We serve Champions

We're a team in Boulder, CO, passionate about partnering with the people and organizations who make it their mission to change lives.

Our History
Co-founder

Scott Beck

An executive entrepreneur with a passion for positive change, Scott has a long-standing record of scaling businesses from the ground up.
Co-founder

Theresa Beck

With an eye towards impacting change for the greater good, Theresa is a purposeful advocate and creator, who promotes and encourages compassionate culture.

How it all started

We created Gloo out of a strong history of founding businesses and creating value for others. For decades, we built and scaled a diverse group of companies including Blockbuster, Boston Market, Einstein Bagels, Ancestry.com, HomeAdvisor and more.

Throughout our life together, we’ve shared a passion for strong communities and personal growth. This shows through our foundation’s support, global impact and local focus. As we built this groundwork, our energy was split 80% on business and 20% on mission. We decided to reverse that focus.

Gloo is the embodiment of a lifetime passion of supporting Champions. Our mission is to “support the passion in every person to champion the growth of another, so they can be all they were born to be.” It grew out of that intention to serve others by strengthening the connections and growth between people.

Now 150-people strong and moving fast, we invite you on the growth journey with us.

Theresa & Scott

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Our Journey

We didn't set out to be a "technology company" - yet here we are.
And, here's how it happened:

Commitment

We started with this question “How can we best help the people who are working to help others?” We identified ‘Champions’ —people and organizations on a mission to change lives—and got to work.

Research

In our early days our team of researchers found and interviewed over 2,000 Champions; traveling all around the US for years to identify needs, problems and opportunities. We ran over 100 experiments to find systems and solutions that would make a difference.

Core Processes

The research led to discovering two major insights: All Champions have a “Core Process” to engage with and grow the people they serve, and Champions are massively underserved by technology. These people could never be replaced by technology, but their work could be amplified with it.

Build

From there, we began to construct tech solutions and capabilities that worked for them; based around platform thinking and the emerging need for data insights. We began to provide digital transformation by building our team, and ramping up our service potential.

Scale & Grow

To grow stronger and serve more Champions, we’ve assembled a robust Board of Directors and team of key partners, who are all aligned around a mission to change more lives for the better. We continue to develop new capabilities to become the leading Champion Service Organization in the world.
Board of Directors & Key Investors
Investor

Scott Kriens

Scott served as President and CEO during his time at Juniper Networks, a leading network service and software provider. He remains Chairman of the Board and stays involved setting the company’s long term strategies. Currently, he and Joanie Kriens direct the 1440 Foundation, built to support the cultivation of inner awareness and self-knowledge.

Investor

Jeff Walker

Jeff has spent decades in the private equity and investment business, and was founding CEO of JP Morgan Chase Private equity. He is now  a partner in the Bridge Builders Collective, an investment fund that illuminates the potential of contemplative practices. He serves on many advisory boards, including MIT Media Lab, Center for Contemplative Sciences at UVA, Tibetan Village Project, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Ideo.org.

Investor

Pat Gelsinger

Pat has more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience, currently serving as the CEO of VMware. Previously, Pat was President and COO of EMC Information Infrastructure Products, and was the first CTO of Intel Corporation. He holds seven patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications.

Investor

Brad Hewitt

Brad serves as CEO of Thrivent Financial, the country’s largest fraternal benefit society. Thrivent is leading a nationwide movement to be wise with money and live generously. It is one of the 10 largest mutual companies in the U.S., serves more than 2.3 million members, and manages more than $100 billion in assets. Prior, he provided leadership for over a decade in healthcare technology.

Investor

Steve Thorne

Steve is the founder, CEO, and President of Pacific Dental Services, which partners with talented dentists to help them develop successful practices. PDS has experienced exceptional growth, growing an estimated 445% since 2003, and now assists over 700 dental practices in over 20 states.

Investor

Jack Furst

Jack is the Founder of Oak Stream Investors, and a distinguished private equity investor. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas where he teaches finance and investment planning. He has over 25 years of private investment experience completing over $50 billion in transactions.

Investor

Austin Hearst

Austin is a media executive, film producer, and philanthropist. He serves as VP in the family-owned Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Austin serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Chestnut Holdings, and as a partner in the Bridge Builders Collective.

Investors

Scott & Theresa Beck

Co-founders of Gloo, together Theresa and Scott have built a diverse group of companies in addition to growing their own family in Colorado. They share a passion for healthy families and strong communities that shows through foundation support and local activism; including EFAA, The Nature Conservancy and BeeChicas.

Science Advisory Board
Science Advisor

Sangeet Paul Choudary

Sangeet is the founder of Platform Thinking Labs advisory firm, the Co-Chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit at the MIT Media Labs, an advisor at 500Startups in Silicon Valley and the founder of the blog ‘Platform Thinking’. He is known globally for his work on platform business models and network effects.

Science Advisor

George Kembel

George is an educator and design leader - He co-founded Stanford’s Graduate Design school, d.school, and now leads its global effort to transform how we educate our children, lead our organizations, and tackle some of the most significant challenges of our time.

Science Advisor

Dr. Dan Seigel

Dr. Seigel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. He’s the author of over 14 books including the New York Times Bestseller, ‘Brainstorm’. Siegel is known as a mindfulness expert and for his work developing the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Science Advisor

Tom Vander Ark

CEO of Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm and a partner in Learn Capital, a firm investing in edtech startups. Tom is the current Director of Bloomboard, Digital Learning Institute, and Imagination Foundation, and served as the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Science Advisors

Sasha Barab & Anna Arici

Sasha Barab is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, and the executive director of the Center for Games and Impact. Dr. Anna Arici is Research Faculty in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Learning Scientist at the CGI. She currently leads ‘STEM Mio,’ creating college and career pathways for Latino youth in the STEM areas.

Science Advisor

John Winsor

John is a leading authority on innovation in marketing. He served as VP and Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, and was Founder and CEO of agency Victors & Spoils. John is an advisor to the Harvard Business School’s Digital Initiative and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

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