Our Team: Graviteers

Aiko FujimotoSales
Aiko Fujimoto
Adrian GrealishEngineering
Adrian Grealish
Aaron HinikerEngineering
Aaron Hiniker
Anthony JacksonSales
Anthony Jackson
Allison TaylorProduct
Allison Taylor
Ald MatiasBusiness Operations
Ald Matias
Amit KapurFounder
Amit KapurAmit was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of MySpace, where he led operations, business development, and strategic partnerships. He was an early MySpace employee, where he oversaw the development and growth of MySpace Music and MySpace Mobile. While Amit was COO, MySpace rose to 125 million users and was profitable with nearly a billion dollars in revenue. Amit studied Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. He grew up in a small farm town in South Dakota with dreams of starting an innovative tech company.
Akash PatelEngineering
Akash Patel
Ashvin SampathFinance
Ashvin Sampath
Alex TothOperations
Alex Toth
Brenda Su
Brenda Su
Chris BissellChief Architect
Chris BissellChris is responsible for the architecture and design of our interest service, graphing algorithms, and ontology. He specializes in graph design, ontology building, and other core algorithms. Chris was the Chief Software Architect at MySpace. He introduced MySpace's first caching system and led teams addressing site scaling and performance. Before that, he was a founding member of GCells, a startup where he built a distributed, multi-user system for populating and visualizing living and working spaces in the browser.
Cristin NicholsonSales
Cristin Nicholson
Christa StelzmullerEngineering
Christa Stelzmuller
Dave BuckProduct
Dave Buck
Dave ClassenOperations
Dave Classen
Dan NikkelProduct
Dan Nikkel
Lizzie GilbertBusiness Operations
Lizzie Gilbert
Emily MoranAccount Manager
Emily Moran
Erik NelsonEngineering
Erik Nelson
Ezekiel VictorEngineering
Ezekiel Victor
George TeveldeEngineering
George Tevelde
Hayley TexidorPublisher Development
Hayley Texidor
Hamilton YangProduct
Hamilton Yang
Jarrett IronsOperations
Jarrett Irons
Justin EngelmanEngineering
Justin Engelman
Jim BenedettoCTO, Founder
Jim BenedettoJim was formerly the SVP of Technology of MySpace, where he led technical operations and R&D. He was employee 12 at MySpace and the first technical architect. Jim was responsible for the initial architectural designs that allowed the site to scale from 100 thousand to over 125 million active users. Jim grew up in Ventura, CA, and studied business at USC. He's had a lifelong passion for CS teaching himself to program at age 5.
Jacque KhalilOperations
Jacque Khalil
Justine KimSales
Justine Kim
Jeff KudishevichBusiness Operations
Jeff Kudishevich
Jeffrey McVay
Jeffrey McVay
Josef PfeifferVP Publisher Development
Josef Pfeiffer
Jason SylvesterEngineering
Jason Sylvester
Karl RinderknechtCEO
Karl RinderknechtKarl leads Gravity's day to day operations and strategy. He also plays a critical role in Gravity’s product and sales strategy. Prior to becoming CEO of Gravity, Karl was Gravity's Chief Operating Officer - leading operations, business development, partnership and marketing efforts. Before Gravity, Karl was an investment banker at Pagemill Partners where he advised tech companies in M&A transactions and financings. Karl completed M&A transactions with Ask, Microsoft, Cisco, and others. He has a BS from Stanford and an MBA with honors from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where he was a Mayfield Fellow.
Lindsay AstonSales
Lindsay Aston
Luis Vega
Luis Vega
Melissa GilletteSales
Melissa Gillette
Michael OlivierProduct
Michael Olivier
Melanie StiekmanBusiness Operations
Melanie Stiekman
Neepa ShahSales
Neepa Shah
Richard BuckinghamVP Engineering
Richard BuckinghamHe joined Gravity from the Dreamworks Animation funded startup “Ptch” where he ran Ops, lead the Server Engineering Team and was Product Manager for the website. He was previously VP of Tech Ops at both HP Cloud Services and at MySpace where he managed large international teams and infrastructures. Richard graduated from Leeds University, UK with BSc Honors in Computer Science. He is also a former RAF Reserve pilot but now prefers car racing and poker.
Robert KingSales
Robert King
Robert LeonVP of Sales
Robert LeonPreviously, he was an early member of Meebo, evangelizing a new consumer product to agencies and building out a sales team as the VP of the West. Before working in digital media, Robert worked in politics on the Howard Dean and John Kerry campaigns. He holds a degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College and is originally from Orange County, CA. He correspondingly likes road trips, movies and oranges.
Robbie ColemanSoftware Cleric & Social Shaman
Robbie Coleman
Riccardo UliviSales
Riccardo Ulivi
Randy UngerProduct
Randy Unger
Spencer BrownVP Product
Spencer BrownSpencer joins Gravity from Adknowledge where he ran Product Management. He was previously the VP of Product Management at the Rubicon Project and the Fox Audience Network where he was responsible for the Ad Serving, RTB, Targeting, and the customer facing analytics platforms. Spencer graduated UCSB with a BS in Aquatic Biology. In his personal time, Spencer enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, coaching soccer and surfing.
Steve PearmanFounder
Steve PearmanSteve was formerly the SVP of Product Strategy for MySpace and the company's first PM. Many of Steve's early product ideas led to the explosive adoption of MySpace. Steve grew up in Fresno and escaped to study at Pepperdine. He lives in LA with his wife and two kids. He's had a lifelong passion for technology and science (especially magnetism – he keeps ferrofluid liquids in his kitchen to play with in his spare time).
Sylvana YeldaEngineering
Sylvana Yelda
Tuffon BenavidesEngineering
Tuffon Benavides
Tom ChappellEngineering
Tom Chappell
Trey DeCampSoftware Engineer
Trey DeCamp
Tyler SummersonSales
Tyler Summerson
Veronica FuogPublisher Development
Veronica Fuog
Yasmin LuceroEngineering
Yasmin Lucero

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Our Locations

Gravity HQ

2525 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Gravity Design

1315 Oakridge Drive
Fort Collins, CO


Current Openings

We are changing the way people use the internet by delivering personalized experiences based on users' interests. That means tackling challenging engineering problems everyday and creating an entirely new market for authentic content-based advertisements. If big data, machine learning, and semantic analysis get you excited, if you enjoy solving problems that have never been solved, if you thrive in an open, collaborative, energy charged environment, then you share much in common with the Gravity team already. Also, our office is pretty sweet - it has an airplane wing hanging inside it.

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Don’t see your role listed in the link above? Not quite ready to formally apply for a new gig? Send us an email and introduce yourself. We’re always interested in getting to know talented folks, and promise to get in touch if the right role opens up for you.

Gravity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Some of our benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid maternity / paternity leave
  • Flexible vacation and work hours
  • A brand new MacBook Pro or Air (you decide!)
  • Unlimited coffee, drinks, snacks, Cholula and Sriracha sauce
  • Daily surf sessions


Press Info

  • Gravity's mission is to personalize the internet
  • At the core of Gravity is our Interest Graph technology
  • We help publishers and advertisers tap into consumer interests to deliver personalized content and ads

Quick History

  • 2009: Founded by Amit Kapur, Jim Benedetto and Steve Pearman
  • 2010: Unveiled plans to deliver a personalization platform
  • 2011: Began working with major publishers and advertisers on personalization
  • 2012: Opened New York City office
  • 2014: Acquired by Aol

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