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Bill Davidheiser Co-Founder • VP of Engineering

Bill is co-founder and Vice President of Engineering of Jobaline. He has extensive experience in developing large-scale Software-as-a-Service applications and led the engineering team that built one of the first SaaS workforce optimization platforms used by companies such as eBay. He has held several executive engineering positions with private and public companies, managing all aspects of engineering and engineering services. Prior to Jobaline, Bill led engineering at OptionEase, Inc. overseeing software development for a financial SaaS partnered with brokerages including UBS, Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. Previously he served at engineering executive at Rainmaker Software. Early in his career, Bill co-founded Great Circle Software a company that created one of the first PC-based map and route planning applications that was sold nationally by large retailers including Walmart and Radio Shack. He invented a form of spatial indexing that allowed for efficient display of large amounts of geographic data.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Arizona.

Brenda Fisher CMO

Brenda serves as Jobaline's Chief Marketing Officer. She combines enterprise class marketing finesse with a passion for elegant user experiences. At Microsoft, she led the Office user experience marketing team to deliver online services for 750M customers worldwide. Using marketing as an imbedded opportunity, her team created disruptive engagement models to increase conversions, usage, and customer satisfaction. Brenda led the beta marketing web strategy for Office 2010 and the worldwide electronic software distribution and try/buy program. In 2004, Brenda also led the Open Source software compete strategy and marketing for SQL Server. Prior to Microsoft, Brenda was Vice President of Business Development for DataChannel where she led partner Series-D financing, OEM, and System Integrator programs. She has over 20 years experience delivering results in Go-To-Market, CRM, and International Business Development. Brenda co-founded The Pink Genius, a leadership development company for women and organizations.

Brenda holds an MA in Behavioral Sciences, Leadership and Organizational Development from Saybrook University.

Brian Hilgendorf Co-Founder • CFO

Brian is co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Jobaline. Brian is experienced in all forms of capital formation, from seed venture rounds to initial public offerings, and is experienced in leading and executing on all forms of corporate transactions. From 2000 to 2002, Brian worked as a venture partner for Voyager Capital, providing financial and strategic guidance to portfolio companies. He had turned around several private companies turning them into profitable ventures such as Vendaria Media, Inc., which works with e-commerce websites as a provider of rich-media content and guided selling tools, Validar, Inc., which helps companies identify, qualify, and manage leads more effectively and Cybergolf which now leads the US golf industry in online and mobile marketing solutions. Brian also advised and seed-funded Onvia, Inc., which raised $70M in venture capital and went public on NASDAQ in March 2000. In 1996 he founded Luminous Corp, a spin-off of Adobe Systems Corporation that Imation Corporation (IMN) acquired in 1997.

Brian has held senior roles at Aldus (acquired by Adobe Systems Corp in 1994), Ernst & Young, and Frost & Tallman.

Brian McAndrews Board Member

Brian joined Madrona Ventures in 2009 and currently serves on the board of Jobaline, as well as AdReady, AppNexus, Clearwire, Fisher Communications, The New York Times Co., and Seamless. Prior to Madrona, Brian was Senior Vice President at Microsoft, leading the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (APS) Group. Brian successfully integrated aQuantive, Microsoft's second largest acquisition ever, into the company to help create APS. Brian served as CEO of aQuantive, one of the fastest-growing global digital marketing companies in the world, from 1999 to 2007. Prior to aQuantive, Brian worked for ABC Inc., a broadcasting and communications company, holding senior executive positions at ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment, and ABC Television Network, and served as a product manager for General Mills Inc.

McAndrews was named Advertising Age's first-ever Digital Executive of the Year and was designated as one of the 30 most influential executives in the advertising, marketing, and media world in Adweek's 30th Anniversary issue. For the latter, McAndrews joined Oprah, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell and Rupert Murdoch among others being honored as a person whose work reshaped the business and whose vision will be felt across these industries for years to come.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in economics from Harvard University and graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Joel Rosenberger Board Advisor

Joel serves on the board of advisors for Jobaline and is the Chief Technology Officer at Lightspeed Research, a technology division of Kantar/WPP that provides market research in over 200 countries. Joel has experience hiring and managing high-performance teams; and closely aligns technology strategy with business needs. Prior to Lightspeed, Joel was the CTO at GMI and played a key role in the 2011 acquisition by Kantar/WPP. Prior to that Joel served as general manager for Simple Queue Service, part of Amazon Web Services and other technical leadership positions. He served as the technical diplomat at Microsoft for the Sun settlement agreement; and founded TransLink Software that was acquired in 2000 by webMethods. Prior to TransLink, Joel was Chief Architect at Attachmate Corporation. He joined Attachmate in 1985 as the 10th employee and over 11 years held several key technical roles helping the company to grow from $1.5M to more than $300M.

Joel holds patents for network bandwidth estimation, technology profiling devices associated with wireless networking, and mainframe integration technology.

