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Poached Jobs is a hiring platform disrupting the jobs market for industries with high turnover rates – starting with the restaurant industry!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Portland, Oregon, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 9
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Poached is the nations #1 hiring platform for the food and drink industry offering tools for busy restauranteurs to better staff & run their businesses. 900k restaurants struggled with a 75% turnover rate, translating to $700M in job postings yearly. Poached streamlines the hiring process, connects high quality job seekers with the best jobs available, and creates an easy hiring experience for a busy industry.


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    CEO/ Co-Founder

    Brand Marketing Veteran, Kirk Thornby co-founded Acme Made, a computer accessories company in 2001 to capitalize on the emerging trend in mobil computing . He sold Acme Made in 2008 to Private Equity after securing coveted spots in Apple Retail stores Worldwide (where it is still sold today)

    Kirk launched Poached with Peter Bro in the fall of 2011 - creating a much needed job site dedicated to the Food and Beverage Industry.

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    Peter Bro
    Co-Founder/ Dir. Product Development

    Poached visionary and a fixture in the Portland culinary scene since 2001, Peter Bro has created a number of notable establishments over the past decade, including The Aalto Lounge, Bar Bar / Mississippi Studios, The Savoy Tavern as well his popular Scandinavian restaurants, Broder, Broder Nord and Broder Soder.

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    Director of Engineering

    Jason Cowley has been part of Portland's tech community for over 15 years. Jason brings a balance of mature leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

    Jason received his master's degree in Software Engineering from PSU in 2010, and his BA in Management from Oklahoma State in 1995. Prior to joining Poached Jobs, Jason served as an Engineering Director for Puppet Labs, Nike, and Janrain.

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    Director of Customer Acquisition

    Jake has years of search marketing experience launching a number of different products to every different type of online customer. Jake has brought well over 10MM customers to marketplaces all over the world. Jake was VP of Customer Acquisition Hot Topic Media.


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