If you are familiar with working alongside home and field service companies, then you may have heard of Jobber. CJA Alumni Forrest Zeisler, Jobber’s CTO and co-founder, started his business journey similar to how many tech start-ups began: with an idea and the recognition of a gap in the marketplace. Forrest saw first-hand how small to medium sized businesses relied on outdated manual processes, costing them valuable time that could be better spent with friends, family or focusing on growing their business. There was a lack of affordable and user friendly software to fulfill the billing, route planning, and service tracking needs of small to medium sized service enterprises (e.g. lawncare, maid services, window washing, etc.). That’s when Forrest’s tech obsession evolved from a passion into a purpose: building software to help people in small business be successful. 10 years later, Forrest uses his technical expertise to align the Product Management, Engineering, and Design teams within Jobber to build software that’s changing the lives of people in small business.
Jobber hasn’t stopped growing since 2011. They employ over 300 people and now operate in over 47 countries with over 100,000 active customers. In 2019 they were named the 2nd fastest-growing software company in Canada.
Now living in Edmonton, Forrest is an active member of the Jewish community where he serves on the board of his synagogue, and doubling down on the next generation by sending his two daughters to the Edmonton Talmud Torah. A driving force behind his community involvement stem from the lessons he learned at the Calgary Jewish Academy.