The tech-powered, human-centric way to strengthen your company culture

Don’t be fooled into thinking company culture is intangible or mysterious. With the right data—and the the right tool to collect that data—your path ahead is clear.

Our benchmarked survey lets you dive deep into employee feedback without the clunkiness (or wait time!) of most annual surveys. When paired with our in-house strategy team, you’ll have everything you need to make brilliant business decisions—from how to train your leaders, to who to hire.

We believe...

Culture is a business concern, not just an HR issue.

Companies who don’t focus on culture have a harder time competing, recruiting and staying relevant.

When you understand your culture, you can make smarter decisions business-wide.

Culture and engagement happen year-round. They should be measured accordingly.

Eliminate fluff, speculation and “management by opinion.” CultureIQ makes people analytics crystal clear by giving you the data to make better, more informed decisions.

Timeline

July 2013

Founded by Zappos early investor and NYU adjunct professor Greg Besner

2013–2014

Interviewed hundreds of HR & talent executives, academic experts and thought leaders to develop our high-performance culture framework

September 2014

Sent survey to our very first customer

October 2014

Official launch party at Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Las Vegas home

May 2015

Our first multinational customer hit "send" on their first global survey

June 2015

Launched the first-ever Top Company Culture contest with Entrepreneur magazine

August 2015

Introduced our Culture Strategy team

December 2015

Reached 400 organizations using our platform to measure their organizational culture

March 2016

Added Trend Questions to our product—a powerful feature that collects ongoing employee feedback without survey burnout

November 2016

Reached 800 organizations using our platform and framework to measure their organizational culture

Our journey continues - more coming soon...

Our Values

  • Treat ourselves and our customers with respect
  • Respect data, but make human decisions
  • Be creative and resourceful
  • Be open to change and maintain flexibility
  • Great people over great resumes
  • Celebrate and enjoy the journey

Meet Your Team

We're a friendly bunch, committed to practicing what we preach. Every Friday, before we all scoot off for the weekend, everyone shakes hands to congratulate one another on a week well done.

Greg Besner

Greg Besner

Founder and CEO

Greg Besner
Greg Besner
Founder and CEO

Greg is the founder and CEO of CultureIQ. He is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business. Prior to launching CultureIQ, Greg was the CFO of SecondMarket and the founder and CEO of Computershare Executive Services, (formerly known as Restricted Stock Systems, Inc.). During his tenure as CEO of RSS, Greg was named the EY 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year in New Jersey. Greg is an investor and Board member for numerous companies. Of note, he was an active investor and consultant for Zappos.com until the company’s sale to Amazon.com. Outside of the office, you can find Greg speaking about company culture, going for long runs, and hanging out with his wife and two daughters.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Besides leading the company, his encyclopedic knowledge of movie quotes.

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Alex Hart

Alex Hart

Technology

Alex Hart
Alex Hart
Technology

Alex is the lead developer and head of all things technology at CultureIQ.  He has years of experience architecting systems, telling people to ‘Google It’, and using vim – skills critical to the company’s success so far. He’s deeply invested in making the best software possible, and is skeptical of everything. Well surely not everything. We’d better check.

What is your biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

All of our toys.  Mostly the drones.  No the laser pointers.  No wait, the ferrofluid.

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Andrew McKenna

Andrew McKenna

Technology

Andrew McKenna
Andrew McKenna
Technology

 

 

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Danny Pinghero

Danny Pinghero

Technology

Danny Pinghero
Danny Pinghero
Technology

Danny is a developer at CultureIQ and sometimes a data scientist. He likes his programming languages dynamic, his data colorful, and his JS semicolons optional. Want to talk about Star Wars? He’s your guy.

 

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Increase in average number of Star Wars figures per desk (0.375 and counting!)

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Jamie Nichol

Jamie Nichol

Marketing

Jamie Nichol
Jamie Nichol
Marketing

Jamie shares ideas about company culture. She brings a ton of positive energy to the office – sometimes against her coworkers’ will. Jamie enjoys looking at her daily art calendar, seeking “friluftsliv,” and talking about Australian Shepherds (or dogs in general) any chance she gets.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Elevation of the pratfall to a recognized art form. And cookies.

