Hiring & Culture





These recruiters have extensive experience with high-growth startups in Boston. They range from executive recruiters to technical recruiters. 

  • Scott Aldsworth (Bowdoin Group | saldsworth@bowdoingroup.com | LinkedIn)

    This firm specializes in C-suite and senior leadership recruitment for tech and biotech companies. They also have a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) arm to help with basic sourcing and recruiting operations.

  • Matt Goldstein (Tru | matt@truesearch.com | LinkedIn

    Matt Goldstein is the Managing Director at Tru, a retained executive search firm for VC-backed companies. Matt has extensive experience working with high-growth startups in Boston. 

  • Susanne Talbott (SLT Search | susanne@sltsearch.com | LinkedIn)

    Susanne is an experienced recruiter with a background in executive search and technical recruiting. She is a wonderful person to collaborate with, and several Pillar portfolio companies have engaged with Susanne with great success. 

  • Katie Pouch (RJR Partners | katie@rjrpartners.com | LinkedIn)

    RJR solely focuses on sales opportunities; the recruiters there come from a sales background themselves, and have come highly recommended to Pillar portfolio companies.

  • Allison Andrade (Betts Recruiting | aandrade@bettsrecruiting.com | LinkedIn)

    Betts Recruiting is strong in Sales, Marketing and other go to market roles. They have a leadership team that focuses on leadership/strategic roles. A good choice for staff level hires. 

  • Bill McHargue (Talent House | bill@talent-house.co | LinkedIn)

    Talent House is a boutique agency that will do mostly contingent searches (and some retained) with a focus on sales and marketing (including customer success) roles.

  • Greg Casale (Reveneer | gcasale@reveneer.io | LinkedIn)

    Greg will recruit and build out your early sales team. They will manage the team end-to-end. You can hire the team into FTE roles at no additional charge.

Recruiting Platforms

These recruiting platforms were recommended to use by a trusted recruiter.

  • Planted (Website)

    Planted is for entry level BDR/ISR types. They work hard to partner with their clients and work directly with candidates to promote specific jobs.

  • Vettery (Website)

    Vettery has both technology and sales platforms. Candidates post their backgrounds for clients to review. It’s less specific to each individual client, but still gives a nice list of active candidates to review.

  • CloserIQ (Website)

    CloserIQ is a sales focused contingency recruiting firm. Their recruiters do all the hard work of vetting, pitching, and preparing candidates so you can focus on selection.


  • Insight Data Science (April Minsky | april@insightdatascience.com | Website)

    Insight Data Science is a 7-week training program to help transition research scientists and engineers out of academia and into careers in data. They have worked to place candidates on data teams at companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Intuit, Capital One, Wayfair, McKinsey, and a few Pillar portfolio companies. Insight also has opportunities for teams to work 1:1 with a Fellow on a data science project as a pro-bono consultant.