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Our origin story

It all started with a rolling forecast. Actually, the frustration related to creating a rolling forecast. The mission to simplify the rolling forecast then snowballed into the realization that capable FP&A and planning tools were too expensive and so complex it took teams of people use them. World-class planning tools should be accessible to everyone at any size company, and of course rolling forecasts should be easy. The world needed a planning solution purpose-built for growth companies, thus Jirav was born.

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What drives us

Maximizing potential

We are obsessed with maximizing the potential of our customers, partners and employees through providing the perfect planning solution to find the keys to unlocking growth.

Democratizing planning

We are on a mission to raise the bar on what growth companies should expect from financial technology providers and making purpose built solutions accessible to companies of all sizes.

Leveling the playing field

Through sharing best practices, and turning common tools into templates we are focused on empowering finances pros of any tenure with CFO level capabilities.

Jirav leadership

Martin Zych

Martin Zych

CEO & Co-founder
Martin Zych

Martin Zych

CEO & Co-founder

Martin leads the Jirav team. As a career finance and accounting professional, Martin specializes in high-growth tech companies. Previously, Martin was the Finance Director at Limeade and Zephyr Health, and a Controller at Atlas Accelerator CFO firm. Throughout his career, he set up dozens of finance functions and has helped raise over $200 million in funding. Martin founded Jirav to build the tool he wished he’d had available during his entire career as a finance leader at high-growth companies.

Steve Turner

Steve Turner

CTO & Co-founder
Steve Turner

Steve Turner

CTO & Co-founder

Steve leads technical architecture and the Jirav engineering team. He started his career as a software developer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory implementing signal processing tools and algorithms. At Genesys and Alcatel-Lucent, Steve focused on product development and had the opportunity to manage globally-distributed teams, delivering a product portfolio generating well over $100M in annual revenue.

Amy Travis

Amy Travis

Chief of Staff
Amy Travis

Amy Travis

Chief of Staff

Amy Travis is the Chief of Staff at Jirav. Previously, Amy held many roles in finance and operations at companies including NXP Semiconductors, Senseye, and Tata Consulting. As a career finance professional, Amy had been searching for a “better” business planning solution when she found Jirav. After becoming a Jirav customer, she was impressed with how the solution was changing business planning and FP&A.

Amy later decided to join the Jirav team managing business operations and was eventually promoted to chief of staff. Supporting her passion for finance, Jirav has become her platform for helping other financial professionals evolve their role as strategic leaders in their respective companies.

Alex Balva

Alex Balva

VP of Engineering
Alex Balva

Alex Balva

VP of Engineering

Alex Balva is a seasoned software engineering executive with a passion for solving tough business challenges with technology. His background includes 20 years of innovation in commercial software product design, development, and operations, with an emphasis on building and mentoring high-performing teams that achieve extraordinary results.

At Jirav, Alex is focused on expanding the technology team, optimizing how the product is built and operated for scalability, and the end user experience. Prior to joining Jirav, Alex held similar positions across a broad set of industries, including FinTech, ride-sharing, enterprise applications, predictive analytics, distributed systems management, banking, and telecom, with one IPO and three acquisitions under his belt.

Alex received MSCS and MSEE degrees from Kiev Technical University where he was a Ph.D. student for two years prior to relocating to the U.S.

Nate Mariner

Nate Mariner

VP of Product
Nate Mariner

Nate Mariner

VP of Product

Nate has a diverse background across industries and roles with time spent in capital markets, finance, sales, and product management. His experience includes spending over a decade in corporate finance followed by joining NetSuite in 2012. Over several years with NetSuite he built out a newly-created global team, developed and launched the NetSuite Planning and Budgeting product-line, and grew it to be a market leader. During his tenure, NetSuite revenues grew 10x and the company was acquired by Oracle Corporation.

At Jirav, Nate’s focus is ensuring we continue to release products and features which are simple to use and understand, make financial processes easier and more efficient, and enable faster time-to-value when adopting our solutions. Nate is also responsible for scaling the product organization as we continue to grow and expand our offerings.

