Offerpal Media – 2009

I got an offer for Coverity in late June of 2008. In January of 2009, the HR person that called me on the phone to make me my offer sent me email from another company.

I trust you are well and ready for a relaxing holiday. Quick update: after taking three weeks off, I now have more work than I know what to do with.

– I am the consulting head of HR for an interesting software startup, Offerpal Media (, and working on organizational health, growth, hiring, and strategy;

– Doing pro bono work for John F. Kennedy University’s Elder Law Clinic, an advocacy group fighting elder abuse;

– Collaborating with UK Trade & Investment in advising US companies on global expansion to Great Britain;

– Starting in the New Year, I will be an Advisor to the member companies of Astia, an international organization helping in the funding, growth, and leadership of women-led startups at all stages.

Lots to do!

Offerpal is hiring and I wanted to let you know about a role we’re looking for (along with every other Internet company!): Principal Server Software Engineer. Offerpal has a clearly differentiated position – the first “Managed Offer Platform” for social applications, online communities and e-commerce sites. This allows for uniquely targeted monetization on leading networks, such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, hi5, and others. In its first year, Offerpal went from $0 in sales to more than $30 million, and Year Two promises more of the same. If someone in your network is interested in learning more, I would appreciate the referral!

Please let me know how you are doing – and how I can be a resource for you. Happy Holidays and take good care.

Unclear whether or not he was actually recruiting me. That’s not the kind of work I was doing at the time.

I know when I left Coverity, I signed an agreement that included a clause where I could not recruit people at Coverity for 1 year (at least; might have been 2). I was really surprised when I got this; was he hoping that Coverity wouldn’t find out? I didn’t tell anybody, but it was strange.

Offerpal merged with in 2010. It’s an internet ad company. Whee. No thanks, either then or now.


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