Co-founder and CEO
Location: New York, NY
Bounce Exchange is focused on performance when it comes to serving clients, but also internally. The company fosters this environment by “giving incredibly motivated individuals the autonomy and resources to perform,” says Ryan Urban. This starts with hiring. Urban says the company steers clear of those with negative attitudes and has clearly defined hiring principles. Once someone is on the team, they benefit from complete transparency. But it’s not all about performance — Bounce Exchange also makes sure employees are having a good time. For example, when they spend their evenings working hard on a project, they have a fully stocked kitchen to enjoy, and when they aren’t working hard, they can enjoy initiatives like Bring Your Parents to Work Day, a field day, sandwich-making competitions and company karaoke.
“It’s all about people. It’s not the people who are just going to be the best at their jobs, but the people who really care about everyone else, aren’t competitive with other people inside the company — are truly altruistic. That’s how culture is created: You lay the foundation with the right people, and then the culture is built from the ground up.”