How a start up executive recruitment support business is valued at $1.5 billion

Robyn Storey has 536,000 followers on Linkedln. 

She is the most viewed executive resume business on LinkedIn

She and her employees craft ‘Killer Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles – for people going for jobs in the $100,000 to $300,000 wage bands. 

Her posts on Linkedln regularly gain significant attention and engagement. 

Robyn is a powerful influencer on Linkedln because of her clarity and how she is shaking up her industry. 

The W.H.O apparently will announce the major cause of mental illness in the western world is the result of toxic workplaces – Robyn and the W.H.O might be onto something. 

Robyn’s post on Linkedln gained thousands of likes and hundreds of comments. 

A $600,000 job – for a V.P. of Global Market Access 

There were – 

  • two interviews, 
  • three weeks to an offer,
  • No tests. 
  • No bullshit.

A $150,000 job for a Sales Manager 

  • Nine interviews,
  • Two tests – personality and skills,
  • One homework assignment building a sales plan (15 hours invested by the applicant)
  • Ten weeks from the start, 
  • No response to follow up calls/emails/texts. 

These are both our (resume) clients.

The Global Market Access candidate- interview by the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer.

Yet, the Sales Manager interviewed by

  • HR,  
  • Sales Director, 
  • Internal Recruiter, 
  • Chief Marketing Officer, 
  • Random selection of other non-essential people,  

The moral of the story is? People who feel empowered make decisions.

People who need lots of tests/talks/assessments don’t make decisions. 

The ONLY people involved in hiring you should be people who are qualified and capable of decision-making in 2 or 3 conversations. seeks to fix executive recruitment and turn recruitment from a sausage machine into a more people-friendly process delivering a better outcome for all stakeholders. 

Their A.I. assistant Olivia automates over 90% of the hiring process – Fast, simple, and more conversational. 

Aaron Matos, Founder / Chief Executive Officer in 2016, saw an opportunity to 

  • transform the recruiting experience for organizations and talent by
  • freeing up people’s time from mundane tasks,  
  • now they are the fastest-growing company in H.R. tech in less than five years,

The capital market agrees – in December 2021, they raised $200M in series C funding from 14 investors with a valuation of $1.5 billion. 

Their clients include some of the biggest businesses in the world, 

  • Unilever, 
  • Nestle, 
  • McDonald’s, 
  • CVS Health,
  • General Motors,

Mcdonald’s restaurants have cut the time-to-hire by 60% in the most competitive hiring environment in decades. 

Nestle: Our ability to engage with candidates across 47 countries in 18 different languages 24/7 has been critical to achieving our hiring goals, especially when candidates prefer to schedule their interviews on weekends or after working hours.

Paradox provides many examples of clients who see a 60% lift in candidate conversions, faster, simpler and better financial outcomes. 

Today Paradox has over 500 clients,   

  • saving them millions of hours of manual work every year,
  • Cutting time-to-hire by 50%
  • Increasing applicant conversion by 5x.  
  • 99.78% of candidates rated the experience positively. 

Now the most valuable asset in the world today is attention.

The FASTEST growing businesses have one thing in common they get more attention on multiple social media platforms – every day. 

  • They get more attention first 
  • Next More engagement 
  • Influence and Sell More. 



  • paid advertising,  
  • lots of content generation, 
  • and without doing a lot of outreach #socialselling, 

Get our new quick-video case study of how we delivered 500x more attention in under 120 days – with real people. 

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