In the 1990's, when the Internet was exploding, Interlink Recruiting was one of the only recruiting firms at the forefront of the Internet revolution. It was hard to keep up with the demand for talented individuals needed by the myriad of new companies being formed.
eBay was demanding much of our time, and others had heard the success story. As we worked with all these incredible companies, not only were bodies in demand, but now new job descriptions were popping up with responsibilities that were not part of the pre-Internet world. The talent that existed had to be married to this new world of job descriptions.
It was a crazy time. But we understood the Internet, we understood what our clients were trying to achieve, and we eventually threw resumes out the window and instead began to understand the underlying talent of our candidates. Understanding their talents, and understanding our clients' needs, meant that we got the right person into the right company. One day, one of our clients blurted out "you guys are like Super Recruiters." and somehow the word got around, and the moniker was set.
We are proud to have been part of the Internet revolution then and the continuing evolution of technology. Our industry is very exciting and constantly changing. We love being a part of it.
We believe in having a very close working relationship with our clients. We really do consider ourselves the "inside recruiter on the outside" because once we have agreed to help a company grow, we become part of that company. Finding the right talent to ensure success becomes our focus, not just making placements.
Alysa Binder - Alysa has more than 20 years experience founding and managing independent businesses in services and retail. She began her career in the premium incentive industry, responsible for marketing and sales to large corporate customers. After moving to Silicon Valley, she founded Interlink Recruiting and Consulting. Working closely with top tier venture capital and investment firms, her expertise in start-ups was recruiting management teams and providing early strategic direction. Her most notable successes include Palm Computing (maker of the Palm Pilot PDA), and eBay. For eBay, she worked directly with Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Skoll, the founders, to build the early management team thus laying the groundwork for eBay's IPO and phenomenal growth. Many other companies recognize Alysa's contribution to their success (see testimonials).
In 2009, she co-founded Pet Airways. As Chief Development Officer, she was responsible for driving the marketing and PR effort. Her efforts resulted in articles, TV spots, website metions, and personal interviews worldwide. Pet Airways produced over 5.8M results on Google. In addition, she was responsible for recruiting and managing over 50 employees for the company. In 2010, she was instrumental in taking the company public (OTCBB:PAWS). Although Pet Airways is no longer in operation, she continues to sit on the Board of Directors of the public company as it develops a new direction. Her experience in technology, marketing, public relations, partner marketing, building teams and general business skills are continually sought after by entrepreneurs and startups for whom she acts as an advisor or consultant.