The
PeopleMaven Story

What we do.

PeopleMaven is a people search engine.

We’re the world’s largest people database, organized into one-of-a-kind skills, experiences & affiliations.

At PeopleMaven, you can:

steps to using PeopleMaven

Why you would use it.

PeopleMaven is for consumers and businesses.

consumers
Consumers

Finding the right doctors, dentists & stylists is hard.

Fact #1. Review sites are focused on businesses, not people.
Yelp reviews are focused on businesses, not the service professional. Brands shouldn’t matter. The person providing the service is more important.

Fact #2. Review sites do not have the criteria you’re looking for.
A Yelper’s favorite stylist may be horrible when cutting thick or curly hair. Sidestep that problem with PeopleMaven. Find a list of hair cutting pros, focused on thick or curly hair.

businesses
Businesses

Businesses are always looking for talent, but traditional recruiting has two big problems.

Fact #1. Traditional recruiting is slow.
Weeks go by waiting for qualified candidates to roll in. Precious employee time is spent on rounds of rounds of interviews.

Fact #2. Resumes and interviews are flawed indicators.
Resumes contain exaggerated and sometimes false claims.

Candidates can say the right things at the interview.

In a perfect world, hiring managers would only hire candidates they’ve worked with in the past. But in our lifetime, we’ve only observed, first-hand, the work of perhaps 300 and at most 500 people.

So the next best solution is to get referrals. And that’s what PeopleMaven is: a list of amazing people, recommended by those we trust.

How PeopleMaven Started

PeopleMaven was founded by Lewis C. Lin in 2016.

Before PeopleMaven, he spent nearly two decades at Fortune 500 companies at places like Google and Microsoft. As a Microsoft executive, he led a large team, constantly hiring for new talent.

After spending years searching for talent and making countless hiring mistakes, Lewis researched what makes a good hire. He also investigated methods on hiring efficiently and accurately. From that research, he prototyped innumerable hiring solutions.

And the winning solution: PeopleMaven. It’s a people search engine built on top of trusted recommendations, using the world’s top AI tools and computing power to analyze and deduce talent patterns.

In any domain. In any location.

Who we are.

Lewis C. Lin

Lewis C. Lin

Founder & CEO

Lewis grew up in Southern California. He graduated with an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a computer science degree from Stanford University.

He’s an avid board game fan, retiring from competitive board gaming with a world championship title for his favorite Euro strategy game, St. Petersburg.

Favorite PeopleMaven list: People I’d like to work with one day

Kaitlin Hung

Kaitlin Hung

Marketing

Kaitlin is from sunny Southern California and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Dance and Performance.

In her spare time, she loves watching anything Pixar, eating fried pickles, making her kitchen a mess (aka cooking), and dancing classical ballet.

Favorite PeopleMaven list: Celebrity Women That Rejected Donald Trump

Christine You

Christine You

Designer

Christine grew up in Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in interaction design, and also has over four years of experience in marketing.

In her spare time she likes to pretend to be a food blogger, golf, pet strangers dogs, and go traveling wherever she hasn’t been.

Favorite PeopleMaven list: Real 10/10 Male actors with pictures

Kevin Zhou

Kevin Zhou

Engineering

Kevin grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He’s fluent in English and Chinese. He loves pineapple and cheese.

In his spare time, he likes to learn about new technologies and experience the great outdoors. He’s currently working on his Master’s degree in Data Science from the University of Wisconsin.

Favorite PeopleMaven list: Famous American Muslims 2017

Chelsea K. Tucker

Chelsea K. Tucker

Marketing & Business Consultant

Chelsea has over 10 years of work experience, primarily at the powerhouse consumer brand, Lululemon Athletica. At Lululemon, as a people manager with over 10 directs, she held executive roles and responsibilites in sales, marketing, and finance. In addition, she’s a noted leadership trainer and goal coach in the Fortune 500 realm.

Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Favorite PeopleMaven list: Healthy Food Instagrammers To Follow