Hi, we’re Chirpify
Here’s what we believe…
The future of marketing is providing utility to consumers. Right now your customers are measuring your brand based on just how much utility you provide. It is no longer wise, nor effective, to simply spray and pray advertising to consumers. With ever decreasing time and attention spans, consumers will be loyal to those brands that save them time, engage in the moment, and make doing business with them easier across all channels. We’ve built solutions specifically designed to provide more utility. We’d like you to use them.
CareersLocated in downtown Portland, we have a beautiful office with views of Mt. Hood. We’re dog friendly, provide flexible unmetered vacation time, provide 100% medical coverage for you and your family, a competitive 401k plan, and have all the usual startup amenities like a stocked kitchen and cold keg on tap. We’d love to have you on our team.
Chris Teso, Founder & CEO
An educated designer, and autodidact software engineer, Chris has spent most of his career in the advertising industry as Digital Creative Director, in between founding three companies in the past 16 years. Now founder and CEO of Chirpify, Chris is working to revolutionize how consumers transact with brands by enabling multi-channel marketing and advertising conversion via social media. A dog father, adventurer, motorcycle enthusiast, and photographer, Chris can often be found in the middle of nowhere living in the moment.
Greg Rau, COO
Greg brings nearly two decades of software solution experience to the Chirpify team. Most recently the Managing Partner at Upstart Labs, Greg was also the co-founder of StepChange Group. a pioneering social marketing agency. Prior to StepChange, Greg served as a VP of Sales at Unicru/Kronos. Greg holds a BBA from San Francisco State University.
Chris Mike, VP Sales & Accounts
Chris has spent many years working with leading brands on their social marketing strategies & solutions. At the Dachis Group and RocketXL, he managed strategic accounts such as Disney, Clorox and Marriott. After starting his career in advertising, Chris went on to lead marketing for Converse, Nike Golf and Konami. Chris holds a BA from Oregon State University.
Investors & Advisors
Bob Chicoski, Partner Saturn Partners
Bob has worked as an investor, entrepreneur and advisor in early- and growth-stage businesses for over 20 years. He focuses on exploring and evaluating new investment opportunities and working with entrepreneurs at Saturn’s portfolio companies to drive growth and create value.
Erik Benson, Voyager Capital
Erik focuses on large, market-changing technologies and disruptive business models like SaaS, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics. He currently represents Voyager on the boards of directors of Act-On Software, Chirpify,Covario, Elemental Technologies, Lighter Capital, Lytics and Zettics.
Ryan Holmes, CEO HootSuite
Ryan Holmes is the CEO of HootSuite. Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, he has redefined the face of social media – bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom. Holmes has grown HootSuite from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with over 4 million users, including 79 of the Fortune 100 companies.
Nick Brien, President Hearst Magazines Marketing Services and CEO of iCrossing
Nick Brien is a strategic consultant, board advisor and angel investor in the global media, marketing and advertising industries. Passionate about health and wellness in children and adults, Nick is also a Director of the International Board of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.