Clients

We work directly with the founders of high-growth startups.

Our clients are busy building the future. But even the hardest-working founders need space to reflect on what kind of future they’re building. We help them share the load with their team by taking the guesswork out of hiring, onboarding, and management.

TV & Film Software

Scripto

A production software startup described by the New Yorker as “a fixture of late-night comedy news,” Scripto needed to streamline its hiring process and lighten the burden on its executive team.

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  • Deliverables: Core values, Careers page, Role description, Outreach messaging, Interview scripts, Evaluation criteria, Applicant Tracking System.
  • Results: Reduced CEO’s time spent on recruiting from 20 hours to 5 hours per week while enabling the CTO to balance hiring with day-to-day work.

“Your ability to empathize with the people we wanted to recruit was something I didn't see coming. But once we saw how people were looking at our site and how we were communicating, it was enlightening.”

Rob Dubbin
CEO, Scripto

Real Estate Tech

Bowery Valuation

A capital appraisals startup funded by Corigin and Cushman & Wakefield, Bowery Valuation needed to define a shared vision and clear goals to hit their next big growth milestone.

  • Deliverables: Vision statement, list of OKRs with dates and success criteria, communication plan for the rollout.
  • Results: Our work helped make sure everyone knows what needs to happen and how their work fits into the big picture.

“We thought we might be too early, but you quickly showed us where we needed to improve. The Objectives and Key Results we developed together went over really well with the team, and we have a much clearer roadmap.”

John Meadows
Co-CEO, Bowery Valuation

B2B Commerce

WAYV

After working with Rent the Runway and Lululemon to transform shipping containers into experiential on-campus popups, WAYV needed to structure the company’s sales process for expansion.

  • Deliverable: Sales playbook with guidelines for engaging with stakeholders at different points in the sale.
  • Results: Our work helped them close their next deal with a key client.

“It was incredibly helpful to think through how tactics change based on who we’re talking to. It’s easy to find an HR consultant, but Ben’s brain works very differently. I loved that the process wasn’t intimidating and it really helped alleviate all the stress.”

Julia Haber
CEO, WAYV

Nonprofit

Swing Left

After signing up over 200,000 people in 4 days for opportunities to help flip the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Swing Left needed scalable tools to get new volunteers up to speed.

  • Deliverables: Hiring process, onboarding plan, knowledge base.
  • Results: Our worked helped Swing Left’s core team double in size, raise over $10,000,000, drive 7,500,000 voter contacts, and onboard dozens of staff and volunteers across the country.

“Now, we have a set of standard resources, and our managers don’t need to figure it all out. It feels like one less thing to worry about.”

Matt Ewing
Managing Director, Swing Left

Agency

Spherical

A hotel marketing agency catering to clients like Refinery and Edition, Spherical needed to make it easy for new hires to get up to speed on multiple accounts.

  • Deliverable: Onboarding plan, knowledge base, lightweight engagement survey.
  • Results: Our work helped them double engagement of new hires by giving them enough context to make decisions independently.

“Now we have all of our first-year check-ins scheduled by week one, and hiring managers have a playbook so they’re not reinventing the wheel with every new hire.”

Daniel Lewis
Managing Director, Spherical