About Us

Guiding you through the next phase

The workforce is evolving rapidly.  There are career paths that exist today that didn’t exist 5-10 years ago.  The unfortunate news is that most students in college don’t know they exist...or what they need to do to prepare themselves.

In a McKinsey survey of employers, 40% of employers said lack of skills was the main reason for entry-level job vacancies.  60% of employers said that new graduates were not adequately prepared for the world of work.

The main issue?  Lack of knowledge of available and appropriate career paths, the skills and experience employers look for when hiring in each path, and how to properly prepare for the evolving world of work during their college years.

Our Mission

Meet Our Team

Nancy Soni

Founder / CEO

Nancy is the CEO and Founder of PathMatch.  She’s also a Talent Partner at Hypothesis Ventures, a Venture Capital firm, where she advises high-growth companies on hiring and the former CEO of FILD, a recruiting firm that connects top talent to companies around the country.

After spending two decades helping companies hire top talent, she saw a gaping hole in how students learn about and attain jobs right out of college and how certain missteps could lead to major disadvantages later on.  She and her team built PathMatch to connect students to compatible career paths and devise a path towards attaining their career goals.

Nancy holds a BA in Psychology and Music from Emory University.

Patricia Mole

Content Marketing Specialist

Patricia is a Content Marketing Specialist at PathMatch. She recently moved to Los Angeles, California from New Jersey. Prior moving, she worked at a local aquarium for 7 years where she held various responsibilities, such as digital marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, content marketing and public relations.

Through experience, Patricia realized how hard it was to figure out what career path she wanted to take, as well as how difficult it was to land her first entry-level job. Patricia is excited to share her passion and dedication in helping others determine their career path, along with how to achieve this so that other students wouldn't go through the confusion as she did.

Patricia holds a B.B.A. in Business Management from Kutztown University.

Ellise Kim

Content Marketing Specialist

Ellise is a Content Marketing Specialist at PathMatch. She received her B.A. in Public Relations & Advertising from Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University, and, as a recent college graduate, she understands firsthand the relentless consternation that surrounds choosing a career and finding a job. 

Prior to landing her current job at PathMatch, she held various internships in a variety of industries, from PR to digital marketing to recruiting. At PathMatch, she focuses on creating educational, engaging content that provides value and guidance for students.

Her passions lie in helping others discover their career path, and she hopes to help pave the way to their bright future.

Danielle Farage

Community Manager

Danielle is a Content Intern at PathMatch. She is a graduating senior at the University of Southern California studying Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. While studying abroad in Hong Kong last spring, Danielle realized how hard it is to stand out amongst the crowd when applying to internships. Upon landing an internship at Mindshare in New York, her hometown, Danielle served as the only New Business Intern, where she supported pitch leads in project managing every stage of the media pitch process from NDA to RFI, RFP, Workshops, to the Final Pitch. She also has served on the executive board of Tamid Group, an international club that provides students with the opportunity to consult for and intern at Israeli startups in Tel Aviv.

In her time at PathMatch, Danielle is focused on her passion for providing the tools to help others fulfill their greatest potential, by creating content and engaging with her fellow USC Trojans.

Nic Roth

Technical Advisor

Nic is a Product and Technology Partner at PathMatch, where he focuses on guiding PathMatch through product development and technical strategy. Additionally, Nic is an Advisory Board Member at the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Northwestern University, where he guides curriculum and mentors students in the subjects of business and technology.

He previously was the Head of Mobile Engineering for Avant, where he led the development of the direct-to-consumer lending product for Mobile Apps in the US and UK. Prior to his tenure at Avant, Nic led development and delivery of Groupon’s mobile Coupons product with over 80M customers.​

Nic is also a serial entrepreneur, having started several companies. He raised venture capital from Lightbank, in addition to bootstrapping numerous profitable companies. Most notably, his startup Distilled, a white-label mobile app platform for Shopify, was acquired.

Nic studied Computer Science and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Nick Schreiber

Sales and Business Development Partner

Nick Schreiber is the Sales and Business Development Partner at PathMatch where he focuses on helping PathMatch build and scale while identifying and executing on new growth opportunities.

