Changing the world, one career at a time

Everwise exists to solve a set of acute talent crises facing organizations today. We provide enterprise software that helps the world’s leading organizations optimize their workforce development investments by extending learning beyond content to incorporate people and development experiences.

Our business is built on the knowledge that people learn best from people. We believe that the top development experiences allow individuals to benefit from the knowledge and insights of those that have successfully navigated similar challenges in the past. This is core to everything we do at Everwise – from the features in the software we build to the development experiences we design for specific user groups.

Our Vision

We imagine a time when everyone is connected to the people, resources and feedback they need in order to realize their full potential.

We work hard around here

Everwise is a fast-paced, vibrant company that recognizes the value of hard work combined with unconventional thinking. We’re solving some extremely big problems (and having some fun along the way). Here are the values that we live by as a team.

01
Create something you believe in.

We work every day to help people grow their careers. We think about impacting millions, but never lose sight of each user or customer’s experience.

02
Be humble. Be hungry.

We admit when we need help, and we want Everwise to be the best in the world. We each strive to be the best at what we do.

03
Ask the questions.

We don’t just take things for granted, we question everything. We always ask why.

04
Be a character with character.

We bring our quirky, unique selves to work, and we respect each other’s differences. We do the right thing, even when no one’s looking.

05
Offer strong opinions, lightly held.

We want the best ideas to win, and we engage in respectful debate to get there. We advocate for our point of view and will push back when we disagree, but we rally around the best approach no matter who offers it.

06
See something, say something.

We know this is our business and act like it. We’re not afraid of conflict but are always respectful.

  • “Everwise allows companies to create learning experiences that matter. The end result is a more capable, engaged workforce that produces significantly better business outcomes.”

    Steve Kerr

    Former CLO of GE and Goldman Sachs

  • “I’ve been so fortunate in my career in having mentors, both men and women, who have helped move my career forward. So I’m passionate about giving back.”

    Anne Raimondi

    SVP Strategy, Zendesk

  • “The comfort level and confidence I have in executive meetings is so much greater than 6 months ago. This is all due to the coaching that my mentor was able to provide me. I can see the progress that I've made from the beginning of the partnership to now and couldn't have asked for a better outcome from this.”

    Benjamin Curry

    Salesforce

Colin Schiller

Colin Schiller

CEO and Co-Founder

Colin Schiller is the CEO and Co-Founder of Everwise, whose software platform helps organizations scale learning experiences that transform teams and deliver meaningful business value.

Prior to Everwise, Colin served as VP of Business Development for Audium where he built key customer relationships that led to a sale of the company to Cisco Systems. At Cisco, he was responsible for identifying and launching new lines of high growth business for the Collaboration Software Group.

Colin is a liberal arts guy in the tech world and holds a BA with Honors in East Asian Studies from Lewis and Clark College.

Ian Gover

Ian Gover

President and Co-Founder

Ian is an innovative human resources leader with 15+ years of experience in industry, consulting services, and solution / product development.

Ian is passionate about designing, building, and deploying human capital management solutions that solve real workforce issues and help employees do their jobs better, faster, smarter. He has worked with public sector organizations and Fortune 500 companies around the world to help them improve employee effectiveness, increase organizational efficiency, and drive millions in operational savings.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology.

Kim Vappie

Kim Vappie

Chief Experience Officer

Kim Vappie is Chief Experience Officer at Everwise. As leader of the Experiences group, Kim is responsible for ensuring that each Everwise Experience meets the needs of our customers and participants.

Prior to Everwise, Kim was the owner and CEO of Menttium Corporation, a company that designed and developed mentoring programs. Throughout her career, Kim has worked with thousands of protégés and mentors from hundreds of companies. Earlier in her career, Kim worked for a few Fortune 500 companies in a variety of roles.

Kim has a B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate degree.

Justin Bayers

Justin Byers

VP, Engineering

Justin is the VP of Engineering and interim head of product at Everwise

Prior to joining Everwise, Justin was the Director of Engineering for BlackLine responsible for BlackLine’s technology assets and seven agile teams. Justin played a key role in the sale to private equity firm SilverLake. Previously, Justin co-founded PointHub, the first online award travel search engine. Justin enjoys building high-performing teams, soccer, surfing, and learning how to salsa dance.

Justin holds a BS in Information Science from Cornell University.

Maynard Webb

Maynard Webb

Co-Founder

Maynard Webb is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs.

As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. WIN provides its portfolio companies with mentorship and on-demand access to an affiliate network of industry experts.

Maynard is the co-founder of Everwise. Everwise provides workplace mentoring solutions. Through a data-driven matching process, Everwise connects professionals with mentors who can help them succeed at every stage of their career.

Webb serves on the board at salesforce.com, Visa and Everwise. Previously, he was the chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a cloud based call center with a community of 20,000 agents. Prior to LiveOps, he was the COO of eBay, where he created organizational processes and day-to-day structures that enabled eBay to grow from $140 million in revenue to more than $6 billion in 2006. Webb has also served on several public and private boards including Yahoo!, Gartner, Niku, Extensity, Hyperion, Peribit (acquired by Juniper Networks), Baynote, and AdMob (acquired by Google) where he was also one of the first investors.

In 2004, he and his wife created the Webb Family Foundation, which provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work.

Webb lives in Silicon Valley with his wife Irene.

Joe Dobrenski

Joe Dobrenski

Sequoia Capital

Joe Dobrenski is the Human Capital Partner at Sequoia Capital. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2002, Joe led the hardware and electronics executive recruiting practice for Russell Reynolds Associates. Earlier, Joe worked for Black & Decker and Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services in roles involving strategy, operations and information technology. Joe has a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

Paul Hsiao

Paul Hsiao

Canvas Ventures

Paul is a General Partner and founding managing member of Canvas Ventures. His active Canvas investments include Everwise, Fluxx Labs, Roofstock, Transfix, and Zola. Prior to Canvas, Paul was a partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he led an investment in Houzz as well as had the privilege of helping eight companies go public on the NYSE or NASDAQ and seventeen companies with successful M&A exits during his 10-year tenure with the firm.

Mike Bergelson

Mike Bergelson

Founding CEO and Co-Founder

Mike Bergelson is the founding CEO of Everwise, helping to grow the company from an idea on a whiteboard to its position as a recognized leader in the learning and development industry.

Prior to Everwise, Mike was CEO and co-founder of enterprise software company Audium, leading it through its acquisition by Cisco. Audium developed award-winning software to improve call center interactions leveraging customer data and currently powers more than 1 billion calls per month. At Cisco, Mike led product management for their market-leading suite of call center products and went on to lead strategy for Cisco's enterprise collaboration business.

Earlier, Mike was CEO and co-founder of New York City-based adMarketplace, a pioneer in online advertising. Mike started his career as a management consultant advising banking clients on data-driven product and pricing strategy.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Nancy, and son, Leo.

Colin Schiller

Colin Schiller

CEO and Co-Founder

Colin Schiller is the CEO and Co-Founder of Everwise, whose software platform helps organizations scale learning experiences that transform teams and deliver meaningful business value.

Prior to Everwise, Colin served as VP of Business Development for Audium where he built key customer relationships that led to a sale of the company to Cisco Systems. At Cisco, he was responsible for identifying and launching new lines of high growth business for the Collaboration Software Group.

Colin is a liberal arts guy in the tech world and holds a BA with Honors in East Asian Studies from Lewis and Clark College.

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