Who We Are

Emissary is a human intelligence network. Through our platform, Emissary Exchange, we connect enterprise sales and marketing professionals directly to a community of over 12,000 talented senior and C-level executives who have recently worked at their most important accounts.

These executives – called “Emissaries” – serve as advisors, delivering detailed intelligence, guidance, inspiration and first-hand knowledge during one-on-one engagements, helping sellers and marketers shorten sales cycles, close more deals, and build positive long-lasting relationships with their clients and prospects.

Our Story

Unlocking the power of human intelligence

Working as a product leader for DoubleClick at Google under Sundar Pichai and Marissa Mayer, Emissary’s founder David Hammer saw firsthand that there’s only so much that can be solved with data mining, analytics, and AI.

As companies began to rush headlong towards new, more efficient automation and artificial intelligence to fuel their sales and marketing efforts, David saw a growing disconnect between the commodified knowledge that these technologies provided and the valuable information – born from human experience and relationships – that businesses really needed.

  • Emissary is building a world that allows organizations to tap into knowledge that’s not available anywhere else – incredibly useful insights that are locked up inside of people’s heads and not stored away in some database,
    David Hammer, Founder & CEO

A community of knowledge

David set about building Emissary, a human intelligence network built from the ground up with a focus on the idea that people possess a treasure trove of valuable knowledge, but often don’t know how to share it, or who would find it valuable.

Over the past several years from an increasingly cramped office in NYC’s Chinatown, we’ve built a community of over 6,000 vetted senior leaders and C-suite vets (we call them Emissaries) who have recently left the biggest and most recognizable companies in the world. These inspiring leaders love to teach, love to give back and love to make new relationships with people in other great organizations.

As we’ve grown our network, we’ve rapidly grown our customer base – facilitating thousands of engagements between Emissaries and our customers, including industry leaders like SAP, Pure Storage, Equinix, Reltio and more.

Building better relationships

While Emissary’s technology helps organizations make the right connections faster with exactly the right people, the real value we provide comes from the knowledge, insights and relationships that come out of great human conversations.

Ultimately, we are dedicated to empowering our customers to literally learn from the best, helping them unearth new opportunities, shorten their sales cycles, win more deals, and create longer-lasting relationships with their clients.

From helping our customers close millions in new business to driving full-scale strategic process improvements for large enterprise sales orgs, we’re getting incredible results for our clients, and growing rapidly as a result. And we’re just getting started.

Our Investors

g20
boldstart
nextview
google-ventures
nyt
canaan-partners

Emissary Leadership

David Hammer
CEO & Founder
Kate Forester
Head of Finance
Mike Sands
VP of Operations
Melissa Hatter
VP of Customer Success
Nick Ackerman
Head of Engagement Operations

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