Joshua ReevesJoshua believes in the power of software to solve complex problems and founded Gusto to enable businesses to put people first. #HumansAreNotResources

Joshua Reeves is the CEO & Co-Founder of Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll), a Silicon Valley start-up on a mission to help businesses put people first. Gusto launched in 2012 and includes among its investors the Founders of Dropbox, Stripe, Yelp, Nest, PayPal, and Eventbrite, as well as Google Capital, General Catalyst and Kleiner Perkins, among others (ZenPayroll investors).

He was recently selected to the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and previously co-founded Unwrap (creator of the SaaS Buzzeo Social Media Management platform), a start-up which was acquired in 2010 by Context Optional (blog post, press release). As the CEO and co-founder of unwrap, inc., Josh led the company’s business development, sales and product efforts, and helped guide the company’s platform to over 41 million users. After the acquisition, Josh served as a Strategist at Context Optional, helping customers such as Cathay Pacific, 3M, Darden, and Samsung, define and implement tactical plans to achieve their goals in Social. Context Optional was acquired by Efficient Frontier in May, 2011 (press release, AllThingsD story). Prior to Unwrap,  Josh worked as a Product Manager at Zazzle from 2005-2008. Josh has also held positions at Intel Capital and Goldman Sachs.

Josh currently serves on the Advisory Board of TECC (Technology and Education: Connecting Cultures, Inc.), a US-China non-profit organization he co-founded in December 2003.

Josh holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Fellow, received the Terman Engineering Scholastic Award and was a Tau Beta Pi National Fellow. He was named one of the top twenty scholars in America by USA Today (2005 All-USA College Academic First Team) and attended the 2006 Academy of Achievement.

Josh resides in San Francisco, CA.

Areas of interest:

  • SaaS
  • Small Business software
  • Marketplaces
  • Mobile health
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Disruptive education technology