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 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.
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.
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 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!
Richard is a long time veteran of the human capital and online recruitment industries.  He has held various position including CMO and SVP of Corporate Development at CareerBuilder.  Recently, he has returned from Sydney Australia where he served as the APAC President of Broadbean Technology.  He loves being back in States, but misses the weather of Sydney.


StartWire is backed by Baird Venture Partners as well as a syndicate of private, recruiting industry investors that include:
Baird Venture Partners
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.

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