Julie Sandler Board Observer

Julie joined Madrona in 2011 and is a board observer for portfolio companies Jobaline, AdReady, Jintronix, Maxpoint, OnMobile Media, SNUPI Technologies, and Rover.com. Julie is active in the startup community and launched the Seattle Entrepreneurial Women's Network (SEWN). Prior to joining Madrona, Julie was a senior product manager at Amazon on the Kindle team, where she managed online marketing and traffic for Kindle's eBook business and also led the definition, design, and implementation of new Kindle Content products. Earlier in her career, Julie worked at Accenture in product management within Microsoft's SMSG Solutions Delivery group. Julie worked in product management and business development at TeachStreet, a Madrona portfolio company acquired by Amazon in February 2012.

Julie serves on the board of directors of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network and on the board of trustees of the Seattle Repertory Theatre. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with honors, with distinction, and with both a Master's and a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She also received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

Luis J. Salazar Co-Founder • CEO

Luis is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jobaline. Luis has worked in emerging and Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech and digital media industries, with successful strategic and tactical expertise in global operations, marketing, and product development. Luis has successfully launched more than 20 global products and formulated effective go-to-market strategies in the consumer and business spaces. These successes were distinguished by double-digit revenue gains and achieved profitability objectives despite facing economic recession, changes in regulatory environments, cash-flow limitations, and political unrest. Luis has experience taking companies from zero to 2 million users up to 700 million users, monetized through licensing, transactional, or advertising business models across PC, mobile devices, and/or cloud platforms. Luis has been active in angel investing, venture capital, and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Luis mentors leaders at Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in Seattle, New York and Silicon Valley. He writes pieces on product marketing, business strategies, and venture investment and frequently covers those topics in speaking engagements.

Mel Kleiman Board Advisor

Mel serves as a board advisor for Jobaline. Mel's business experience is both theoretical and practical as the owner of three different businesses, including the largest number of Hertz Rent-A-Car franchises in the United States. For more than 30 years, Mel has helped businesses and organizations worldwide improve their hiring practices and make the best possible hiring decisions. In 1974, he founded Humetrics, an independent, human capital management think tank and leading developer of systems, training, processes, and tools for recruiting, selection, and retention of the best hourly workforce and their managers. Mel served on the board of the Workforce Institute between 2008 and 2011, a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management issues. He also served on the board of Deploy Solutions between 2003 and 2007, which was acquired by Kronos in 2007.

Mel has written hundreds of articles for trade and professional journals and is one of only 650 speakers worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. A noted author and consultant, he has written five books, including the bestselling "Hire Tough, Manage Easy."

Michelle is the Director of User Experience & Design at Jobaline, where she is in charge of defining the look and feel and the usability of the products. She is an energetic and highly motivated leader, specializing in high-growth SaaS and digital media companies. A team-oriented approach and passion for user-centric design and technology has helped her to succeed in previous leadership roles within search and web design organizations. She believes a successful organization needs both smart product development as well as a focus on delivering total satisfaction and happiness to users. With a background in design and a savvy for analytics, she excels in the ideation and design of elegant, simple, intuitive and innovative solutions.

Michelle holds a BA in Design Management from the Art Institute of Colorado.

Miki Mullor Co-Founder • VP of Product

Miki Mullor is co-founder and Vice President of Product of Jobaline. He is responsible for driving product development from the idea phase through design and architecture. Prior to Jobaline, Miki held business development and product management roles at Microsoft, where he led the market launch of a new security technology in Windows. He oversaw several partner deals with Fortune 500 companies, led partner negotiations, and managed internal virtual deal teams. He developed the partner ecosystem for Windows Smart card Framework. Before Microsoft, Miki was founder and CTO of Ancora Technologies, a developer of a groundbreaking computer security technology for consumer devices. He previously held several engineering management roles in startup companies, including Blue Pumpkin Software and Hiho.com.

Miki holds a LL.B. degree from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and is an alumnus of Israel's 8200 elite military intelligence unit. Miki holds US patents on secure PIN transmission, Licensing protection and methods to avoid reverse engineering and is a certified private pilot.

Rudy Gadre Board Member

Rudy is an active angel investor, an advisor to startups, a passionate supporter of the Seattle technology ecosystem and currently serves on the board of directors of Jobaline. He joined local Internet startup, Evri, as the Vice President of Business Operations in 2008. Prior to Evri, Rudy served as Vice President & General Counsel of Facebook, where he had responsibility for all of the company's legal matters. In 1999 Rudy joined Amazon, and served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel for business development, intellectual property, and new technologies. Rudy was the principal legal negotiator for Amazon's most significant strategic alliances and joint ventures, oversaw the company's development and licensing of patents and other intellectual property, and was responsible for all legal aspects of Amazon's new technology initiatives. From 1994 to 1999, Rudy worked at Perkins Coie, the Northwest's largest law firm. At Perkins, he represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a diverse array of matters, including joint ventures, development, protection and licensing of intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Rudy was recognized by Washington Law & Politics magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in 2003 and 2004, a designation awarded to the top 5% of Washington state lawyers as voted by their peers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Franklin & Marshall College and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.

Get to Know the Jobaline Team!

Here at Jobaline, we're fortunate to work with some of the best thought-leaders in both the hiring and SaaS industries. You'll find a great mix of enthusiasm, strategy, and love of technology. Get to know the Jobaline crew by clicking on any of the photos above.

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