Jessica Gilmartin

About the Author

Jessica Gilmartin is chief operating officer of social learning and recruiting platform Piazza, which connects over 100 of the world's hottest technical employers with over a million of the world's top college students hailing from all major academic institutions, including all 50 of the top 50 science, technology, engineering, and math programs in the U.S. Learn more at 

Gilmartin is a former investment banker for Lehman Brothers in London and New York and an accomplished entrepreneur. She created and sold Fraiche Yogurt, a chain of gourmet yogurt stores that are now a Bay Area institution, before going on to lead product marketing at Wildfire, a social media marketing startup acquired by Google for $350 million. She holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Engineers Should Help With Recruiting (Interviewing Is No Longer Enough)

Recruiters have long used their engineering colleagues for candidate interviewing, but these days recruiters should be enlisting engineers for a lot more than that. The technical hiring landscape is blisteringly competitive, with tech behemoths snatching up scores of the strongest candidates. Partnering with engineers can be a recruiter’s secret weapon. Here are some ways…

Let’s Do These 5 Things Differently During College Recruiting Season

The competition for strong collegiate talent — especially technical talent — has intensified greatly in recent years. Here are five ways to adapt your recruiting techniques to help you compete for top technical talent in this hyper-competitive marketplace. Start recruiting now. Just a few years ago companies could begin recruiting in December or…