The word is out about us.

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Welcome to the future of learning and work.

May the best messaging win.

How can Founders help you?

Remote-Focused Companies

Our fully distributed team has produced expert insights on dozens of remote and future of work topics, securing respected media mentions in the process.

Nonprofit Foundations 

& Associations

We  assist communications teams from the world's foremost philanthropies and institutions with powerful storytelling.

Leadership &

Talent Organizations

Transforming companies'

approaches to professional development and training requires brand recognition and a strong reputation; we can help with both.

Education PR Agencies

Think of us as your extended expert team; with Founders, you'll have access to veteran writers with decades of industry experience who speak your clients' language.

Colleges & Universities

We've worked with deans, faculty members, administrative staff and researchers to develop thought leadership pieces for award-winning academic blogs and higher education media.

Edtech Startups

Multinational edtech startups trust us to create a compelling digital presence, from event-specific content and newsletter messaging to social campaigns that resonate with key audiences.

Think Tanks

Whether the focus is technology, learning or training, we specialize in turning research findings and survey responses into meaningful policy briefs and reports that get people talking.

K-12 Schools & Networks

We've collaborated with school leaders and educators from some of the U.S.'s most highly regarded districts and charter networks to craft blog posts and case studies.  

Content is everywhere.

Deep domain expertise isn't.

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We live in eventful times.

 

Changes that once took decades now happen in days. Barriers to access are being broken, as are traditional approaches to education, training, and upskilling. Rapidly evolving technologies and services are reshaping our concept of a workplace, and stretching the boundaries for finding talent. 

 

The global future of learning and work is our passion. Our fully remote team spans 10 timezones and possesses decades of experience in editorial content and strategic communications 

across education, tech, training and professional development. 

We support leading think tanks, foundations, agencies, associations, institutions of higher education, K-12 organizations, and edtech and HR startups transforming today's learning environment and the future of work.

 

Founders In the News

FlexJobs Webinar: Be Your Own Boss:
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Kristi DePaul, CEO of Founders, shared advice with FlexJobs' community on becoming an entrepreneur. Watch the replay to discover the biggest misconceptions about remote entrepreneurship, how to get started and of course, how to find clients.

Recent Articles

           By Kristi DePaul for Harvard Business Review

 

Why Founders?

You have a fascinating story to tell.

Life-changing work deserves top-notch content.

With our help, educational experts, workplace visionaries and forward-thinking entrepreneurs become thought leaders, organizations attract more visibility to their brands, and teams more effectively share their stories to global audiences.

We're fluent in the future of learning and work; we've produced materials read by hundreds of thousands of professionals around the world. With Founders, you have a powerful combination of creative expertise in content marketing, social media strategy, and multimedia production.

 

Global brands trust us.

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Ready to tell your story?

We are the creative forces behind Founders, and our aim is

to make every word, every interaction, and every moment count.

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Kristi DePaul
Chief Executive

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At home in the San Juan Islands and Tel Aviv, Kristi is a thought leader and world traveler who believes in the promise of the future of learning and work.  Kristi is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, where her articles on networking and career navigation are consistently among the outlet's most widely read pieces. Previously, she directed marketing & PR efforts for a $65m K-12 investment network and the world’s premier higher ed IT association, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Kristi has led strategic marketing initiatives across five continents for multinational edtech and educational strategy startups. She loves to run and discover new places on foot.

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Kristin Kretzler
Creative Director

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An ad agency veteran, Kristin is a dynamic copywriter, videographer, educator and design pro who has produced a vast and varied portfolio on many national campaigns over the past decade. Based out of Kent, Ohio, Kristin produces captivating creative projects tailored to global clients' diverse needs—whether those involve eye-catching layouts, industry-specific imagery or sophisticated multimedia presentations and videos.  When not creating, editing, or storyboarding, you might find her playing at the park with her energetic son, heading off to teach another high-velocity kickboxing class, or performing on stage in a popular 80s tribute band, Invincible.

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Julian Stewart
Senior Content Strategist

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Canadian by birth but a Southern Californian at heart, Julian has over two decades of content strategy and marketing experience. He was most recently Executive Editor of Workfrom, the leading global community for location-independent professionals. Prior to Workfrom, he held a number of prominent content and project management roles at divisions of major tech and entertainment companies, including AOL, AT&T, Disney, and News Corp. If he’s not writing, editing, or researching best practices, you’ll find Julian stretching out on a yoga mat, playing guitar and writing songs, or delving into the latest issue of The Economist.

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Faith Kibor
Social Media Strategist

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Faith is an open-minded creative with a passion for content generation, social issues, and digital marketing. As a professional, Faith’s desire is to speak in the space of the unspoken. ​She believes in the power of digital media, team effort, and hard work to promote positive change. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Daystar University (Kenya) with a concentration in electronic media. Previously, she worked in digital marketing  for Royal Media Services' Citizen TV and as a social media associate at KCIC Consulting Limited. Faith enjoys African literature and spends most of her free time reading orshopping for more novels. 

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Gil Taran
Growth & Partnerships Lead 

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Gil is a gifted business development leader, multilingual educator and serial entrepreneur who thrives on building dynamic companies. With nearly 25 years of higher ed, international startup and industry experience, he brings a wealth of strategic insight and an innovative mindset to the Founders team. Gil ensures that a strong alignment between client goals and engagements exists in order for us to better serve our customers. He is a published author and TEDx speaker who has led company projects, workshops and presentations on six continents. An award-winning former Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science professor, Gil enjoys expanding his culinary skills, traveling, and spending downtime with family.

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Chanell Alexander
Contributing Writer

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An Atlanta-native, Chanell has almost a decade of content writing and digital marketing experience in the remote work and entrepreneurship spaces. She has written about topics ranging from productivity improvement to remote work best practices for startups including Workplaceless, RemoteHabits, Abodoo, and Operate Remote, among others. Chanell has produced engaging content on personal finance and entrepreneurship for a variety of small businesses as well. Previously, she held roles in several educational nonprofits as a program manager and content creator. When not scouring the internet for data or writing and editing, Chanell enjoys virtual trivia with friends, playing video games, and listening to personal finance podcasts with a cup of tea.