Prior to and during his career he earned his Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Master of Science in Analytical Finance from the University of Denver, and MBA in Consulting and Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Ryan McDonald

Ryan McDonald

VP Sales & Business Development
Ryan McDonald

Ryan McDonald

VP Sales & Business Development

Ryan McDonald is the VP of Sales and Business Development at Jirav. Having joined Jirav in its earliest stage, Ryan has an understanding and passion for delivering on the expectations of the Jirav customers.

Ryan is active in building sales, customer success, and business development globally for Jirav. He is known for building positive, customer-focused cultures, and regarded for being accessible and eager to help customers and partners.

Ryan holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington and has spent his career in strategic sales and business development roles for Concur, DocuSign, and Conga. Ryan lives in Seattle, WA, with his family and their two Instagram famous cats, Simon and Layla! (@siberian_simon)

Mike Triantos

Mike Triantos

Head of Partnerships
Mike Triantos

Mike Triantos

Head of Partnerships

Mike Triantos is Head of Partnerships at Jirav where he advises accounting firms on their financial planning and analysis (FP&A) strategy. Mike works closely with the product, engineering, and professional services team at Jirav to provide world-class PF&A solutions that are purpose-built for accounting firms.

Prior to Jirav, Mike served in multiple executive roles at three HR industry disruptors—Gusto, where he served as Head of Partnerships and Business Development and was instrumental in building Gusto for Partners; TriNet, where he served as Chief Client Officer and played an integral role in developing TriNtet's sales, marketing, and channel strategy; and Zuman, where he was co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer.

Evan Wells

Evan Wells

VP BizOps & Services
Evan Wells

Evan Wells

VP BizOps & Services

Evan is the VP of BizOps and Services at Jirav. Before joining Jirav, Evan was one of our first customers! Evan has been a Director of Finance, CFO, and advisor to Bay Area companies spanning industries including manufacturing, consumer electronics, mobile application development, and enterprise SaaS. Exits include Abe AI (acquired by Yodlee), Lighthouse AI (acquired by Apple), and PayTollo (acquired by Automatic Labs, a SiriusXM company).

He got his start as an auditor at PwC. Evan is a chess enthusiast and was also the TIME Person of the Year in 2006.

Eric Wong

Eric Wong

VP of Marketing
Eric Wong

Eric Wong

VP of Marketing

Eric Wong is the VP of Marketing at Jirav. As a career marketer who has often secretly wanted to be a part of the finance team and loved every second spent working on business models and operating plans across numerous companies, Jirav is the perfect home. Having held leadership roles at DocuSign, Conga, Tier 3 and other companies during the $1M-$100M+ growth years, his true passion is in working with or simply helping growth companies such as the ones that comprise Jirav's core customers.

With the honest belief that success comes through the success of others, Eric takes much pride in building a customer-focused organization where the growth of our customers becomes the ultimate objective.


 

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How do you pronounce "Jirav"?

And why the giraffe?

We pronounce “Jirav” just like our correctly-spelled namesake and mascot, the noble giraffe. For us the giraffe is more than a mascot or logo, it is representative of our approach to financial excellence. The giraffe is the tallest living land mammal giving it the maximum forward looking view and greatest reach while still rooted firmly on the ground.

Did you know?

A giraffe sleep less than two hours a day

A giraffe sleeps less than two hours a day. Similarly, Jirav is constantly running, continuously digesting data across a wide range of systems to produce the most insightful, accurate results possible. And the Jirav team is known to be "always on" fueled by a passion for helping our customers succeed.

Did you know?

A group of giraffes is called a "tower".

Every customer, partner and advisor is a part of the Jirav Tower helping to innovate the Jirav solution and innovate the practice of FP&A. As we share feedback and best practices we each get better and faster at our trade allowing us to meet the raising expectation our organizations place on finance and accounting professionals. Together we can further our position as strategic leaders in our companies.
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