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Our Story

re:purpose was born while founder Ryan Landau was traveling around the world. He set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they will love; a platform that is centered around people, community, education, and culture.

Our goal is to create a business that does something important and meaningful in the world.

Letter to future employee

Dear future team member,

There’s never really one reason someone starts a company. As much as we love the romance of great lightbulb moments and dramatic founding stories, it’s rarely one particular itch or one specific opportunity that sets the entrepreneurial wheels in motion. To the contrary, it’s a slow build.

As a business, re:purpose will be a curated marketplace that matches the right candidates to the right startup companies. To do it, we’ll leverage our placement algorithm and curation team to make matches based on culture, values, experience, and compensation.

We’re also going to push against this idea of a “deferred life plan” — where everything you do professionally and personally is engineered around retirement.

I want people — the ones we hire, the ones we place, and the ones we help — to follow their passions now, not sit around and wait.

With gratitude,

Ryan Landau, CEO re:purpose

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T$
Sr. Account Manager

Tara is here to help connect amazing companies with amazing individuals and has a passion for helping. Tara loves a good power walk to Mad Cap and crushing afternoon protein bars.

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Brandy Brandy
Growth Marketer

Brandy is a growth marketer that is passionate about providing actual value to potential customers and current users. Outside of work, she loves backpacking and traveling. She is also an advocate for snacking multiple times throughout the day and holds the unofficial record for most dog photos in her camera roll.

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Jason
Director of Talent

Leelanau native, Chicago local. Career recruiter, passionate people nerd and lifelong learner. Happily married and enjoys traveling, music and riding his bike.

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Ry Guy
Owner

Ryan founded re:purpose back in 2017 and is really all about connecting great people in Michigan to great opportunity. He loves a good smoothie and can't drink coffee past 10am or he'll be up all night.

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Allie
Partnerships

Allie is a self proclaimed professional people person who is here to help your business grow. She is also a Maple syrup enthusiast.

Tim
Tim
Director of Partnerships

Tim is a Michigan lifer with a career passion for creating partnerships that bring solutions to great customers. When he's not leading the partnership team at re:purpose, you'll likely find Tim coaching one of his son's year-round sports teams. Wanna chat? He's always ready to take your call.

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Melanie
Growth Marketer

Melanie is passionate about working for great places, which is what led her to move to California to work for TOMS 10 years ago. Now she's back in her hometown and loving it, but missing the sunshine and hiking in the redwood forest.

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Lauren
Copywriter

Lauren has written all sorts of things, but her favorite thing to do is share great stories about people. When she's not writing, she's probably reading or crocheting little animals.

re:purpose culture

We're focused on being good humans and helping connect great people with great companies. We love working hard and are super collaborative. We also love a good smoothie run and dance break.

Here's a few things that are important to us. Be Simple - Double down on being simple and straightforward. Be Human - Create a community of humble, and well rounded people. Be Timeless - Invest in things that will never go out of style. Be Focused - There’s an advantage to being small and nimble. Be Impactful - Drive impact for the business, customers, and for the world around us.

Values

Passion
Accountability
Integrity
Optimistic
Commitment
Thoughtful
Resourceful
Effort

Interests

Ping Pong
Beer
Hiking
Dancing
Volunteering

Environment

Work/Life Balance
Personal Growth
Safe Environment to Fail
Remote Friendly
Internal Mobility

Community

Volunteer in Local community
Mentorship Programs
Job Creation
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