Co-founder and CEO
Sheeroy holds more than twenty years of experience in technology markets globally. Sheeroy started his career in technology as an early member at Cambridge Technology Partners. In 1991, he became the second employee at Sapient Corporation, and from 2001 to 2007, Sheeroy served as COO at Sapient. Sheeroy holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Economics from MIT.
Luca BonmassarCo-founder and CTO
Luca Bonmassar joined Gild in 2011 as CTO, overseeing product vision and product development. He co-founded Coderloop, which was acquired by Gild in 2011. Prior to Gild, Luca worked for top-tier companies like Nokia and Vodafone where he led product and software development projects. Luca holds a M.S. in Computer Science Engineering from Pisa University.
How Gild Started
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. 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 last 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.
“Gild has consistently given us new candidates that we now know are good, but wouldn’t have found elsewhere—the ‘hidden talent,’ so to speak.”
—Kenny Mendes, Head of Recruiting at Box