Salesforce1 Chatter archiving and compliance solution.

May 2014
FTF News awards Smarsh Best Social Media and Compliance Solution.FTF News awards Steve Marsh FinTech Person of the Year.

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