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 is a former Googler who has also worked for Sun Microsystems and Raytheon. At Google, he worked on a high volume data processing library and an iOS SDK for Google Analytics. 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.
Shawn F. Murphy

Shawn F. Murphy

Software Engineer

Shawn, on loan from Semandra, has been coding for 30+ years and has particular interest in knowledge representation, visualization and massively scalable collaboration.
Karol Pysniak

Karol Pysniak

Software Engineer

Karol previously worked at NVIDIA and is a contributor to the scikit-learn machine learning library. Karol is a graduate of Imperial College London.
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.
Kai Stephan

Kai Stephan

Sales Operations

Kai is an accomplished entrepreneur, holding patents for multiple products he has developed and sold including the Solid Sit-Up, Ab-Orb, and the Pegasus Solar Mounting System. Kai holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from USC.
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.

Office

We're located in 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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