Handshake

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Handshake is the number one site for college students to find a job. Today, the Handshake community includes 18 million students and young alumni from 1,400 educational institutions including four-year colleges, community colleges, boot camps, and 290+ minority-serving institutions. They connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 600,000+ employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 50...

Garrett Lord
Co-Founder & CEO
Garrett Lord
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Ben Christensen
Co-Founder
Brett Skale
Chief Revenue Officer
Luke Baxter
Chief Product Officer
Malthe Sigurdsson
Chief Design Officer
Christine Cruzvergara
Chief Education Strategy Officer
Kamal Thakarsey
VP, Marketing
Jordan Pedraza
VP, Global Support
Katherine Kelly
VP, Education Marketing
Mallory Wheaton
VP, Employer Customer Experience
Jessica Peluso
VP, Enterprise Sales
Chris Rynders
VP, Strategic Sales
Mike Bailen
VP, Talent

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Handshake appoints Asif Makhani Chief Technology Officer

Handshake appoints Asif Makhani Chief Technology Officer

Handshake, the leading job search site for college students, has appointed Asif Makhani CTO. Makhani joins Handshake with intentions to accelerate technological innovation and expansion of the company’s product offering. As the number one site for college students to find jobs, Handshake includes 17 million students and young alumni hailing from more than 1,000 colleges and universities. 500,000 employers recruit from Handshake, which is active in all 50 sates. "With a broad cross section of B2B and B2C product development experience to draw on, Asif has a rich background of building highly scalable platforms to help companies during intense growth periods," said Garrett Lord, co-founder and CEO of Handshake. "Asif's commitment to our mission, along with the mix of his entrepreneurial and technical leadership is exactly what we need to take the company to the next level." Makhani recently served as Director and General Manager of Google Images, as well as Head of Engineering at LinkedIn Learning Solutions. He spearheaded the certain of LinkedIn’s search platform (Galene). He also spent 11 years with Amazon, where he ascended from Senior Software Design Engineer to Founder, Director, and General Manager of Amazon CloudSearch. "Handshake has created a platform that has fundamentally transformed how companies recruit and hire early talent," said Makhani. "They've done this by creating a three sided marketplace with very strong value propositions for employers, institutions of higher education, and young professional job seekers alike. I am inspired by Handshake's mission to democratize opportunities for early talent, and I look forward to scaling the company's platform to further empower young people of all backgrounds to access and pursue meaningful careers."

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