Team

We're a nimble team of humans working together to do big things.

Ashby is a remote-first company with colleagues working from 14 countries in North America and Europe. We meet in person at least once a year in Europe and in our office in San Francisco.

Ashby holiday book exchange

Our 2022 holiday book exchange ๐ŸŽ„

Kelsey Peterson
Kelsey Peterson

VP of Customer Success

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

I'm most excited by how we're revisiting our customer engagement model ๏ผ we're determining how to best support different customer cohorts (based on what is most important to them and where they are in their journey with Ashby). This initiative includes playbooks such as 6 month health check-ins, account audits, and some new specialized offerings.

Something I've helped the team with...

Our customers are often eager to share a positive sentiment about Ashby (whether it be via LinkedIn, G2, or with us directly). I've put structure into how we facilitate customer reference calls with future customers so we can ensure alignment with Sales as well as a streamlined customer experience!

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

How aligned the teams are with our operating principles. They're not some esoteric guide; the framework is in practice each and every day, which yields tremendous cross-functional success.

Kyra Vargas
Kyra Vargas

Head of Customer Success

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

I want to make sure weโ€™re on top of all our customersโ€™ goals and tracking towards their definition of success. This is challenging at scale, so I created a metric called Customer Health that we track in our CRM. It allows us to quickly identify which customers arenโ€™t on track yet and reach out to help them.

Something I've helped the team with...

Iโ€™ve helped set up a system for engineers (or other non-customer facing roles) at Ashby to shadow customer calls. This is so important to make sure our customersโ€™ feedback stays really close to our product team and that our engineers can hear about how the tool is used out in the world. Itโ€™s always fun to bring our team closer to the customers we work with!

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

How powerful our analytics feature set is! After learning the ins and outs and seeing how customers use it in different ways, Iโ€™m endlessly impressed by how many insights can be generated!

Aman Kiflezgi
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Aman Kiflezgi

Customer Success

Something I'm excited to work on at Ashby...

Leveraging my experience in customer success, I'm excited to help build and enrich our customers' journey so they're able to receive the most out of the Ashby. I believe leveraging data-driven insights is important for any company looking to build the best possible team and I'm thrilled to be at Ashby where we can help with that.

My onboarding experience at Ashby...

Everybody at Ashby has been extremely welcoming and I've been blown away by how smooth the onboarding process has been. I'm a bit new to the talent acquisition world but I feel like I've been effectively introduced me to Ashby's culture, values, and the intricacies of the product.

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

The most surprising aspect of Ashby has been how well documented everything is. Startups of this size usually have a lot of info living in people's brains but there's a strong culture here around documenting processes and sharing information. It has made learning all the different parts of the company much easier than I expected coming in.

Laura Li
Laura Li

Recruiting Operations Consultant

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

I have really enjoyed speaking with our customers and working with them to build strategic and insightful dashboards. Customers have unique reporting and recruiting needs, and I have been really fortunate to have the opportunity to help unblock recruiting teams using the power of data.

Something I've helped the team with...

As the first Solutions Engineer, I have started some foundational documentation to ensure the scaleability of this team. The Go-to-market team is an amazing group of collaborators who are bringing our different backgrounds together to hone in on a process and philosophy that works best for us and our customers.

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

Each and every employee here has the ability to make an impact on the organization. It is also encouraged here to make your voice heard โ€”no matter what your role is, there is so much opportunity to get involved in cross-functional collaboration. Although it wasn't a huge shock that this is the culture of Ashby, it is just so amazing to see in action!

Jace Talamantes
Jace Talamantes

Customer Success

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

I've helped document customer-journey milestones and enable fellow High Touch CSM's to work efficiently using documented playbooks and templates. As the team continues to grow, consistency in process and customer experience will help drive value and adoption for our customers and speed up the onboarding time for our new hires!

Something I've helped the team with...

I've helped document customer-journey milestones and enable fellow High Touch CSM's to work efficiently using documented playbooks and templates. As the team continues to grow, consistency in process and customer experience will help drive value and adoption for our customers and speed up the onboarding time for our new hires!

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

The size and efficiency of the team. From the outside looking in, you may guesstimate that the employee count is easily twice it's actual size. Ashby's attention to detail and emphasis on making the right hires culminates in an extremely effective, productive, and collaborative team with absolutely incredible results for the product and customers.

Christian Novicki
Christian Novicki

Customer Success

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

Time to value. I'm excited to help customers adopt Ashby as quickly and easily as possible and provide their team with the value that changes the scope of their entire talent acquisition team.

