Jobaline

We are a user-experience led organization committed to making a positive impact in the lives of the 75 million hourly workers in the U.S. and 1.3 billion worldwide.

About Jobaline

Jobaline.com is the leading mobile-first, bilingual marketplace and matching platform for hourly-jobs.

It makes it easy to find, apply and get matched for jobs from any mobile phone, tablet or computer. Employers pay only for pre-screened candidates and save +60% in job advertising expenses, increase the quality of applicants by up to 800% and reduce the time-to-hire by 50% saving hundreds of hours in manual prescreening tasks.

Our matching-platform uses state-of-the-art technology to solve the key issues affecting these workers and their employers. Hourly workers use mobile devices as their primary connection point, but they can’t easily apply for jobs using their phones. 90% of them prefer text messaging as their main means of communication, but they can’t apply using simple text messaging. Close to one billion man-hours are wasted in the United States every year in inefficient ways to match workers with jobs.

Luis J. Salazar

CEO & Chairman

Luis is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jobaline.com. Luis was VP of Product Marketing at Yahoo!, CMO and COO at Global Market Insite, co-founder of Microsoft Office 365 and General Manager for worldwide Mid Market division at Microsoft and is an expert in the high-tech and digital media industries. Luis has successfully launched more than 20 global products and formulated effective go-to-market strategies in the consumer and business spaces. These successes were distinguished by double-digit revenue gains and achieved profitability objectives despite facing economic recession, changes in regulatory environments, cash-flow limitations, and political unrest. Luis has experience taking companies from zero to 2 million users up to 700 million users, monetized through licensing, transactional, or advertising business models across PC, mobile devices, and/or cloud platforms. Luis has been active in angel investing, venture capital, and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Luis mentors leaders at Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in Seattle, New York and Silicon Valley. He writes pieces on product marketing, business strategies, and venture investment and frequently covers those topics in speaking engagements.

Miki Mullor

CTO & Board Member

Miki Mullor is co-founder and CTO of Jobaline.com. He is responsible for driving product development from the idea phase through design, architecture and succesful implementation. Prior to Jobaline.com, Miki held business development and product management roles at Microsoft, where he led the market launch of a new security technology in Windows. He oversaw several partner deals with Fortune 500 companies, led partner negotiations, and managed internal virtual deal teams. He developed the partner ecosystem for Windows Smart card Framework. Before Microsoft, Miki was founder and CTO of Ancora Technologies, a developer of a groundbreaking computer security technology for consumer devices. He previously held several engineering management roles in startup companies, including Blue Pumpkin Software and Hiho.com.

Miki holds a LL.B. degree from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and is an alumnus of Israel’s 8200 elite military intelligence unit. Miki holds US patents on secure PIN transmission, Licensing protection and methods to avoid reverse engineering and is a certified private pilot.

Shannan Manix

VP Sales

Shannan is Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Jobaline.com, bringing more than 20 years of sales operations leadership in the human capital/staffing industry. Her success in managing the complete employee-to-customer lifecycle, her ability to identify and capture market opportunity, and her expertise in building high performing sales organizations make Shannan a perfect fit with the Jobaline.com leadership team.

Prior to joining Jobaline.com, Shannan was director of sales and strategic accounts at Payscale, a venture-backed SAAS human capital management company. From 1998 to 2012, Shannan was vice president for operations and sales at TrueBlue (NYSE:TBI), leading a 300-person outside sales organization for this $2B publicly traded staffing company, calling on multiple market segments nationally, with a $100M revenue responsibility. She previously held several sales and operations management roles in other companies, including MCI Worldcom, and she was a board member at a publicly traded Southeastern based staffing company.  

Shannan is a graduate of Troy State University, with a degree in Business Administration. She also holds an Associate’s degree in Psychology.

Jesse Timmermans

CFO

Jesse is the Chief Financial Officer at Jobaline.com. He brings over 15 years of experience in all aspects of finance and accounting with a deep knowledge of public company reporting, treasury, accounting operations, business intelligence and financial analysis. Jesse has been successful in building teams and scaling systems, processes and operations in high growth environments both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Jobaline.com, Jesse was the VP of Finance & Controller at Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry.   Prior to Blue Nile, Jesse held a financial management role at T-Mobile and began his career at KPMG.

