Our Story: Ben, Ryan, and Bamboo

Ben Peterson & Ryan Sanders, BambooHR

You’ve heard the one about the two guys meeting over a ping-pong table at work, right? They click, but go their separate ways, then eight years later they reconnect to create the best HR software company in the world. Classic.

Little known fact: that’s Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders.

And that wasn’t their original goal. In fact, all Ben and Ryan really wanted to do was create a great place to work. They figured if they could create a great place to work, great people would want to work there. And where great people were working, great work would take place. Turns out, they were right.

What’s even better, the HR software these great people made sets other organizations free to do great work. Which means they create their own great places to work. And that’s something Ben and Ryan—and all of us other Bambooligans—are pretty proud of.