We are a specialized team of 30 and fill positions nationwide. Three Pillars connects some of the world's hottest companies with their most important asset, the people who drive them forward. It's the only thing we do, and we do it really well. We know the companies, the people, and are professionally storytellers, and for us, it's all about cultivating the right personal relationships.
We pride ourselves in our ability to roll with the punches and value individuals with tenacious spirits. We strive to maintain a culture that encourages and facilitates resilience through optimism.
We believe that no interaction should ever be rated less than 4 stars. We strive to make every conversation a positive one through transparent, constructive, and collaborative communication.
We aim to always stay ahead of the curve and be better, faster, and stronger than we used to be. We strive to create a culture that empowers employee growth and autonomy.
We believe that every individual makes our organization stronger through their unique contributions. We strive to show each member of the team the respect, comradery, and appreciation that they deserve.
We believe that words are only as strong as the actions that back them up. We strive to hold ourselves accountable to each other, our clients, and our goals.
We’re an eclectic bunch of personalities, people, and passions, and we believe our “weirdness” makes us stronger. We strive to maintain a work environment that encourages authenticity and self-expression.
Avi Mally has been working in the VC-backed startup scene in NYC for the last 15 years and investing in VC-backed startups for the last 5 years. He’s an investor in a number of high profile startups and successful exists, including MuleSoft (Salesforce), Careem (Uber), PagerDuty (IPO), OpenDNS (Cisco), XTime (Cox), Greenhouse, Kabbage, Hired. He founded Three Pillars Recruiting 11+ years ago, which has emerged as one of the largest firms in the country focused on VC-backed startups, initially focused on digital media and AdTech, and has since expanded its focus to include MarTech, as well as the broader B2C space, including both content (digital first publsihers, MCNs), as well as Marketplaces, Mobile Apps, DTC, DNVB, and tech enabled brands. Prior to Founding Three Pillars, he served as Director of Business Development at AC Lion, an executive search firm focused on digital media. He still holds the record for the highest first-year billing total in the company's twelve-year history. In 2007, he co-led the launch of the Retained Search Division, where he focused on VP, SVP, and C-level placements. Previously, as Research Manager for Nitron Circle of Experts, subsequently acquired by Evalueserve, he ran the research team, and serviced high profile clients, including hedge funds, venture capital firms, and top-tier investment banks. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics from Rutgers University. He lives in Bergen County with his wife, son, and daughter.
Josh Yehaskel is our partner development guy, responsible for working with Three Pillars marquee clients and VC partners. Prior to joining Three Pillars he was Director, Advertising Sales at University Sports Publications responsible for working directly with professional and collegiate sports teams. A self-professed 'tech geek,' Josh has immersed himself deeply within the digital space and emerging technologies with a focus on business engineering. In his spare time he enjoys lock-picking, woodworking, and creating craft cocktails. He graduated from Yeshiva University with a triple major and honors in English, political science, and sociology.
The Other Avi or simply ‘Bogart’, as he is more commonly known, brings an easygoing demeanor, a sharp wit and his insatiable need for getting the last laugh to Three Pillars. Oh, and revenue too- he’s a top producer and the go-to-guy for all things sales recruiting related. Avi’s professional tale began after a few years of studying abroad; he moved to NYC in 2006 where he joined The Moret Group, a clothing design office on Fashion Ave. He worked with some of the biggest names in retail including Macy’s, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s and shared a revolving door with Jay-Z from time to time while Hova was heading up to Rocawear on the 38th floor. Avi attended college in the evenings and in his spare time, married his high school sweetheart and had a baby girl. In late 2010, he realized NYC lacked adequate parking and moved back to his hometown of Atlanta, GA. After beating Super Mario Brothers, collecting all three Star Coins on every level thereby unlocking the secret Star World and collecting all three Star Coins there too, Avi joined Three Pillars where he's been kicking ass and taking names ever since. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, son and two daughters.
Dan Goldsmith brings 15 years technology and media sales experience, 10 of which have been spent exclusively focused on executive recruiting across the digital media landscape. Dan has had the unique experience recruiting for some highly impactful and cutting edge organizations. Dan started his technology sales career selling enterprise level solutions for numerical computation, visual programming and algorithmic development at The Mathworks. He then built New York's first Digital Media Sales Recruiting practice at AC Lion where for 10 years he recruited for DoubleClick, Google, OpenX, Pontiflex and many many more. Dan is joining Three Pillars after a year with radical start-up, Narrative Science, where he was bringing rapidly scalable content generation to "AdTech" platforms and content publishers. Dan is a 1993 graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was a dean's list student and Nationally Ranked "Cat1" cyclist.
If there’s ever been a guy with the gift of gab, it’s Gavin Frank! Gavin started his career as a Director of Recruitment at Aish HaTorah in Manhattan where he supervised a staff of five and coordinated regional programming and one-on-one learning sessions. In 2007, he decided it was time to move back to Atlanta with his family and accepted a role with First NLC Financial Services, an independent mortgage banking company, originating loans in 38 states. In 2010, Gavin landed at Three Pillars and quickly made a name for himself, becoming the highest-billing first-year recruiter in corporate history. Currently, he stands as one of the highest billers in company history. In his current role as Managing Director, Gavin enjoys sharing his industry knowledge with his coworkers and has taken a special interest in becoming an expert in the emerging areas of MarTech and AdTech. Within Three Pillars, he is known as an unrelenting advocate for his clients and candidates and will do anything in his power to represent their interests. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Gavin is a proud husband and father of three beautiful girls. He graduated with a B.T.L from Beis Yisrael College in Israel.