Company

The recruiting field has been starved of innovation. Connecting people and jobs is fundamental to our economy and our lives, and we think it's time to build some intelligence into today's employment platforms. We've begun by building Connectifier to give recruiters a complete view of prospective job candidates and a way to connect with those candidates.

Connectifier was founded by two ex-Googlers who received numerous recruiting calls every month while interviewing dozens of candidates for the teams they led and were a part of. Having seen problems in the recruitment process firsthand, the team at Connectifier is focused on helping companies and recruiters with the hiring challenges they face.

Connectifier is located in Orange County, CA and is backed by a team of world-class investors from Silicon Valley and Southern California.

Team

John Jersin

John Jersin

CEO, Co-founder

John was a Product Manager leading ten engineering teams at Google, and formerly Technical Lead in Google’s ads unit. John received an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded Zintin, a startup that made two of the first 500 iPhone apps and achieved millions of downloads.
Ben McCann

Ben McCann

Co-founder

Ben was a Software Engineer at Google and helped launch the world’s largest real-time analytics system. He also created key features in Google Spreadsheets. Ben graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an MBA and a B.S. in Computer Science.
Farooq Mela

Farooq Mela

Software Engineer

Farooq was a Software Engineer at Google, where he worked on a high volume data processing library and an iOS SDK for Google Analytics. He has also worked for IGN, Sun Microsystems and Raytheon. Farooq studied Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.
Erik Buchanan

Erik Buchanan

Software Engineer

Erik has worked at Microsoft Research, Intuit, NASA, Websense Security Labs, and most recently Google. Erik graduated from the University of California, San Diego with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science.
Kevin D. Keck

Kevin D. Keck

Software Engineer

Kevin worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for over eight years and was a major contributor to the ISO 11179-3 standard for metadata registries. Kevin graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Math.
Travis Hummel

Travis Hummel

Software Engineer

Travis previously worked on Google Maps and the integration of geo data with other products at Google. Travis holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of California Irvine.
Benjamin Han

Benjamin Han

Software Engineer

Ben is a recent graduate with experience at Amazon Web Services, Amazon, NASA, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Ben studied Physics and Computer Science at the University Of California, Berkeley.
Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright

Software Engineer

Jeff has worked at SAP, Citrix, Amazon Web Services and GMI. Jeff graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Kevin Fowler

Kevin Fowler

Software Engineer

Kevin has been writing software for over twenty years. He's shipped software at Apple, Amazon, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He's a graduate of the University of California, Irvine.
Shafiur Rahman

Shafiur Rahman

Operations

Shafiur was previously the Director of Operations at Airware, a commercial drone company. While at Airware, Shafiur helped grow the company from 7 to 50 employees in 12 months and was involved with closing a $10.7M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.
Jason DelValle

Jason DelValle

Customer Success

Jason co-founded the Dynasty League Gaming platform, where he focused on community and user experience. He studied graphic design and psychology at California State University-Northridge. Jason was formerly a national soccer champion and captain.
Joe Totten

Joe Totten

Sales and Customer Success

Joe was the business and sales manager for the UC Riverside newspaper. Joe was also a producer at the university radio station, KUCR. He earned his B.S. from UC Riverside.
Tyler Stirnus

Tyler Stirnus

Sales and Customer Success

Tyler is a veteran of software sales with experience he first developed by working at other startups including Team and Booker. He graduated with a BA from Cal State Chico.
Veronica Rundle

Veronica Rundle

Sales and Customer Success

Veronica brings a depth of experience in the recruitment industry having served as an Account Executive at both LinkedIn and Indeed.
Mark Tapanes

Mark Tapanes

Sales and Customer Success

Mark brings SaaS sales experience from Booker Software, where he managed a team of 10 sales executives. He earned his BA degree from Loyola Marymount in Business, Marketing.
Casey Griswold

Casey Griswold

Sales and Customer Success

Casey has over 15 years of technology sales and sales leadership experience. Prior to joining Connectifier, he was the head of sales for a division of Dominion Enterprises. Most recently, Casey built the sales team for Locaid Technologies from the ground up, growing their customer base from 5 to over 300 enterprise accounts.
Hosh Spenta

Hosh Spenta

Sales and Customer Success

Hosh has worked in several different industry verticals, and managed two sales teams prior to joining Connectifier. He earned an MBA in International Business and speaks 7 languages.
Alan Genesoto

Alan Genesoto

Sales and Customer Success

Alan's sales background is in SEO systems and manufacturing and production services. Prior to Connectifier, Alan managed project teams in excess of 100 employees. He graduated with a BS from Cal State University Chico.

Office

We're located in sunny Newport Beach, California, right next to numerous other venture-funded startups including SignNow, Mavenlink, Airware, and Qualaroo. Come join us on the beach for our weekly volleyball game!
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