We are a team committed to making every organization successful and equitable, including our own.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Gershon is an accomplished technologist and entrepreneur with over 15 years experience. Gershon led the engineering group at Webdialogs, a provider of online meeting and communication solutions which was acquired by IBM. Following the acquisition Gershon acted as Chief Software Architect in the Lotus group of IBM, delivering LotusLive (now known as IBM SmartCloud) – a cloud based collaboration suite. After leaving IBM he got involved in a number different ventures, but decided to focus on Cangrade’s mission of leveling the playing field for job seekers. Gershon loves cycling and thinks that bicycle is the best form of transportation. Gershon holds degrees in CS and Management of Information Systems from Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel.
Chief Customer Officer
Jen graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Managerial Economics and joined an early stage workforce optimization company SurveyTelligence, developing, deploying and analyzing employee assessments to help companies identify cultural, managerial or strategic inefficiencies. In this role, Jen worked directly with clients to ensure maximum value from their employee assessments and survey analytics. Jen has joined the Cangrade team as Director of Customer Success where she works to ensure Cangrade’s clients optimize their value from the Cangrade tools and process. Her main focus is on insuring that Cangrade tools and analytics drive positive impact on hiring success.
Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah is a marketing leader who combines data and creativity to solve customers’ problems. A storyteller at heart, Sarah previously led content marketing at ezCater developing thought leadership and educational programs. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Mass Communications before embarking on her career in digital and content marketing. Sarah has worked at agencies and companies in a variety of verticals building marketing programs that empathize with and address customers’ pain points. She joins the Cangrade team as the Director of Marketing, where she’s focused on growing the adoption of bias-free hiring practices.
Nubian is a relationship-oriented Account Executive with a knack for finding creative solutions to complex problems. In this role, he supports companies across all industries and verticals using or considering Cangrade to make smarter, more equitable hiring decisions. In his leisure time, Nubian begrudgingly wakes up early on weekends to watch international soccer football matches, is a personal assistant to his loving Maltipoo, and budding cigar aficionado.
Kat received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Florida State University. She is a research scientist interested in the intersection between cognitive science and artificial intelligence. During her Ph.D. program, she worked for IBM and investigated how to use speech samples to predict dementia status in older adults. As Kat neared the end of her doctoral program, she realized she wanted to continue scaling her abilities to impact the world positively. Kat met Cangrade, and the rest is, as they say, history. She loves distance running, Dungeons and Dragons, and the occasional woodworking project in her free time.
Vinisha graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Vinisha enjoys challenges, solving problems, and learning new technologies. She joins the Cangrade team as a Software Developer where she will focus on maintaining and enhancing highly complex software for machine learning and data analytics for data-driven, bias-free hiring. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family, watch TV shows and games of Cricket.
Growth Marketing Manager
Caroline graduated from High Point University with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Marketing. She started her career in Human Resources, re-shaping the candidate experience in the footwear industry. Most recently she worked for an agency that marketed for nonprofit organizations, engaging with clients daily in account management. Caroline joins Cangrade as a Growth Marketing Manager where she will focus on executing strong marketing campaigns using the top channels and optimizations to accelerate new customer and revenue growth. She is a motivated team player with a passion for social media and digital marketing.
Customer Success Administrator
Kaylie is a Customer Success Administrator who has over 10 years of customer service experience. She is passionate about building strong relationships, driving brand loyalty, and increasing customer engagement. She has always been eager to help people. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her dog, cook up something tasty in the kitchen, and read a good book.
Inbound Marketing Specialist
Corey is an Inbound Marketing Specialist who strives to build dynamic email and SEO campaigns using data insights. He enjoys finding pragmatic marketing solutions by planning, building, executing, and tracking campaigns. He most recently worked in Digital Marketing where he facilitated growth by simultaneously increasing traffic and building brand awareness. Prior to his career transition to Digital Marketing, he worked as a general assignment News Reporter in his home state of Connecticut. Corey attended Central Connecticut State University where he was a Broadcast Journalism major. He spends his free time with family and friends, saltwater fishing, and trying to improve his unreliable tennis forehand.
Founder & Science Consultant
Steve is an Associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. In his academic work, he combines survey instruments with cognitive response time tasks designed to capture unconscious cognition to address issues at the intersection of psychology and business. He believes that Cangrade can be used as a forum to help employers and job-candidates make more objective selection decisions while furthering the study of psychological science. Prior to his current work, Steve was a professional tournament poker player and entrepreneur. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University.
ML & NLP Consultant
Yang’s research interests include applied game theory, structural econometrics, and empirical IO. The substantive focus of his current research projects include managerial forecasting and decision making, competitive dynamic pricing, role of consumer reviews on risk aversion, and competitive incentive structures of firms with shared sales agents. Yang is currently a doctoral candidate in marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Yang worked as a revenue management and resort services analyst at the Las Vegas Sands.