About Us

Our mission is to empower people with the information and tools to achieve their career aspirations.
Currently people make career decisions with little knowledge about all their career options and longer term implications. Zippia is changing that.
Our vision is that every person should have access to all their career options and how those various paths will impact their professional lives.
Zippia will extract intelligence from real world experiences to provide the best information and tools for people to achieve their career plans.

Our Story

We, the founders of Zippia, have hired hundreds of people during our professional lives. We realized that quite often, people don’t know much about their career options, and how to change or advance their career. While we tried our best to mentor them, it was frustrating to know that there were still millions of people out there who we couldn’t help.

And then we noticed something else: The internet can answer almost any of our questions today – how to build a house, how to buy a car, or how to find love. But even though choosing a career is one of the most important decisions of our life, there is very little reliable guidance available online.

This is why we decided to build a platform that gives everybody the tools to find the career that is right for them.

We gathered experts in the fields of technology, marketing, and engineering who were passionate about improving career outcomes for everyone. And finally, in May 2015, we founded Zippia. We believe that everyone should be able to make career decisions with their eyes wide open. That’s why we’ve built the most intelligent and personalized resource for your career questions.


Help Getting A Job

We put extra effort into helping job seekers start their search on the right foot. Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for a job as an Economics Major or an English Major, an employee looking to see what other jobs might be available to you, or are interested in finding out what it’s like to work at a company, we’ve got you covered. Try it out below:

Our Team

Henry Shao

Co-Founder and CEO

Chris Kolmar

Co-Founder, VP of Marketing

Lynda Won-Chung

Advisor

Andreas Paepcke

Advisor

Ying Xia

Engineering Manager

Andy Wan

Engineering Manager

Piyush Beli

Software Engineer

Ray Townsend

Product Manager

Vladimir Davydov

Dev Ops Engineer

Javier López-Cózar

Software Engineer

Jackon Yang

Software Engineer

Drew Walters

Marketing Strategist

Oliver Rübener

Product Designer

Rohit Kumar

Software Engineer

Javier Andrés Calvo

Software Engineer

Giorgio Boza

Product Manager

Tianyuan Fan

Software Engineer

Cas van Dinter

Software Engineer

Martijn Posthuma

Software Engineer

Our Team

Henry Shao

Co-Founder and CEO

Henry has 20+ years of experience in the technology marketing space. He has co-founded three software companies before Zippia, including one of the top consumer real estate websites, Movoto.com. Henry is passionate about building a product and business to service a gap in the market. He holds Master’s degrees from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Previous Companies: Applied Materials, FormFactor, Movoto
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henryshao/

Chris Kolmar

Co-Founder, VP of Marketing

Chris is a passionate internet marketer who created the largest real estate blog in the world using scalable and cost-effective techniques. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, and a host of local news. He’s a graduate of Pomona College.
Previous companies: Movoto, Acumen, Freeman & Mills
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckolmar/

Lynda Won-Chung

Advisor

Lynda is an experienced attorney and worked with many HR departments and recruiters at Fortune 500 and start-up companies with regards to the hiring and retention of students and professionals from around the world. Lynda has advised top companies such as Intel, Google, Applied Materials, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Synopsys, WhatsApp, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm, 49ers, Stanford Hospital, and nVidia, working with up to 10% of these companies’ workforce.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyndawonchung/

Andreas Paepcke

Advisor

Dr. Andreas Paepcke is a Senior Research Scientist and Director for Data Analytics at Stanford University. His research interests include user interfaces and systems He served on several National Science Foundation proposal evaluation panels and was co-founding associate editor of ACM Transactions on the Web. Dr. Paepcke received B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe. Previously, he worked as a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratory, and as a research consultant at Xerox PARC. He has served on a number of technical advisory boards for startup companies.
Profile: https://profiles.stanford.edu/andreas-paepcke

Ying Xia

Engineering Manager

Ying is a seasoned engineering manager with 20+ years experience in internet software industry. She is passionate in solving real world issues by utilizing technology like machine learning, AI and internet. Ying is a graduate of University of Hawaii majoring in computer science.
Previous Companies: Oracle, eBay, Synopsys, Bridgespan, Movoto
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ying-xia-b7a49a/

Andy Wan

Engineering Manager

Andy has 10+ years of experience in software development and Agile team management, he has extensive experience in building web websites with high performance and good user experience . Prior to Zippia, Andy worked at Movoto.comas a Senior Engineering Manager, built successful teams and high performance web applications for Movoto.com. Andy is also a Certified Scrum Master; he is active in Scrum communities to share his Agile practices with others. Andy has a Computer Science Degree from Jiangnan University.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-wan-3a333a5/

