Josh Brenner of Vettery/Hired: 5 Ways To Identify & Retain Top Talent

Kage Spatz
Authority Magazine
Published in
8 min readFeb 18, 2021

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Josh Brenner

If you are truly passionate about your work, it can profoundly impact your entire life.

As a part of my HR Strategy Series, I’m talking to top experts in the field to teach prospects what hiring managers are actually looking for, while also supporting business leaders in their hiring and retention strategies. Today I had the pleasure of talking with Josh Brenner.

Josh Brenner is the CEO of Vettery/Hired, the leading AI-driven hiring marketplace that matches highly-qualified and individually-vetted candidates with top companies. As former founder and CEO of bTreated, a yield management marketplace platform, Josh has an extensive background in developing and growing platform-based solutions and is dedicated to transforming the recruiting and hiring space with more transparent, rewarding experiences for candidates and employers.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! First, please tell us what brought you to this specific career path?

Of course! I have always enjoyed seeing innovative solutions grow from an idea into reality, which inspired me to go into a product management role when starting out. I spent the majority of my career building and growing platform-based solutions in various industries, always with a focus on new innovations and technology.

These experiences led me to initially join the Vettery team last August as Chief Product Officer. At the time, I was new to the recruiting and HR landscape and excited about the core mission of building and empowering talented and amazing teams. When you hire the right people, you’ll set yourself up for success and are able to innovate and solve any business problem. Providing companies with the tools to do just that still motivates and drives me today.

Can you share the most interesting or funny story that happened to you since you started this career and what lesson you learned from that?

Several years before I joined the Vettery team as Chief Product Officer in August of 2019, I had met the company’s founders. After meeting them, I became intrigued by the hiring space and believed that the marketplace they were building had immense potential…

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Kage Spatz
Authority Magazine

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