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Summary

  • Connector of people with great companies, ideas, books, articles, apps, and other people.
  • 3+ years of remote working, tech company, and startup experience.
  • Diversified skill sets include sourcing, recruiting, business development, leadership, productivity, marketing, public speaking, process improvement, project management, and entrepreneurship.

Education

20072010

B.S. Leadership (Minor: Intercultural Studies)

Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Studied and practiced leadership in a variety of contexts.
  • Led teams for group projects and events, including one international project.
  • Launched multiple community development projects and partnerships.
  • Studied cross-cultural Christian missions.

Skills

Leadership

I've led teams of volunteers on projects and a mission trip, peers on group projects at university and work, manufacturing workforce of 90+ employees, and now a team of 7 Associate Recruiters at a startup.

Sourcing / Recruiting

I source and recruit candidates using LinkedIn, GitHub, etc. I do phone interviews and suggest hiring process improvements, and constantly network. I lead a team of Associate Recruiters.

Startups

I've spent the last 3 years involved in startups from a Project Manager to Co-Founder twice, was the Asheville Chapter Director for Startup Grind, and now am the Founder of my own startup Avoda.

Business Development

I've been in various business development roles over the past 3 years from Sales & Marketing Assistant to Business Analyst to Entrepreneur always with a focus on making the business better.

Technology

I am familiar with common technology and learn new easily. I've used LinkedIn, Workable, Breezy, Gmail, Slack, Skype, Trello, Hubspot, Salesforce, WordPress, MS Office, etc. I know some basic HTML & CSS.

Experience

Dec 2016Present

Lead Recruiter / Founder

Avoda

Avoda is a recruiting company focused on helping tech companies.

  • Grew sales from $0 to $11,500 MRR in less than 5 months.
  • Saved clients roughly $100,000+ in recruitment agency fees in first 5 months.
  • Built team of 8 people.
Feb 2015Dec 2016

Consultant / Freelance

Self-Employed
  • Grew sales from $0 to $50,000 in 15 months working part-time.
  • Trained and coached 150 leaders and team members in productivity.
  • Business development for three different tech companies.
  • Recruited Director of Managed Services for a tech company.
Oct 2015Oct 2016

Asheville Chapter Director

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

  • Launched local startup community that grew from 0 to 170 in first 8 months.
  • Generated $1,500 in ticket sales at monthly events.
Aug 2014Mar 2016

Co Founder / Project Manager

ThirdPath (Merged)

ThirdPath was a 12 month online educational experience for aspiring entrepreneurs.

  • Launched online startup community that grew from 0 to 110.
Mar 2015Feb 2016

Co-Founder / Strategist

Spruce (Merged)

Spruce was a complete small business website builder and marketing SaaS platform.

  • Helped with concept inception to early beta testers to find product/market fit.
Jul 2013Aug 2014

Business Analyst

slashBlue

slashBlue is a tech company doing IT managed services and consulting.

  • Sourced and recruited Chief Technology Officer.
  • Led two CRM and one ATS selections and implementations.
Feb 2013Dec 2013

Sales & Marketing Administrative Assistant

Cardia

Cardia develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for the heart.

  • Supported a team of 5 international sales reps throughout Europe and South America.
  • Maintained the website and ran social media.
May 2011Dec 2012

Production Supervisor

Greatbatch Medical (Now Integer)

Greatbatch Medical designed and manufactured medical cases and trays for orthopedic surgical instruments.

  • Led production workforce of 90+ Associates with 5 Team Leads as direct reports.