Early & Growth stage startup recruiting

Partner with us to hire your next marketer

We help you hire qualified marketers through recruiting consulting—we'll serve as the marketing experts in your process from defining the role to closing the candidate.

We can help you hire the right marketer

Many founders make the wrong first marketing hires. We can help you avoid that mistake.

We've been in these marketing roles and built marketing teams to scale. We've interviewed 1000s of marketers at for our teams at Asana, Intercom, Carta, Box, Facebook & more.

Email us at team@mkt1.co for more info >>

Recruiting help

We'll help you evaluate candidates by being an marketing expert in your interview process.

Contingent referrals

We match candidates and companies. We refer candidates to companies on a contigent basis.

Qualified candidates

Whether referring or interviewing, we look for marketers who are both scrappy and strategic, with the right type of experience for your company.

The right role & process

We help you define the role and plan your interview process. This sets everyone involved up for success and speeds up the overall process.

Mentorship program

We can mentor your marketer once hired too. Our program helps make your new marketing hire successful.

who we are

We've built multiple marketing teams from the ground up

We understand which candidates will be successful at early and growth-stage startups, focus on helping underrepresented candidates, and can screen for the skillset you need.

Emily Kramer

Asana, Carta, Astro (acq. Slack), Ticketfly

Emily has led marketing teams at Seed to Series E startups with $0 to $100M ARR. She built the marketing teams and functions from scratch at Asana, Carta, and Astro (acquired by Slack). Emily is also an advocate for fair compensation, and offers free salary and equity reviews through Help Wanted Project.

Kathleen Estreich

Box, Intercom, Scalyr, Facebook

Kathleen has built and led marketing and operations teams at several high-growth startups including Intercom, Box, Facebook and Scalyr. She has experience on both the marketing and business operations side, bringing a holistic view to help marketers understand how to grow a business.

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Posts we've written about hiring

January 5, 2023

How & when to hire marketing agencies & contractors

Contractors and agencies aren’t bandaids for all of your marketing problems. I often see startups waste more money cycling through contractors and agencies than they’d spend on a solid full-time hire. This newsletter will help you choose the right contractors and agencies and how to set them up for success.

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April 7, 2021

Marketing Interview Questions

To help you assess early and growth-stage marketing candidates, we’ve created a list of categorized interview questions and a scorecard to use for interview feedback.

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January 28, 2021

How to hire your first marketer

With so many roles within marketing, knowing who to hire and how to hire your first marketers is difficult. Many founders make the wrong choice with their first marketing leader.

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