Something I've helped the team with...

Overall, very quick and organized. By far the easiest onboarding logistically speaking of the past 3 jobs I've worked.

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

People's energy. Everyone is thrilled to be here and work hard to build something amazing. Everyone is intelligent and experienced but humble and collaborative. Very much feels like a "let's do this together" mentality.

Beth Davis
Beth Davis

Customer Success

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

Being an early hire on the CS Team, I've helped build out some of the core processes that the team uses when onboarding new and existing customers! Friday brainstorming sessions with my team are one of my favorite parts of the week and very productive!

Something I've helped the team with...

I've enjoyed helping bring insight into some of the more complex customer asks, and enjoy being able to relay that information to the rest of the team. Watching a request that I record from a customer go from idea, to being built, to being relayed back to the customer is rewarding!

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

How much customization is available within the product!! In the short amount of time that I have been here, seeing customers' reactions to a feature has been so exciting!

Alex Gelinas
Alex Gelinas

Contract Management

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

In May 2023, I joined Ashby to assume the responsibility of customer renewals and build out a scalable contract management process. By July, I had complete autonomy over our customer renewals and contract inquiries, and was able to deliver transparent and on-time renewals for both our customers and Ashby. This transition has helped to improve our overall customer retention, while creating a more intentional and positive renewal experience.

Something I've helped the team with...

I was thrilled to see Ashby identify the need for my role early on as a company, as a dedicated Contract Management team is essential for allowing Sales and Customer Success to dedicate their efforts to bringing on and supporting Ashby customers. The commitment to customer growth and success was evident in this business decision, and has proven effective since I joined Ashby to take over renewals and contracts.

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

The pure delight of Ashby's customers will never cease to amaze me, and is unlike anything I have experienced in Saas. This is, of course, due to Ashby's overall vision and the high level of talent they have secured. Each team with Ashby brings an essential element that adds to the customer fandom over Ashby that we see each day. It is a joy to engage with customers who are so infatuated with the product and the Ashby way!

Emily Withers
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Emily Withers

Customer Success

Something I'm excited to work on at Ashby...

As the first CSM based in Europe, I'm super excited to help support our EMEA customers in getting the most out of Ashby. I'm also excited to leverage my past experience working in HR and recruiting tech to provide a smooth onboarding experience for customers and enable adoption across their organisation. I love working with data ๐Ÿค“ so I'm looking forward to building out how we leverage this and enable teams to make data driven decisions through Ashby's epic reporting capabilities.

My onboarding experience at Ashby...

My onboarding experience has been great, the team was incredibly welcoming and supportive of my learning! Being the first High-Touch CS in the UK meant I was on a different timezone, but the team leaned in to support me by hopping on early calls which I'm super grateful for. I'm amazed by how well documented everything is and how if you have questions, you'll always find the answer!

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

How considered and thoughtful everyone...and everything is! From product releases that solve genuine pain points to the structure around internal communication. The team is incredibly efficient and collaborative, meaning we can truly support our customers and be proactive in addressing their priorities. Ashby listens to it's customers and employees, resulting in a truly excellent product and employee experience.

Morgan O'Marro
Morgan O'Marro

Customer Success

Something I'm proud of at Ashby...

I have contributed to designing and improving our structured onboarding process for new customers implementing our All-in-One product. We now have a more streamlined process to get Ashby implemented faster.

Something I've helped the team with...

Iโ€™ve created enablement documentation for our internal teams so we are all aligned on best practices for implementating Ashby with a customer!

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

There is intention and thought behind everything that is done at Ashby. Whether it is within the product or internal communication/collaboration, things arenโ€™t being done just because. I can see that this deliberate intention has fostered a great internal culture at Ashby that does not feel chaotic for a startup.

Jordan Dowd
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Jordan Dowd

Contract Management

Something I'm excited to work on at Ashby...

As the second member of Ashby's Contract Management team, I am dedicated to providing a seamless and delightful renewal experience for our customers, as well as contribute to the continued growth and success of our Contracts team.

My onboarding experience at Ashby...

It's been wonderful. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and helpful, and it was only a couple weeks in that I felt ready to dive into my role responsibilities.

Most surprising thing about Ashby...

How much love there is! Everyone at Ashby loves what they do, and regardless of their role, they are committed to spreading joy and satisfaction to our customers. It's not only a wonderful company culture to be a part of, but it's also great to see how much our customers LOVE Ashby in return.