Meet Our Startup Mentors

 

Our mentors are experienced business owners, HR executives, and academic leaders. They’re ready to take a personal interest in your startup by sharing their skills, knowledge, and expertise. Without taking control, they provide enthusiastic guidance and constructive feedback, and just like us, want nothing but the best for you and your startup.

Kate Brodock

Kate Brodock

Kate Brodock is CEO of Women 2.0, the largest global brand for women in tech. She has a long career in marketing and the startup space, and has spent almost a decade focusing on issues around women in tech, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Joel Passen

Joel Passen

Joel is a leading SaaS entrepreneur and Head of Sales & Marketing. His recent startup, Newton Software, develops ATS Technology and was recently acquired by Paycor. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and SHRM as an expert on corporate recruiting and talent acquisition technology.

Tony Le

Tony Le

Tony is the Head of Global Recruiting and HR Operations for several brands within IAC such as Ask.com, About.com, Investopedia, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast and previously included brands such as Urbanspoon, CityGrid and Ask.fm.

Steve Turner

Steve Turner

Steve is a Leader with expertise in Human Capital Applications, Employee Experience, People Strategy and Analytics. His specialties Include: Program Management & Delivery of Large Scale Multi Tower Enterprise Transformations / HRIS Cloud based SaaS Initiatives, Vendor Selection & Assessment.

Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman is a conference disorganizer, keynote speaker and social recruiting implementation consultant and recruitment industry veteran with over 25 years experience. He is the founder of #TruEvents which is dedicated to organizing and promoting Recruiting Unconferences globally.

Kevin Wheeler

Kevin Wheeler

Kevin Wheeler is a speaker, author, futurist, and consultant in talent management and acquisition. He has founded a number of organizations including the Future of Talent Institute, Global Learning Resources, Inc. and the Australasian Talent Conference, Ltd.

Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh

With a foundation in corporate HR, Katie’s expertise is working with early-stage companies. She brings proven talents in establishing HR functions, providing organizational development as well as hands-on operational execution of HR initiatives.

Yarden Tadmor

Yarden Tadmor

Yarden Tadmor is the founder and CEO of Switch, a job matchmaking app out to disrupt the job search and hiring space.

Timothy J. Szuhaj

Timothy J. Szuhaj

Timothy J. Szuhaj is a partner in the law firm Becker Meisel LLC, chair of the business services group and co-chair of the staffing group. His practice includes managing all aspects of clients' intellectual property portfolios, including cost management associated with creating and maintaining portfolios.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is the CEO of the Business Division at Smith Durant. He is also a consultant, trainer, and coach for modern-day successful businesses, and is regarded as a highly-accomplished and sought after troubleshooter and mentor.

Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, millennial TV personality, global keynote speaker, career and workplace expert and startup advisor.

Chris Russell

Chris Russell

Chris Russell is considered the 'Mad Scientist of Online Recruiting'. He built his first job board in 1999 and turned that company into a 20 site local network which he sold in 2012.

Anthony Onesto

Anthony Onesto

Anthony Onesto has more than 18 years of recruiting, human resources, product and strategy experience. Onesto is currently serving as Vice President, Human Resources for Razorfish, a digital marketing firm that builds brand experiences through a convergence of technology, creative and media.

Shane O’Donnell

Shane O’Donnell

Shane's been involved with HR and HR Tech since 2000. He's passionate about talent acquisition, scaling companies and helping employers find top talent. Shane is currently the VP of Sales for Recruitics, the world's first programmatic buying platform for jobs.

Ed Newman

Ed Newman

Ed is an entrepreneur with a deep background in Human Resources and Talent Management. He currently serves as the VP of Strategy for Phenom People, a Talent Relationship Marketing company.

Bryan Moll

Bryan Moll

Bryan Moll is a hungry talent acquisition professional with a strong focus in partnering with early stage start ups and progressive organizations within Digital Marketing, Technology, Ecommerce, and Media.

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell is the Founder of Blogging4Jobs.com, a workplace resource for HR professionals and business leaders. The site was listed as a top 75 career resource by Forbes Magazine in 2012 & 2013.

Thomas Malloy

Thomas Malloy

Thomas Malloy is a researcher at Harvard Business School, focusing on Entrepreneurial Acquisitions. He is the Founding Principal at boutique consulting firm, Stage Harbor Group, which specializes in growing small businesses.

