About Us

Little Bird's Path

In 2011, Marshall Kirkpatrick and his co-founders hatched a plan to help businesses unlock the valuable information in complex social data—and create a new company from the ground up that helped businesses identfiy social media influencers.

In 2012,  Little Bird took flight, picking up momentum with the support of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) and seed funding from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and other tech industry leaders. A second round of funding from the Oregon Angel Fund in early 2014 fueled an exciting new phase of growth and innovation.

In 2016, we're excited to partner with businesses everywhere that want to discover social media influencers and leverage contextually segmented social data for more efficient and effective marketing. We are introducing a new version of our platform built with our latest funding led by Jason Calacanis' AngelList Syndicate with a follow-on investment from the Oregon Angel Fund. 


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Meet Our Executive Team


Marshall Kirkpatrick


Little Bird Founder and Chairman of the Board, Marshall Kirkpatrick began his career as a ground-breaking journalist at TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb. From real-time monitoring to social web research, his pioneering work helped make the media more web savvy.
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Ben Kaufman


With 15 years of experience as a start-up executive, Ben is a strategic thinker who knows how to successfully scale a business from the ground up. Prior to Little Bird, he was vice president of operations at Monsoon Commerce and Auctionpay.
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Jessica Swan

Head of Sales

A Portland startup sales leader with a history of success at Jama, Jive and StepChange (acquired by Dachis Group), Jess has made an immediate impact on Little Bird’s strategy and execution of sales to enterprise marketing and sales organizations.
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Jason Zeiber

Head of Product

Co-founding member of the Product Design team at Jive – named a Gartner Magic Quadrant report leader for 6 consecutive years – with over 25 years of design experience, 15 of them in startup product design for enterprises. 
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Julie Zisman

Head of Marketing

Julie is a seasoned marketer with an 18-year track record of success at Showpad, Tealeaf and Kontagent (now Upsight). She specializes in Lead Acquisition, Management, Product Marketing, and Media Relations. 
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Ryan Spangler

Lead Developer

Employee #5 at Instrument Marketing in Portland, Ryan developed tech through the company’s growth to 120 employees before coming to Little Bird. Prior to that he was at Performance Logic. 
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Jobs at Little Bird

We're always looking for smart people to join our team. Do you have start-up DNA and get excited about building world class solutions for enterprise marketing organizations? Send your resume with a cover letter to: jobs@getlittlebird.com.

Current openings:


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