Our mission is to support entrepreneurs in delivering their value to the world by removing the burden of technology and automating their business.

Our Values

Be Authentic

We believe in always being honest with ourselves and others, and as a brand that translates to transparency. We mean what we say and do what we say we’re going to do — even when it’s hard. We’re not trying to be anyone we’re not... because being ourselves is easier. It strengthens our organization when we share our unique personalities and perspectives and it lets us help you achieve your goals faster when we’re not worried about upholding appearances.

Care For Your Community

We are constantly looking to make a difference in the lives of others around us, both within and outside the ONTRAPORT community. We’re caring in our interactions with others and we always offer a helping hand when we can.

Innovate

We believe the spirit of innovation is about asking questions, wondering how to do things better and being curious. With this approach we strive to innovate with our products, our training and in the conversations we have every day with clients.

Play Big

“Go big or go home,” is the motto at ONTRAPORT. We believe that big projects yield big results and we’re always up for the challenge — in fact, we thrive in it. Playing big fosters creativity, growth and inspiration in our team members and drives our business forward.

Always Be Learning and Growing

We value personal growth in all areas of life and encourage active, exuberant learning from everyone we work with and for. At work we approach our work with an attitude of humility, curiosity and an openness to new information and ideas. This allows us to innovate faster, solve the challenges entrepreneurs face more quickly and enjoy the experience in the process.

Make a Difference

At ONTRAPORT making a difference is threefold. We eagerly strive to make a positive difference in the lives and businesses of our customers, the lives of our employees, and in the entrepreneurial community as a whole. We look forward to not only supporting our customers in making their dreams come true, but we strive to impact others by helping them make a difference in their clients’ lives.

Be Unstoppable

When it comes to getting things done we stop at nothing to reach our goals. Innovation and resourcefulness are at the heart of entrepreneurship and it’s how we're molding our software into an unstoppable force for the people that trust us to help them grow their business.

Own Your Results

We take responsibility for the results that we cause — both good and bad — in our lives and our work. Considering ourselves to be fundamentally at cause empowers us to see new perspectives and possibilities, to be unstoppable at achieving our goals, and to create relationships that work and internally motivate.

Create Remarkable Experiences

We’re committed to creating truly remarkable experiences for our customers as well as for our team members, partners, consultants and other stakeholders. Our goal is for everyone who works with ONTRAPORT to experience how much our community cares about who they are, what they’re up to, and what’s important to them.

2006

ONTRAPORT is founded in a backyard yurt by Landon Ray, Pin Chen and Steven Schnieder. For the next two years the trio worked with no heat or air conditioning — and spotty internet on the best of days. The project was initially funded by Landon Ray from his time as a Wall Street trader.

2008

Office AutoPilot debuts on the market. The initial product was an all-in-one integrated platform that delivered essential business features, including a powerful CRM system, email delivery, direct-mail printing, and an innovative business automation suite.

2009

The first non-founding employee is hired. Entry-level version of the system is launched and the company begins to take off.

2010

Lena Requist joins ONTRAPORT as the Chief Operations Officer.

Late 2010

Lena teaches the first official Driver’s Ed course for all employees.

May

2012

ONTRAPORT selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup.

May

2012

ONTRAPORT named a top finalist in CareerBuilder’s First Annual "Big Strides in Small Business Award."

August

2012

ONTRAPORT ranked No. 102 on the Inc. 500 and listed No. 9 in Overall Software Industry with three-year sales growth of 3,001%.

August

2012

ONTRAPORT recognized as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the U.S.

October

2012

ONTRApalooza user conference is hosted for the first time in Santa Barbara, California. It is described by Forbes as "The conference for entrepreneurs."

November

2012

Lena Requist And Rochelle Yoshida win the Stevie® Women In Business Award.

January

2013

The 50th ONTRAPORT employee is hired.

2013

VP of Client Experience Sean Cuevas is recognized as a finalist for the Stevie’s Awards for Sales and Customer Services for Customer Service Department of the Year and Young Customer Service Professional of the Year.

2013

Landon Ray is recognized as the 2013 CEO of the Year by The CEO Awards.

February

2013

ONTRAPORT ranked 96 on Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies list.

March

2013

ONTRAPORT named SIIA Software CODIE Award Finalist for Best Relationship Management Solution and Best Marketing Automation Solution.

