Derek St. Onge

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Stytch Team

January 31, 2022

We’re celebrating the one year anniversary of the creation of our recruiting team with the hiring of Derek St. Onge! Building a highly ambitious and empathetic team has been one of our top goals from the start (and we knew we couldn’t do that alone). Derek has been instrumental in helping us build out today’s team of talented constytchuents! Meet Derek!

What do you love most about working at Stytch? 

I love my coworkers!

What does a typical day at Stytch look like for you?

Email and applicant review in the morning, meetings and sourcing in the afternoon

What’s been the most surprising thing about Stytch?

How excited candidates are about our mission

Stytch has gone from 0-1 in the last year, what have been some of your biggest learnings about joining an early stage company?

The constant challenge and open-ended nature of the work requires much more rapid personal and professional growth than a larger company. 

What’s your favorite part of the Stytch culture?

Everyone who works here is eager to help each other, and theres a strong sense of empathy in every interaction. 

Which Stytch value resonates most with you and why?

“Constytchuents make each other and Stytch better” Recruiting has been a highly collaborative operation since I’ve joined, and everyone has done a great job pitching in to help grow the team. 

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on at Stytch?

Migrating from Lever to Ashby. Ashby is a powerful ATS that requires a lot of configuration to maximize its effectiveness. It’s been a fun challenge getting it set up to maximize efficiency and data tracking. 

How did you end up becoming a recruiter?

I fell into it – followed a college friend into an entry level recruiting position at Google. 

When’s the last time you did something for the first time and what was it?

I stuffed a turkey for the first time this past Thanksgiving. 

What song, hobby, or recipe got you through COVID?

NY style homemade pizza!

What’s your ideal weekend?

12 hours of sleep a night, a scenic hike in Marin, a Little Star deep dish pepperoni pizza.

What’s something you’re passionate about that’s not on your resume?

Playing basketball

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