Why Sapling

A company starts with an idea, and is brought to life by people. People build companies.

The best companies need the best People Operations to create the clarity of purpose and systems that support front-line teams.

Companies that have this can grow, can scale, and can soar. We build powerful tools for these people teams.

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about

Bringing deep experience from some of the world’s top HR and technology companies

LEADERSHIP
Andy
FOUNDER & ceo
Andy is a hands-on leader with a love of numbers, continued learning and rapid iteration. Outside of Sapling, Andy is a dog-dad with a love of books, basketball and building stuff.
Ramesh
SVP of Engineering, IT & Security
Ramesh is a passionate leader with two decades of Silicon Valley experience in building products, platforms, enterprise security. Outside of work, Ramesh enjoys spiking at volleyball, exploring new hiking and biking trails.
Liz
Head OF 
customer success
Liz is a servant leader with a passion for developing people, delivering results and delighting customers. Outside of work, you'll find Liz enjoying good food with family and friends and listening to live music.
Harry
VP of Sales
Harry is a Sales Leader with a growth mindset, focused on coaching and building his team to deliver for the customer. Outside of Sapling, he’s training, reading or cooking for friends and family.
Brian
VP of Product
Brian is an advocate for HR practitioners everywhere and loves building products that help them build better companies. He recharges by spending time on the coast with his family, hiking forested trails, or getting lost in historical documentaries.
Chris
VP of OPERATIONS
Chris is an operations leader with a love of numbers and building companies. On weekends you'll find him camping, hiking, or traveling the world with his wife or passionately supporting WVU sports.
Kevin
head of marketing
Kevin is a Digital Marketer and Entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in the SaaS/Tech industry. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys hiking and spending time with his family.
Sarah
Head of Strategic Initiatives
Sarah is a strategic catalyst with a clear vision and plan for execution. She has a passion for influencing growth of companies and team members. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys family time at the beach, hiking, traveling, and vegan baking.
Advisors
Jumana Al Hashal
Advisor
Jumana is a product partner in residence with Gradient Ventures, a VC fund dedicated to early stage AI and data companies, helping their portfolio companies take their products to the next level.
Jeff Diana
Advisor
Jeff is a high growth consultant who works with pre-IPO companies on how to successfully scale their businesses from building world class customized HR programs and organizations to designing cultures that thrive and provide true competitive advantage.
Cara Brennan
Advisor
Cara is a proven leader who has successfully built People functions in fast growing companies. Cara is also an Executive Team member who's managed multiple M&A, including acquisition of Google Satellite business by Planet Inc.
Robby Peters
Advisor
Robby is a Benefits Consultant to Venture Capital Firms and their portfolio companies specializing in the design, communication, implementation, and management of employee benefits programs.
Matt Hoffman
Advisor
Matt is a People Operations & Talent Leader for high growth start-up organizations, with a deep interest in building innovative and authentic cultures that scale with the business, and empower and inspire employees do to their best work. 
Jenilee Deal
Advisor
Jenilee is the Director of HR at Netflix and a proven people leader and advisor to some of the tech industry’s fastest growing companies.
CUSTOMER ADVISORY BOARD
Melonie Collado
customer advisory board member
Melonie is a People Operations Associate at DigitalOcean and a Customer Advisory Board Member since 2020.
Liz DiMaria
customer advisory board member
Liz is the People and Culture Manager at Krazy Coupon Lady, LLC and a Customer Advisory Board Member since 2020.
Zach Wordes
customer advisory board member
Zach is a Senior Program Manager for Global New Hire Experiences at PagerDuty and a Customer Advisory Board Members since 2020.
Andrea Knight
customer advisory board member
Andrea is a Business Partner at Kitty Hawk and a Customer Advisory Board Member since 2020.
Ben Russo
customer advisory board member
Ben is the Head of Employee Success at UserTesting and a Customer Advisory Board Members since 2020.
Amanda Hooper
customer advisory board member
Amanda is the People Partner Lead at Figma and a Customer Advisory Board Members since 2020.
Barbara Gilleran
customer advisory board member
Barbara is the Director, Global Learning and Development at Coupa and a Customer Advisory Board Members since 2020.
Cory Black
customer advisory board member
Cory is the Senior Manager, Global People Partners & Programs at Branch and a Customer Advisory Board Members since 2020.
investors
BRIGHTON ANGEL
PARTNERS