Beginning in 2012, as part of the founding executive team, Nick helped build the sales function at HighGround, an HR tech platform focused on driving talent development and employee engagement acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2018. Nick’s clients included United Airlines, Hitachi, Spanx and he was responsible for developing the organization’s sales strategy, formalizing its sales training processes and refining its pipeline and forecasting models.

Prior to joining HighGround, Nick served as Head of Marketing and Business Development at Lifecrowd, a position he took after several years consulting at Gagen McDonald, where he provided change management and strategy execution guidance to organizations like Pfizer, J&J, Hyatt and MillerCoors.

Nick has a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MS from Northwestern University.

Bong Koh

Advisor

Bong is a Founding Partner of Hypothesis, a startup platform focused on emerging ecosystems, and investor in PathMatch. Prior to co-founding Hypothesis, he was the Founding Partner at KohFounders, a pre seed fund focused on emerging ecosystems, and a Founding Partner at Beta Bridge Capital, a seed fund focused on emerging ecosystems.

He previously was Co-Founder or Founding Advisor of 4 companies that generated over $300M in annual sales, employed hundreds of employees and raised over $50M in venture funding. 3 of the 4 companies were ultimately acquired by Qualcomm, Photobucket and Brand Networks. His first startup experience was as one of the first employees in the New York Strategy Group at Organic (IPO and acquisition by Omnicom).

Bong has also worked with Advanced Technology Ventures in Palo Alto and was an initial investor in MuckerLab in Santa Monica. He was also an EIR and Principal with Prism and a mentor with Techstars (Cedars-Sinai and Chicago), TigerLabs (Princeton) and AlphaLab (Pittsburgh).

He was also an Associate at McKinsey in Palo Alto and Los Angeles and an M&A Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in New York. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Peter Brack

Advisor

Peter Brack is a Founding Partner of Hypothesis, a startup platform focused on emerging ecosystems, and investor in PathMatch. Prior to Hypothesis, Peter has been a Venture Partner at Mucker Capital and an initial investor and advisor at KohFounders. At Mucker Capital, in addition to sourcing opportunities for the firm, Peter has worked across a rapidly growing portfolio, deeply engaging with founders and leadership teams. Just three years after relocating from Asia, he is known as a key player in LA’s growing venture and startup community.

Prior to Mucker Capital and KohFounders, Peter was co-founder and CEO of two companies (Redgate Media Group and One Media Group), both of which went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Redgate was one of the largest Chinese media consolidators of the ‘00s, operating television, radio, advertising, and out-of-home media companies across the country. One Media Group remains one of the largest content publishers in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.​

Prior to co-founding Redgate Media Group and One Media Group, Peter was Senior Vice President, Time Inc., where he was responsible for the revenues and overall profitability of TIME & FORTUNE’s Asia editions. He oversaw the Hong Kong, Singapore, New Delhi, Tokyo, and Sydney offices. An early entrant to China, Peter made some early investments during the country’s first internet wave, notably into some of today’s largest players.​

Peter has a BA from Tulane University, and studied at The American University of Paris.

John Ryu

Advisor

John is a Founding Partner for Hypothesis, a startup platform focused on emerging ecosystems, and investor in PathMatch. Prior to Hypothesis, John was a Venture Advisor at KohFounders. Prior to joining KohFounders, he helped launch Assurely and Greensbury Market as an EIR at Scout Ventures. He also helped launch Scout Ventures and has supported the portfolio of over 60 companies.

Previously, John was a product manager at WebMD, where he launched their first social and mobile monetization products. He also managed all targeted ad products under the Medscape product umbrella, representing over $50M in annual revenues. Prior to WebMD, John led product and was interim CTO at AdECN (backed by Accel and acquired by Microsoft). In addition, John led Search Products at WhenU (BCG spinout, backed by ABS Capital and Trident Capital). John scaled his P&L there from $0 to $50M in two years. The company grew to a $100M run rate business before being acquired by a private equity firm.

John also has experience as a strategy consultant at CapGemini and investment banking experience at Hambrecht & Quist. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.