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

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

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

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 80+ team members from around the world—supporting and coaching thousands of customers to growth every single day.

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.

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Build a house you want to live in

Examine long-term thinking & action.

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Practice transparency and honesty, especially when it’s hard.

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Invest in each other

Build successful relationships with your coworkers and customers.

Discipline equals freedom

Keep your word to yourself and others.

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Strive for greatness

Constantly challenge yourself and others.

Our senior leadership team

This group has an average 8-year tenure at Close, which is unheard of in our industry.

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CEO, Co-Founder
Anthony Nemitz
COO, Co-Founder
Thomas Steinacher
CTO, Co-Founder
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Phil Freo
VP of Product & Engineering
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Mary Hartberg
Sr. Director of People Operations
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Nick Persico
Sr. Director of Sales & Marketing
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Liz Stephany
Sr. Director of Customer Success
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Kayne Stroup
Director of Finance
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Joseph Sterner
Director of Support

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 2022 anonymous survey.

There is something in the water at Close, I'm sure of it! An energy, an invisible force, something that makes me just light up every time I sit at my desk. At Close, you work with humans who bring their whole selves to work. You work on a simple product that our customers love. I don't know if fulfillment at work would get better than that!
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Carol Wainaina
Sr. Customer Support Executive
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I’ve been both a fan and a customer of Close for years before joining the team. What grabbed my attention was their Lisbon Team Retreat video. What got me to stay were the genuine people that cared about building a meaningful product.
Chris Valdemoro
Account Executive
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Since I started to work at Close, I've improved my life in many ways, but I want to highlight that I am healthier and I can work and enjoy life at the same time. I like that transparency is always present at Close, and we are on the same page. Everyone values each other's time, and async work is a common practice.
Claudia Oprea
Frontend Engineer
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Close is the best company I've ever worked for. From our honest CEO through all our confident directors, this is an environment that rewards high-quality work and great adventure over mindless hours. It's a remarkably caring company in a remote setting.
Forrest Dwyer
Sr. Customer Success Manager

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.

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Paid time off and family leave
Paid time off and family leave

Your health and wellbeing are important. Close provides 5 weeks of PTO that increases with longevity, plus a 1-week all-company winter holiday break. We also offer paid caregiver leave.

Medical, dental, and vision coverage
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
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
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.

Paid 4-week sabbatical
Paid 4-week sabbatical

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

Flexible working hours
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.

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.