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Brady Loeck

Brady Loeck

Sales

Brady Loeck
Brady Loeck
Sales

Brady works on the sales team at CultureIQ. Outside of sales, he spends most of his time advocating for a special line of CultureIQ socks.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

CultureIQ relies on Brady to name things and maintain the office’s strategic granola reserve.

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David Shanklin

David Shanklin

Culture Strategy

David Shanklin
David Shanklin
Culture Strategy

David leads the Culture Strategy and Account Team at CultureIQ. He loves data and people, and helping CultureIQ clients figure out how to make their businesses better by combining the power of the two. He’s also passionate about helping others achieve their full potential through self-discovery and coaching. If David’s not contemplating company culture, you’ll find him swimming, biking, or running on NY’s upper west side, in Central Park with his wife and English bulldog, or searching the city for its best old fashioned.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Exceptional white-boarding ability

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Scott Edkins

Scott Edkins

Technology

Scott Edkins
Scott Edkins
Technology

Scott is a developer at CultureIQ, and exactly as much of a human as everyone else.  He promises – no need to check. When he’s not updating his own software……uh resting, you can find him hiking and eating.  Like a human.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Scott-hat, the almost Scott

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Michelle Florin

Michelle Florin

Account Management

Michelle Florin
Michelle Florin
Account Management

Michelle is a Client Analyst at CultureIQ. She supports our clients and the account management team, ensuring that everybody has a positive experience. She is passionate about helping others and loves working with clients to achieve their everyday goals. When she’s not writing mysteries about her colleagues, Michelle enjoys long runs on the beach (or in central park), and anything chocolate.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

A new perspective, but also baked goods.

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Shannon Tierney

Shannon Tierney

Account Management

Shannon Tierney
Shannon Tierney
Account Management

Shannon helps CultureIQ clients understand their data to understand their employees even better. She’s passionate about always remembering the people behind the numbers and empowering those voices to strengthen company culture. She’s also passionate about pizza, pizza bagels, and pizza rolls.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Contributing to Jamie’s “Redhead Takeover of CultureIQ”

 

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Adrian Sule

Adrian Sule

Design

Adrian Sule
Adrian Sule
Design

Adrian is our Canadian sidekick designer, enhancing all of CultureIQ’s design-related material, from our application interface to sales and marketing collateral. With a few strokes of his digital pen, Adrian bring our ideas to life, making sure it clearly expresses our business vision, and provides our audience with delightful experiences. He spends any chance he gets on the mountains snowboarding or traveling.

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Savina Perez

Savina Perez

Marketing

Savina Perez
Savina Perez
Marketing

Savina leads Marketing at CultureIQ. When not spending time working on content, communications, or lead gen campaigns you can find her roaming NYC on her quest for the perfect cup of coffee, exploring the city’s numerous playgrounds with her daughter, or relaxing with friends at one of the city’s live music venues.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team: Enviable collection of classic 90’s hip-hop

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Rea Abrahams

Rea Abrahams

Culture Strategy

Rea Abrahams
Rea Abrahams
Culture Strategy

Rea is a culture strategist at CultureIQ. She loves collaborating with clients to think through opportunities to strengthen corporate culture and is on a mission to debunk the belief that culture is “intangible.” When she’s not talking about culture, you can find Rea trying out new recipes in her tiny kitchen, taking yoga classes and exploring NYC.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Perfectly aligned PowerPoint presentations

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Ben Zimmerman

Ben Zimmerman

Sales

Ben Zimmerman
Ben Zimmerman
Sales

Ben reaches into the internet and introduces the world to CultureIQ. He’s the voice on the phone, the narrator of emails, and the gateway through which companies can begin their journey. He climbs things, asks too many questions, writes books, cooks above average quality dumplings, and authors podcasts. Once he stared down a jaguar in the Amazon during a twenty mile long night jungle hike. Nobody was harmed.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

Ben is the self-appointed Co-Poet Laureate of CultureIQ with Michelle. They ran unopposed.

