Joe Thurman
Joe ThurmanCo-Founder and CEO, interviewIA

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
– Steve Jobs

Joe is an entrepreneur, community leader, and talent expert who is currently the founder and CEO of interviewIA of, a VC-backed SaaS company focused on transforming the hiring process via data and machine learning. Being in the talent and HR technology space for over 15 years, Joe has a passion for people and helping them to find meaning and purpose in the work that they do. Joe has helped hundreds of teams reimagine the way that they attract, engage and build great teams. Prior to his current venture, Joe founded an HR Consultancy and DEI training company that supported both startups and fortune 250 companies.

Born into a military family, Joe relocated from his native Massachusetts to Colorado at a young age after his father was stationed at NORAD, Colorado has now been home for over 30 years. Joe believes that Colorado is a perfect ecosystem to drive a future of work that is diverse, equitable, and impactful. Joe has served on several Colorado boards including Colorado Technology Association, A+ Colorado, and currently serves on the board of Colorado Inclusive Economy.

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