About


Hired is the first two-sided marketplace created specifically for Engineers, Data Scientists, Designers and Product Managers who are overwhelmed with job opportunities.

We believe finding a career should be transparent, unbiased, and controlled by the talent. Our marketplace features vetted and funded companies extending interview requests, a dedicated Talent Advocate, and a $2,000 signing bonus.

Our mission is to make hiring, or getting hired, less painful.

Story


Hired began its life as DeveloperAuction.com—an idea the founders dreamt up over Indian food, beer and rap music at an Irish bar in San Francisco in April 2012.
The team expressed frustration about past dealings with expensive recruitment agencies, and contemplated that the most popular recruitment tool amounted to “shopping for a house using a phonebook”.
The very next morning, Doug purchased the DeveloperAuction domain name and forwarded Matt and Allan the receipt. They got to work, launching the first auction during Burning Man, which netted $30 million in offers on 88 Engineers.

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Mehul Patel
CEO

Mehul has been building marketplace companies for the last decade. Prior to Hired, Mehul was COO at Kaggle, a marketplace of over 200,000 data scientists, and an Executive-in-Residence at Crosslink Capital where he focused on marketplace companies, including Lyft and Scripted. Mehul was an early executive at Axiom, the leading marketplace for lawyers, where he led global expansion as the company scaled to over $150mm in revenue.

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Matt Mickiewicz
CPO

Matt previously co-founded the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, 99designs. The company raised $35m from Accel, operates in 16 countries with offices on three continents, and won a Webby Award for “Best Web Service”. Mickiewicz was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list. He has also co-founded Flippa.com which has sold over $100m in websites, taken home the Empact 100 award from the White House, and eaten a chocolate covered grasshopper.

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Douglas Feirstein
Executive Chairman

Douglas Feirstein paved the way for "home-shoring", founding LiveOps.com which now hosts the largest at-home callcenter community of over 20,000 independent agents, answering over 100mm calls per year. LiveOps has been featured in two New York Times Best-Selling business books, "Drive" and "The 4-Hour Workweek", and has received over 50mm in capital from Menlo Ventures and Benchmark capital. Doug has also co-founded uSell.com, the Kayak.com for re-commercing, helping consumers sell their used technology. Doug is an avid startup advisor and angel investor.

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Allan Grant
CTO

Allan Grant has been passionate about software development since writing his first game at age 7. Between ages 13 and 18, Allan earned his 10,000 hours coding online games (in C) with thousands of players. In college, Allan founded a web development company, Webmasters International, and bootstrapped it to profitability with 50+ employees. Most recently, Allan co-founded Talkable, the leading social referral platform for ecommerce companies. Talkable is backed by YCombinator, 500Startups, and a group of prominent angel investors.

