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Jesse Pujji

Founder & CEO

Jesse is an entrepreneur, investor and executive whose passion is helping people learn and grow through the power of entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Founder & CEO of Gateway and as Executive Chairman of Ampush and


Prior to Gateway, Jesse co-founded and was CEO of Ampush. During his tenure, Ampush grew to over 100 Ampushers, managed over $1BN in media spend and partnered with brands such as Dollar Shave Club, Uber, Birchbox and Hulu. He also led efforts in two strategic acquisitions, one divestiture and raising $15M from Red Ventures.


Prior to Ampush, Jesse started his career with short stints at both Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. In 2006, Jesse graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship, and a second degree in Political Science.


He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife and two kids. Outside of work, you can find traveling, playing tennis, watching Pixar movies and indulging in dark chocolate.

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