There is a unique and interesting story behind the inception of Velocitii.  Roger Hungerford, a Medina native and entrepreneur saw the opportunity for job creation in his local community when Fisher-Price shut down, impacting hundreds of jobs.  The toy company housed a manufacturing plant in the Old Pickle Factory in Medina, a historic building, dating back to the 19th century, which was once home to Heinz.  His sole mission was to invest in his hometown and save local landmarks.  As CEO of Sigma International, a medical device company, Roger purchased the Pickle Factory in 1995, generating several hundred jobs, which was a welcome addition to this bedroom community.

In 2012, Hungerford founded Talis Equity, a private investment firm devoted to bringing jobs back to the Medina area, including notable start-ups like Velocitii, LLC. Hungerford founded Velocitii in 2014, with a vision to employ hundreds in the community. Velocitii started with 6 employees supporting clients wishing to outsource their customer service and Backoffice work.

Velocitii has continued to grow year over year and has expanded the industries it serves, ranging from healthcare and ecommerce to waste management services.   Velocitii is an all-inclusive BPO company that prides itself on job creation in the local community, with a dedication to serving the community. The concept of community is at the heart of everything Velocitii does. Roger states “this building will never get sold; the jobs we create will stay here in Medina.”  Velocitii prides itself on hiring local members of the Medina community and outskirts of Rochester and Buffalo.  To see more of what Velocitii offers check out our services.


Hungerford working on ambitious restoration projects in Medina, including Bent's Opera House | Orleans Hub