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We Believe

The knowledge you need to do your job should find you.
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At Guru we believe
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Who's runnin' this show?

Meet the leadership team.

Who's runnin' this show?

Meet the leadership team.

Rick Nucci
Rick Nucci
Co-Founder, CEO
Mitchell Stewart
Mitchell Stewart
Co-Founder, CTO
Diane Ruth
Diane Ruth
VP of Customer Success & Partnerships
Sunny Manivannan
Sunny Manivannan
VP of Marketing
JJ Ferroni
JJ Ferroni
VP of Sales
Jess Lantis
Jess Lantis
Director of Finance
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Some really smart people
are really excited about what we’re doing.
Meet a few of our investors
Emergence Capital Partners
Emergence is proud to invest in Guru as they build a future where AI-based coaching networks empower us all to do our jobs better.
Gordon Ritter, Founder and General Partner
Other Investments Include:
Salesforce, Veeva, Box, Zoom, Servicemax, Gusto
FirstMark Capital
FirstMark was a proud investor in Rick’s first company, Boomi, and we are thrilled to support the seasoned team at Guru on their mission to empower revenue teams to deliver delightful customer experiences.
Amish Jani, Managing Director
Other Investments Include:
Pinterest, Airbnb, Boomi, Shopify
Slack
A strategic extension to Slack, Guru empowers modern revenue teams by making previously siloed knowledge more accessible and transparent.
Jason Spinell, Fund Manager
Other Investments Include:
Troops, Donut, Clara, Loom
MSD Capital
Proud investor in Guru! Knowledge sharing is a problem every org faces, solutions like this are needed.
Michael Dell, Founder and CEO
Other Investments Include:
Kobalt, Cloudera, Big Switch Networks
Emergence Capital Partners FirstMark Capital Slack MSD Capital
Emergence is proud to invest in Guru as they build a future where AI-based coaching networks empower us all to do our jobs better.
Gordon Ritter, Founder and General Partner
Other Investments Include:
Salesforce, Veeva, Box, Zoom, Servicemax, Gusto
FirstMark was a proud investor in Rick’s first company, Boomi, and we are thrilled to support the seasoned team at Guru on their mission to empower revenue teams to deliver delightful customer experiences.
Amish Jani, Managing Director
Other Investments Include:
Pinterest, Airbnb, Boomi, Shopify
A strategic extension to Slack, Guru empowers modern revenue teams by making previously siloed knowledge more accessible and transparent.
Jason Spinell, Fund Manager
Other Investments Include:
Troops, Donut, Clara, Loom
Proud investor in Guru! Knowledge sharing is a problem every org faces, solutions like this are needed.
Michael Dell, Founder and CEO
Other Investments Include:
Kobalt, Cloudera, Big Switch Networks
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Guru core values

Our Core Values

At Guru, our core values bind us together, influence how we work, and definitely lead to many, many high-fives each day.
Not too serious

We don't take ourselves too seriously.

We believe you can be passionate without being an egomaniac. We seek out humor. We replace office politics with office memes. We believe the people who you spend the most time with add up to who you become. We hire people we admire.

We measure accomplishments

We measure accomplishments, not hours worked.

We don't watch the clock. We know what has to get done and we do it. We're well-rested, we see our families and we're strong believers that quality beats quantity any day of the week. We don't seek out weekend work, but when it comes, we're ready for it. We understand the nature of the fast-paced space that we exist in and we utilize new technology to work smarter. We recharge, we take family vacations, and then we come back to work and crush it.

We're marathoners

We're marathoners, not sprinters.

We're deliberate. We're focused. We fish with a spear, not a net. We believe that doing one thing really well is better than doing ten things "kind of well." We're a company, not a hackathon. We make even our smallest decisions with our big goals in mind. We don't do "burn-outs" and we value careful consideration over instant gratification. We believe that making something to last can't happen in one long night.

We give first

We don't "give back." We give first.

We invest in the communities and in the next generation. We believe good humans and good technology can make an impact. We think ‘big breaks' are created and contagious. We believe that businesses and the individuals who comprise them have a responsibility to use their talents to help the world and its humans. We believe that teaching others the things we have learned along the way won't make us less valuable.

We're transparent

We're transparent.

We don't work in silos. We don't hoard information. We believe that blurring the lines between departments makes for a better end result. We trust and empower people to make decisions and get things done. We believe autonomy and mentorships are not mutually exclusive. We value opinions from every person in the room and we create an environment in which people are not just comfortable speaking, but feel compelled to do so. When we make decisions, we commit fully.

We create advocates

We create advocates.

We're committed to creating workplace heroes. We empower our customers to be as competent with our product as we are. We teach them how to fish and then we cheer them on as they reel in a 1200 pound tuna. We believe the best advertising is word of mouth. We don't think of ourselves as "customer-facing or non-customer facing"— because every department makes decisions with our users top of mind.

We got grit

We got grit.

We believe that perseverance wins in the end. We believe that learning is a lifestyle and that failure is a valuable part of any process. We seek out people who believe in themselves and show passion for their work. We believe that teaching others the things we have learned along the way won't make us less valuable.

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Rick Nucci
Rick Nucci
Founder and CEO
Rick Nucci is co-founder and CEO at Guru. Rick brings twenty years of experience in creating category-leading software solutions and companies. Prior to Guru, Rick was the founder and chief technology officer of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the first-ever cloud integration platform-as-a-service. Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010, where Rick went on to run the Boomi business for Dell as its general manager, helping grow the organization into the industry leader it is today. Rick frequently speaks at industry events about startups, SaaS and cloud computing. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management from Penn State University.
Mitchell Stewart
Mitchell Stewart
Founder and CTO
Mitchell Stewart is co-founder and CTO at Guru. Mitchell leads Guru’s product development, QA, and security teams and is responsible for ensuring the scalability and reliability of Guru’s technical architecture while maintaining a rapid pace of innovation. Mitchell brings more than fifteen years of experience in leading high-performance software development teams, most recently as the director of engineering at Dell Boomi, which he joined in 2002 as a software engineer. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Bucknell University.
Diane Ruth
Diane Ruth
VP of Customer Success and Partnerships
Diane Ruth is the vice president of customer success and partnerships at Guru. Diane leads Guru’s customer success, customer care, and partnership teams. Diane brings more than twenty years of experience in business development, professional services, and strategic alliances, most recently at Dell Boomi, where she was the Executive Director of Business Development. Previously, Diane was the general manager for business development at SunGard Higher Education.
Sunny Manivannan
Sunny Manivannan
VP of Marketing
Sunny Manivannan is the vice president of marketing at Guru. Sunny leads Guru’s marketing team, including product marketing, demand generation, events, brand, and public relations. Most recently, Sunny was the vice president of product marketing at Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP). Previously, Sunny was the founder and CEO of ZenPurchase (acquired by Coupa Software). Sunny holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
JJ Ferroni
JJ Ferroni
VP of Sales
JJ Ferroni is the vice president of sales at Guru. JJ leads Guru’s sales efforts, including direct sales, account development, sales engineering and sales operations. JJ brings more than fifteen years of experience in enterprise sales & sales strategy, most recently at Dell Boomi, where he was the Director of Sales, responsible for leading sales and sales engineering teams. Previously, JJ also managed customer service teams at Dell Boomi. JJ holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Villanova University.
Jessica Lantis
Jessica Lantis
Director of Finance
Jessica Lantis is the director of finance at Guru. Jessica is responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, people operations, real estate, and risk management oversight. Jessica brings ten years of experience in finance and business operations, most recently at WineAccess, where she was the Vice President of Operations. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Lerner School of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware.
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