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Hi, we’re Firsthand

We believe everyone deserves an equal shot at academic and professional success. Our goal is to inspire confidence and action by giving everyone a firsthand perspective and a helping hand.

We make software platforms for universities that make it easy to enlist students as ambassadors and alumni as mentors. Our platforms are built to support every student’s professional journey and to scale to meet the needs of any university. Including yours. Come join us!

Why we’re here

“We believe there’s a better path forward”

Fredrik Marø
Founder & CEO

Our mission:

To democratize careers

Our vision:

To be the world’s greatest broker of jobs and opportunities

Our values


Build with generosity and the belief in paying it forward.


Today is worth two tomorrows. Work today to be successful tomorrow.

Focus on Impact

Identify the real job to be done focus your efforts there.

Effective communication

No misunderstandings. Listen well, communicate often, synthesize and confirm.


Always do what is right for our clients and their communities.

Our story

Our leadership

Fredrik Marø

CEO & Founder

Craig Leinoff


Courtney O’Connell

VP Product

Tawnee Rozier-Byrd

Customer Success

Elias Kardous

New Partnerships