There’s no denying that Web3 and the Metaverse are the next big frontier in digital innovation. As early-adopters and skeptics alike watch the immersive and transformative technologies change the ways we interact with the world around us, we are also watching new companies and career paths shift the job market as we know it.

Whether you’re looking to hire or get hired, our panelists have been there. Join us live as we sit down with some of the leaders pioneering the world of Web3 to discuss the challenges and nuances of team building in a new and ever-evolving digital world.

In this clip, Jordan Fried, Founder,, discusses his thoughts on the similarities and differences in hiring for web3 roles.

Watch the Full Conversation


  • 03:43- Jordan talks about the early days of cryptocurrency and wealth creation in established crypto companies
  • 12:12- Courtney dives into how 90% of employees at Original Protocol took more than 50% of their annual salary in tokens
  • 15:30- Rips for founders and investors when hiring for Web3 companies
  • 21:53- Courtney on why it’s important to find talent who is web3 curious and the importance of leveraging your community for hiring
  • 23:17- Erin’s advice with hiring is to pay attention to the volunteer projects on your candidate’s resume and see if they align with what you’re hiring for
  • 24:54- Jordan on what gets candidates most excited when pitching the job
  • 30:21- Erin advises pitching the real-world application of Web3 and figuring out what interests the candidate
  • 36:05- Erin on educating and reaching new audiences for web3 recruiting
  • 41:20- Biggest hiring bottlenecks and what companies are looking for when they’re hiring


Next, Erin Boose, Global Talent Lead, shares her tips on how to find new talent pools within the web3 space.

Finally, Courtney Glover of Origin Protocol, discusses how tapping your existing audience and looking beyond talent pool with previous web3 experience, can help hiring managers to get the right people for the job.

About the Speakers

Courtney Glover, Head of People, Origin Protocol, Courtney is a self proclaimed people person and has spent the better part of the last 10 years helping companies recognize that their greatest asset is their people. She is currently Head of People at Origin and has previous experience in Web3, Government Contracting and Tech. As a recent transplant back home to Michigan, Courtney enjoys spending her non-work time with her husband and two kids in Michigan’s great outdoors.

Jordan Fried, Founder,, Chairman & CEO, Immutable Holdings, Jordan Fried is a blockchain evangelist and crypto-capitalist. He’s currently the Chairman and CEO of Immutable Holdings, the publicly-traded blockchain holding company that owns and operates,,, Immutable Asset Management,, and more.

Previously, Jordan was a founding team member of Hedera Hashgraph where he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development from inception in 2017 until the end of 2020. Jordan also co-founded and served as CEO of Buffered VPN, the fastest growing personal VPN service until it was acquired in the first quarter of 2017.

Jordan is an angel investor in companies like,,, and other early-stage startups. Jordan has been featured in Wired Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine,, and

Erin Boose, Global Talent Lead, CoinDesk, Erin is currently the Global Talent Lead at CoinDesk. Prior to CoinDesk she spent time at, Forbes, and Autism Speaks amongst others in recruiting and people operations. Erin also participates in volunteer programs like Co-op, teaching first generation college graduates the ins and outs of job hunting. When not working Erin loves travel, cooking, and the NY Mets.

Host: Anish Shah, Founder + CEO at Ruckus – Anish is the CEO & Founder of executive search agency Ruckus. Anish has worked in-house in Growth roles at Snapfish and Getable. He started Bring Ruckus as a Growth consultancy 11 years ago working with 40+ clients, then re-focused his firm on executive recruiting for Growth leaders.

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