August

2013

ONTRAPORT ranks No. 603 on the 2013 Inc. 500 | 5000 with three-year sales growth of 761%.

February

2014

ONTRAPORT 3.0 hits the market. The new product offers a fully upgraded interface and workflow that addresses the challenges and needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Drawing on years of experience the new interface was completely redesigned and makes the powerful business and marketing automation tools even more intuitive and accessible to the non-technically inclined.

2014

ONTRAPORT grows to more than 100 employees.

2014

ONTRAPORT was awarded the 2014 Innovation Award by the Business Intelligence Group.

August

2014

ONTRAPORT ranks No. 1148 on the Inc. 500 | 5000 with three-year sales growth of 383%.

October

2014

Kerry Allen becomes ONTRAPORT’s Chief Content Officer.

October

2014

Custom Objects — an industry first — is announced for beta at the third annual ONTRApalooza event. Bam!

March

2015

Customer Support hours are extended (again) to accommodate a quickly growing global market.

April

2015

ONTRAPORT sends two full-time employees to Australia to serve our large base of clients there.

June

2015

ONTRAPORT is named No. 81 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015.

August

2015

ONTRAPORT ranks No. 1498 on the 2015 Inc. 500 | 5000, with 274% growth and $12.1m revenue.

September

2015

ONTRAPORT comes in at No. 46 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women.

October

2015

ONTRAPORT ranks No. 25 on Fortune’s 25 Best Small Workplaces.

November

2015

ONTRAPORT CEO Landon Ray announces ONTRApages, a free Landing Page builder, at ONTRApalooza 2015.

November

2015

ONTRAPORT lands at No. 264 on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500, boasting a remarkable 274% growth rate.

November

2015

ONTRAPORT ranks No. 45 on Outside Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2015.

February

2016

ONTRAPORT celebrates its 10 year anniversary – time really flies!
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Landon Ray
CEO

Landon Ray, ONTRAPORT’s founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur whose personal mission is to educate, motivate and enable others to realize their goal of starting and growing their own business. At the age of 25, Landon transformed himself from a street-corner flower vendor into one of the nation’s top securities day traders in only twelve months. After beating the odds on Wall Street and again during the Great Recession, Ray has taken his research and personal experience and created ONTRAPORT, a small business automation platform and related family of services, which reflects his passion for educating and supporting entrepreneurs.

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Lena Requist
President

Lena Requist, President of ONTRAPORT, is passionate about growing businesses and developing kick-ass business teams. She brings that enthusiasm, along with an impressive background of building startups into multimillion dollar businesses, to her inspirational and motivational talks. Lena’s talent helped grow ONTRAPORT 5,000% in three years, landing the organization at #102 on the 2012 Inc. 500 list and #96 on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies.

The secret to her success is the combination of her passion for business and her unique style of management, for which she received the 2012 Stevie award for Female Executive in Business. She has fostered a culture of productivity, empowerment and free thinking at ONTRAPORT, which was recognized with an Achievers' 50 Most Engaged Workplaces award.

Lena created Driver's Ed, a professional productivity course designed to put everyone in the driver's seat of their careers. She last taught this live, online course to over 100 business owners all over the world. Lena also founded ONTRAPORT Women in Business, a community of over 300 women, for which she leads monthly virtual Hangouts about issues affecting female entrepreneurs and businesswomen today.

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Kerry Allen
CCO

Kerry Allen is Chief Content Officer for ONTRAPORT. Kerry leads ONTRAPORT’s Content Marketing and Creative Services departments overseeing all content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behavior. Kerry also acts as Editor-in-Chief for the ONTRABlog, a daily magazine featuring product updates and entrepreneurial inspiration. Kerry is an expert in all things related to content, brand consistency and storytelling. She draws from her experience as principal of her own content marketing and PR agency – where she manages clients’ brands and content strategies.

Her other passions include gardening and traveling the world. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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Pin Chen
CTO

Pin Chen is Chief Technology Officer at ONTRAPORT. One of the three original ONTRAPORT employees, Pin began work at entrepreneur Landon Ray’s real estate marketing company straight out the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a BS in Computer Science. When the company decided to focus solely on the ONTRAPORT suite of software, he stayed on board, even working for the first two years out of a yurt on Landon’s property. He dove into the challenge, teaching himself as he went.

More than ten years after he began coding Pin brings technical and interpersonal acumen to the role — guiding team members’ career paths while always looking ahead to the future ONTRAPORT.

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