Jesse holds a BS in Accounting from Central Washington University. He is a certified public accountant in Washington State and a member of the AICPA and WSCPA.

Dr. Ying Li

Chief Data Scientist

Dr. Ying Li is our Chief Data Scientist at Jobaline. She is recognized for her substantial technical contributions to the practice and application of data mining and for her outstanding service to the global Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) community. She led the first big data analytics effort at Microsoft where she worked for over 14 years in a variety of roles including Data Scientist for SQL Azure, General Manager for adCenter Labs and for the Advertising Division. Dr. Li was a key founding member of Microsoft's adCenter business, producing multiple mission critical algorithmic engines and solutions. Her leadership on Audience Intelligence has resulted in technologies and targeting products based on understanding of user, advertisement, and content, alongside with state-of-the art technologies in data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, computational advertising, Internet monetization, business intelligence, online privacy, and personal data. Previously she was one of the pioneers in Internet scale data mining, applying her extensive academic and industry research expertise at Computer Research Institute of Montreal.  

Dr. Ying Li is the winner of the 2012 ACM SIGKDD award for her outstanding contributions to the data-mining field. She has filed and holds over 70 patent applications in the area of data mining, machine learning, computational advertising, software performance optimization, computer program tracing, profiling, and analysis. Dr. Li received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from Peking University, Beijing, China, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Rudy Gadre

Board Member
Rudy is an active angel investor, an advisor to startups, a passionate supporter of the Seattle technology ecosystem and currently serves on the board of directors of Jobaline.com. He joined local Internet startup, Evri, as the Vice President of Business Operations in 2008. Prior to Evri, Rudy served as Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, where he had responsibility for all of the company's legal matters. In 1999 Rudy joined Amazon, and served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for business development, intellectual property, and new technologies. Rudy was the principal legal negotiator for Amazon's most significant strategic alliances and joint ventures, oversaw the company's development and licensing of patents and other intellectual property, and was responsible for all legal aspects of Amazon's new technology initiatives. From 1994 to 1999, Rudy worked at Perkins Coie, the Northwest's largest law firm. At Perkins, he represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a diverse array of matters, including joint ventures, development, protection and licensing of intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Rudy was recognized by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in 2003 and 2004, a designation awarded to the top 5% of Washington state lawyers as voted by their peers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Franklin and Marshall College and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.

Greg Gottesman

Board Member

Greg is a Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, a leading venture capital firm with approximately $1 billion under management. In addition to Jobaline, he currently serves on the boards of BuddyTV, Cheezburger, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Nimbic, and WildTangent. Greg is also the founder, current board member, and former CEO of Rover.com, the world’s largest pet sitting marketplace.

Greg recently served on the boards of Decide (acquired by eBay) and ThisLife (acquired by Shutterfly) and helped manage the firm’s investment in Wavii (acquired by Google). He also managed Madrona’s investments in Dantz Development Corporation (acquired by EMC), Rendition Networks (acquired by Opsware), Singingfish.com (acquired by Thomson Consumer Electronics), LiveBid.com (acquired by Amazon.com), and AdRelevance (acquired by Media Metrix).

Greg serves on the board of UP Global and as the President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. He is on the investment committee of the W Fund, a University of Washington-based venture fund. He is the author of three books.  Greg is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Business School, where he teaches a course on Entrepreneurship.

Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from Stanford University, with honors and distinction from the Harvard Business School, and with honors from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Mikal Thomsen

Board member

Mikal is cofounder of Trilogy Partners and Managing Director of their Investment Company. Trilogy has invested over $100 million in wireless and high tech companies focused in the Northwest. They also own and operate wireless systems in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and New Zealand.  In addition to Jobaline, Mikal serves on the boards of Protemo, WineBid.com, The August Wine Group, the Alliance of Angels, Chairman and CEO of the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team and member of the Board of Trustees and past chairman of the Washington State University Foundation. He has served on the board of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Western Wireless Corporation, IPCS, Snap-In, Airband, Dashwire and University Prep in Seattle. 

