Our Team

We measure success by the opportunities we help create.

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Founder & CEO

Adam Wray

Serial entrepreneur, focused on breaking down the biases and inefficiencies across the hiring cycle that leave too much of our future talent behind.

Chief Technology Officer

Kaj Pedersen

Forward-thinking executive most recently leading global operations for Xinova and over 20 years experience in venture creation: FinTech, MedTech, EdTech, Search and Investment Management.

Manager, data scientists

Xiao Cai, Ph.D.

Microsoft, Fedex, developing solutions with machine learning and deep learning for natural language processing, as well as productionizing these solutions at scale.

INformation security officer

Phill Moran

Technology executive with more than 25 years of comprehensive experience in global program, product and technical services management

data scientist

Jue Gong, Ph.D.

University of Washington. Researcher in data-driven decision making. Building tools to match college students and jobs.

Lead developer

Fedya Skitsko

Engineer, who loves to play with the latest technologies.

masters - data scientist

Mia Xie

University of Washington—Information Management, operations research and data analysis in healthcare.

masters - data scientist

Kathy Zhang

University of Washington—Biomedical Health Informatics


Emily J. Austin

Google. Helping students find roles that fit them. Anyone can be a student at any age. Backend developer transitioning to full-stack.


Dan Lee

Music and Informatics, University of Washington. Designing and delivering software with empathy for job seekers and their futures.


Logan Wohlers

Finance professional turned Software Engineer–University of Washington Foster School of Business. Helping students and businesses achieve efficient and positive outcomes


Mera Stackhouse

Full stack software developer with a background in Anthropology


lead designer

Alexandr Gheneralov

Building the bridge between first-time job seekers and the industry of their choice. Helping young talents to pursue their dreams. Advocating for communication, story-telling and visual language. Big data, fundraising and social networking with Roundglass and Edifecs

Head of sales & business development

John Kaiser

Veteran of startups in the enterprise software, cloud services, and big data space. His experience in business development and creative partnerships serves as a catalyst for innovation, driving value for all stakeholders.

Director of higher ed Partnerships

Calvin McConnell

Higher Education strategist partnering with institutions to strengthen industry relationships and transform student career outcomes.

Higher education manager

Ujash Patel

Higher Education professional, experience in student affairs, enrollment management and data analytics. Coordinating with campus leaders to expand AstrumU.

business development manager

Blaise Cannon

Strategist, designer, market engineer developing the future of employment in partnership with business, non-profit and government agencies.

AstrumU Advisors



John Connors

Managing partner at Ignition since 2005, after distinguished career as a software-industry executive



Brad Lovering

Splunk Distinguished Engineer, SignalSense Co-Founder & Chief Engineering Officer, Microsoft, Technical Fellow



Brian McClendon

Creator of Google Earth, ex-VP of Engineering at Google and Uber



Lyle Ungar, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania Professor: Bioengineering, Comp & Info. Sci., Genomics and Comp. Biology, Operations, Information and Decisions, Psychology



Bill Howe

Associate Professor: Information School and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering, data management, curation, analytics, and visualization in the sciences.

Data Scientist / advisor

Vivian Li, Ph.D.

Microsoft, Facebook, creating algorithms and dashboards that make data actionable.

engineering director / advisor

Oleg Rocklin

Engineer and entrepreneur. Specializes in mission critical applications: AI for Industrial IoT, high-frequency trading, realtime data processing.



Kevin Goldsmith

Avvo, Spotify, Adobe, Microsoft

Investor Partners