Five questions for Adam Goldstein, co-founder, Vettery

Adam Goldstein co-founded the online recruitment platform, Vettery.

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What does your business do?

Vettery matches highly qualified technology, sales and finance candidates with top companies through our automated, data-driven marketplace.By connecting people directly to hiring managers, Vettery offers employers the best way to cost-effectively scale a team with quality hires.

Since launching, Vettery has developed partnerships with more than 4,000 companies in markets in the US and is now available in the UK.

What has been the company's greatest achievement so far?

Helping more than 5,000 people find a job they love. We set out to help people become more fulfilled and more satisfied with their work. We increased access to better opportunities, helped people wade through the tough job market, and turned searching for a job into something fun, not painful.

What has been your biggest challenge?

While it may sound ironic, our biggest challenge has been hiring. Not just hiring in general, but hiring really special people that are dedicated to our mission in helping people find jobs they love.

Even though we have a machine that helps us do this, it doesn't cover all roles. The Vettery platform is geared towards tech and sales, but there are many other roles that we hire for internally that don't fit into those categories.

What are your plans for hitting your targets?

We have aggressive business goals for 2018 and know that in order to meet them we need to create an environment where our team has opportunities to grow alongside us. This means teaching people to become great managers. If our team is empowered to be a part of the company's growth, it will only lead to success for all of us.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give fellow entrepreneurs?

It can be easy when you start your own business to try to be everywhere at once. I love being really hands on with all our projects and our teams from sales to product. However, as we grow I am realising that I am not able to do that.

Vettery was founded on the belief that hiring the right people can make or break your company, so it is important to invest in the team and train great managers so that projects can be delegated and we can step back and spend our time scaling the business.

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