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2016 Game Changer: Maia Josebachvili

The Greenhouse vice president was able to lead the company through a period of hypergrowth with extremely low attrition.
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Maia Josebachvili has a list of accomplishments that is extensive and impressive to say the least. And she’s only 32.

Before she was 30, Josebachvili founded and served as CEO of a travel and events company called Urban Escapes. During that time, she was included on Inc. Magazine’s 30 Top Entrepreneurs Under 30 Years Old list. She then went on to sell Urban Escapes to an Amazon.com-backed e-commerce company where she served as director of new initiatives, launching and running three separate business units with an impressive $12 million run rate.WF_0815_GameChangerLogo

Josebachvili eventually found her way to Greenhouse when one of her former Urban Escapes customers decided to sell his company in order to pursue a new venture. Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, is grateful that Josebachvili agreed to join him at his company where she serves as vice president of strategy and people. Chait views Josebachvili as an important member of Greenhouse, describing her as “an invaluable leader and executive on the Greenhouse team.”

Even though Josebachvili has been at Greenhouse for less than two years, she has still been able to make a laudable and lasting impression on the company. Just last year, Greenhouse increased its number of employees by 130 people. This sort of hypergrowth can be daunting to any company, especially one that began the year with only 45 workers, but thanks to Josebachvili’s talent acquisition expertise, Greenhouse was able to successfully onboard those 130 candidates while also maintaining extremely low attrition rates.


In addition to creating innovative human resources and employee engagement strategies, Josebachvili is also credited with developing a set of key performance indicators for recruiting.

While Josebachvili’s dedication to HR and people strategies is apparent, her concern for creating a company culture at Greenhouse is equally admirable. As a result of Josebachvili’s Culture Committee, whose membership once contained 40 percent of Greenhouse’s employees, the company received various forms of praise from both company employees and other third parties. Greenhouse was awarded both Crain’s New York Business and San Francisco Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work awards, has a five-star rating on Glassdoor, maintains impressive employee engagement scores and, according to the company, has a candidate satisfaction score for recruiting candidates above 90 percent .

No matter where Josebachvili’s work takes her, her passion for HR and reviving company culture has had, and will continue to have, lasting benefits not only for her employers but for the employees she works so closely with as well.

AnnMarie Kuzel is a Workforce editorial intern. Comment below or email editors@workforce.com. Follow Workforce on Twitter at @workforcenews.

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