I spent the two years after I graduated from the University of Vermont searching for work that I found meaningful. For me, that meant work that helped create a better future for our communities, our country, and our natural ecosystems.
That journey included working for 11 different organizations in two years, doing everything from installing rain barrels to leading ecotourism trips, to building backcountry bridges in US National Parks, to raising $1.5M for nascent nonprofits and urban community development projects.
Over the years I became convinced that the phenomenon of meaningful work - of prioritizing positive impact, fulfillment, and adventure in one's work - is one that the world needs badly, and is ready for.
After finishing graduate school in Sweden in the summer of 2011, I cofounded ReWork
, which puts talented people to work on society's most pressing challenges.
In April of 2015 I stepped down from being ReWork's CEO in order to serve as the Director of Talent Acquisition & Development for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, to build the strongest campaign team possible to compete in the 2016 election.
I'm committed to working on projects, companies, and policy initiatives that find ways of expanding the phenomenon of meaningful work to more people, in whatever shape that may take. This means getting as many people as possible - eventually everyone - into well-paying jobs & careers that they find meaningful.
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I'm a team-builder who specializes in recruiting thoughtful and talented people to accomplish things that haven't been done before. I approach hiring & culture through the lens of meaningful work
, which allows you to build highly competitive teams possible.
My expertise includes executive & mid-level recruiting, hiring processes & workflow design, modern recruiting tools & sourcing platforms, professional development & career-pathing inside organizations, performance management, culture-building, and leadership development.
I love building teams, getting to know talented people, and helping them develop their careers to support the lives they want to live. I'm an strong advocate for people reflecting deeply about out how to build a career worth having, which means more than simply "following your passion" - which can be a fairly unhelpful mantra to follow.