Meet Our Founders

Honeit Founders at the Berkeley Skydeck

A candidate’s initial conversation with your company is the most important step in the hiring process – but two-way interview communication has yet to evolve.. until now.

We’re excited to introduce phone interview intelligence and data-driven interview communication to improve today’s hiring process.

We empower recruiters to perform advanced structured interviews, record live responses, and then communicate key answers and candidate insights to make faster, smarter, more cooperative hiring decisions.

HONEiT technology removes multiple steps (multiple weeks) from every candidate’s interview experience and helps companies hire the best talent, before their competition.

James Craft

Co-Founder & CTO

James has been developing software for almost 17 years. His passion for using technology to create scoring systems was ignited by his work for many years at the credit scoring giant FICO. As a member of the myFico.com team he was responsible for developing much of the site’s backend. James was also a member of FICO’s ScoreNet team, where he managed the normalization process of many of FICO’s independent systems in order to meet PCI compliance standards.

Before FICO, James was part of the engineering team that created peets.com and the popular “how-to” site eHow.com.

In his spare time, James enjoys coaching lacrosse and was a coach for the Sonoma State men’s team from 2002-2010, in which time he led the team to a national championship and several division championships.

Nick Livingston

Co-Founder & CEO

Nick was most recently the Director of Global Recruiting at TubeMogul, experiencing the hyper-growth of 60 to 360 employees through IPO ($TUBE), while concurrently attending business school at Haas. Joining the company as the first staff recruiter, Nick grew the talent acquisition team to nine full-time recruiters supporting all functions across 12 cities globally.

Prior to TubeMogul, Nick was the Director of Strategic Staffing at MTV Networks (Viacom), overseeing talent acquisition across the Global Digital Media and Interactive Technology organizations. Nick also worked for two SaaS HR technology companies and began his career as a technology headhunter.

MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, BS Applied Mathematics

Kim Duong

Co-Founder & Architect

Kim is a web developer with over 10 years experience as a private consultant and staff engineer at Sonoma State University. He has developed and designed university wide applications including a widely used content management system. Prior to that, he has had startup experience working with a neural networking firm developing APIs as well as interned at FICO.

Kim has created, in spare time, an interactive and multimedia based webapp to aid and instruct teachers on how to handle students with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and ADD.

His hobbies include traveling and playing basketball. He also volunteers for activities to expand cultural experiences amoung his community.

Our Advisors

Mr. Sweeney has over 20 years experience in high tech product management and product marketing. Mr. Sweeney was SonicWALL’s Vice-President, Product Management & Corporate Marketing, where he oversaw its Network Security, Content Security, Business Continuity and Policy & Management product lines. SonicWALL was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo Private Equity in 2010. In 2012, Mr. Sweeney, SonicWALL & Thoma Bravo completed a successful exit when it was acquired by Dell, Inc.

Patrick Sweeney

VP, Product & Marketing, Dell SonicWALL

Carin Stein oversees Talent Acquisition for Viacom Media Networks (MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures) the largest ad-supported cable network in the world. Mrs. Stein is an accomplished HR Executive with expertise in Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Employee Relations, and Diversity and Inclusion. She has built and led recruiting teams of 40 and began her career as an executive recruiter for Mitchell Martin in NYC.

Carin Stein

SVP, Talent Acquisition, Viacom

Mr. Brockett has more than 23 years experience in information technology and is the current CEO of Exablox Corporation. Prior to joining Exablox, Douglas was Vice President and General Manager of SonicWALL, where he was responsible for the company’s products, strategy, corporate development, support and cloud operations. He was previously SonicWALL’s VP of Worldwide Marketing where he ran SonicWALL’s channel and corporate marketing activities. Before joining SonicWALL, he was VP of Marketing and Business Development for Nexsi Systems, a groundbreaking data center networking company. He began his career at networking pioneer BBN where he created and ran BBN’s high end hosting group, and as VP, saw its successful acquisition by GTE (now Verizon). Douglas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University.

Douglas Brockett

CEO, Exablox

Mr. Slippy is Human Resource Executive with 20+ years of experience operating primarily in Technology (Internet, Enterprise, Mobile), with early stage or start up companies – all high growth. Mark has a proven record of accomplishment for developing & executing HR programs that drive business results, improve employee engagement & retention, create a culture of fairness/integrity and provide a platform for high performance. Most recently, Mark was the VP of Human Resources at TubeMogul ($TUBE, AdTech) and Monitise (mobile banking). Mark is an expert builder of all facets of Human Resource capabilities – Talent Acquisition and Management, Organization Development, Culture, and HR Management.

Mark Slippy

VP, Human Resources, TubeMogul, Inc.

Mr. Riemer started his career as an Assistant Account Executive at JWT New York and eventually became President of JWT West. In 1998, he left advertising and brought his strategic and marketing leadership to two Internet start-ups – Quokka Sports and the FeedRoom. He later joined Yahoo! in 2002 as VP marketing. In various roles at Yahoo!, David led business-to-business and consumer marketing efforts across virtually all of Yahoo!’s products serving 500 million users globally. David sits on the Board of the American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco) and the Destiny Arts Center (Oakland). David earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and an MBA from Columbia University.

David Riemer

President, Box Out Industries, Former President of JWT and VP Marketing at Yahoo

Don A. Moore is a professor of Management of Organizations at the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He studies human overconfidence, including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when people are too sure they know the truth. Understanding the psychological origins of overconfidence sheds light on its implications for human decisions, as well as for organizations and markets.

Moore’s research has appeared in popular press outlets and academic journals, including the New Yorker, Business Week, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Experimental Economics,and Psychological Review.

Moore is the author or editor of three books, and he teaches popular classes on managing organizations, negotiation, and decision making. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is only occasionally overconfident.

Don Moore

Professor of Management of Organizations, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Our Perspective

Here are a few posts from our blog.

How does your company articulate great talent?

Honeit co-founder Nick Livingston had the opportunity to write a guest blog post on RecruitingTools.com about the challenge of articulating what makes a candidate great to another recruiter, a hiring manager or a staffing customer. Here’s a quick teaser…... read more

UC Berkeley Skydeck Accelerator

The Honeit team was fortunate to be a part of the UC Berkeley Skydeck accelerator. With help from Skydeck staff, mentors, fellow teams and alumni, we were able to navigate (survive) two major company pivots. It was fun to see a tweet today from the San Francisco... read more

Phone Interview Calibration

Great Job, Jan Day one of the Greenhouse Open event in San Francisco was chock-full of great recruiting tips and takeaways. But what made me jump out of bed at 3:30 am this morning, was something during an awesome presentation by Jan Fiegel, Head of Recruiting... read more

The Recruiter Huddle

Introducing.. The Recruiter Huddle. After a day of back-to-back phone screens, have a quick stand-up (or sit down) with your immediate recruiting squad, to review the day’s candidate conversations. For the first time ever… recruiters can quickly share... read more

Simple ATS Integration

Just copy and paste your unique interview invite in your favorite ATS or CRM template and you’re set. We’re excited to make it even easier for busy recruiters and interview teams to schedule phone interviews. This week’s release includes a simple way... read more

Cooperative Phone Screens

Subject Matter Experts We all know that phone screening technical talent or highly specialized skill sets is difficult and highly subjective – especially if the interviewer isn’t technical themselves. In a small to mid-size organization, there may only be... read more

Phone Interview Collaboration

We've built our technology from the ground up to play nice with every existing ATS or CRM.

Now We're Talking!