Founders Paul Blumenfeld and Bob Freier are both technology industry veterans with past careers in high-tech sales and business development. In the mid 1990’s, both of their careers led them to begin doing search work with early stage start-ups.
Paul started his career as a leading sales rep at Applied Reasoning in 1986. He then ran business development for Information Mapping, leading the company’s transition from an information management consultancy to an internet practice that helped companies like Intel, HP and Sun Microsystems launch their first web presences. Paul has been recruiting for high-tech startups since 1997. He has been interviewed by Robin Young on NPR’s “Here and Now” and has been quoted in national trade publications.
Paul lives in Arlington, MA, with his wife and two children. He has acted in several independent films, TV commercials and corporate videos. His interests include fast-pitch softball, flag football, tennis and guitar. Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Bob was one of the original 50 employees of Wellfleet Communications as the company went from zero to $1 billion in revenue in five years and eventually became Bay Networks. He followed one of Wellfleet’s founders to Agile Networks and was instrumental in that company’s early success, which led to the company being acquired by Lucent Technologies.
Bob lives in Old Westbury, NY, with his wife, daughter and son. His daughter is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and is pursuing a career in Special Education. His son is a student at Penn State University and plans to pursue a career in marketing and Public Relations. Not to be outdone by Paul’s acting career, Bob appeared in the Season Five finale of “Sex and The City” for a few seconds. He is an avid runner who has completed several marathons and half marathons. A passion dear to his heart is raising money for The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to help find a cure for people who are afflicted who include his daughter. He also served as Vice President of his local school board because of his deep belief in support of public education. Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University.