Ananth leads strategy, sales, and business operations for Skillist. He has deep strategy and leadership experience across private and public-sector organizations from his time at Bain & Co, the KIPP Foundation and UC Riverside.
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.”
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.
Bake sales(wo)man. "I sold a bunch of baked goods, but it's hard to make money when you have a sweet tooth."