Funded.club was founded in Spring 2019 and has grown to a fully decentralized team of 50+ consultants and recruiters from diverse backgrounds around the world - all with an entrepreneurial mindset.

We're scaling up rapidly now after achieving strong product-market fit and focusing recently on growth channels and partnerships. While we grow, we aim to retain the open and transparent approach to our projects and relationships that has helped us win repeat business around the world. 

Team Culture: ​
We have evolved into self-organizing teams with a modern, "Teal" work culture as described in "Reinventing Organizations" by Frederic Laloux. Good ideas emerge and grow from any part of the team. Decisions are made following an efficient and respectful "advice process". We encourage our team members to plan their own work schedules around family time and their life passions - not the other way around - and to seek meaning in all that they do.

Sustainability Goal: 
In a fast-changing world of compounding crises, Funded.club is actively working towards supporting a customer base comprising at least 50% social businesses, sustainability solutions and good causes. We aim to bring the best possible talent to these organizations to help them grow efficiently and increase their positive impact on our collective future.

Customer oversight: ​
We work in full view of our customers by logging them into our backend recruiting tools as Hiring Managers. Our customers see their projects build towards success and while they're updated regularly by our team, they can also lean over our shoulders any time they like :)

Equal rewards, globally:
Our fixed-fee, global pricing standards also allow us to pay our team the exact same rewards no matter where they live in the world today. If our team and culture sounds exciting to you... join us!

(And no, the images below do not represent a hierarchy! :)

Americas team

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Jyl McLaughlin
Global Director of Recruiting

Jyl has a vast amount of experience as a Career Specialist and Talent Partner. She has been preparing candidates for their job search and marketing them to employers for more than 20 years. As a talent partner, Jyl has worked for several years sourcing and recruiting candidates with recruiting firms. She brings a fresh perspective to Funded.club on candidate sourcing, screening and matching and coaches our global recruiting team to success.

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John Rizzo
Senior Account Executive

John is a serial entrepreneur with proven experience building product, sales and marketing teams in North America. John is a highly valued member of the sales team supporting startups in their growth plans.

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Jared Fisher
Senior Account Executive

Jared brings a fresh perspective to the Funded.club sales team, coming from the real estate market. Jared is a deal maker, hustler and plugged into startup communities across North America. He "gets" founders and what they are living through when growing a business.

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Brian Lynch
Senior Account Executive

Brian has been involved in startups for over 6 years and most recently ran 15 accelerator programs that supported more than 25 startups. Based in Milwaukee, Brian is a Senior Account Executive for Funded.club, helping startups figure out their hiring and funding plans.

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Jaclyn Hogan
Senior Recruiter, Americas

Jaclyn is an innovative and effective leader in Talent Acquisition with extensive experience in leveraging employer branding, full-cycle recruiting, developing training programs, and special projects. With more than 8 years of experience, she’s supported global brands such as McDonald's, Publicis Media, Jones Lang Lasalle, Amazon, and General Growth Properties.

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John Lundell
Senior Recruiter, Americas

John brings a business background in operations, supply chain management, sales, and marketing, to his recruiting. He also has workforce development experience which provides a valuable 360 view of the hiring process. Based in Las Vegas, John focuses most on sales and tech recruitment.

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Mukul Verma
Senior Recruiter, Americas

When Mukul sets his eyes on talented candidates, he stops at nothing to ensure they get recruited. A great asset to our Americas team, Mukul displays professionalism, ensures fast response times and shows a consistently strong work ethic in recruiting.

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Tim Clawson
Senior Recruiter, Americas

Senior Recruiter, Americas Tim has vast experience hiring and building teams for technology businesses in North America. He takes a keen interest in each of our customers at Funded.club. He has a unique recruiting style with the ability to keep a wide range of projects and requirements top of mind.

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Tysha Tolbert
Senior Recruiter, ​Americas

Ty is an expert in resume writing, value-selling, and interviewing and has a knack for assessing needs for clients and candidates and making the connection.  Her roots stem from tech sales and she is a tactical and strategic communicator well versed in pitching, fit-mapping, and negotiations.

