Aaron Matos
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Aaron founded Paradox because he saw an opportunity to transform the recruiting experience for organizations and talent by freeing up people’s time from mundane tasks through the power of assistive intelligence. He is an experienced entrepreneur and recognized technology leader. Aaron's passion for recruitment has driven him to start several successful companies in the talent acquisition technology market; which have served tens of thousands of clients and millions of job seekers. Under Aaron’s leadership as the former founder/former CEO of Jobing.com and Recruiting.com, his companies achieved industry-leading growth and 3 consecutive Inc. 500 awards. Prior to becoming a tech executive, Aaron spent over 8 years as an HR professional.
Olivia Matos
Co-Founder/The Real Olivia
Olivia's passion to serve the community and deliver amazing service helped inspire the persona of our AI assistant, aptly named Olivia. Her experience in recruiting and commitment to her community contribute to our passion for building assistive intelligence technology that communicates with empathy, practicality and respect for the job seeker. In Olivia's other life, she's the Executive Director of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.
Marc Chesley
Chief Operating Officer
Marc is a software industry pioneer with a passion for growing people and companies. He is a recognized innovator and operational leader. As former CTO at Infusionsoft, Marc helped grow the company from startup to over $100mm in revenue and has led other fast-growth software companies as CEO and President. Marc was recognized as Arizona CIO of the Year by the Phoenix Business Journal and the Arizona Technology Council and as the Arizona IT Leader of the Year by the Society for Information Management. As COO at Paradox, Marc has broad responsibility across the organization, including leading the product & engineering team, serving as general counsel, and helping to grow the company and serve our clients.
Ross Grainger
Chief Financial Officer
Ross has a proven track record of implementing tools and processes to help scale businesses and drive operational growth. Prior to Paradox, Ross spent ten years in public accounting at RSM US LLP, focused on middle market organizations, and in corporate accounting for Apollo Education Group (University of Phoenix), where he oversaw property accounting, sales and marketing, and internal startups. Most recently, Ross served as the Controller for WebPT, where he built the Financial Planning and Analyst (FP&A) function, helped grow the business 4x revenues and 2.5x people, culminating with a successful exit to Warburg Pincus. Ross also oversaw the financial due diligence on three acquisitions while at WebPT. As CFO at Paradox, Ross is responsible for the company’s financial operations and strategy and continued revenue growth.
Jessica Rush
Chief Talent Officer
Jessica loves working at the intersection of human resources, marketing and technology. Prior to joining the team at Paradox, Jessica served as CEO of talent acquisition companies, Jobing.com and Recruiting.com. Spending most of her career running operations and employer marketing for HR technology and recruitment media platforms, Jessica understands the industry and has worked closely with hundreds of hiring organizations to improve their recruiting success. During her time as VP, Marketing at Recruiting.com, Jessica led a successful rebranding effort and launched the company’s digital marketing initiatives. As CTO at Paradox, Jessica is responsible for the culture, talent acquisition and development efforts as the company continues to grow and scale the Paradox team.
Josh Zywien
Chief Marketing Officer
Josh serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Paradox, responsible for driving the company’s brand, digital, and experiential marketing efforts, while also supporting sales enablement and product marketing. Prior to Paradox, he led marketing and product at SmashFly, which was acquired by Symphony Talent in November 2019. Josh is passionate about helping companies better communicate their story — who they are, what they believe, and how they help a particular market solve real, meaningful challenges. Prior to SmashFly, Josh founded his own marketing agency and helped grow Boston-based venture capital firm OpenView into one of the world’s top venture capital brands.
Adam Godson
Chief Product Officer
Adam was previously Chief Technology and Product Innovation Officer at Cielo, a global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm. At Cielo, Adam founded the technology team and led Cielo to 10x growth and a place as the world’s leading strategic RPO provider. Under his leadership, Cielo was consistently recognized as a leader in providing innovative, technology-enabled solutions such as High Volume RPO, Cielo Talent Cloud and SkyAnalytics to its clients around the world.
Ben Bromberg
VP, Clients
Ben is obsessed with building successful client relationships by providing a world-class experience for organizations that partner with Paradox. In addition to working with our enterprise clients, Ben is responsible for leading the teams that manage onboarding, implementation and delivery of Paradox solutions and technology. Ben has diverse experience helping companies from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies with their recruitment technology needs. Ben previously ran operations and sales teams at Apollo Group.
