Here at Gritly:

We believe in a brighter and better future for all. Gritly is ready to modernize a new era of specific and purposeful education that leads to real jobs in sales. We offer a great opportunity for non-traditional students of diverse backgrounds to enter sales in high-demand industries and bridge the divide.

David Lopez

CEO & Co-Founder

As co-founder/CEO, his super power is that he actually cares because he’s lived it. David is adamant about increasing opportunities for our students. In his free time, he loves to watch or play basketball!What is sales and what it means to be a sales representative.

Venkata Uddaraju

CTO & Co-Founder

Venkata’s passion is to solve problems with innovation to drive impact; with knowledge from product development. He loves talking about football and investments.

Ellie Merkel


Ellie is responsible for social media, marketing, and student experience at Gritly. She enjoys using marketing to help others meet their needs.

Fiorella Sobenes

UX/UI Designer

A UX/UI designer who enjoys delivering delightful experiences as well as seeing how people interact with different interfaces.

Our mission

At Gritly, we are leveling the playing field for underprivileged minorities, veterans, women, and people that followed a non-traditional career path. We are changing the diversity game in high-tech sales companies by providing them with a long-term pipeline of diverse talent that will increase inclusivity in the field.