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Fuze – Why Work For Us?

Our core values

  • Principled in all we do. We are fiercely protective of our reputation and understand that integrity is binary.
  • Respect for our customers, company, brand, and peers.
  • Passion for building the best products and providing unparalleled customer service in every interaction.
  • Development. Investing in employees provides the greatest return for the company and our customers.
  • Excellence. We demand the best of ourselves and each other. We embrace respectful dissent and seek optimization in every endeavor.
  • Communication. Transparency drives all discussions.

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More than a job

Don’t get us wrong. We LOVE what we do, but there are other things we care about too.

  • Philanthropy. Monthly volunteer opportunities.
  • Staying healthy. Healthy snacks, stretch breaks, standing desks, gym reimbursements, healthy cooking classes.
  • Having fun. Mud runs, Thirsty Thursdays, rock climbing, House of Air, off-site happy hours, hackathons, quarterly events.


Join our team

Changing the way the world communicates comes with a few perks:

  • Small, agile teams
  • Competitive salaries
  • 401k and full benefits
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Catered lunch, snacks, coffee, beer
  • Quarterly and monthly team events
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • Collaborative and meritocratic environment
  • Offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Seattle

Fuze is redefining real time visual communication and collaboration. Our core principles guide our actions and priorities. They are as follows:

  • Design a great user experience that drives engagement.
  • Enable everyone to communicate and contribute seamlessly from any device or location.
  • Deliver reliability and life like quality everytime.
  • Invest in the success of users and customers.

David Obrand

Chief Executive Officer

Serving as Chief Executive Officer, technology and SaaS veteran David Obrand brings close to 20 years' experience in sales, technology, operations and management to Fuzebox. In this role, David drives the growth of Fuzebox, accelerating product development and expanding global sales and marketing operations.

Prior to joining FuzeBox, Obrand was Chief Customer Officer at Yammer, playing an instrumental role in the company’s fast-paced growth and eventual acquisition by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in 2012. Additionally, David served as Vice President of Vertical Sales at Salesforce.com. During his near 10-year tenure, he established record revenue growth, quickly scaling Salesforce’s global footprint. He has also held sales and business development positions at leading technology companies such as Promptu Corporation, Sagent Technology and Siebel Systems.

David holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Claremont McKenna College. In his spare time, David is an avid scuba diver, angel investor, and philanthropist. He lives in Moraga, California with his wife and two amazing children.


 

Ritesh Bansal

Chief Technology Officer

Ritesh has had extensive experience within the fields of engineering, software and mobile development. Having worked with some of the largest business and banking solutions worldwide, such as Citibank and Oracle, Ritesh grew as a developer and engineer. Most recently, at Kivera Inc., Ritesh presided over the development of real-time traffic systems, navigation, mapping services, and social networking applications for mobile devices before being recruited by TalkPlus as Head of Engineering.

Ritesh earned his engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology located in Mumbai, India.



Mary Pecka

Chief Customer Officer

Chief Customer Officer Mary Pecka leads worldwide sales operations and customer engagement at FuzeBox. Mary brings over 20 years of enterprise technology sales and marketing expertise to this role.

Pecka most recently served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Yammer, where she helped to accelerate the adoption of Yammer across all industries both domestically and abroad. Prior to her tenure at Yammer, Mary held global sales and client services positions with Salesforce.com.

Throughout her career, Mary served in senior sales, marketing and field operations positions for Sybase, Itron, and Ultradata Corporation. She holds a BA from Whitworth University.


 

Amritansh Raghav

SVP of Engineering and Chief Security Officer

A leader in the Unified Communications field, Amritansh was most recently the Director of Engineering for Google Compute Engine, driving key components of the global Google Cloud Platform. Prior to this, Amritansh was Director of Engineering for Google Apps where he directed the development, strategy, and growth of the Google Apps Marketplace.

Before joining Google, Amritansh spent over a decade at Microsoft, where he rose from software development engineer to General Manager of the Lync Client and Mobile Unified Communications product groups. One of the original developers of Lync, Amritansh grew the Lync product offering into a $1.5B business for Microsoft, establishing it as an enterprise standard for unified communications.

Amritansh graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU with a B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, and from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering.



Jonathan Grant

VP of Finance

Jonathan is FuzeBox’s VP of Finance, where he leads finance, accounting, and investor relations. Previously, Jonathan led the financial planning and analysis function at Yammer where he focused on internal analysis, competitor analysis, and fundraising throughout the company’s 3x growth. After Yammer was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, Jonathan was instrumental in the integration of the acquisition into Microsoft’s Office Division.

Prior to Yammer, Jonathan worked in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Transaction Service Group focusing on the financial reporting and valuation implications of complex transactions. Jonathan has also worked for a real estate investment firm and also owned and operated a wine bar.

He graduated from Indiana University with an MBA and a BS in Finance & Accounting. He also holds an inactive CPA license from the State of New York.


