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HireStarts LLC

Transforming college student recruitment -- using social media and mobile applications to connect students and employers.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Kalamazoo Township, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

HireStarts facilitates the student or recent graduate hiring process by providing companies with a robust profile and video introduction of potential candidates. Based upon industry surveys, the HireStarts LLC model could save companies who recruit college students almost $300,000 per year (the average expended by companies recruiting college students), by offering real time services and real time interviews using online video conferencing.


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    Chase Bonhag
    Marketing Director, Founder

    BBA (Western Michigan University, Sales and Business Marketing) Marketing Director and Founder, brings to HireStarts LLC, a strong ability to negotiate, identify needs, solve problems and complete the sales process. Record setting inside sales, managed multiple teams of diverse skill sets, launched a social media marketing company, experienced in internet marketing and is highly goal oriented. Hands on experience in the market.

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    Robert Shea Bonhag

    MBA (Duke, Finance and Information Systems), Chairman, brings to HireStarts LLC, over 20 years of business experience as an accomplished, solutions-oriented Chief Operating / Information Officer with diverse executive experience in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Construction, Publishing, and Software Development, managing billion-dollar budgets. Contagiously enthusiastic, motivational, empowering, encouraging people to stretch beyond expectations.

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    Tyler Bailey
    Media Director

    B.A. (Western Michigan University, Film, Video and Media, Minors in Computer Science, Graphic and Printing Sciences) experience in dealing with all forms of media. Worked as a web designer, programmer, and video editor, proficient in the following programming languages; HTML, PHP, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript, master with the entire Adobe Master Collection, including Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

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    Robert Vanemon
    Head Programmer

    B.A. (Penn State, Programming and Web Design) Head Programmer, brings fifteen years of experience in programming, coding and designing social networks. Skill set includes, Intensive Graphical Design, HTML, CSS Development, Java Scripting & VB Scripting, Development XML, XHTML & DHTML, Development C#, C++, PERL, CGI, development ASP & ASP.Net, development PHP, development ColdFusion and Google Framework.


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    Michele Bonhag

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