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Our Mission

To help organizations foster employee growth and success.

Our vision for Roots is to become the foundational HR layer on which all organizations grow. Founded in 2017 by two friends navigating the corporate world, Roots is dedicated to reshaping HR, to ridding the workplace of bureaucracy for the sake of bureaucracy, and to positively impacting employee wellness, productivity, and retention.

Meet the Team
We like to be


Roots was born out of a desire to move faster at work, as we always felt bogged down by bureaucracy and needless processes in our prior jobs. We believe the future of work is agile and we want to be a part of that movement.
We love to

Help People

When we first sat down to build Roots, we discussed our goals for founding the company - our core driver was and still is that we want to make meaningful change in the world, to positively impact people's lives.
We want to

Streamline HR

HR folks are all-stars and work hard every day to give us the best work-lives possible. By freeing them up from the manual processes and bulky tech they're accustomed to, we hope they'll get back to what they do best: elevating people.
Meet the Builders Behind Roots

Our Amazing Team

Kevin Corliss

CEO & Founder
When Kevin is not working, you can find him outdoors - hiking, fishing, skiing - or at a craft brewery with his wife trying their Hazy IPA's.

Kevin lives in Seattle, Washington.

Doug Franklin

CTO & Co-founder
When Doug is not working, you can find him at the climbing gym, camping, eating feta cheese, or investing in cryptocurrencies.

Doug lives in San Francisco, California.

Marcio Alves

Front-end Engineer
When Marcio is not working, you can find him eating fettucine carbonara, watching Iron Man on repeat, or hanging out with his wife.

Marcio lives in Belvaux, Luxembourg.

Wairton Rebouças

Back-end Engineer
When Wairton is not working, you can find him playing guitar, eating pudim, or binge watching Lord of the Rings.

Wairton lives in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Ante Kalajzic

Front-end Engineer
When Ante is not working, you can find him playing the drums, woodworking, or taking a long road trip.

Ante lives in Omiš, Croatia.

Daniel Mansouri

Account Executive
When Daniel is not working, you can find him traveling, training for a half-marathon with his girlfriend, or finding other ways to be active.

Daniel lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Chidinma Anozie

Customer Support Specialist
When Chidi is not working, you can find her reading fiction books, binge watching TV shows (especially the horror genre), and trying out new baking recipes.

Chidi lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Maxim Shilov

Back-end Engineer
When Max is not working, you can find him playing basketball, walking with his son, or scuba diving (he's done 100+ dives in Southeast Asia and the Red Sea).

Max lives in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Cristian Urrutipi

Back-end Engineer
When Cristian is not working, you can find him sailing, traveling or cooking asado, empanadas or hand made pasta.

Cristian lives in Civitanova Marche, Italy

Andrea Sabato

Product Designer
When Andrea is not working, you can find him refereeing on football fields, playing volleyball or traveling around the world with his girlfriend and her dog Becks.

Andrea lives in London, United Kingdom

Gabriele Culot

Content Marketing Manager
When Gabriele is not working, you can find him taking on DIY projects, leather working, cycling or any other fun things that he can learn from.

Gabriele lives in Trieste, Italy

Trevor Smith

Senior Account Executive
When Trevor is not working, you can find him golfing, traveling with family and friends, or hitting up local beaches in the summertime with his fiancee, Natalie, and their bernedoodle, Josie.

Trevor lives in Stamford, CT

Ryan Roukema

Account Executive
When Ryan is not working, you can find him hiking, traveling, watching or playing hockey, debating with friends, or spending time with his wife, Emily, and their three children.

Ryan lives in Vancouver, Canada

Martino Secchi

Back-End Engineer
When Martino is not working, you can find him hiking for long stretches, from days to weeks at a time, throughout his home country of Italy.

Martino lives in Italy

Zoë Eager

Senior Customer Success Manager
When Zoë is not working, you can find her cooking (working her way through Alison Roman recipes), practicing yoga, or enjoying mystery/thriller novels and podcasts.

Zoë lives in New York City, NY

Mike Strahan

Head of Sales
When Mike is not working, you can find him playing soccer, writing, hanging out with his family, or repairing vacuum cleaners.

Mike lives in Indianapolis, IN

Want to be part of our team?

We are a 100% remote company (with members primarily based in the U.S.), looking for talented and passionate people from around the world to join us in our mission to help companies foster employee growth and success.

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