Joe Meyer: "It Don't Come Easy"
This Week's Guest: Joe Meyer
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
“All of us should have more access to the best career opportunities in the world.”
Joe Meyer, a serial tech entrepreneur, was closing out his time at Apple and found himself frustrated at how difficult it was to hear about executive job opportunities. He realized that “the best jobs in the world aren’t publicly posted,” and decided to do something about it. And along the way, Joe discovered that the problem of “access” goes even deeper.
Joe tells us about founding ExecThread, the member-driven job sharing platform where successful executives share information about great job opportunities—openings that you’d only hear about through word-of-mouth or a lucky draw with a recruiting firm. What he soon discovered, however, was that the members signing up for ExecThread were disproportionately non-white and non-male. This idea of opening up accessibility to high-level jobs was clearly speaking to marginalized groups.
For our East Coast listeners, we finally have a New York accent gracing our podcast. In addition to talking about ExecThread, Joe shares his perspective on the exciting tech scene that’s on the move in New York City, telling us his main reason for deciding it’s better to be in tech in New York than Silicon Valley (gasp!). Enjoy this episode with Joe Meyer.
LINKS RELATED TO THIS EPISODE
Follow ExecThread on LinkedIn.
CEO Today article: Joe Meyer on How To Access the Hidden Executive Job Market
Built in NYC article: Who's who? Meet the fresh faces of NYC tech leadership
Business Insider article: This chart shows the gender pay gap extends all the way to the top of the corporate ladder
More About Our Guest
Joe is Founder & CEO of ExecThread, a VC-backed crowdsourcing platform and premium job-sharing network that enables professionals to access the “hidden job market.” ExecThread is the largest global aggregator of unpublished executive-level job opportunities.
Joe has been a successful start-up CEO and operating executive at high-growth tech companies including HopStop (acquired by Apple), Quigo (acquired by AOL) and eBay (EBAY). Joe was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by Crain's New York Business, and was #9 on Business Insider's 2013 "Silicon Alley 100" list (as one of the Top 100 tech executives in NYC). Joe was on the Board of Directors of Kalexo (acquired by Autodesk) and Belief Networks (acquired by Benefit Focus) and Board of Advisors of Adtuitive (acquired by Etsy), Spongecell (acquired by Flashtalking, Inc.) and Snooth (wine discovery platform).
Find Joe on LinkedIn.