Retalent was started to help companies and candidates. After seeing how common and costly mis-hires were, it became clear a better process for hiring was needed. Resumés are at best a summary of experience and at worst a fabrication of performance. They are far from predictive and borderline useful, and yet they are still used to filter out 90%+ of applicants.
Those candidates have a hard time feeling fairly assessed based on their resumé alone. They rarely get feedback on why they were rejected, especially when they didn't even get a chance to talk to a recruiter. This is demoralizing for candidates and damaging for companies' brands.
Clearly, everyone needs a new model for hiring. One that could help predict the success of candidates in a job using machine learning instead of instincts. Retalent was started to help companies and candidates find a better match, resulting in more efficient hiring and more engaged and higher performing employees. We’re passionate about people and data, and we're just getting started.
Francoise is the Chief Operating Officer at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, she led the Business team at Square, including Sales, Support, Growth & Retention, Partnerships, and International. Prior to Square, Francoise held leadership positions in Business Operations and Sales at Google and Charles Schwab and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Eric is the Chief Revenue Officer at BlueVine, a small business lending platform. Prior to BlueVine, he was the Head of Sales at Square after leading and building the Growth and Retention team. He began his career at Capital One and was a Principal with Bain & Company. Eric holds a BS degree in Business from Mississippi College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jevan is the SVP of People & Culture at Minted, a crowdsourcing design and e-commerce company in San Francisco. Prior to Minted, Jevan held both People Operations and business leadership roles at Blue Bottle Coffee, Square, and McKinsey & Company. Jevan earned his MBA, Masters in Public Policy, and Bachelor degrees from Harvard University.
Max is the founder and CEO of Sales Hacker, the leading community for the next generation of sales professionals. He's the author of Hacking Sales and Career Hacking For Millennials. A widely recognized thought leader on sales and technology, Max has been been published by the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Money, and more. He was named a top sales expert by both Salesforce and Inc. Previously, Max held top positions at Udemy and AttorneyFee.
Andrew brings nearly 15 years of experience in building high growth go-to-market teams. He is currently the VP of Global Enterprise Sales at Walkme. Prior to joining Walkme, he held leadership roles at Talkdesk and Zendesk. At Zendesk he helped lead and scale the sales organization through one of 2014's most successful IPO's with a market cap of more than $2 billion. Before Zendesk he worked at Salesforce.com, Parature (Acquired by Microsoft), and Get Satisfaction (Acquired by Sprinklr).
Jake is the Founder and CEO of Skaled, which helps many of the world's leading startups and Fortune 500 companies implement leading sales processes and technology. Prior to Skaled, Jake served as Head of Sales & Customer Success for Chartbeat, where he grew annual bookings by over 300% and nearly doubled monthly recurring revenue. Prior to that, Jake was the VP of Sales at Glassdoor, where he grew the team from 1 to 40 and revenue from $0 to $1M in MRR. He holds an MBA from ASU as well as a BS from Missouri State University.
Hilmon is a Managing Director of ClozeLoop, a sales management consulting firm based in San Francisco. He is the co-author of The Sales Enablement Playbook, and Sales Development. Hilmon has been a consultant to many of the fastest-growing companies (Salesforce, Box, Survey Monkey, Nutanix) in Silicon Valley for nearly 10 years.
George brings a 10 year career in product management during which he has built products at both early and late stage B2B and Enterprise SaaS companies. He is currently Director of Product Management at Okta where he was an early member of the team that drove the company toward their $2 billion IPO in 2017. He has also worked for Euclid Analytics, iSkoot (Acquired by Qualcomm), and the Boston Consulting Group. He holds a BS and MS from Stanford University.