Jenny Budwig
VP, Digital Marketing
Jenny has a passion for technology that empowers people to be better at what they love doing. She leads the digital marketing efforts for Paradox. Jenny has over 8 years of SaaS marketing experience with fast-growth organizations. As an early-stage employee at WebPT, Jenny helped grow the organization from startup to $100+ million ARR by leading the event strategy, customer marketing, and enterprise marketing initiatives.
Kat Drum
VP, Agency Partnerships
Kat leads our agency partnerships and supports our enterprise clients. Kat is a well-known industry veteran who was Head of Employment Brand & Social at both Starbucks and Blackberry, and has extensive experience in employment branding and employee communications at Hodes, AON Hewitt, and Expedia. Throughout her career, Kat has demonstrated leadership and a passion for the power of employment branding and transforming recruitment at leading enterprises and innovative technology companies.
David Harden
VP, Client Success
David is deeply committed to helping clients utilize recruitment technology and share their unique employment brands to connect with great candidates. David has spent his career in the talent acquisition technology industry, supporting companies of all sizes and across every industry. He previously led teams at both Jobing.com and Recruiting.com, where he focused on leading client success and operations throughout the organizations. David most recently served as CEO of Recruiting.com before joining the team at Paradox. In his current role at Paradox, Dave shares his passion for creating meaningful client relationships and helping client companies drive business success through their talent initiatives.
Sylvia Miller
VP, Channel Partnerships
Sylvia heads up our channel partnerships and is responsible for leading the team that develops and builds successful relationships with HCM technology companies and enterprise clients. She has extensive experience as a recruiter, running her own search firm, and building software companies. Sylvia has helped thousands of organizations with their employment media, recruitment technology, and employment branding needs, and she’s passionate about partnering with leading organizations to improve the recruiting process for companies and their talent.
Stephen Ost
VP, Product
Stephen has a passion for creating beautiful, innovative, and scalable software that solves real client problems. As the Vice President of Product at Paradox, Stephen is responsible for helping Olivia come to life. His unique set of Product skills and background in Computer Science allows him to take the complexities of building an artificial intelligence and create a simplified and beautiful candidate and recruiter experience. Stephen works closely with our product and engineering team to ensure the reliability, efficiency, and performance of Olivia, while also adding new features and benefits. Prior to Paradox, Stephen was recognized as a College Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine and has built several software companies, with one leading to an acquisition.
David Stiefel
VP, Clients
David has a great passion for ensuring large enterprises retain a competitive advantage while sourcing and engaging qualified candidates. At Paradox, David has channeled this passion for helping large enterprises improve their digital transformation strategy. David has spent his career in the HR Tech Community since companies started leveraging the Internet to recruit talent. With a career spanning almost 20 years, David has been with leading solution providers such as PeopleScout, Taleo, Oracle, and Yello. Joining Paradox was a natural next step in David's career as he is constantly looking to partner with leading providers of innovative technology.
David Stevens
VP, Engineering
David Stevens is dedicated to developing software that transforms global talent acquisition and the candidate experience. He leads the Paradox engineering team and is responsible for delivering dependable and innovative software. David has spent most of his career building software specifically for human capital management and job search, supporting thousands of hiring professionals and millions of job seekers. Prior to Paradox, David led the engineering team at Recruiting Ventures for Jobing.com and Recruiting.com. David has served in the United States Marine Corps as a trainer to other marines in preparation for deployment.
Eleanor Vajzovic
VP, Strategic Solutions
Eleanor’s love for combining the best people with the best technology solutions continues to grow and evolve. After beginning her career with the world’s largest HR Solutions company in 2006 and spearheading multiple digital transformation initiatives, Eleanor is widely recognized as an industry expert operating at the forefront of the talent acquisition technology revolution. She spent the last five years assessing, building and investing in the most exciting HR technology tools and emerging businesses in the market. The desire to continue disrupting traditional models by bringing the best technology solutions to the market led Eleanor to Paradox and an opportunity that she couldn’t resist. In her current role as VP, Strategic Solutions, Eleanor is able to collaborate with Fortune 500 companies to help define their talent roadmaps and drive greater transformation through the implementation of Paradox’s AI recruiting assistant, Olivia.