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Rushpal Singh
Senior Recruiter, Americas

Rushpal is a seasoned recruiter based in Nova Scotia who has demonstrated his expertise in technical hiring across North America. He focuses on analyzing the hiring needs and developing ways to speed up and improve the quality per hire.

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Darshi Dave
Senior Recruiter, Americas

Darshi is a professional recruiter with years of experience hiring in various industries across different levels of management keeping in mind the clients’ needs and requirements. She is passionate about recruitment and ensures the best candidate experience. She takes pride in her strong ethics and honest values. She loves a challenge and believes in quality rather than quantity.

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Tim Esse
Senior Recruiter, ​Americas

Tim has 20 years of recruiting experience including 15 years at Apple where he recruited for roles in the US, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.  Most recently Tim was recruiting recruiters (R4R) in the pre-IPO space.

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Kezia McDougal
Senior Recruiter, ​Americas

Kezia is a Senior Recruiter with over 7 years of experience in technical recruiting, specifically.  Kezia prides herself on maintaining strong ethics and honest values when it comes to customer and candidate relationships.

EMEA team

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Sasha Marley
Business Partner & Advisor

Sasha is an Angel investor, entrepreneur and startup recruiting expert. She has been effective in recruiting and sales for 20+ years and has a true passion for building teams across Europe.

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Lucy Mackenzie
Senior Sales Manager, UK / EMEA

Lucy brings 20+ years of experience in recruiting to our team and is highly focused on getting great results, quickly. During her first 12 months recruiting, Lucy broke the record for fastest placement for a full-time permanent hire from Funded.club at just 6 days from kick-off call to accepted offer. Now, Lucy is focused on sales and helping startups plan their hiring.

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Carmen John
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Senior Recruiter, EMEA Carmen brings 10+ years of experience in recruiting both in-house and agency-side across Europe. She is CIPD qualified and brings an empathetic approach to recruiting, gaining a deep understanding of both clients and candidates to ensure that career and organisational goals align.

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Raffaele Magri
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Raffaele is an international recruiter fluent in 4 languages and based in London. Familiar with Forex and financial markets, he is also a part-time trader.

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Chris O'Grady
​Senior Recruiter, EMEA-APAC

Chris has a wealth of experience helping startups and scale-ups across EMEA and APAC grow and enter new markets. He is adept at sourcing top talent for both commercial and technical roles and brings a tenacious, success-oriented approach. He has a consistent record of delivery against demanding deadlines.

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Gillian Rowe​
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Gillian is an experienced recruiters and also a Certified Agile Scrum Master; MSP Programme Manager; Certified Microsoft MCSE and software engineer with 10 years experience running large global software development teams from start ups to large corporations.

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Mike Hall​
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Mike brings 10+ years of start-up and recruitment experience and covers both commercial and technical roles for growing software firms expanding across EMEA.

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Zaid Fredericks
​Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Zaid is an innovative headhunter with extensive experience helping clients around the world find the best talent in quick turnaround times. He uses a wide range of knowledge and expertise to ensure selected candidates have both the desired skill set and cultural fit for clients across EMEA.

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Nic Papadopoulos​
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Nic is a passionate recruiter based in the UK and working across EMEA for Funded.club's customer searches. He has experience in talent acquisition across various sectors and industries. Prior to starting his career as a recruiter, Nic coached tennis for 18 years!

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Eylem Atilgan
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Eylem is a result-driven HR Professional with 18 years of hands-on experience in international recruitment, recruitment project management and client management. She has substantial experience in headhunting/direct search with a focus on mid to high-level profiles across many geographies with a strong understanding of IT, Technology, Fintech, Construction, Mining, Energy and Engineering.

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Sahar Asadi
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Sahar is a Senior Recruiter based in Turkey and working across EMEA. In Sahar's own words, "No matter where & when am I, I will achieve the goal!" 

