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I’ve built to help you succeed! Whether in the midst of career advancements or when faced with the
infrequent, but inevitable, speed-bumps, we’re your biggest fans.
Brian Mariani FOUNDER
Mirror has granted me the never-ending benefit of working daily with developers and leaders at startups. They make me smarter, energized, and hopeful. I’m deeply thankful for the part I play in the startup and developer journey, and joyful for a chance to support and enhance so many developers’ career trajectories.
I believe that software development is the ultimate team sport, where the whole can be exponentially more than any assessment of the individual parts, particularly when individuals can operate at their natural frequencies and maximally create, connect, and grow.
As a child, I learned this lesson with my first love, baseball. In a sport where you couldn’t play and scarcely practice without others, I discovered my passion for collaborating with peers in complementary roles and areas of skill. From little league to Brandeis University, my experience playing different positions and roles was seminal in forming my understanding of how people can best begin, contribute, and pivot.
Today, you’ll often find me playing or watching baseball and other team sports with my wife Jaime (a high school coach) and our three children. Many evenings one of my children will overhear part of my end of a conversation with an engineer.
Often when I hang up, I enjoy sharing with them stories about the fulfillment the right job can provide, and inspiring examples that reveal no matter where you start, the top is within reach.
I’m joined by my partner at Mirror, Jonathan Soo Hoo. What can I say about Jonathan? Well first, anytime you get a neuroscience major who says that he wants to explore his passion for helping startups grow, the answer is yes! Here in Boston, he’s what we call wicked smaht. But, more importantly than that, he’s equally kind and authentic, qualities we believe bring out the best for our startups and developers.
Have you ever talked to someone who you can tell knows a ton about whatever the subject is?
Technology, geopolitics, cryptocurrency, fantasy football, personal finance, and physics: Jonathan can engage on all of these diverse subjects (and more) in smart and insightful ways.
What struck me most is that, when doing so, he’s always asking questions, always seeking the other person’s perspective, always eagerly learning more, and he never makes me feel dumb if I ask him to explain it to me like I’m a fifth grader.
It’s this rare combination of broad knowledge and empathy that makes him so good at what he does, and I’m so fortunate to have him as my partner.
When you receive a message from Jonathan, it’s meant just for you. He’s learned who you are, has researched you carefully, and knows there’s a benefit to a conversation.
As a recruiter, I’ve met and worked with thousands of people over the years and I’m so lucky to be able to collaborate every day with one of the very best in Jonathan. I hope you have a chance to work with him too!