Our Story

Meet Claira, the workforce solution of the future

Katie presenting
Fun leadership photo 2
Katie award
Recognized by:
Best startup logo
Forbes Next 1000 logo
Bloomberg New Economy Forum logo
MIT Sloan logo
Global Skills Day logo
Our Story

Claira cares about what you know, not who you know.”

Katie Hall founded Claira after 10 years in global workforce development, working with companies and governments to build what the new system of work will be.

More than half of America’s workers don’t have a resume and are invisible in the modern labor economy. Even those who do have a resume often find themselves undervalued and overlooked.

At the same time, American firms are facing a hiring and retention crisis. They struggle to address turnover, engage their people, and fill gaps, while destroying their bottom line.

Claira’s mission is to disrupt this model by focusing only on what people know, not what they can write on a resume. Using competency science and machine learning, innovative Claira partners bring unprecedented efficiency and equity to their workforce.
Engaged Claira Users
Competencies Uncovered
Cross-Functional Matches

People First, Always

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are fundamental to our success. We believe the best solutions occur when a mix of backgrounds, experiences, and identities work together.
Customer Success group shot
Fun dev group shot
Katie and Elan investor photo
Elan and product and sales group shot
Claira team photo 3
Fun leadership photo
Ian and dev and customer success group shot
Dev team group shot
Product, Marketing and Sales group shot
Dev team group shot
Elan, Katie, and Ian group shot
Claira team photo
Our People

Meet the team that's shaping the future of work

Proudly based in the Midwest with a team that stretches across the country, meet the faces of Claira responsible for shaping your business
Katie Hall
Founder & CEO
Cece Wren
Lead Developer
Marko Gjurevski
Machine Learning Engineer
Elan Kawesch
Ian Brynjolfson
Susan Lupo
Competency Expert
Kevin Roche
Business Development
Mark Newberg
Strategy & Impact
Rich Kosowsky
GTM & Technology

Ready to unlock your workforce potential?

Don’t talk about it. Be about it! Take the next step to building a competency-based workforce, making job descriptions and resumes obsolete.
Request More Info
Interested in learning more? Join our mailing list today
Get Free Resources
Not quite ready to connect?  Check out these free resources
Nick rock and roll footer image

Questions about how Claira can elevate your business?

Our team can help you find the right solution. Contact the Claira team, and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours

Backed by:

Heartland Ventures logo
Trend Forward logo
Connetic Ventures logo
Northern Michigan Angels logo
ID Ventures logo
Google for Startups logo
Mass Challenge logo