Our mission is to build the operating system for modern recruiting

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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
1,200+Customers

Company values

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Customer-centricity

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

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Transparency

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

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Velocity

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

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Diversity

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

Leadership team

Steve Bartel | Gem Member Picture
Co-founder & CEO

Steve Bartel

Nick Bushak | Gem Member Picture
Co-Founder & CTO

Nick Bushak

Susan Phan | Gem Member Picture
Chief Financial Officer

Susan Phan

Shella Neba | Gem Member Picture
General Counsel

Shella Neba

Lesley Young | Gem Team Member
Chief Revenue Officer

Lesley Young

Heather Dunn | Gem Member Picture
Chief People Officer

Heather Dunn

Investors

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