Piyush Beli

Software Engineer

Piyush is a software engineer with 8+ years of experience in designing and developing enterprise and consumer web applications. He works alongside other talented software engineers as part of our backend team. Piyush has a B. Tech. Computer Science degree from National Institute of Technology Surat.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/piyushbeli/

Ray Townsend

Product Manager

Ray is a product manager with a background in recruiting and HR. He’s passionate about helping people find the career move that fits their interests and helping people be successful on their career path. Ray studied Industrial/Organizational Psychology at California State University East Bay.
Previous Companies include: Movoto
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raydtownsend/

Vladimir Davydov

Dev Ops Engineer

Vladimir is a seasoned IT specialist with years of experience in the fields of system and network administration, network security, and software development and project management. Vladimir has a Master’s degree in Computer-Aided Design and Radio Engineering.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vdavydov/

Javier López-Cózar

Software Engineer

Javier is a software engineer with 7+ years of experience in designing and developing web and mobile applications. He’s passionate about helping the users get the best experience. He works as part of our frontend team. Javier graduated with a Computer Engineering Management degree at the University of Málaga. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javier-lopez-cozar-gonzalez-b2650336/

Jackon Yang

Software Engineer

Jackon is a technical engineer with commercial vision. He loves Python, data mining, and machine learning. Before starting a new adventure with Zippia, Jackon worked as a freelancer and founded a tech team with other freelancers developing and operating systems for startup companies. He is active in the open source community in his spare time. Jackon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Northwest University.
Previous Companies: Huawei
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jiekunyang/

Drew Walters

Marketing Strategist

Drew is a Marketing Strategist with a passion for connecting the right people with the right information at the right time. Prior to joining Zippia, he worked at PrecisionLender, managing their Google Analytics account and working on the company podcast. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in business and a concentration in marketing.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwalters7/

Oliver Rübener

Product Designer

Oliver is a product designer with years of experience designing digital products for Fortune 500 companies and startups across diverse industries. One of the notable projects he was involved with Samsung to deploy their xxxxx. He's passionate about designing simple and delightful user experiences.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-ruebener-559751a5/

Rohit Kumar

Software Engineer

Rohit is a Software Engineer that specializes in designing and constructing scalable systems that utilize machine learning and AI to solve real-world problems. His Masters thesis work included Stock Market forecasting using Bayesian Networks. Rohit graduated from Indian Institute of Information Technology with a Master’s in Computer Software Engineering. Rohit’s Mantra is “Eat, Sleep, Code.”
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohit-kumar-6366a097/

Javier Andrés Calvo

Software Engineer

Javier is passionate about using math, computing, and different types of data to improve business performance and user experience in commercial technology products. He holds a MS in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he worked in the fields of Biometrics and Operations Research before joining Zippia. During his Master's Thesis, he combined his signal processing background with machine learning techniques to develop a system that could operate a robotic arm using an EEG signal.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javier-andres-calvo/ Personal Site: https://javierandres.me

Giorgio Boza

Product Manager

Giorgio is a Product Manager with an entrepreneurship background. He founded an educational nonprofit that focuses on building schools in the poorest regions of Peru. Giorgio received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Emory University. He worked previously for Web2Asia and Tiantu Capital. “It alway seems impossible until it’s done” - Nelson Mandela Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giorgio-boza/

Tianyuan Fan

Software Engineer

Tianyuan is a software engineer with 3 years experience. Tianyuan has a keen interest in exploring how modern software is built. Before starting with Zippia, Tianyuan has worked in software development for Beyondsoft and Shanghai Wicresoft Co. Tianyuan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Shanghai Polytechnic University.

Cas van Dinter

Software Engineer

Cas loves prototyping with cutting-edge technologies to explore their capabilities. He also enjoys participating in tech events and learning about the latest and greatest. Cas has a Bachelor’s of Computer Science at Stenden University. Previously he has worked at Move4Mobile as an Android Developer. He was recently awarded the Google Developer Challenge Scholarship. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/casvandinter/

Martijn Posthuma

Software Engineer

Martijn is a Software Engineer who likes to work with the latest technologies and always tries to improve himself. He graduated at Stenden University with a Bachelor of Computer Science and has gained work experience at Wazzup. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martijnet/

Contact

155 Bovet Rd Suite 302, San Mateo, CA 94402.

2216 S. Miami Blvd Suite 203 Durham, NC 27703.
Phone: +1 254 294 7742
Email: support at zippia dot com