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Trent Krupp
SVP Markets
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Gemmy Tsai
Head of Product
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Walt Schlender
Founding Engineer
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Jamie Gray
Lead Team Coordinator
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Winfred Nadeau
Founding Engineer
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David Berk
Client Executive Director
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Jeremy Karmel
Product Manager
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Matt Greenburg
Technology Talent Director
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Nate Clark
Founding Engineer
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Skye Wang
New Markets Manager
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Nick Salbatera
Category Talent Manager Sales
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Kristin Graziani
Client Executive
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Kai Fortney
Director of Marketing
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Sean Mullis
Lead Talent Advocate
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Sophie Adelman
UK New Markets Manager
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Janina Seoane
Operations Manager
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Katie Kerri
Talent Advocate
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Stefanie Scari
Client Executive
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Vicky Pan
Market Operations Analyst
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Aaron Reisman
Web Architect & DJ
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John Morris
VP Finance
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Aaron Royer
Full-Stack Engineer
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Tasha Aquino
Talent Advocate
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Doreen Ghafari
Client Executive
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Ethelind Vu
Creative Designer
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Kailey Raymond
Client Executive
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Rebekah Stafford
Regional GM East
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Lennie Sliwinski
Marketing Manager
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Lexi Lewtan
New Markets Manager
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Matt Napolitano
Market Manager
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Christa Diaz
Market Manager
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Ryan Blakemore
Client Executive
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Kyle Brett
Full-Stack Engineer
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Kerri Jankelow
Regional GM Canada and Central
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Yefei Wang
Full-Stack Engineer
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Andre Charoo
VP New Markets
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Alice Jorgenson
Regional Talent Manager East
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Roxie He
Data Scientist
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Matt Pennisi
Business Operations Manager
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Chelsea Cooper
Head of Technology Category
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Devery Doran
Head of Curation
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David Sasda
Head of Design
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Lynette Busby
Talent Advocate
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Marley Spector
Associate Product Manager
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Heather Doshay
Regional Talent Manager West
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Michael Chen
Client Executive
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Andrew Evans
Full-Stack Engineer
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Joel Hayhurst
Full-Stack Engineer
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Jane Zhu
Product Designer
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Jon Abrams
Full-Stack Engineer
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Scott Bacon
Talent Advocate
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Chakri Uddaraju
VP Engineering
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Becca Pease
Director of HR
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Caitlin Chee
Marketing Associate
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Megan Horowitch
Talent Advocate
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Shannon Smales
Recruiting Coordinator
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Courtney Montpas
Regional GM West
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Florence Boltman
Lead Talent Advocate
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Brendan McManus
Client Executive
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Amanda Crosby
Talent Advocate
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Christian Daniels
Talent Advocate
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Estelle Puccio
Client Executive
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Kelly Zee
Client Executive
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Matt Pierce
Category Manager
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Tyler Lewtan
Talent Advocate Intern
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Mike Fossi
Sr. Client Executive
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Mary Catherine Moorhead
Client Executive
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Selena Strandberg
Client Executive
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Aayush Chandan
Community Advocate
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Steven Tran
Paid User Acquisition Manager
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Jaclyn Batel
Recruiting Coordinator
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Amanda Contreras
Talent Advocate
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Ashley Wellington-Fahey
Client Executive
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Catherine Armato
Events Marketing Manager
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Chery Sutjahjo
Talent Advocate
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Devin Londo
Lead Talent Advocate
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Michelle Pal
Curation Specialist
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David Ragone
Full-Stack Engineer
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Kenny Goldman
Associate Client Executive
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Hiten Parmar
Full-Stack Engineer
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JT Haskell
Market Manager
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Lisa Winston
Associate Client Executive
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Katie Fuchs
Sr. Client Executive
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Kayvon Banisalam
Associate Client Executive
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Kelsey Woolcott
Associate Client Executive
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Laura Handeland
Curation Specialist
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Lisa Winberg
Talent Advocate
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Melisa Mayeda
Office Coordinator
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Amanda Maxedon
Client Executive
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Michael Revell
Full-Stack Engineer
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Brett Hogan
Sr. Client Executive
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Natalie Vazquez
Curation Specialist
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Satya Phanse
Full-Stack Engineer
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Scott Kalter
Community Advocate
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Doug Lewis
Paid User Acquisition Associate
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Jolene Ho
Office Coordinator, LA
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Lauren Tilden
Associate Client Executive
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Lih Chen
Full-Stack Engineer
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Maney Grewal
Financial Analyst
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David Wilson
SEO Marketing Manager
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Jessie Greger
Email Marketing Manager
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James Free
Operations Coordinator - UK
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Liam Darmody
Market Manager
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Neal Bloom
Associate Client Executive
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Clint DiPietro
Senior Recruiter
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Michaela Grosso
Talent Advocate
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Sreyas Srinath
Talent Advocate
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David Jacobs
Full-Stack Engineer
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Jon Emerson
Engineering Manager
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Valerie Manasan
Controller
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Jessica Kirkpatrick
Product Data Scientist
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Christina Jin
Full-Stack Engineer
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Allison Matthews
Talent Advocate
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Aydan Al-Saad
Client Executive
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Amy Yin
Full-Stack Engineer

Office Happiness Coordinators


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Hito
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Mochi
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Evie
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Luna
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Marvin
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Penelope

Investors


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Eric Chin

Crosslink Capital

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Tim Guleri

Sierra Ventures

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Beau Laskey

SVB

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Jeff Clavier

SoftTech VC

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Martin Gedalin

Lumia Capital

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Rick Prostko

Comcast

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Shervin Pishevar

Sherpa Foundry