Our Vision

A world where more people find the right job, and companies thrive as a result

Our Story

It all started at Harvard Business School.  Phil’s classmates were frustrated by the lack of information that companies were sharing. There had to be a way to help people find the right job, that also benefited employers.

Phil teamed up with Yash, and they started on their journey to help HR build amazing companies by hiring the right people.

What We Believe

We’re better when we challenge what is currently status quo and ask why

The right people drive a company’s progress

Happy employees are a company’s best brand ambassadors

Companies should celebrate what makes them unique, and know this will lead to the right hires.

The role of tech is to make us superhuman and capable of doing more with the time and resources we have

Career choice is one of the most important decisions in anyone’s life



Phil Strazzulla

Founder & CEO

An NYU and Harvard Business School (MBA) graduate, Phil started his entrepreneurial journey in college interning at a New York based marketing company. Since then, he’s worked for one of the world’s largest venture capital firms as an investment analyst, taught himself to code, and started NextWave Hire.

Yash Ambardekar

Cofounder & CTO

Yash’s passion for product design, engineering and entrepreneurship started at a young age. He started his career at GE Energy’s Edison Engineering Development Program and went on to manage product and technical implementation teams in a few different organizations & companies. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech.

Advisors & Investors


Peter Kazanjy

Founder, TalentBin


Matt Charney

Executive Editor, Recruiting Daily


Anne Raimondi

SVP of Ops, Zendesk


Riley McDonough

CEO, RM Media Advisors

Bernd Leger

Bernd Leger

CMO, CloudLock


Jere Doyle

Entrepreneur, Oyster Angel Fund

Our Offices

We’re located in the heart of Kendall Sq, minutes away from MIT. Send us an email at hello@nextwavehire.com