Our Mission

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 extracts 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.




Automated Career Mentorship

Zippia democratizes access to every aspect of the job search process, from finding open positions to eventually negotiating a job offer.

We aggregate over a million open job postings each month and combine them with our proprietary data on salaries, companies, and job-based metrics to provide personal guidance on applying to jobs.

Once you find the job you want, our resume builder will help optimize your resume for the specific opportunity. And if you need help drafting a cover letter, preparing for an interview, negotiating a job offer, or any other career-related topic, our library of over 1000 job search advice articles has you covered.

Zippia also offers up-to-date salary information based on location, industry, experience, and education level so you don’t have to go into salary negotiations blind.

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

Ray Townsend

Product Manager

Javier López-Cózar

Software Engineer, MoU

Rohit Kumar

Software Engineer

Javier Andrés Calvo

Lead Data Scientist

Anton Kopytchenko

UX Designer

Kathy Morris

Marketing Manager

Matthew Zane

Editor

Natalia Sereda

Product Manager

Abhimanyu Dikshit

Data Scientist

Vinicius Silva

Data/Product Analyst

Aleksandra Dimov

Administrative Assistant

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/

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/

Javier López-Cózar

Software Engineer, MoU

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/

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

Lead Data Scientist

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

Anton Kopytchenko

UX Designer

Anton is a User Experience Designer with 6+ years of experience who is passionate about creating positive connections between people and technology. He has experience in designing mobile & web applications for Fortune 500 companies.

Kathy Morris

Marketing Manager

Kathy is a passionate marketer with a knack for engaging audiences. Prior to joining Zippia, Kathy worked at Gateway Blend growing audiences across diverse brands. She graduated from Troy University with a degree in Social Science Education.

Previous companies: Gateway Blend, Dothan City Schools
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-morris-242657124/

Matthew Zane

Editor

Matthew Zane is the lead editor of Zippia's How To Get A Job Guides. He completed his masters in American Literature from Trinity College Dublin and BA in English from the University of Connecticut.

Previous companies: HomeSnacks
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-zane-9388201aa/

Natalia Sereda

Product Manager

Natalia is a product manager with 6+ years of experience as a project and product manager. She is passionate about building products that bring real value to users. She previously worked in media, travel, and insurance industries.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalia-sereda-6a955768/

Abhimanyu Dikshit

Data Scientist

Abhimanyu is driven by learning and claims to be a life long student. He enjoys facing and overcoming challenges and is always on the lookout for opportunities that help him grow as a person. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and likes to work on machine learning. Before working with Zippia, he has worked with chat applications as well as SAAS for predictive mobile app analytics.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manyu2/

Vinicius Silva

Data/Product Analyst

Vinicius is passionate about solving problems, discover new technologies and understand people's necessities. He is a newly graduated engineer and joined Zippia as a Data/Product Analyst. Vinicius has an Industrial Engineering Degree from Federal University of Sao Joao del Rei, where he worked in projects focused mainly in statistics analysis, process optimization and discrete event simulation.

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/vinicius-aosilva/en

Aleksandra Dimov

Administrative Assistant

Aleksandra's motto is: "Do what you'll love, and you'll never work another day in your life." and that's what happened when she joined Zippia as an administrative assistant. She has worked in multiple international companies in various fields before joining Zippia's team in 2020.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksandra-dimov/

Our Investors

Timeline of Major Milestones At Zippia

2015

April 2015 - Henry and Chris found Zippia after working together for five years.

Dec 2015 - Zippia crosses the 100,000 visits per month mark for the first time.

2016

Jan 2016 - Zippia releases its beta job search and career map.

Dec 2016 - The team crosses 10 members for the first time with

2017

Jan 2017 - Zippia raises a seed round led by MHS Capital.

Dec 2017 - The team crosses 20 members.

2019

Mar 2019 - The website crosses 1,000,000 visits a month for the first time.

Apr 2019 - Headline leads Zippia's Series A.

Dec 2019 - The team crosses 30 members.

2020

Dec 2020 - The team reaches 40 members.

2021

Apr 2021 - Zippia's website reaches over 4,000,000 visits per month.

Jun 2021 - Zippia launches its Resume Builder.

Press Highlights

“The right way to find [a job] is to cull through mountains of job ads... That's what Zippia, a career-resources site, has done.”

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Fast/Fun Facts

  • We’ve helped 227,132 different job seekers view 1,265,782 different jobs.
  • 2.5+ Million different jobs on Zippia per month.
  • 1+ Million jobs added every month.
  • 5.8+ Million job seekers used Zippia.com for job and career information.

Contact

548 Market St #51369 San Francisco, California 94104-5401
Phone: +1 254 294 7742
Email: support at zippia dot com