About Us

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.

Our Mission

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
For Recent Grads

We put extra effort into helping recent college grads start their careers on the right foot as soon as they graduate from college. Whether you’re looking for a job as an Economics Major or an English Major, we’ve put together a set of the most common jobs people with the same major landed right after college.

Our Team

Henry Shao

Head of Products

Michael Yao

Head of Engineering

Chris Kolmar

Head of Marketing

Dhruv Sharma

Data Scientist

Lynda Won-Chung

College Liaison Advisor

Piyush Beli

Software Engineer

Ray Townsend

Product Manager

Vladimir Davydov

Dev Ops Engineer

Javier López-Cózar

Software Engineer

Jackon Yang

Team Lead

Ryan Morris

Content Creator

Drew Walters

Marketing Associate

Oliver Rübener

Product Designer

Our Team

Henry Shao

Head of Products

Henry has 20+ years of experience in the technology marketing space. He has co-founded three software companies before Zippia, including the online real estate business Movoto.com. Henry is passionate about building a product and business to service a gap in the market. He holds engineering degrees from Stanford University and Purdue University.

Michael Yao

Head of Engineering

Michael has 20+ years of experience in technology, engineering, and management including time spent at WebEx, Siebel System, Movoto and Huawei. He currently holds 5+ patents and has served as CTO/VP Engineering at multiple software companies before joining Zippia.

Chris Kolmar

Head 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.

Dhruv Sharma

Data Scientist

Dhruv specializes in designing and constructing scalable systems that utilize machine learning and AI to solve real-world problems. His published work during graduate school involved cutting edge research in the fields of Machine Learning and Social Network Analysis. He also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.

Lynda Won-Chung

College Liaison Advisor

Lynda is an experienced attorney and has guided HR and recruiters at Fortune 500 and start-up companies to manage and strategize on visa requirements in the hiring and retention of students and professionals from around the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jackon Yang

Team Lead

Jackon is a technical person 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.

Ryan Morris

Content Creator

Ryan is a Content Creator with a background in education. His work has previously been published on Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and he is a graduate of Appalachian State University.

Drew Walters

Marketing Associate

Drew is a Marketing Associate with a passion for connecting the right people with the right information at the right time. Prior to joining Zippia, he interned at PrecisionLender, managing their Google Analytics account and editing the company podcast. He graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2016 with a degree in business and a concentration in marketing.

Oliver Rübener

Product Designer

Oliver is a product designer with +4 years of experience, designing digital products for Fortune 500 companies and startups across diverse industries. He's passionate about designing simple and delightful user experiences.

Contact

155 Bovet Rd Suite 302, San Mateo, CA 94402.
Phone: +1 254 294 7742
Email: support at zippia dot com