 

Brad Simmons

Vice President of Marketing

Brad brings 12+ years of experience leading online marketing and customer acquisition programs and teams. At Experian Consumer Direct, he spent 8 years creating and growing the online marketing and customer acquisition engine for FreeCreditReport.com and ProtectMyID.com. During his tenure, he built the programs and organization that drove over $200 Million in annual revenue and on average acquired 350,000 customer per month. Just prior to joining FuzeBox, he led Marketing and Business Development at Inflection, a Big Data information company. Here, he acquired 1.2 Million new customers in 2012 and grew online traffic to over 13 Million unique visitors a month.

Brad specializes in building strong, accountable, and dedicated cross functional teams that deliver large scale multi channel online and mobile marketing campaigns.

One of his favorite quotes -
“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory” Ralph Waldo Emerson



Eran Shtiegman

VP of Product and User Experience

Eran spent the last decade in key leadership roles at Microsoft, most recently as Director of Program Management for Skype. Tapped by Microsoft to drive the integration strategy for the $8.5 Billion acquisition, he later assumed responsibility for the Skype product portfolio and for innovating Skype's user experience, social graph and monetization strategy.

Before Skype, Eran was co-founder of the Lync Client group and served as Director of Program Management for Microsoft’s Unified Communications products. He is an inventor on over 50 patents in the areas of Unified Communications, large-scale distributed systems, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and voice over IP (VoIP).

Eran double-majored in Computer Science and Economics at the University of Rochester.


 

Michael Buday

Chief Software Designer

For most of his 30-year career, Michael worked in film and video postproduction as an editor and design consultant in London, Los Angeles and New York. Some of his offline/online editing work includes Nova, Curb Your Enthusiasm, King of Queens, Chicago Hope, Judging Amy as well as the MTV Video, Music and Movie Awards. Michael was the first editor to post a U.S. prime-time episode in "High Definition", "Chicago Hope" for CBS in 1998. Michael's expertise in video software and hardware design led to consulting contracts with CBS, NBC, HBO, MTV, Harpo Studios, Sony, and the BBC.

Michael studied at the University of Southern California before obtaining his B.S. in Film and Television Production from San Diego State University.



Michael Knappe

Vice President of Engineering

A 24 year telecom and networking veteran, Michael's career history includes specializing in voice over packet technology as an engineer at Nortel Networks, being a part of the seed group of five people who established the Voice over IP engineering program at Cisco Systems, and leading engineering for VoIP branch router development at Juniper Networks. Knappe is also the co-inventor listed on 35 U.S. patents in the areas of packet voice, audio signal processing and audio/video conferencing.

Michael Knappe also served as a co-founder and chairman of the VoIP Forum Industry Consortium, which became a key momentum builder for VoIP during its infancy. At its peak in 1997, over 60 companies participated, including Microsoft, Intel, Lucent, and Cisco. Knappe¹s work in the Forum, as well as key products he helped develop as a leading engineering manager at Cisco, made VoIP a mainstream technology by the late 1990s.

Michael has a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

 
 


Fuze Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Fuze full-time

    Pros

    Getting a lot of new faces with new energy coming in. Flexible work hours. Free lunches (Daily for PA/Seattle and Fridays for SF). Unlimited snacks, drinks. Place with lots of opportunities to learn.

    Recently obtained a fair amount of engineers.

    Most people who are still around believes in the product, and it feels like we've come a long way.

    Cons

    However, with recent attrition in the Engineering department, there's a lot of work that needs to be done and not enough people to do it. Also feels like engineers don't get enough recognition (It's always "thanks" to the sales engineer or to support....most issues had to have gone through the eng department at one point or another...)

    Feels like we should but aren't focused on stabilization. The new work coming in are mostly about design changes and new features whereas we continue to have lots of bugs in what we currently have. Some areas don't get enough attention from the managers--either complete these features or discontinue supporting them.

    Workload seems to vary between people--some seem to work more than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have enough managers for a company our size.

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Fuze Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Fuze.

    Interview Details

    Got call through a consultant, 1st round was with manager of ops team. He explained about the role and asked my experience, few questions.
    Second round was with 2 devops guys (thats what the HR told me). I had no experience with networking & mentioned at the beginning itself but he asked 90% from networking itself.
    Worst interview. Just 1 guy was asking all the questions, the other guy just sat and listened. Their attitude was to find fault, never asked anything in the area of my expertise (which is relevant to the requirements).

    Interview Questions
    • What is subnet, subnet masks? write code in Bash for reverse a string, How to build AMI from scratch (he was expecting some scripting which I still dnt know who does in DevOps cloud environment), how to create networking in building ESXi, FT and HA? Explain default gateway mechanism.   Answer Question
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Fuze Awards & Accolades

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America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2013
Most Innovative Company of the Year (Bronze Medal), Best in Biz Awards, 2012
2013 Globe for Real-Time Collaboration Report, Aragon Research, 2013
#1 Business App for iPad Mini, Network World, 2013
Gartner 2012 Web Conferencing Magic Quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.fuze.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Fuze is changing the way people connect and interact using our innovative visual collaboration software as a service enabling the enterprise and mobile professional with the ability to share and collaborate on any content from and to any device. With HD video and crystal clear audio that delivers two times the clarity of a standard phone call, it is just like meeting face to... More

Mission: Fuze is the fast, flexible way for everyone to connect and collaborate from anywhere in the world. Our online meeting experience is intuitive and easy to use, and is... More

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