The Rocket Story

Rocket was founded by serial entrepreneurs who were frustrated with their recruiting partners when growing their past startups.

In 2017, Abhinav, Anant and Arjun started Rocket with a mission to help companies develop their most important asset: their workforce.

Unlike other recruiting agency leaders, they had lived through hiring at scale in multiple startup environments as well had deep experience building software products. This directly translated into a vision of how Rocket would change the landscape of recruiting:

  1. Build practical technology that makes a measurable improvement in recruiting
  2. Train empathetic and thoughtful recruiters with a long term focus
  3. Relentless focus on service for both clients and candidates

Today, Rocket is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley but has recruiters all over the US & Canada serving the needs of our growing client base.

Leadership & Client Service Team

Abhinav Agrawal
Co-founder & CEO
Anant Chaudhary
Co-founder & CTO
Anudeep Rastogi
Technical Writer
Ariella Bjelland
Recruiting
Arjun Lall
Co-founder & Head of Product
Austin Ledford
Recruiting
Baron Leacock
Client Success
Basma Manialawi
Recruiting
Bijal Patel
Managing Director, Recruiting
Bill Knoche
Recruiting
Dan Mackenzie
Recruiting
Gerda Vellore
Recruiting
Gowri Rao
Recruiting
Heather Otto
Recruiting
James March
Recruiting
John Batesting
Recruiting
Lushi Zeng
Recruiting
Namrata Pandey
Recruiting
Nicole Yoon
Director of Operations
Nikki Bruno
Recruiting
Pankaj Khurana
GM, Staffing & Contracting
Reem Lotfy
Recruiting
Rob Patterson
Recruiting
Shireen Khimani
Recruiting
Spencer Hinton
Managing Director, Recruiting
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Trusted partner to leaders everywhere

We bring thought leadership and an independent perspective to every engagement we take on.

82
NPS
70%
Interview rate
1000+
Happy Customers

Our investors

We are backed by an amazing team of Angel Investors and Venture Firms.