Brandon Bruce

COO & Co-founder
Cirrus Insight
Headshot and photos

Brief biography

Brandon Bruce grew up in a small California town of 800 people and had only one classmate in grade school. Six years ago, he co-founded Cirrus Insight and has helped grow the company to $12m in annual revenue, 58 employees, and #41 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies.

Cirrus Insight is a plugin for Gmail and Outlook for salespeople. It's an all-in-one sales productivity platform with world-class Salesforce integration. 250,000 people use Cirrus Insight and its sister products and to work faster and smarter from the inbox and calendar.

Brandon loves endurance sports and raced his bicycle 508 miles across Death Valley in 2002 as part of the Furnace Creek 508. He finished in 35 hours and 7 minutes. He also enjoys hiking, camping, and building with Legos. Brandon lives in Knoxville with his wife, Tricia, and their two children, Sonoma and Carson.


The Slow Sale on Amazon

The Shelfware Problem: A Guide to CRM Adoption on Amazon

Cartoons for Salespeople on Amazon


Building a Sales Machine from Scratch on B2B Revenue Leadership

How to Prevent Deals from Dying and Close Them on The Brutal Truth About Sales & Selling with Brian Burns

Bonus Episode: Brandon Bruce of Cirrus Insight on CRM Talk

How to look for a deep customer pain and address it on Mixergy

How to Slow Down (and Borrow Valuable Lessons from Your Marketing Team) Episode 428 on the B2B Growth podcast.

SaaStr Podcast episode 63 with Harry Stebbings featured on Product Hunt

How to Solve the $14 Billion CRM Debacle on the B2B Growth podcast with James Carbary

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere with Steve Blank (Soundcloud)

The Top with Nathan Latka

The Brutal Truth About Sales & Selling with Brian Burns

Salesforce ButtonClick Admin podcast with Mike Gerholdt

The CRMification of Email on Episode 15 of the CRM Talk Podcast with Steve Chipman

Dreamforce 2015 at the Admin Lodge on Episode 42 of the CRM Talk Podcast with Steve Chipman

How to Increase Your Sales Call Effectiveness on The Brutal Truth About Sales & Selling with Brian Burns

Sales Productivity Inside Email on CRM Talk with Steve Chipman

SouthFound podcast kicking off Season 3 in 2018 with Jonathan Patrick

The Sales Evangelist Episode 743

The Perfect Business Proposal on the B2B Growth Show

How to Bring the Power of Salesforce to the Inbox with David Giller on the Brainiate Podcast

ThriveLOUD with Doug Sandler

Accelerate! with Andy Paul


How This Inc. 500 Company Uses Sales Coaching to Crush Their Number

How to Plan a Company Retreat that Combines Work and Fun on Forbes

Building Community

Networking Advice

Several articles on The Business Journals

Several posts on LinkedIn

Profile on Young Entrepreneurs Council

Quoted in the Wall Street Journal December 5, 2017

Knoxville is #1 Presentation


Brandon has presented at conferences worldwide. In the past several years, he has spoken at dozens of Salesforce User Group meetings across the United States as well as Dreamforce in San Francisco. He has given workshops at the AA-ISP Leadership Forum and other sales leadership events. He has also emceed Startup Day in Knoxville for the past two years as well as the EDGE Security Conference and the CodeTN awards.

International highlights include:

The Junior Summit in 1995 in Tokyo, Japan

The G7 Information and Society Development Conference in 1996 in Johannesburg, South Africa

The World Telecommunication Development Conference in 1998 in Valletta, Malta

The UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference in 1999 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Awards on YouTube

Board of Directors

The Muse Knoxville children's science museum

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

Dogwood Arts

Entrepreneurs' Organization Knoxville Chapter

Junior Achievement of East Tennessee

Smart RIA Compliance Software

Innov865 Alliance Steering Committee

100 Men Who Care Knoxville Steering Committee 

Knoxville Greenways Commission



Young Entrepreneurs Program

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

United Way of Greater Knoxville Health & Basic Needs Committee

Code Stock Academy Curriculum Committee

Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee


Knoxville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 announcement and profile

Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year press release

Leadership Knoxville Class of 2017

United Way Young Leaders Society

Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Computer Programming Lesson set on November 8, 2017 by students in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

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