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Paul Maass

Paul Maass

Sales

Paul Maass
Paul Maass
Sales

Paul is the VP of Sales and a key gadget nerd at CultureIQ.

Prior to joining the CultureIQ team, he oversaw the central region sales team for Qubit during a 280% YoY US growth year, and also lead global sales for Usablenet, becoming the undisputed mobile commerce industry leader and growing revenue 10x in 4 years.

He has also taught online sales courses at General Assemb.ly.

When not supporting the amazing sales team here, Paul can be found at home spending time with his wife and baby daughter, working around the house, listening to the Tim Ferriss podcast or brewing beer.

Biggest contribution to the CultureIQ team?

He says he’ll update this later once he truly has a chance to add something of value to the company!

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Lauren Leonhardt

Lauren Leonhardt

Sales

Lauren Leonhardt
Lauren Leonhardt
Sales

Lauren works on the Business Development team, where she is the first point of contact for potential new clients. She educates potential clients on the service, and connects them with CultureIQ specialists. In her spare time, Lauren can be found at a mom-and-pop coffee shop drinking tea and either reading or writing a novel.

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Heatherann McHugh

Heatherann McHugh

Sales

Heatherann McHugh
Heatherann McHugh
Sales

Heatherann works on the sales team at CultureIQ. When she’s not at her desk reading fortunes as our resident astrologist, she can be found wandering across the globe in search of her next adventure.

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John Buckley

John Buckley

Sales

John Buckley
John Buckley
Sales

John works on the sales team at CultureIQ. When he’s not doing his best Jerry McGuire impression on the phone here in the office, you can find John wandering around New York City taking pictures for his wildly historical Instagram account, petting strangers dogs, or giving back to the community as the President of the Irish American Business Network NYC.

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Alex Haass

Alex Haass

Account Management

Alex Haass
Alex Haass
Account Management

Alex works directly with CultureIQ clients to ensure they’re able to fully maximize our tool to derive meaningful insights about their company culture. She loves to geek out on organizational development and is passionate about empowering business leaders to build workplaces where employees thrive. Alex is also equal part city addict and outdoor adventure junkie. When not working, she is taking advantage of New York’s amazing music scene, skiing in the Rocky Mountains, or traveling across the globe.

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Mike Desmond

Mike Desmond

Sales

Mike Desmond
Mike Desmond
Sales

Mike is a member of the CultureIQ sales team. When he is not helping clients measure, understand and strengthen their culture, you can find him hanging on the boardwalk and going to minor league baseball games with his family. Back in the day you would even catch him in a mascot suit!

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Anna Lee

Anna Lee

Marketing

Anna Lee
Anna Lee
Marketing

Anna is a Marketing Manager at CultureIQ. She hails from California, but embodies the soul of Korea and spirit of New York City. As a self-proclaimed dog whisperer, she is always excited to encounter dogs on the street and take the opportunity to pet them. She loves to travel, eat good food and spend time with friends and family.

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Krissy Buongiorno

Krissy Buongiorno

Sales

Krissy Buongiorno
Krissy Buongiorno
Sales

Krissy is a member of our Business Development team. She enjoys learning about new clients and introducing them to the world of CultureIQ. Krissy is a simple gal who looks forward to her weekly shopping trip at Trader Joes, rollerblading around Manhattan, and listening to Neil Young on her record player.

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Mila Singh

Mila Singh

Culture Strategy

Mila Singh
Mila Singh
Culture Strategy

Mila is a Culture Strategist at CultureIQ. She is passionate about creating really great places to work and building company cultures that drive business results. She loves traveling, running, watching scary movies, and going to concerts – especially music festivals.

Favorite CultureIQ Value: Respect data, but make human decisions

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Alex Zhang

Alex Zhang

Technology

Alex Zhang
Alex Zhang
Technology

Alex is a developer at CultureIQ. Besides coding and solving problems, she likes to draw and birdwatch.

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