From corporate to startup
tl;dr — I quit my corporate job and broke into tech after cold-tweeting a Founder/CEO. I convinced him to hire me remotely with no experience. Since then I’ve worked remotely for two early-stage, Silicon Valley startups and tried co-founding a nonprofit startup. I’ve worn different hats: marketing, customer support, sales, user insights, and HR/operations.
Marco Polo — a video messaging app (Kristen Bell and Gabrielle Union use it!). I worked on user insights, funky Android usability issues, & support. I helped start the knowledge base and co-wrote the first ~50 articles.
Good.Co — a workplace personality assessment app (acquired by StepStone, a job board based in Germany). I worked on marketing, community, content, & support.
Me on the far right (DJ next to me is 7 feet, I’m average height haha)
I was part of a nonprofit startup where I made our website and did marketing/PR. It didn’t work out how we imagined but it was fun. Read about it on CBS
- corporate HR/IT at a federal contractor
- sales (fitness industry)
- psychology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University
I’m on Twitter (DMs are open) and my email is: jeremy @alumni.vcu.edu
- Love college basketball. I’m a big VCU fan!
- Other interests: psychology, tech, simple design, home DJing, personal finance, cooking
- I’ve been cutting my own hair for 14 years
- I collect flashlights!
What others say about me
“He’s always upbeat and has great interpersonal skills . . . I think he has a tremendous amount of potential and will go as far as he wants to go in his business career.”
Program Manager, federal government contracts
“Jeremy is extremely talented, bright, and an intelligent individual, always at the ready to serve and support his fellow associates and team members . . . I would recommend Jeremy highly to anyone looking for an extremely bright young star and high achiever.”
Government Technology Advisor
“Jeremy is a fast learner and a complete professional in all aspects of his work . . . He is dedicated to whatever I task him to do and his work ethic is beyond reproach.”