Hearsay Systems

Hearsay enables financial advisors and insurance agents to build stronger relationships with clients by delivering the right message on the right digital channel.

Founded 2009
201-500 employees
  • Analytics & Business Information
  • Digital Communication
  • Headquarters address
    185 Berry St, Ste 3800, San Francisco, CA

    In fall of 2000, Clara Shih and Steve Garrity met as freshmen in the Stanford Computer Science Department. Over the next four years, they built a strong friendship and mutual respect which would later become the foundation for Hearsay Systems.

    Clara joined Google and later Salesforce, helping create the first generation of web applications.

    Steve went on to work at Fortify and later Microsoft, where he helped create Windows Mobile and Azure, honing his background in mobile, cloud, and enterprise scale, security, and reliability.

    In 2007, a Facebook app Clara had built for fun suddenly went viral. Forrester credited it with “kickstarting the Social Business Movement.” Clara was approached by a publisher to pen the first book about social sales and marketing. The Facebook Era became an instant hit featured in the NY Times and picked up by Harvard Business School as a marketing textbook.

    Realizing that social media presented an even larger opportunity than the web a decade ago— and that enterprises needed help driving sales, relevancy, and loyalty in the new era— Clara messaged Steve on Facebook and Hearsay Systems was born.

    Hearsay's Advisor Cloud unifies the advisor-client experience so financial advisors and insurance agents can build stronger relationships with clients by delivering the right message on the right digital channel. As the complete client engagement platform for sales, marketing and compliance, Hearsay transforms firms by breaking down data silos and unifying a client’s advisor and brand experiences.

    Hearsay's engineering team is passionate about innovation and we give engineers the power to make their call about when to push a fix, deploy a feature or refactor. Our engineers value the autonomy to ship a feature or bug fix quickly to solve customer pain points. We are fanatical about creating a product that’s elegant, useful, and ultimately brings our customers into the modern digital age of communication.

    Things We Believe In:
    Putting customers first
    Taking initiative / being self-directed
    Trust / transparency / honesty with customers and with each other
    Getting stuff done (GSD)
    Always be learning
    Give people context rather than taking control
    Long-term focus
    Knowing where you stand / telling others what you think
    Working hard AND smart / being scrappy
    Playing well with others
    Self-improvement & leverage

    Tech stack

    Python, Django, JavaScript, React, Redux, Scala, Spark, AWS, Azure, Flask, Twisted, Chef,, Kubernetes, Microservices


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
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    Hearsay Systems - Holiday Party