Gild helps companies hire skilled developers by ensuring that candidates stand out on their proven abilities, not just their resumes. Backed by proprietary data analysis that examines developers’ actual work, Gild’s tech hiring software is used by growing companies like Eventbrite, Red Hat, and Rackspace to find the developers they need to innovate. Founded in 2011, Gild is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Salt Lake City and Milan.
The Gild Story: How We Got Here
Gild’s co-founders, Sheeroy Desai and Luca Bonmassar, came together with one common belief: that tech hiring should be merit-based. Sheeroy and Luca started Gild because they both experienced tremendous challenges hiring the talent they needed. At his previous company, Sheeroy had the Recruiting department reporting to him and found hiring developers to be an extremely inefficient and expensive process. Candidates with stellar resumes filled with brand names didn’t actually have impressive tech skills. But this was only discovered after wasting time interviewing the wrong candidates. In fact, Sheeroy faced the prospect of missing business goals because it was so hard to find the tech talent he needed. Luca experienced the recruiting problem from a hiring manager’s perspective. When he led a team of developers at his previous company, he was constantly brought in to meet candidates that turned out to be unqualified. As a result, Luca built his own code evaluation technology to help identify skilled developers up-front, and teamed up with Sheeroy to found Gild. By evaluating developers’ actual work and skills, Gild enables companies to focus on the real indicators of developer talent and hire based on merit.