Steve Levy

Steve Levy

Steve Levy is the Founder and Principal of RecruitingInferno, a talent attraction consulting firm focused on strategy, sourcing, recruiting, social media, and training. Prior to his move into the talent space 25 years ago, he was an engineer involved in software development, data science, and patent law.

George Larocque

George Larocque

The leading B2B HR Tech Vendor Advisor. Go To Market Consultant for HR related technology and services and the Human Capital Management (HCM) Marketplace. George has launched market leading B2B HR Tech brands to profitability, funding, or both.

Craig Katz

Craig Katz

Craig is a talent strategist and expert in recruitment media analytics and optimization. He is the Director at Recruitics, a managing and optimizing recruitment marketing platform.

Eric Horwitz

Eric Horwitz

Eric Horwitz, CEO and Founder of GEM, is an executive, career and life coach. In working with nonprofit and for-profit organizations such as New York University, New York City Department of Education, Bank of America, and School Choice International.

Joshua Holtzman

Joshua Holtzman

Josh Holtzman is the Founder and CEO of InterviewJet, a members-only hiring platform which gives companies exclusive access and introductions to top technologists.

Simon Heaton

Simon Heaton

Simon Heaton is the Head of Global Executive Resourcing and OD for the Investment Bank at Barclays. He is based in New York and is a member of the US HRLT responsible for Learning Talent and Resourcing.

Brent Healy

Brent Healy

Brent Healy is a veteran of innovation in staffing with more than 10 years of experience. A visionary first mover in SEO and PPC for staffing, he was one of Indeed’s first paying customers in Healthcare.

Phil Grabfield

Phil Grabfield

Phil has 25+ years of experience delivering compelling, high-value brand and marketing solutions to the marketplace. Phil is currently consulting with MCAWorks and previously served as the head of Marketing at Staffing Industry Analysts.

Jason Gorham

Jason Gorham

Jason is currently the Corporate Executive Recruiter at Alfac. He also developed an industry-first patent for an online recruitment system that captures passive candidates via search engine marketing and job postings to create keyword targeted lists.

Terri Gallagher

Terri Gallagher

Terri Gallagher is the Founder and President of Gallagher and Consultants. She brings 20+ years of experience in enterprise contingent (temp) workforce strategies to bring value-add innovative solutions and delivery for her clients, both on the supply and client buyer side.

Matthew Franklin

Matthew Franklin

Matthew Franklin is the Director of Recruiting at Mitchell Martin. Matt participated in the rapid expansion of Mitchell Martin’s consulting practice and now leads the recruiting function for MMI’s Technology Division.

Ernie Feiteira

Ernie Feiteira

Ernie Feiteira has over 15 years of experience applying innovation and emerging technologies in Human Capital and Talent Acquisition space. He is founder of NY Recruiting Meetup and manages Strategy and Innovation at a Fortune 100 company.

Michael Durant

Michael Durant

Michael Durant is the CEO of the Media Division at Smith Durant. Michael is a creative genius groomed by his gift to turn imagination into reality. Michael is well-known for helping creative-minded people realize their wildest dreams.

Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Jeff Dickey-Chasins is a veteran of the job board, publishing, and e-learning industries. Jeff was the original marketing director for Dice.com, growing it from $7 million to $65+ million in three years.

Russell Dalgleish

Russell Dalgleish

Russell has spent his adult life splitting his time between a family in Scotland and a career driven from London. His focus has been away from major corporations; instead he has focused on driving international growth in Start-ups and SMEs.

Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa

Dean is a highly experienced and decorated veteran staffing professional with over 20 years in the industry. His keen insight and creation of ground-breaking tools and processes have enhanced and changed staffing as we know it.

Gerry Cripsin

Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and thought leader. He and his partner, Mark Mehler, created CareerXroads and the CareerXroads Colloquium with one goal in mind: critically analyzing corporate recruiting issues from a tactical yet strategic perspective.

David Creelman

David Creelman

David is CEO of Creelman Research. He writes, researches and speaks on the most critical issues in human capital management. His clients include think tanks, consultants, academics and organizations in Japan, the US, Canada and the EU. Prior to founding his own company, David was Chief of Content and Research for HR.com.

