We founded StellarEmploy because we believe there is a place for everyone.


Our proprietary algorithm creates a unique preference match, discovering work environments where people thrive. 

Employers love our custom picked applicants. Job-seekers love our recommendations.

Great matches mean rock star employees, who stay longer and perform.

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meet the team


Sara Nadel

Founder and CEO

Sara founded the StellarEmploy concept, and its predecessor Farolito, during her doctoral work at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her first job was as a Starbucks Barista. After graduating from Stanford, she spent 10 years in Peru, implementing social programs as a Country Director and Principal Investigator with Innovations for Poverty Action.

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Carlos Montoya

VP of Engineering and Technology

Carlos has been engineering technical infrastructure for more than 15 years. He was most recently CTO at MVM, leading software development, teams and process for energy companies. Carlos holds an MCIT from Carnegie Mellon and MATI from Tec of Monterrey. He is also a coffee entrepreneur with the Master Coffee Club.

Irene Chung

VP of Product and Finance

Irene's first job was as an executive recruiter. Most recently, she worked at The Bridgespan Group, advising on business models and growth for the Omidyar Network, Rockefeller Foundation, and Morgan Stanley Sustainability Investing. Her favorite project was developing a mobile app using government big data. Irene holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

join the team

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Operations Associate

We are growing and transforming hourly job search. Join us! 

What you will do: This person will help manage the operational needs of StellarEmploy’s core users: hourly job-seekers and large employers. This role blends customer support, account management, user research, data analysis, and administrative tasks. View our full job description below.

To apply, email your resume and a brief introduction to irene@stellaremploy.com. We offer competitive pay and welcome job-seekers of all backgrounds to apply!