The idea for TopResume came about when our CEO, Jeff Berger, was heading up the digital marketing division of Universum, the global employer-branding and research firm. While really considering the job seekers' needs, he identified a huge void in the career-services industry for personal branding and resume writing. When the idea for this new service took shape, the response was overwhelmingly positive, so TopResume (along with its parent company, Talent Inc.) emerged under Jeff's leadership in 2013 to fill this gap.
During four years of developing more than four million resumes for job seekers, as well as cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, TopResume has acquired several additional companies and continues to grow rapidly. We employ more than 300 professional writers to ensure we're providing the best resume-writing services to our clients, spanning various industries.
In 2015, we welcomed Amanda Augustine as our in-house Career Advice Expert. With more than a decade of experience in the job-search industry, she offers advice to our clients through our blog, which covers topics such as communication skills, networking, interview tips, and social media – all through the lens of career management and success.
That brings us to today. At TopResume, we understand the unique challenges job seekers face within the current market, and we're dedicated to providing custom resources for empowering them to overcome these obstacles. In North America and other regions where job candidates utilize resumes for advancing their careers or making job changes, TopResume offers unparalleled results to help you stand out on top.
Jeff founded Talent Inc., the parent company of TopResume, in 2013 after running the digital marketing division of the world's leading employer-branding and research firm. He lives in New York City, where TopResume's headquarters are located, and holds a BS in management from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business.
Prior to leading TopResume, Jeff was President of Digital Media at Universum and CEO of Doostang, an employment network for young professionals. He also co-founded and served as CEO of KODA, a social network that connects young professionals with prospective employers.
Patrick lives in New York City and holds an MBA from the University of Oxford's Said School of Business, as well as a BA in math and computer science from Wesleyan University. While in college, he launched the first fantasy basketball site, which later was rebranded as Sports.ws and acquired by The Good Point, a digital magazine. Patrick was also CTO at Cybernet Ventures.
Outside of work, Patrick has a wide variety of interests, including cross-country and track and field, as well as music – he was a founding member of the band The Solids, which charted in Rolling Stone magazine. He also created and maintains BeerMile.com, the governing body for the burgeoning professional sport.
Diego joined TopResume in 2015 and brings extensive expertise to his role. He was Vice President of Marketing for the online marketplace Work Market, as well as held executive roles with OpTier and Verint Systems. Diego earned an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BS in marketing from Saint John's University. He has been published by VentureBeat and CMO.com.
In his spare time, Diego is CEO and founder of Tournament Poker Edge, a subscription-based poker-training community.
Hillary joined TopResume in 2016 and brings over 15 years of finance experience during which she has focused on emerging-growth and medium-sized enterprises, and has served as a strategic and operational partner to executive management and boards during periods of rapid growth and transformation. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, as well as a BS in finance and economics from Lehigh University.
Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Entrepreneurs-in-Training program at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard, which fosters the confidence and skills young women need to launch their own ventures. She also has helped develop and instruct courses in business innovation, management, and leadership, including General Assembly's first long-form, business-education program in partnership with McKinsey & Co.
Michael joined TopResume in April 2016, bringing over two decades of technology leadership to the position. His extensive experience includes high-level roles at startups, such as CrossBorder Solutions, and well-regarded international organizations, where he drove emerging technology strategy, user experience, and development. Most recently, Michael was the Senior Director of Technology at Thomson Reuters, where he led a 60-person global development team.
Michael earned a B.B.A. degree in finance from The University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys Golang and the font Eurostile.
Todd joined TopResume in 2011 when we acquired RezBiz LLC, an online marketing and career writing-services company he founded. Previously, he also founded Adept Resources, a staffing firm and career services site for employment, education, and financial fields, as well as AccountingJobsToday.com, which was acquired by Internet Brands. Todd holds a BA in political science from the University of Arizona and is a member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS).
He lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife and two children and enjoys running and practicing yoga.
Amanda's passion for helping people find the right job led her to join TopResume in 2015. She holds a BS in business administration and marketing from Marist College and is a highly respected speaker and contributor to several media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda, Business Insider, and Money.com.
Amanda is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and is active in professional organizations such as the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). She is a regular contributor to our blog and helps spearhead TopResume's writing services.
TopResume operates under the umbrella of Talent Inc., a company dedicated to helping job seekers develop their personal brands and create the highest-quality resumes, curriculum vitae and other career advancement needs.
Talent Inc. was originally a business of Universum Global, the world's leading employer branding company. But our CEO, Jeff Berger, noticed a gap in the space of branding – that is, personal branding for job seekers. In 2012, he founded Talent Inc. to provide the much-needed service of resume writing.
Talent Inc. soon expanded to also provide services to those job seekers in other areas of the world, and in specific fields, who require curriculum vitae rather than resumes when applying for open positions. This branch of Talent Inc. is known as CVNow.Learn More About Talent Inc. ►
I landed my dream job with the help of TopResume. Thank you so much. I decided to change my field of work, and with the help of TopResume I was able to present myself in a way that landed me two interviews with companies I was interested in. Incredible service and professionalism throughout the whole writing process.
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