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Bulent Buyuksayar
Senior Recruiter, EMEA

Bulent is a senior recruitment consultant based in London, and he brings 14 years of experience in tech, engineering, marketing and sales recruitment. He has in-house experience with a global consumer goods company as an HR Business Partner and Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. In addition to that, he was the leader of the development and deployment of global talent acquisition and employer branding projects.

APAC team

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CJ Mhatre
Business Partner, APAC

CJ is a New Zealander living in Singapore with his family for over 15 years. He is an entrepreneur, mentor and sales leader who has invested decades building and growing fintech businesses across APAC.

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Teo Gek Khim
Senior Sales Manager, APAC

Based in Malaysia, Khim brings investment banking and business experience to her conversations with founding teams and startups across the region. She holds the record for biggest sales lead in the first month of joining the Funded.club team!

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Jun Zhe Lee
Senior Recruiter, APAC

Highly self-motivated and result-oriented recruitment specialist with proven experience across APAC. JZ provides advice and recruits for all talent levels to help them reach their career goals and supporting the companies by attracting the talents that bring value and grow with them.

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Anupam Pande
Senior Recruiter, APAC

Based in India, Anupam has great success in resourcing across the region, and especially into Sing, HK, PH, Australia. He's one of our confident deal closers who manages to find talent quickly, even when candidates have multiple offers from competing employers.

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Ahmad Ramadhani
Senior Recruiter, APAC

Ahmad is a highly experienced recruiter based in Indonesia with 10+ years success sourcing talent across the APAC region and the rest of the world. Ahmad takes a humanistic approach to recruiting that helps maintain a short time-to-hire.

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Emma Reavell
Senior Recruiter, APAC

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Emma is a HR partner and recruiter with heart. Emma is a resourceful headhunter who also has the experience (National Australia Bank, Ericsson, NetApp...) to guide leaders of fast-growing businesses on their journey.

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John Robert Palomo
Senior Recruiter, APAC

John is an experienced recruiter for SaaS startups across APAC. He loves to work with hiring managers to find the right person for the job. During his free time he plays guitar with his 8 dogs at home.

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Ravnoor Kaur
Senior Recruiter, APAC

Ravnoor brings 8 years of experience in global tech recruitment and mentoring candidates in finding their own niche. Ravnoor is passionate about networking, connecting people with amazing opportunities, reducing time-to-hire, and delivering an amazing recruitment experience for all parties. 

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Angeline Roguel
Senior Recruiter, APAC

14 years of experience in HR/Recruitment in healthcare, manufacturing, IT, and staffing solutions. Anji is an expert in talent acquisition, project management, organizational development, and startups and has previously managed recruiting for 9 startup companies.

Global consulting & support team

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Neel Anil Mehta
Financial Controller

Financial Controller ​Neel is a chartered accountant with global experience. He tracks all incoming and outgoing payments worldwide to ensure all parties keep their promises of outstanding services matched with prompt payments. Neel can be reached at finance@funded.club.

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Nenad Dojcinovski
Business Development

Experienced in B2B sales, sales development, partnerships, and specialized in implementing innovative sales strategies to create and build relationships with key decision makers.

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Melina Papadopoulos
Investor readiness coach

Marketing and branding expert with a talent for aligning customer segments and messaging with business strategy. Founder of "Spark Your Brand", a marketing consultancy and agency, and "Lead Mindfully" that helps founders realize greater wellbeing, flow and fulfilment in their lives and careers.

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Hans Spaan
Investor readiness coach

Financial strategist who gets to the nitty gritty of startup finances and fundraising. Holding supervisory and advisory board functions and formerly acting as CEO and CCO of multiple organizations. Gained profound experience in business transformation, business restructuring and strategy formulation.

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Andrea Cocchi
Investor readiness coach

Value proposition and lean validation expert who coaches startups from raw fundamentals through to successful funding.

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Experienced theatre and improv actor / director with a unique talent for coaching entrepreneurs in pitching and presentations.

Brands our team has supported

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