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Ampush – Why Work For Us?




Ampush is proud of one of our biggest assets - our people. Our values define the character of our company and help guide our actions, interactions, and decisions, day in and day out, and, as a result, our unique culture fosters growth among Ampushers and contributes to our success as a team.



Ampush is hiring entrepreneurs!

Joining our team will test, engage, challenge, and inspire you. It will also reward and entertain. We offer competitive pay and equity, space to relax, a games room to clear your mind, and a well-stocked kitchen. Most importantly, you’ll find yourself part of a group that is as much a family as it is a workforce.

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience, skills, and qualifications

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • 401(K) with match

  • Life and AD&D coverage

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Account benefits

  • Uncapped vacation and sick time

  • Catered lunch

  • Gym and ZipCar memberships reimbursements

  • Many other fun and exciting benefits and activities!




Jesse Pujji, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jesse PujjiPrior to Ampush, Jesse was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he made $10 to $50m investments in public and private companies in the auto, education and new media industries. Before Goldman, Jesse worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York and Dubai focusing on the internet media, ecommerce and telecom industries.

Jesse graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a second degree in Political Science.

Jesse can be found playing tennis, watching the NFL (Rams), traveling, debating policy and politics and coming up with useless business ideas (e.g., self erasing chalkboards). He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.

Chris Amos, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Chris AmosPrior to Ampush, Chris worked as an investment professional at The Carlyle Group in Washington D.C., where he evaluated leveraged buyout transactions in the automotive supply, trucking, railroad and shipping sectors. Before Carlyle, Chris worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, where he advised financial sponsor clients on a variety of transactions in the post-secondary education, technology and consumer industries.

Chris graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Chris can be found exploring new music, watching the Bulls, experimenting with photography and traveling to new places. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois (and born in a small town not too far away).

Nick Shah, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Nick ShahPrior to Ampush, Nick worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York and Mumbai advising on a range of deals, from IPOs to mergers, in the media and telecom industries.

Nick graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Operations and Information Management.

Nick can be found playing basketball, participating in dance-offs, fearing bicycles, loving all things India, cheering for the Detroit Pistons and always being positive. He was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan.

Rick Cotton, Chief Revenue Officer

Rick CottonRick Cotton is the Chief Revenue Officer for Ampush. Prior to Ampush, Rick served as the Head of Global Advertising Sales for TuneIn where he led U.S. field sales, international sales, platform partnerships, and ad operations for the leading digital radio app. Rick previously served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Monster where he launched and scaled the consumer advertising business while overseeing strategic operations including Fastweb and He brings rich experience in mobile, programmatic, digital, and traditional advertising having served in senior leadership positions at adBrite, Lycos, CBS, and Katz Media.

Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University and a Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Kim Tran, Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

Kim TranKim is the Vice President of HR and Operations at Ampush. Kim Tran comes to Ampush with over 18 years of progressive HR experience in the social, technology and mobile spaces. Kim specializes in advanced human resources disciplines, including organizational development, thought leadership, change management, executive coaching, employee relations, global expansion, and system and process scalability.

Prior to joining Ampush, Kim held senior HR roles at Google, Skype and Cisco building world-class Human Resources organizations from the ground up, and played instrumental roles in the development of four exceptionally successful start-ups including Skype (acquired by Microsoft) and Wildfire Interactive (acquired by Google).

Kim earned her bachelor’s degree and Professional Human Resources Certification through San Jose State University.

Jon Oberlander, Vice President of Media

Jon OberlanderJon Oberlander is Vice President of Media at Ampush. He started the New York office and leads Ampush’s Media Analytics team, delivering client success via Facebook, Twitter and Google ads for advertisers spanning technology, financial services, gaming, retail, travel and CPG verticals.

Prior to Ampush, Jon was a corporate attorney at Kirkland and Ellis LLP, worked as a futures trader at Geneva Trading and Refco in Chicago, taught LSAT for Kaplan, and played poker professionally.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in Journalism and History, and received his J.D. at NYU’s School of Law. 

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    Current Employee - Deal Making in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Ampush full-time (less than a year)


    Company culture is one of the best I've ever seen
    Brainpower in the company is phenomenal
    Approachability of every employee from bottom to the top is some of the best I've seen
    For a young company, the processes in place are very impressive
    Customers absolutely love doing business with the company
    The recruiting process is very first class and negotiating terms was very fair


    Location of company relative to CalTrain makes getting to the office challenging! Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things!

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    Keep the approachability factor high like it is currently

    Positive Outlook

Ampush Interviews

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    I applied online – interviewed at Ampush.

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    applied online and then got an email to take the quiz. the quiz was not as expected and I did not do well. I never got contacted again and did not receive a further interview or offer

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Ampush Awards & Accolades

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Top 30 Startups to Watch, Entrepreneur, 2013
Empact 100 Showcase, Empact, 2013
Innovation Competitions Jury Grand Prize, Facebook, 2013
Empact 100 Showcase, Empact, 2012
Winner of the "Best Unfunded Startup" Award, TechDay, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

We offer the simplest way to reach people and grow revenue with in-feed advertising on Facebook and Twitter. Our fully-managed advertising solutions combine powerful software with human insights and execution to achieve business goals across the entire customer lifecycle.

Our offices are based in San Francisco and New York.

Mission: To find innovative ways to drive growth for our customers

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