HireEducation started in 2010 under the leadership of Mark Phillips (CEO and Punmaster). Our team is scrappy and hard working. We are a remote team of entrepreneurs, growing HireEducation right alongside you and often facing similar challenges.
CEO (aka Punmaster)
“I run all operations and support my team in their business development, account management, recruiting, and sourcing efforts.”
“I ensure the integrity of our database by way of meticulous assessment of contact records and pipeline building to achieve maximum engagement for our recruiting team. If you’re kicking butt in edtech, you’ve likely noticed me peeping at your LinkedIn profile!”
“My job is to make my candidates’ lives better! I spend my day talking to candidates to see how we can work together to explore new opportunities and hopefully get more out of what they are missing in life and work.”
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“I create a personalized experience and cultivate ongoing relationships with each candidate I work with to help them find their next dream role! Basically, I am a matchmaker for rockstar candidates and awesome companies.”
Background: Early Childhood Education and Healthcare recruiting. Decided to make the jump to EdTech recruiting to more closely align with my studies!
First Job: Caregiver for individuals with special needs
Childhood Hero: Alex Morgan
Love But Not as a Job: Cooking
Favorite Marvel Character:Spider-Man!
Favorite Cause to Support: Wounded Warrior Project
Favorite Class: Argument and Debate
Favorite Movie: It’s a tie between Pearl Harbor and Walk the Line
Director of Recruiting (aka Your Co-Explorer)
“I strive each and every day to motivate and inspire candidates to take a chance because they just might find their dream job simply by starting a conversation with me!”
Background: 15+ years of recruiting in different industries
First Job: Selling shoes at local swap meets in Southern California
Childhood Hero: Zorro because he could do so much with a sword!
Most Useful Skill: Public Speaking
Furry Friends:4 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 rabbit
Favorite Cause to Support: ASPCA (I love animals!)
Favorite Class: Speech in college (it taught me so much about myself)
Favorite Movie:Back to the Future (all parts)
Recruiting Associate (aka Bridge Builder)
“I source talented and motivated candidates within edtech and then build the bridge between them and our clients.”
Background: 7 years in the operations side of two retail/ecommerce companies
Childhood Career Aspiration: Army Officer
Childhood Hero: Audie Murphy
Previous job that taught me the most: Office Manager at Imperial China
Furry Friends: 2 cats! Princess Leia and Pumpkin Spice
Makes me laugh the hardest: Lame Dad Jokes
Favorite Class: European History
Favorite Book:The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Director of Recruiting (aka Future Builder)
“My job is to make my candidates lives better! I spend my day talking to candidates to see how we can work together to explore new opportunities and hopefully get more out of what they are missing in life and work.”
Background: More than 5 years of high-level recruiting experience
First Job: Working all the different games at Hersheypark in Chocolatetown, USA!
Childhood Career Aspiration: Either an Architect or Batman
Furry Friends: A yellow lab named Keegan and a cat named Luna
Favorite Class: The American Revolution at Penn State
Favorite TV Show: The Mandalorian
Wishful Career: College History Professor (total history nerd!)
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Account Director (aka Strategic Listener)
“My role is to talk to people (but mostly listen), in order to help them find ways to be strategic with their careers.”
Background: Teaching and property management. Made the switch to recruiting in February 2021.
First Job: Buying/Sales Associate at Plato's Closet
Childhood Career Aspiration: Children's Book Author
Childhood Heroine: Judy Blume
Previous job that taught me the most: Teacher (I probably learned as much from my students as they did from me!)
Most Useful Skill: Comfortable Talking to Strangers
Furry Friends: Buddy (15yo dog) and Purrl and Ruby (cats who like the dog but not each other)
Favorite Class: Entrepreneurship
Favorite Movie: The Birdcage
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Account Director (aka Relationship Builder)
“I create and build relationships with people to help them further their careers, build their companies, and hopefully better their lives.”
Background: 20+ years in the restaurant industry
First Job: Sprinkler Installer
Childhood Career Aspiration: Forest Ranger
Wishful Career: Sleep (jk, Surfing)
Furry Friends: Dogs Myer and Brody
Most Useful Skill: Patience
Favorite Class: Writing Through Film
Favorite Book: In Search Of Captain Zero by Allan C. Weisbecker
Research Manager (aka Seeker)
“I ensure the integrity of our database by way of meticulous assessment of contact records and pipeline building to achieve maximum engagement for our recruiting team. If you're kicking butt in edtech, you've likely noticed me peeping at your LinkedIn profile!”
Background: 13+ years in the restaurant industry
First Job: Hostess
Childhood Career Aspiration: Caricature Artist at Six Flags (what?)
Wishful Career: Baker
Furry Friends: Charlie and Maya (dogs) & Cricket (cat)
Favorite Class: Forensic Anthropology
Favorite Band: Talking Heads
Jess Weems Thibault
VP of Growth (aka Data Storyteller)
“I spend my days guiding you (or your business) to fulfilling growth. And I eat data for breakfast.”
Background: 12+ years teaching science and computer programming. Transitioned to school marketing and communications in 2018, then into the private sector in 2021.
First Job: Co-manager at People's Market (a student-run food cooperative at UMass Amherst)
Childhood Career Aspiration: Artist or Writer (and as a marketer I actually do a bit of both)
Previous job that taught me the most: Teacher (hands down one of the hardest jobs!)