Meet the Bandits

We're data scientists, engineers, mavericks—building tools that empower your recruiting team
Who we are

Behind the mask

Restless Bandit was founded in 2014 by the team who created Bright (acquired by LinkedIn in 2014), and includes multiple PhDs and people who've spent significant time at Google, Zenefits, Simply Hired, SmartRecruiters, and other top companies.

We're passionate about data science, ping pong, and elegant solutions to complex problems. (Though not necessarily in that order.) We love to find new ways to streamline the recruiting and hiring process.

What's with the funny name?

Restless Bandit: noun. The restless bandit problem is one of the most well-studied generalizations of the celebrated stochastic multi-armed bandit problem in decision theory.

To learn more, see:
Bayesian Contextual Multi-armed Bandits
Indexability of Restless Bandit Problems
Bandit Algorithms
Two-Armed Restless Bandits with Imperfect Information

Our management team

Steve Goodman

CEO, Co-founder

Steve has been part of the HR Tech industry across four companies (Skillsoft, Bright, LinkedIn, and now Restless Bandit) and is a recognized expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Previously, Steve co-founded Bright.com, the first machine learning talent sourcing company, which was acquired by LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, Steve was Head of Talent Solutions. At Skillsoft, Steve was VP of Business Development, and before that he was at Accenture.

Anton Dam

Head of Data, Co-founder

As the Restless Bandit co-founder and head of all things data, Anton is responsible for our candidate matching algorithms and machine learning models. His team of 10 includes five PhDs in data science related fields. Anton’s background spans engineering, data science, and analytics, and includes experience at LinkedIn and Bright.com. He has a B.S. from Stanford University.

Donald Hoelle

Vice President, Engineering

Donald brings a strong technical and entrepreneurial background to his VP of engineering role. His expertise includes salesforce integrations and security for clients ranging from high tech to banking.

Josh Perlow

Vice President, Business Development

Josh is responsible for Restless Bandit's largest partnerships and customers including Deloitte Consulting, RB, USA Today, Square, comScore, Nike, and Adidas. Previous to Restless Bandit Josh was the Director of Sales at SmartRecruiters based in San Francisco.

Our Mission

FIND THE BEST-MATCHED LATENT CANDIDATES IN YOUR TALENT UNIVERSE

How we work

our work process

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The team

Best crew ever

Geovanny DuBuque

Creative Director

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Raven Durgan

Chief Exectutive

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Erwin Schultz

Web Designer

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Our investors

Restless Bandit is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms including Toba Capital and GGV Capital, with over $14 million invested in the development of our platform.

"Restless Bandit’s positive momentum with customers, industry leading technology and proven team all contribute to our
excitement, and we’re very optimistic for the company’s future.”
      - Glenn Solomon, GGV Capital

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