Built for (and by) a bold, remote team.

Close builds fast, powerful sales software for businesses of the future.

Close (verb), pronounced as /klōz/;

to bring two parts together to a satisfactory end.

We help startups and SMBs grow

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Since 2013, we’ve been building a CRM that focuses on better communication, without the hassle of manual data entry or complex UI.

Our goal: double the productivity of every sales rep.

We’re a bootstrapped, profitable, 100% remote team of thoughtful humans who value autonomy and impact. We’re eager to make a product our customers fall in love with over and over again.

Today, we're 60+ team members from around the world—supporting and coaching thousands of customers to growth every single day.

The Close executive team

Meet our original Co-Founders, all still actively involved in Close after a decade: an important edge in the technology space.

Close’s core values

Our values act as a compass to guide our decisions––big or small, internal or customer-facing. Whether you’re a Close customer or considering joining our team, you’ll see these values in action.

Build a house you want to live in
Examine long-term thinking & action.
No BS
Practice transparency and honesty, especially when it’s hard.
Invest in each other
Build successful relationships with your coworkers and customers.
Discipline equals freedom
Keep your word to yourself and others.
Strive for greatness
Constantly challenge yourself and others.

Our senior leadership team

This group has an average 7.5-year tenure at Close, which is unheard of in our industry.

Liz Stephany

Director of Customer Success

Anthony Nemitz

COO & Co-Founder

Mary Hartberg

Director of People Ops

Phil Freo

VP of Product & Engineering

Steli Efti

CEO & Co-Founder

Nick Persico

Director of Sales & Marketing

Close ❤’s Mother Earth

Our most notable core value is to build a house you want to live in. We’d like to live in a ‘house’ with abundant water, clean air, and renewable energy sources that allow for future generations to live freely on our planet.

That’s why we donate 1% of our revenue to Stripe Climate. Our contributions––along with those of many other ambitious businesses––promote research and use of technology that removes carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. There is no greater challenge than reversing the effects of climate change. Close is proud to commit resources to help solve this challenge.

Our people love working at Close

Overall + leadership satisfaction
9/10 ★★★★★★★★★
Based on 2021 anonymous survey.

The cost of Close is minuscule compared to our ROI. We get absolutely raving reviews from our sales and customer support teams using Close. Even our co-founders are very happy.

Marko Mrkonjic, Trufan

We’re saving 5x on our prior spend. I added simplicity, ease of use, and full team engagement.

Eric Keosky-Smith, Chief Growth Officer at Hownd

Close is a complete unified communication system. Email, texting, telephony—I’ve worked for companies where we had to buy options for all of these and then integrate them. This is the #1 reason we think Close is dynamite.

Randy Nordgren, COO at HR Covered

People-first benefits.

Close is proud to offer benefits that empower healthy life-work balance and exemplify our core values.

These may vary depending on the country you work from.

Paid time off and family leave

Your health and wellbeing are important. Close provides 5 weeks of PTO that increases with longevity, plus a 2-week all-company winter holiday break. We also offer paid caregiver leave.

Medical, dental, and vision coverage

Close pays 99% of all monthly premiums for employees, plus significant dependent stipends and multiple plan options.

401k with 6% match

To help you plan for your financial future, Close offers a 6% salary match on your 401k contributions.

Company goal-based bonus

After your first year of employment at Close, you are eligible for our bonus program. Our team members benefit from set bonus pools contingent on meeting company goals.

Coworking stipend

To help you stay connected in your community and enjoy a healthy remote work environment, Close helps cover the costs of your preferred coworking membership.

Paid 4-week sabbatical

We appreciate and reward our team members' longevity with a fully disconnected, paid sabbatical every 5 years.

Flexible working hours

Our team is autonomous and empowered. We encourage and prioritize asynchronous work. This means flexible working hours without micromanagement and possible 4-day workweeks.

Connect in-person with our annual retreats.

Build deeper relationships with our thoughtful in-person retreats. We also support department and small group meetups throughout the year.

What to expect in the Close hiring process

We care deeply about the candidate experience, so each interview flow may vary depending on the role. We strive to provide an environment that respects the time and energy of both our candidates and internal team.

Application Review

Our application process promotes equitable and unbiased hiring practices. We ask a short series of questions, similar to what you would be asked in the first interview. This helps us learn more about you right from the start, so please be sure to answer each question thoughtfully. All applications are reviewed by a team member; qualified applications undergo secondary review. Regardless of fit, we will let you know if you're moving forward.

Video Intro Call

You'll first meet with the hiring manager or People Operations team. We seek to understand you, your background, professional goals, and what’s important to you when choosing your next position and company. This call is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the role, company, culture, values, or product.

Skills Assessment

This is a hypothetical prompt designed to resemble key aspects of this role's responsibilities. Each take-home project is thoughtfully designed by the hiring manager to include a grading system, concise directions, and clear goals. These projects may take between 3-6 hours to complete depending on the role. However, we never use your work product.

Video Interviews

After the skills assessment, we'll dive into your technical skills during 1 to 2 interviews hosted by your potential colleagues. This step focuses on the specifics of the role and provides you an opportunity to ask the team about their experiences at Close.

Video Interview with Founder

Interviews conclude with a 1:1, 30-minute call with one of our Co-Founders or VP of Engineering. These are typically honest conversations that allow you the opportunity to discuss any outstanding questions. Our founders are active leaders at Close and genuinely interested in every person who joins the team.

Reference Checks

We’ll ask you to provide three references who can speak to your professional experience––ideally at least one of whom you've reported to. These calls help us validate what we already believe to be true based on our interviews with you.