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.
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.
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.
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.
Andy
Andy
Katz
After graduating with a double major in Marketing and Psychology from Rutgers University, Andy has spent the past 20 years in the human capital industry. With a focus on recruitment marketing and technology, he now brings his expertise to StartWire. Outside of work, Andy can be found in the gym, playing golf or spending time with his family.
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.
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!
Lindsayn
Lindsay
Nosari
Lindsay graduated from Towson University with a Marketing degree and Public Relations Certification. She has been interested in digital marketing and promotions for as long as she can remember and is always trying to utilize new marketing trends. Outside of work, you can find Lindsay spending time with family, reading, working out, or cooking.
Harold bw
Harold
Levy
Harold has spent over 20 years in Talent Acquisition both in the US and abroad. His experience extends to online job boards, employer branding, large scale sourcing solutions, and management of the candidate experience. Earlier in his career, Harold held senior marketing and advertising roles for a diverse group of companies including Toys "R" Us, where he created the Toys "R" Us Kid campaign. Harold holds an MBA from Seton Hall University and a BS in Political Science from The American University. He has also served as an adjunct professor on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In his spare time he can be found working on his ca. 1725 farmhouse in Upstate New York.
Misha
Mikhail
Liamtsau
Misha graduated from Belarusian State University with a Master's degree in Computer Science. He has experience in a variety of programming languages and platforms. Misha likes to do useful things and to solve difficult challenges. Outside of development, Misha likes all sport games (especially football), travelling and psychology.

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.