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Ampush Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Ampush leverages its leading marketing software, AMP, and a managed approach to drive profitable advertising results on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. The company helps mobile-focused marketers acquire, engage, and retain new users, generate sales, and maximize ... Read more

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

Ampush – Why Work For Us?


Ampush is a social technology company that helps direct response professionals, brands, mobile app developers, and more run performance marketing campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. As a Facebook Marketing Partner (FMP), our fully managed solutions deliver ROI and have earned the company plaudits from partners across industry verticals. Our approach drives stand-out results with smartphone users, making Ampush a must-have partner for mobile marketers.


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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.

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Our DNA

We’re the hardest workers we know, and we’re also the most passionate about what we do. We love helping our customers grow - it’s fun for us. But the real fun comes from the people and traditions that have come to define Ampush.

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Together at Ampush

We’re growing fast and always looking for talented people to build the future with us. We solve big problems, make an impact, laugh a lot, and move the world of advertising technology forward.

Working Here is Awesome

We’re a team that builds the plane while we fly it. Join us and you’ll enjoy plenty of perks, lifelong friendships and community, and the satisfaction of being in a fast-moving industry that’s changing right before our eyes.

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Leadership


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 Education.org. 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.


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. 

Ampush Reviews

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    Pros

    Founded by former consultants and bankers, Ampush combines the analytical rigor of banking and the strategic thought leadership of big 3 consulting with an obsession for growth marketing. The resulting skill set is close to unmatched across the opportunities available to fresh college graduate.
    Regarding the company itself, its most valuable components are its people and culture. Ampush is really a tech-enabled people product. In other words, at its core are people. Most Ampushers come from the T-25 undergraduate schools and are all extremely intelligent. That raw intelligence, intellectual curiosity, and hunger for growth makes for an engaging work environment.
    As mentioned, the culture is a point of strength. Ampush's cultural fabric is a combination of solutions-orientation, moving quickly, learning through iteration, and having fun.

    Cons

    The hours: "work life balance " gives way to "work life harmony", which means you will be at work more than you will be at home. That's great if you are hungry and enjoy working, and bad if you like a 9-5 lifestyle.
    Cutting costs to the point of pain: in an attempt to control costs Ampush can be very tightfisted with hiring. The result of which is an attempt to constantly pile the work higher and higher on fewer people's plates.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring the best, but don't forget to continue hiring. Continue investing in tech. Continue holding people accountable.

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Ampush Photos

Ampush photo of: 2018 AmpUp Austin Retreat
Ampush photo of: Senior Vice President of Finance and People, Roshni Hurt presenting on the entrepreneurial loop.
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Ampush photo of: Senior Leadership teaching analysts how to wrap a head turban at our annual talent show.
Ampush photo of: Ampushers restoring Austin’s Zilker Park, a local botanical garden, for the park’s 50th year anniversary.
Ampush photo of: Ampushers restoring Austin’s Zilker Park, a local botanical garden, for the park’s 50th year anniversary.
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Ampush Interviews

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    Got a call from an Engineer, went through a phone screen, then did a 4 hour onsite and finally accepted the Job that did turnout right. The office and people seemed great at that time but later realized that it is not the case.

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Ampush Awards & Accolades

  • 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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