Ananth leads strategy and sales for Skillist. He has spent his career at the intersection of the business and social impact sectors, previously working at organizations like UC Riverside, the KIPP Foundation, and Bain & Company. Ananth believes that while talent is distributed equally, opportunity is not, and hopes Skillist can play a role in bridging this gap.
First job: Babysitter and algebra tutor. “Patience and a ready supply of snacks were critical for success in both of these jobs.”
Caroline leads jobseeker advocacy and development of strategic partnerships with community colleges and non-profits. Caroline’s background includes enrollment counseling for adult learners at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, community management at Harvard, and mentoring at Year Up.
First job: Failed lemonade stand. “I grew up in a rural area where there were more horses than people. Business was tough.”
Matt utilizes years of expertise in human-centered design and the dynamics of digital platforms to shape Skillist’s product. Matt has spent his career building new products and programs to reinvent the way things work for startups, global companies, and top-tier universities.
First job: Card game entrepreneur. “I was obsessed with fighter jets, and all of my friends were obsessed with Pokemon. I made a fighter jet card game to help them share my passion. Sadly it didn't take off.”
Ronethea leads Employer Partnerships for Skillist. She's spent the last 10 years helping companies like PepsiCo, Google, and LinkedIn strategically transform their diverse talent pipelines. Ronethea is passionate about problem solving, especially around impacting career access and opportunity.
First Job: Hostess at one of the busiest restaurants in Houston. "I learned the importance of managing expectations and standby bread baskets."
Isha leads business operations for Skillist. As a consultant by background, she brings direct experience in human capital and talent solutions from her time at PwC and Philosophy IB, a Heidrick & Struggles company.
First Job: Jewelry store. “I set up shop on my bedroom floor, accepting all major credit cards and Monopoly money.”
Passionate about helping her peers shape their careers, Rizel draws on her own experience navigating the technology industry as a community college student to empower Skillist's users through content creation and user research. Still in the early beginnings of her career, Rizel specializes in utilizing the progressive enhancement methodology for web development and improving the user experience.
First Job: Bake sales(wo)man. "I sold a bunch of baked goods, but it's hard to make money when you have a sweet tooth."