Building a Talent Marketplace for Robotics
#People • Power • Robots
Behind every drone, every medical robot, every autonomous vehicle or robotic arm, there is a person. A person with skills, thoughts, ideas, dreams of the future and values, who seeks to make life better, by creating machines that can help other people live healthier, smarter, more efficient and better lives. Robots will play an increasingly valuable role in society, but they will be developed and improved by people.
Robots.Jobs is partnering with leading robotics organizations and companies to create a central talent marketplace because we believe that companies and products will be built faster by connecting great people to top teams, to build better tools.
We are inspired by the products that our industry is building, and we share their vision that future generations will live improved lives through the use of robotics and related technologies.
Who We Are
Joyce has been convening the robotics community since 2013 through the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and is a Co-Founder of MassRobotics where she is Vice President for Programs and Community.
“I’ve seen the robotics, IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community grow tremendously over the past few years and these emerging companies have a common challenge of finding talent. Our goal is to help grow this industry and Robots.Jobs is a resource that aims to do just that.”
Joyce earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Prior experience includes 14 years of civil service with the USN’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center where she held positions as Chief Scientist for the Acoustic Performance Prediction System, Systems & Test Engineer, and Sonar Systems Analyst/Engineer. She also held senior Business Development and Engineering and Technical Resource Manager roles at Anteon, General Dynamics and other defense contractors.
Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer
Ann has established a reputation as a top business leader and human resources expert. Ann founded ThriveHR where she is a trusted advisor to several area CEOs and executive team members including Neurala, the groundbreaking lifelong learning AI company. Ann provides best-in-class consultation on strategic HR and other business decisions. Ann is a results-driven executive with proven leadership capabilities in fast-paced, global organizations including both emerging growth and large corporations. She has enhanced employee engagement, secured top talent, and supported corporate objectives by implementing industry-leading processes and best practices. Ann has implemented HR in many countries with a proven track record of building unified cultures to attract, develop and retain world-class talent.
Ann holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She holds several certificates in Negotiation, Leadership and Conflict Management through the Program on Negotiation within Harvard Law School.
“I’ve seen the high-tech world explode. My passion is people and helping them thrive in their careers. I look forward to seeing Robots.Jobs become a hub to connect people within the technology community.”
Noah has been a Director and a part of the membership team at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council since 2015, where he has worked extensively in the Boston Startup Ecosystem, after attending the Startup Institute.
A lifelong entrepreneur, and realizing the power of personal networks and connections in helping to accelerate business, Noah has actively worked to leverage the MassTLC community to make introductions on behalf of a variety of Startups for resources, including Talent, Capital, Business Development and more.
Noah earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an institution where, as a child, Noah also attended summer camp and took robotics classes for fun in the early 1980s. Although it could well be argued that he should have simply remained with that course of study for a significantly longer period of time (instead of detouring to trade stocks on Wall Street and more), Noah is very excited now to be part of the team helping to launch Robots.Jobs, and particularly pleased to be bringing his enthusiasm for facilitating personal connections once again to assist Startup Robotics, AI and Connected Device companies, this time beyond the greater Boston area.
Director of Marketing
McKenna is a new addition to the robotics community. She caught the “robot-love-bug” in 2018 after doing Marketing for a European Cybersecurity startup, Alias Robotics. She then became their Sales Director in 2019 and co-lead their American expansion to Boston, MA. In 2020, she became a MassRobotics resident and found herself deeply immersed in the community. After her position at Alias Robotics terminated during COVID-19, McKenna was eager to remain in robotics and work with startups. At Robots.Jobs, she’s able to support job seekers and hiring managers to network and create opportunities.
Every day, robotic companies are creating the future of healthcare, defense, logistics, and so much more. Robots.Jobs is a platform where I’m able to keep growing this incredible and expanding ecosystem.”
McKenna attended Clarkson University and received her degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship with a minor in Project Management. She’s been a Sponsored Delegate at United Nations, pitched and won “Most Popular Startup” in China during the “Global Innovation Summit of 2019,” and recently Co-Founded Mayoral Towers, a consulting firm providing marketing and business development for robotic startups. In addition, she runs a “hot robotic news” channel for “Women in Robotics.”