Founded by serial entrepreneurs David Cancel and Elias Torres back in 2014, Drift is the maker of the world's first and only conversational marketing and sales platform. The company recently closed $32M in Series B funding.
Pescosolido led engineering and product hiring at HubSpot, where they were scaling aggressively prior to going public. At Drift, he was the fifth employee at the company, which has now grown to over 80 people.
In this episode we discuss:
- Pescosolido's background
- When entrepreneurs should bring in a recruiter
- How to build out the talent acquisition function from scratch at a startup
- Hiring engineers
- Pescosolido's secret weapon for building a top team
- How to get a job at Drift
- ...and lots more!
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