The way enterprises
get work done is evolving

We’re shaping the future of work by enabling seamless access to the world’s best independent talent on demand.

A workforce in transition

People are the heartbeat of every organization. And yet, most workforce models are not built to handle the demands of the modern workforce.

Employees wanting better work-life balance, pay, and flexibility have started to realize the benefits of going independent and remote. This shift in employee behavior has pushed companies to rethink how they view talent acquisition amid capacity and capability gaps on their teams.

Reimagining the modern workplace

As companies retooled their workforce to navigate a changing labor landscape, Graphite emerged as a platform for helping companies gain seamless access to the talent they need on demand.

By creating a platform where independent experts and leading companies can meet, we’re paving the way for the modern workplace. Businesses and experts alike can enjoy the benefits of a flexible workforce — a win-win for everyone.

Our Values

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Move with urgency

Time is of the essence when completing mission-critical initiatives. So we move quickly and diligently in our interactions with clients and experts to help bring projects to life.

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Operate collaboratively

Our clients and experts grow when we help our people grow. Building a collaborative and inclusive work environment allows us to build a culture that empowers our clients, experts, and people alike.

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Seek inspiration

We surround ourselves with people that share our passion, inspire us, and make our team better, more diverse, and more inclusive.

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Be transparent

Helping clients and experts reach the next level of growth requires transparency, honesty, and empathy. We aim to make this the cornerstone for how we interact with one another and our community.

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Talent that's here to help.

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Creative Director
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Architect
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Account Manager
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Engineering

We're Hiring!

Come join our growing team and help us build an
industry-altering independent on-demand talent acquisition platform.

Testimonials From
Our Satisfied Clients

Market Sizing of Management Consulting Industry

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Michelle did a great job on my market sizing project. I needed a detailed report completed on a short time frame and she produced a great work product fairly autonomously. Michelle is detail oriented and thoughtful in her work and I look forward to working on future projects with her.

PE/VC-Backed Company
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Financial Modeling for a subscription based healthy meal

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Teddy has been a pleasure to work with. He inherited a complex project and worked diligently to understand the context and make sure his deliverable was spot on. Teddy has the unique ability to anticipate and proactively address questions that might arise from his modeling work. I firmly believe that life is too short to work with jerks, and Teddy was a great guy.

Healthy frozen food home delivery business.
02 / 03

Investor & Partner Ready Vision PowerPoint for Hospitality Industry Social Media Business

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Excellent turnaround time and quality - very strong understanding of business and VC/capital raising strategies and messaging. Highly would recommend for a start-up (or any business really) needing a compelling presentation that illustrates the business well

Investment Firm
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Our Leadership Team

Vikram Ashok

Founder, CEO
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Vikram is a former private equity investor who founded Graphite after seeing the need for its services firsthand when former portfolio companies reached out to him for independent consulting work. Vikram received a BS from Columbia University.

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Jason Gordon

Co-Founder, CTO
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Jason is a seasoned software engineer and technology leader. Prior to co-founding Graphite, Jason built high-frequency equity trading and market data software for the world's largest banks while working at Fidessa. Jason received a BS from Columbia University.

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Jeff Troxclair

CRO
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Jeff has spent the last decade-plus in a variety of B2B sales roles, effectively leading, managing, and expanding client relationships with some of the largest companies on the planet, after starting his career practicing law. Jeff earned his BS in Business Management from NC State University, and his JD from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

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Lesley Croll Henry

VP Expert Network
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Lesley started her career practicing law in a leading Canadian law firm. She has spent the last 10 years working in the on-demand talent space - focusing on recruitment, retention, and ongoing engagement of talent. Lesley received her BComm from Dalhousie University and her JD from Western Ontario, Canada. She received a MS in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics.

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John Reed

VP Finance
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John is an experienced finance and accounting leader who began his career at Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Graphite, John spent 5 years building the finance and accounting function at Upside Travel. John serves on the audit committee of Network for Good and received a BS and Masters from The University of Notre Dame.

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Vanessa Miller

VP Channel Partnerships
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Vanessa joins Graphite with steeped experience in designing + executing various Workforce Solutions for Fortune 1000 companies for their direct hire and contract talent. With her vast experience in partnership strategy, system analyses, consultation, and program optimization in the contingent labor space, Vanessa brings her innovative track record and passion for building, enhancing and leveraging strategic partnerships to Graphite. Vanessa earned a BS in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.

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Audrianna Hart

Senior Director People
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Audrianna is a strategic and versatile HR leader who focuses on improving employee performance, productivity, satisfaction, and engagement to support business goals and vision. Prior to joining Graphite, she held HR leadership roles at Klara Technologies, Gloo, and Clara Lending. Audrianna received a B.A. from Yale University.

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Meghan Aguilar

Director Customer Success
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Meghan comes to Graphite with a decade of experience in account management, focused on client retention, growth and strategic planning. She's held Customer Success roles in the Professional Services sector at Axiom, where she formed and led the first Customer Success team for the Midwest region, as well as in the EdTech sector at BenchPrep. Meghan holds a dual B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame.

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Karthik Nair

Director Marketing
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Karthik is a data-informed B2B technology growth marketing leader. Prior to joining Graphite, Karthik led global demand generation marketing at JOOR, a wholesale fashion marketplace and helped launch and scale the marketing function at ValueMomentum. Karthik received his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, and his Masters in Engineering Management from Case Western Reserve University.

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We are a trusted partner with a proven track record

Successful engagements
3,200

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Customer satisfaction rating
97

%

Companies re-hiring
experts on Graphite
590

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590+
Days from initial contact to onboard the right expert
13.5

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Graphite is home to 10,000+ independent subject matter experts who can supercharge various areas of your organization.

They are part of a revolutionary shift in the workforce where extremely talented individuals are choosing to work independently to gain more control over the work they do.

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