Jesse Pujji, W’06, C’06

2017 Joseph Wharton Young Leader Award

Jesse Pujji, W'06
Co-Founder and CEO, Ampush

Jesse Pujji is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Ampush. Ampush is a growth marketing accelerator. Ampush partner with high-growth companies and F500 brands to build and execute marketing strategies that grow revenue and acquire customers at scale. Ampush leverage proprietary, purpose-built technology to optimize the entire marketing funnel, from impression to paying customer. Ampush is a preferred partner of Facebook, Google and virtually all major digital ad platforms. Some of Ampush's partners include Supercell, Uber and Esurance.

Jesse has successfully led Ampush from idea to market leader in customer acquisition. The company has bootstrapped and never raised venture capital. In 2015, Red Ventures bought a minority stake in Ampush for $15M. Inside Ampush, Jesse focuses on partners, product, and people.

Prior to Ampush, Jesse was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he made $10m to $50m investments in public and private companies in the auto, education, and new media industries. Before Goldman, Jesse worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York and Dubai focusing on the internet media, eCommerce and telecom industries. 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 was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.