IMPACT | spearhead a movement much greater than ourselves
CURIOSITY | get genuinely excited about the world of work
EMPATHY | strive to understand viewpoints outside of our own
HUSTLE | solve problems resourcefully and creatively
NO EGO | learn from anyone, anywhere, at any time
DISRUPTION | challenge the status quo in everything we do
Skill Scout transforms hiring with experiential, tangible and human-centered tools. We help companies grow by building excitement about their work, celebrating their culture, and highlighting overlooked talent.
Meet the Leadership Team
ELENA VALENTINE | CEO
Community organizer, visual story teller and audio engineer by trade, Elena is passionate about Skill Scout because she believes job seekers need another way to tell their story and show what they can do. Elena loves helping companies showcase their jobs in a dynamic and exciting way. She is a Chicago native and committed to highlighting local job seekers, who might otherwise be passed over.
NICOLE BENSON | MEDIA PRODUCTION LEAD
As a multimedia professional, Nicole is focused on visual storytelling, content development, and the dissemination of information through digital distribution. Trained as a filmmaker, she understands the importance of creating original visual content that impacts, educates, and moves people into action.
First Job | Home Improvement Salesperson
ABBY CHEESMAN | CO-FOUNDER + CFO
Hiring innovator, workplace storyteller and I/O Psychologist, Abby spends her days showing candidates what people do at work. Every workplace has a story to tell about the team, skills, environment, and output. Abby helps tell those stories to attract the right candidates for the job, and showcase candidates' skills. As resident data geek, Abby leads product development, analytics, operations & finance, business development and client satisfaction.
PHILIP INGRAM | DEVELOPER LEAD
Having developed, managed and maintained his own Web Applications, Philip likes to help other people develop their business through code.
First Job | Newspaper Delivery