Secret Tech Sauce Podcast - A Podcast With Ben Martinez

Ep. 37: Erik Kostelnik - Building a Side Hustle Start-up while you are the VP of Sales



Erik Kostelnik is the Co-Founder and CEO of TextRecruit, a candidate and employee engagement platform that leverages text, chat and artificial intelligence to help companies hire better people, faster. Prior to TextRecruit, Erik served as the Head of Sales at Wrike from 2014 to 2016 helping it reach #116 in 2015 Deloitte Fastest 500 and ran sales as VP at Identified through its acquisition by Workday in 2014. He acts as an advisor to startups including, and HIRABL, was named an Upstart 50 Inventor by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and lives in San Jose with his wife and three kids.   Agenda: Ben/Erik find common ground with basketball - Erik played power forward in college. Erik talks about his Finance background in college on the east coast and how he made it to Silicon Valley Erik gets tired of making a lot of money for other people as a sales pro. Starts TextRecruit Erik opens up about how recruiters use texting for recruiting. Coming soon - You will soon be able to apply to C