About StartWire

StartWire™ is powered by a team of recruiting industry veterans, job search experts, world-class technologists, and forward thinking investors all unified by a simple mission: to radically improve job search.
Brian
Brian
Garfield
Brian likes to make things tick. He has 15 years of executive level operations experience in organizations both large & small, a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Western New England College and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Brian enjoys punishing himself on his mountain bike and teaching young kids to ski fast.
Chris
Chris
Forman
Chris likes to drink coffee, cook, putt around on his tractor, and build cool web applications. Before founding StartWire, he went to computer camp when he was 14, graduated from Colby College a few years later, and went on to be the CEO of AIRS, & CDO of the RightThing. He likes to talk about business, recruiting, & technology and has done so at more than 300 conferences and web events.
Dzmitry_nikitsin
Dzmitry
Nikitsin
Dzmitry graduated from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Computer Systems and Networks department. He has more than 3 years of experience in software development, using different programming languages, platforms and methodologies. During his studies he earned recognition as a winner of the Republic Olympiad in 2004-5 and 2005-6 and a winner of the ACM Quarterfinal in 2007. He also participated in the KPI-Open in Kiev. In his free time Dzmitry enjoys skiing, swimming, time at the gym and chess.
Ilya_bazylchuk
Ilya
Bazylchuk
Ilya has more than 4 years of professional experience in a variety of programming languages and platforms. He is a graduate of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Computer Systems and Networks department. Outside of development, Ilya's interests include football, ice-hockey, table tennis and working out at the gym.
Nicole
Nicole
Padilla
Nicole is fascinated by understanding people. At Boston College she double majored in History and Economics, building an understanding of what people have done and why they have done it. She entered the internet marketing world right out of college and has been driving site traffic ever since. Offline Nicole enjoys making and eating delicious foods. She is especially partial to French food and French fries.
Samantha
Samantha
Swett
Samantha graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in studio arts. Along with creating useful tools on the web that people want to use, she finds inner peace in making them look nice, too. Outside of the visual arts, she enjoys a nice hot room with Bikram yogis, a great cup of coffee, and prolonged reading on a variety of health blogs.
Alex
Alexandr
Yakubenko
Alex loves ruby, JavaScript and open source culture. He is a graduate of the Belarusian State University, Applied Mathematic and Computer Sciences department. During his studies he has won numerous programming competitions. Alex has experience in a variety of programming languages and platforms. Interests include soccer, skiing, cycling, working out at the gym and all extreme kinds of sport. He's always ready for new challenges!
Tim
Tim
McKegney
Tim likes to go fast and win. He's been recruiting people, solving problems, and building businesses for the last 20 years. As a EVP at AIRS, he was the driving force behind recruiting solutions that were used by 50,000+ recruiters at 70% of the Fortune 500. When not driving the tractor at his farm, Tim can be found trying to avoid trouble racing the fastest sailboats he can find.
Thomas
Thomas
de Masi
Thomas studied Language and Applied Math at Bard College, and is thankful to have a career that employs both of those things. He closely follows media trends and emerging technology, which also comes in handy at work. Aside from that, his interests are economics, cars, dermatology, global affairs, and sweatpants.
Elaina
Elaina
Xu
Elaina graduated from Boston College with a double major in Economics and English, honing her interests in analyzing both numbers and words. Her motto is: Always keep busy and challenge yourself to learn something new. During her free time, she enjoys creative writing, blogging, lacrosse, and scouting out new restaurants for delicious foods.
Elena
Elena
Burachevskaya
Elena is a Ruby on Rails software developer. She graduated from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. She still stays current with online courses and self-study. Elena likes playing guitar, riding her bicycle, reading, and going to the gym.
Pavel
Pavel
Herasimau
Pavel is a student at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, in the Computer Systems and Networks Department. He likes to learn new programming languages and technologies, improve his knowledge of Unix-like systems, and dig in open-source projects. Beyond technology, he likes discovering new music, drinking coffee, driving his car, and trying extreme sports.

Investors

StartWire is backed by Baird Venture Partners as well as a syndicate of private, recruiting industry investors that include:
Bvp
Baird Venture Partners, the U.S.-based venture capital fund of Baird Private Equity, makes venture capital investments in early and expansion stage business services and life sciences companies. Baird Venture Partners leverages its in-depth sector knowledge, experienced investment team and network of relationships to serve as a value-added partner for its portfolio companies. Baird Private Equity, the global private equity group of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), makes venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments in smaller, high potential companies in the United States through Baird Venture Partners and Baird Capital Partners, in China through Baird Capital Partners Asia, and in Europe through Baird Capital Partners Europe. Baird Private Equity has a global team of investment and operations professionals across the United States, Europe and Asia, including a team of operating professionals in Asia. Baird Private Equity and its affiliates have raised and managed over $2.8 billion in capital and invested in more than 250 companies since the 1980s. For more information, please visit bairdventurepartners.com.