When it comes to hiring, there are lots of resources to help managers get more candidates. But on average, only 1 in every 300 of these candidates actually get hired. Hiring managers and recruiters end up taking a robotic, brute force approach to sourcing - the kind of approach top talent hates. Managers are increasingly finding that the simplest and most personable way to attract talent starts with their network. The best candidates want to work for great people, not faceless companies. Sharing open roles on places like LinkedIn, Slack, and Twitter unlocks enormous potential for a personalized recruiting approach across a curated talent pool, but these referrals are difficult to track across platforms and end up lost in the shuffle. We are changing that. After more than a decade building teams at high-growth consumer tech companies like Instacart, Snapchat, and Uber, Maddy Nguyen turned her attention to creating collaborative tools for hiring managers and recruiters to source candidates from a wider range of networks and communities - while staying human.
I'm originally from the SF Bay Area. I went to Georgetown University in DC for undergrad where I played Women's Golf and studied Classics. After that I went to law school at Washington University in St. Louis where I became interested in employment law, prompting me to explore careers in HR & Talent. I wanted to get into tech so I pursued opportunities in recruiting, starting at a firm then going in house to Instacart, Snapchat, Facebook, and Uber between 2013-2019. I left to start Talentdrop!
Hey there! I'm from Rio Vista, CA. I received a scholarship to study at Stanford, where I majored in Computer Science. After graduating, I started at Snapchat in 2013 and was the second person on the iOS team. Then, I worked at an AI/medical lab for some time before joining forces with Maddy. I'm interested in the talent space because I have seen firsthand how hiring can make or break teams and, by extension, entire orgs/companies. We think that it's due time to usher in some new solutions.