Matt Charney

Matt Charney

Matt Charney is the Executive Editor at Recruiting Daily, where he oversees editorial strategy, content marketing, thought leadership and industry relations. He has held marketing leadership roles at Monster, Cornerstone OnDemand and Talemetry. Matt also serves on the boards of talent technology startups such as Rolepoint, Take the Interview, RecruitiFi and eiTalent.

Ilya Breyman

Ilya Breyman

Ilya is a co-founder of Talent Equity Ventures (TEqV), a VC firm focused on HR technology. He is involved in pipeline management and actively works with portfolio companies on operational and strategic level. Ilya has diverse experience in startups, as early employee, founder, and advisor.

Martin Borosko

Martin Borosko

Martin is the managing member of the law firm of Becker Meisel and co-chairs the firm's staffing group, one of the largest staffing practices in the US. His practice includes counseling clients on corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, creating and implementing internal policies, on-boarding and corporate finance.

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte) in 2004 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning, leadership, talent management, and HR technology. Today he is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte’s long-term strategy, research direction, and market eminence.

Josh Berry

Josh Berry

Josh joined VentureTech to bring the best of lean startup and agile software product development to entrepreneurs. Berry helped lead the NMotion seed stage accelerator and works directly with entrepreneurs through his independent consultancy, Smart Matter. He loves partnering with entrepreneurs on new technologies.

Kamran Barelli

Kamran Barelli

Kamran is the Managing Partner of Swiss Commerce, New York. He serves as a consultant for improving client’s business processes and supporting critical business strategies by managing the development, implementation, and maintenance of web-based business applications such as client facing portals.

Jeremy Banon

Jeremy Banon

Jeremy is an Analyst at Javelin Venture Partners, an SF-based venture fund focused on A investments. Before Javelin, Jeremy worked at Chazen Capital Partners, a family office specializing in early stage companies, licensed manufacturing and real estate, and Interplay Ventures, a cofoundry and investment firm based in New York.

Sunil Bagai

Sunil Bagai

Sunil Bagai is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is transforming talent acquisition with a new model for recruitment called Crowdstaffing which is being tapped successfully by Fortune 500 companies. He has refined his management and technology skills at Fortune 500 heavyweights IBM, EMC, and Symantec, and learnt entrepreneurship by working with cutting edge startups.

Drew Austin

Drew Austin

Drew Austin serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Wade & Wendy, Inc.. Before Wade & Wendy, Drew worked at FounderDating, a company specializing in networking and startup growth, as a Managing Director and Starfast, a software/internet accelerator, as a Mentor.

William Tincup

William Tincup

William Tincup is a Co-founder and Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research as well as a leading thinker in the intersection of HR and technology. He serves on the Board of Advisors for RecruitiFi, Good.Co, RolePoint, Causecast, Work4Labs, PeopleMatter, SmartRecruiters, Blackbook HR, The Workforce Institute and is a 2015 Council Member for The Candidate Experience Awards.

Taka Tanahashi

Taka Tanahashi

Taka is a licensed CPA with over 2 years of experience in the startup/technology niche group at regional accounting firm WithumSmith+Brown. He serves as a member of the board of advisors for several nonprofit organizations.

Lee Constantine

Lee Constantine

Lee Constantine is a young marketer and writer who reports the latest in talent acquisitions and entrepreneurship. As Editor-in-Chief of Creating Genius Magazine, he reaches out to entrepreneurs and business leaders across the globe to share their stories.

Adam Spink

Adam Spink

Adam Spink is a graphic designer with experience across branding, environmental design and art direction. As a creative director at Studio AS-CC he is focused on treating design as an art form, crafting design pieces that add value within the corporate, culture, fashion, and property sectors.

Become a Mentor

 

Everyone needs a mentor to guide them through their career, and startup founders are no different. When building products for a market as difficult as Talent Acquisition Technology, it’s imperative to get the right person on the phone. Our mentors provide solid advice on building Talent Acquisition Software products, go-to-market expertise, and market intelligence that comes from experience. Becoming a mentor with Talent Tech Labs puts you on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the world of sourcing, recruiting, and hiring tomorrow.

*Mentors may be asked to consult, speak, and write for our startups. Talent Tech Labs does not pay a fee to mentors.

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