Gem helps companies build great teams

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The Gem story

When co-founders Steve Bartel and Nick Bushak were working as engineering managers at Dropbox and Facebook, both companies were looking to rapidly hire and expand. But there wasn't an effective way to track passive talent relationships before talent was ready to apply... and the best people already had jobs. So, engineers, hiring managers, and recruiters built spreadsheets to keep track of the best of the best. These were their “Gems.” Steve and Nick knew that managing and nurturing relationships with top talent was soon going to require more than a spreadsheet. It was going to require software—built specifically for recruiters—that could automate tasks, track touchpoints, show pipeline views, and offer analytics for forecasting hires. They recognized recruiting teams deserved more than the piecemeal tools they currently had. That recognition was where Gem was born.

2017Year founded
$148MTotal funding
150+Full-time employees

Company values

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We talk to customers to decide what to build and drive the most value.

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Transparency by default, so everyone can make the best decisions.

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We move fast, we're scrappy, and we take calculated risks to keep up with the transforming industry.

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Diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes. We value it in both our culture and product.

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Operate like an owner. When the company succeeds, we all win.

Leadership team

Steve Bartel | Gem Member Picture
Co-founder & CEO

Steve Bartel

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Co-Founder & CTO

Nick Bushak

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Chief Operating Officer

Susan Phan

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Head of Marketing

Jeff Beckham

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Head of Product

Sarah Koo

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Head of Engineering

Emil Ibrishimov

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Head of Enterprise Sales

Richard Osmer

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Head of Commercial Sales

Nic Cryns


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