Want a Free Job Posting?

Buy a job posting today and the second one is on us. For a limited time only. Act Now.

Ampush Overview

Website www.ampush.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 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 ... 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 and Twitter. 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.


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 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

Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jesse Pujji
22 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Ampush is a lot of things, but boring ain't one.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ampush full-time


    Ampush is a great place to learn entrepreneurship. The company has bootstrapped to its current position as a leading mobile advertising company. The team is incredibly smart and passionate. The culture in one of empowerment and risk-taking and ultimately its the combination of team and culture that helps Ampush continue to go #UpAndToTheRight in a dynamic industry.


    The company top to bottom leans young and inexperienced. This leads to lack of bandwidth at the managerial level which has caused some growing pains as the company has scaled rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!

Ampush Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty



  1. Helpful (4)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    Before I even had an interview I had to take an online quiz. Test is timed (15 minutes) and has 5 questions. This post has those exact questions with my answers. I moved onto a phone interview so I assume I got a good score. I hate tests for interviews. As a result, I'm passing this onto anyone smart enough to do research online before taking the quiz.

Ampush Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
  • Winner of the "Best Unfunded Startup" Award, TechDay, 2014
  • Top 30 Startups to Watch, Entrepreneur, 2013
  • Empact 100 Showcase, Empact, 2013
  • Innovation Competitions Jury Grand Prize, Facebook, 2013
  • Empact 100 Showcase, Empact, 2012
Show More

Work at Ampush? Share Your Experiences


Click to Rate