Mikal joined McCaw Communications in 1983 as one of the first employees in their cellular division. After starting up a number of operations in midwestern markets, Mikal became General Manager of McCaw’s Cellular One operations in Utah and later in West Florida before running their International operations.  In 1991, Mikal co-founded Pacific Northwest Cellular, serving as Managing Director. After a series of acquisitions and mergers, he became Chief Operating Officer of Western Wireless and its subsidiary, VoiceStream. He later became President of Western Wireless.

A native of Tacoma, Washington, Mikal graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business (Finance).

Miki Mullor

CTO & Board Member

Miki Mullor is co-founder and CTO of Jobaline.com. He is responsible for driving product development from the idea phase through design, architecture and succesful implementation. Prior to Jobaline.com, Miki held business development and product management roles at Microsoft, where he led the market launch of a new security technology in Windows. He oversaw several partner deals with Fortune 500 companies, led partner negotiations, and managed internal virtual deal teams. He developed the partner ecosystem for Windows Smart card Framework. Before Microsoft, Miki was founder and CTO of Ancora Technologies, a developer of a groundbreaking computer security technology for consumer devices. He previously held several engineering management roles in startup companies, including Blue Pumpkin Software and Hiho.com.

Miki holds a LL.B. degree from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and is an alumnus of Israel’s 8200 elite military intelligence unit. Miki holds US patents on secure PIN transmission, Licensing protection and methods to avoid reverse engineering and is a certified private pilot.

Luis J. Salazar

CEO & Chairman

Luis is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jobaline.com. Luis was VP of Product Marketing at Yahoo!, CMO and COO at Global Market Insite, co-founder of Microsoft Office 365 and General Manager for worldwide Mid Market division at Microsoft and is an expert in the high-tech and digital media industries. Luis has successfully launched more than 20 global products and formulated effective go-to-market strategies in the consumer and business spaces. These successes were distinguished by double-digit revenue gains and achieved profitability objectives despite facing economic recession, changes in regulatory environments, cash-flow limitations, and political unrest. Luis has experience taking companies from zero to 2 million users up to 700 million users, monetized through licensing, transactional, or advertising business models across PC, mobile devices, and/or cloud platforms. Luis has been active in angel investing, venture capital, and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Luis mentors leaders at Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in Seattle, New York and Silicon Valley. He writes pieces on product marketing, business strategies, and venture investment and frequently covers those topics in speaking engagements.

Madrona Venture Group

Investor
We fund innovative technology companies, primarily in the Northwest. We fund the passion behind an idea. We fund the potential of that idea to revolutionize the way people work, live or play. We fund not only with money but with time, resources and unbridled enthusiasm for all that goes into taking a company from idea to market success. We have a long track record of funding success stories with over 30 startup exits.  Go to madrona.com

Trilogy Equity Partners

Investor

Trilogy Equity Partners is a closely-held investment firm based in Bellevue, Washington.  Our roots include the formation and leadership of some of the largest mobile operators in the United States as well as other global technology and wireless companies.  We apply a team-oriented approach, deep operational expertise and a flexible capital structure to help entrepreneurs build great companies.

Summit Capital

Investor
We’re a Northwest-based boutique financial services firm focused on providing clients with a common sense approach to active asset management. Our core investment philosophy is an opportunistic, value-orientated approach, centered on preservation of capital, providing solid risk adjusted returns in all market environments. Visit summitcapital.com

Rudy Gadre

Investor
Rudy is an active angel investor, an advisor to startups, a passionate supporter of the Seattle technology ecosystem and currently serves on the board of directors of Jobaline.com. Rudy has extensive experience in digital marketplaces at large scale and global social networks.

Our Extended Team

Work With Us

We are a growing team of experienced entrepreneurs and executives on a mission to impact the lives of millions of hourly workers. We are backed by Madrona Venture Group and the best group of angel investors from Seattle, New York, San Diego and Silicon Valley. We are based in Kirkland, WA. We are the fastest growing mobile hourly-jobs marketplace, and we have plans for rapid expansion. If you are passionate about building cutting-edge, high-quality software that can have a positive impact in society and in the lives of hundreds of millions and if you like to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused and quality-driven environment, we should talk. Today.