Executive Shake-Up Going Down at Crowded.com

Changes are coming to the executive suite at New York-based startup, Crowded.

Co-founded by Howie Schwartz and Joe Rubin in 2015, the software company’s mission is to help revive old resumes within a company’s ATS. Details are sparse at the moment, but here’s what I’ve learned:

  • A number of executives at the top of the organization have either resigned or have been fired. No confirmation yet on Schwartz’ status, although his LinkedIn profile has yet to reflect a change.
  • Investors still believe in the company and the product.
  • Now-former head of sales, Mike Wiston, left the company last month after serving a year and six months.
  • Co-founder Joe Rubin still has Crowded as a present job on his LinkedIn profile.
  • Industry veteran Steve Levy is staying with the company and has reiterated his confidence in the company and the product.

Stay tuned for more updates, as this story is developing.

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Joel Cheesman has over 20 years experience in the online recruitment space. He worked for both international and local job boards in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. In 2005, Cheesman founded HRSEO, a search engine marketing company for HR, as well as launching an award-winning industry blog called Cheezhead. He has been featured in Fast Company and US News and World Report. He sold his company in 2009 to Jobing.com. He was employed by EmployeeScreenIQ, a background check company. He is the founder of Ratedly, an app that monitors anonymous employee reviews. He is married and the father of three children. He lives in Indianapolis.

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