Our Mission

We believe in the American military community, and we’re committed to helping transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses find careers they love. Hirepurpose is a Grid North Company, a technology company empowering the next great generation of American veterans. Incorporating three brands — Hirepurpose , Task & Purpose , and Military One Click — Grid North offers unique solutions to challenges faced by service members, spouses, and military family members.

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Zach Iscol
Founder & CEO

A combat decorated Marine Officer, Iraq veteran and entrepreneur, Zach served as the first officer in charge of Recruiting, Screening, Assessment, and Selection (RSAS) for the US Marine Corps Forces - Special Operations Command. He is the Executive Director of the Headstrong Project, a non-profit organization that provides cost-free and bureaucracy-free mental health care treatment to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with PTSD and TBI.

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Steve Amsden
Co-Founder

Steve has been in the talent acquisition space for over 15 years managing Fortune 500 clients’ talent acquisition strategies. His experience includes running a division of TMP Worldwide and Monster.com. Steve has also been part of many start-ups in the recruiting space including the ventures group of Dow Jones/Newscorp and launching FINS, the career site of the WSJ Digital Network.

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Katie Dexter
Director of Operations

A US Army and Iraq veteran, Katie Dexter served as a Water Treatment Specialist, participated in humanitarian missions and completed a one-year deployment from 2004-2005 in Tikrit, Iraq. She is a certified Birkman Consultant and a founding member of the Hirepurpose team.

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Amanda Chun
Director of Client Success

Amanda comes to Hirepurpose with a background in developing and implementing integrated communication strategies for both financial and professional services clients. She holds a BA in Communication from Villanova University.

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Pat Maldonado
Military Program Strategist

A US Navy veteran with 24 years of manufacturing and engineering experience with Intel Corporation. Most recently Pat managed Intel's military veteran program where he worked closely with military personnel to help them transition from service member to civilian life. Pat has an MBA from Arizona State University.

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Rick Potter
Senior Career Coach

A retired US Air Force Senior Noncommissed Office with over 24 years of distinguished service to include 7 years of military recruiting. Rick provides assistance to transitioning military veterans and spouses by connecting them to the right opportunities. He's a Certified Veteran Development Coach and holds in BS in Business Management from Syracuse University.

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Corey Branning
Account Manager / Career Coach

Corey is a U.S. Army Veteran of 23 years with a distinguished background in military recruiting as well as Veteran Outreach. He is a Certified Development Coach that helps Veterans leverage acquired military skills to successfully enter the civilian workforce.

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Wally Chang
Chief Technology Officer

Wally loves developing, designing, and improving user experiences and products. Prior to Hirepurpose, Wally was a serial entrepreneur and core member of several startup teams including ClearServe, LiveIntent, and HFObserver. Earlier in his career, he served in various engineering, product and design roles at iCIMS, The Princeton Review, and Gerson Lehrman Group. He is a graduate of Boston University with a BA in Computer Science and Visual Arts.