Our Story: Ben, Ryan, and Bamboo

Ben Peterson & Ryan Sanders, BambooHR

So two guys walk into a bar. Wait a minute—we’re in Utah. Okay, so they meet over a ping-pong table at work. They click, but go their separate ways. Eight years later, they reconnect to create the best HR software company in the world.

But that wasn’t their original goal. In fact, all Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders 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, great work would take place. Turns out, they were right.

It also just so happens that the HR software crafted in that great place to work, sets other organizations free to do great work and, in turn, create their own great places to work. And that’s something Ben and Ryan—and all the other Bambooligans—are pretty proud of.