Director of Talent
Jon Volk is the Director of Recruiting at Unusual Ventures focused on delivering the first critical hires for our portfolio companies, while establishing the recruiting process along the way. An experienced recruiting leader, Jon started his career in Silicon Valley working for tech giants Google and Amazon, before moving on to the hyper-growth startup, AppDynamics. There, he helped grow the company from 180 to over 300 people. He then moved on to run global recruiting for internet-of-things company, Silver Spring Networks, where he completely rebuilt the recruiting function to support their global needs, all while making key leadership hires critical to the company’s growth. Jon returned to AppDynamics to run engineering recruiting in 2016, helping to grow the company to over 2,000 people, leading recruiting efforts through its acquisition by Cisco, and establishing an AppDynamics-first engineering arm in Prague. He’s very excited to help CEOs and entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level by establishing process and hiring great people. Jon graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in political science.
I have a passion for building teams, so to have the chance to work with incredible founders and help them build their companies is a dream come true. This opportunity combined with everything Unusual Ventures stands for made joining the team a no brainer.
I started coaching youth sports at ten-years-old.