Sales is about building relationships 🤝 — but you wouldn’t know it from watching most sales teams today. The average sales rep spends 1-2 days per week researching and list-building instead of spending time with customers. We’re building the most comprehensive index of small businesses in the world, combined with elegant software that gives salespeople superpowers. Our stodgy competitors have been around for 100 years and have not innovated in decades. Modern sales teams deserve better! Ciro is a tight-knit team of engineers, sales execs, and product managers with experience from Stanford, Google, Bain & Co, Brown, Berkeley, and BuildZoom. Our CEO and COO have both served as VPs of Sales at high-growth SaaS startups and understand our domain deeply. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world, including Y Combinator, SV Angel, CRV, and the founders of Tegus, BuildZoom, and Flexport.
Ross is the CEO of Ciro. Before starting Ciro with two of his best friends from Brown University, he built the sales function as VP of Sales at a dental software company (YAPI) and implemented S&M technologies at numerous portfolio companies while an operating partner at a software growth equity firm (M33 Growth). Ross holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies from Brown University.
Richard is COO at Ciro. Previously, he was COO at BuildZoom (W13), one of the world's largest marketplaces for remodeling and construction, and a consultant at Bain & Company. He graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Brown University, and currently is on leave from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
David is CTO at Ciro. Before starting Ciro, he was a product manager for the Kotlin programming language at Google. Before that, he worked as a software engineer and product manager at various startups and as a management consultant at Bain & Co. He has a bachelor's degree in Applied Math from Brown University, a Master's in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford.