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Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Co-founder and Director

HireMatch.me

Returned to the US in August as my wife's company transferred her to open an office in Austin. 

Aug 2009Aug 2011

Co-Founder and Director

HireMatch.me

After an extensive job search I became so frustrated with current job search methods that I decided to do something about it. The originaI idea was to take the online dating matching methods to recruitment to directly connect company recruiters and jobseekers. HireMatch.me started as a LinkedIn group called For Direct, but after being summoned to a meeting with LinkedIn in their London office I decided to transform the group into a business. The end result after securing two rounds of angel funding is HireMatch.me, which is a SaaS based online assessment and job matching management system that leverages a company’s existing candidate attraction methods and social media presence to evaluate and deliver highly qualified shortlist of possible applicants. Today's world of social recruitment has made it easier for candidates to apply to jobs without much effort, which in turn has resulted in an unprecedented number of applicants per job opening.We all wore many hats (as one does in a startup), but I mostly managed customer acquisition/discovery, product management, strategic planning and big picture thinking. The site is now live in the UK.Our customer discovery process led us to many valuable uses for our platform. Beyond the initial subscription based offer, we began to develop white label and entreprise solutions and versions using assessments and matching technology to work with companies to develop custom systems for internal benchmarking, team/culture fit tools, success profiling, succession planning and much more.

Education

Sep 1991Jun 1992

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Central Michigan University
Sep 1988Jun 1991

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Grand Rapids Junior College