Talentsky was founded to create a new digital platform that helps people
and employers better communicate skills in the changing world of work.
Investors who care
We are backed by social impact investors who care to make an investment return while also making a positive impact on the future. To honor our investor promise, we balance building a great company with our mission to help people and employers better connect. We act like a venture funded start-up working toward an IPO, but with a deep-rooted passion for our cause. We are mission driven.
Passion for product
We are a product-excellence-first company and do not release a product that is merely good. Rather, we keep designing and developing until our product is truly amazing and inspirational. When a new team member joins the product team, we ensure they care about every detail, acting as a craftsman to build something that represents our culture of passionate-product-perfectionists.
Profit is good
While our platform is free to consumers, we also have an amazing business model. We monetize through a freemium model to employers as they move from non-impactful, costly and time-consuming job ads to skill communities to connect with skilled people. We strive to become profitable early while we build a long-term, enduring company that returns for shareholders and the users we serve.
Rick Devine, the Founder of Talentsky, made his name as a go-to recruiter in the early days of the Silicon Valley. He built a reputation as a counselor, not a pitchman, and recruited many high profile executives, including Tim Cook to Apple.
In 2015, Rick saw the global skills gap crisis emerge as the defining challenge of the 21st century workplace - attracting the attention of government and business. He understood that on a much broader scale this was a consequence of the same lack of visibility and insight that challenged the executives he counseled.
To help everyone, Rick recognized the need for a new platform for employers and people based upon a universal language of work and skills. This platform would provide employers a tool to communicate work and skills needed in real-time while people would be able to post their validated skills as they use them.
And Talentsky was born.
HR & Operations
HR & Operations
Former SVP HR of Home Depot, Board of Directors
SVP & Global Head Employee Experience of Manulife, Sr. Advisor
CEO of Talentsky, Inc., Board of Directors
Former CEO of Safeway, Board of Directors
Former CHRO of Tesla, Advisor
Former CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, Board of Directors
Chairman of Seabras Group, Sr. Advisor
CMO of United Rentals, Inc, Sr. Advisor
Former VP US Public Sector of Microsoft, Sr. Advisor
Former CFO of Trinet, Board of Directors
Former CHRO of Alibaba, Advisor
Former Office of the CEO of Equinix, Sr. Advisor
Former CHRO Milacron, Sr. Advisor