I’m Joining Hired: Helping Everyone Find the Jobs They Love
I feel incredibly lucky and thankful for the chance to lead marketing for a company that’s empowering both candidates and companies to find each other through modern technology and radical transparency. The goal of amplifying and expanding a curated talent marketplace— combined with the opportunity to develop, mentor and scale a world-class marketing team as Hired continues on its massive growth trajectory— resonates with who I am both as a person and as a professional.
As anyone who knows me would tell you, I’ve always been passionate about empowering people and teams to do their best work while feeling like all of the pieces of their professional development are in place. I know firsthand the importance of finding a job you love and being in the right organization that aligns with your values, your skills and your motivations.
Reflecting back on the past few years, there is so much to be thankful for. The experience of starting, building and scaling Upside with my co-founder Tom has been one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences for me personally. I am so grateful for all of the people — my wife, daughter, family, friends, investors, colleagues — who committed blood, sweat, tears, love and money to this unpredictable, uncompromising roller coaster ride. I honestly couldn’t have done it without you.
We were lucky to be in the right place at the right time and doing the right things to catch the eye of Envestnet. Combining Upside’s design-led, beautiful and intuitive digital advisor experience with Envestnet’s class-leading, end-to-end technology platform for financial intermediaries was a dynamic combination. We were acquired in February, and I’ve spent the better part of this year focused on translating and integrating Upside into the language and infrastructure of our new parent company. As the integration process wound down, it was time for me to look to my next opportunity; I am fortunate to be moving forward with the blessing of Envestnet’s leadership team and I will continue to support them as they advance their digital advisor efforts.
As my family prepares for our move back to San Francisco, I will miss my new friends and colleagues in Saint Louis as it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for us. It was humbling to have so many people go out of their way to help us get integrated into the community. I will make a concerted effort to return regularly and contribute in whatever way I can.
I’m looking forward to starting this new journey at Hired and enabling more and more people find jobs they truly love!
P. S. Hired is hiring! Don’t hesitate to reach out.