Kieran Snyder
CEO and Co-Founder



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Kieran is the CEO and Co-Founder of Textio, the augmented writing platform. For anything you write, Textio tells you ahead of time who’s going to respond based on the language you’ve used. Textio’s augmented writing engine is designed to attach to any large text corpus with outcomes to find the patterns that work. Prior to founding Textio, Kieran held product leadership roles at Microsoft and Amazon. Kieran has a PhD in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Fortune, Re/code, Slate, and the Washington Post.



  1. As the CEO of Textio, Kieran’s leadership is unparalleled. A trusted resource for everyone in the company, on any given day she is mentoring the sales team, working on new algorithms with the data team, or talking with customers with our customer success team. Textio’s first product helps companies write more effective job postings. Textio analyzes hiring outcomes data from more than 250 million real-world job posts to score a job listing and give actionable feedback in real time. Typically, customers using Textio attract 25% more candidates qualified enough to interview, and get 23% more applications from women, and they fill roles two weeks faster than they did before using Textio. Kieran has been a longtime advocate for diversity in companies and has authored articles for Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Slate, and many more on how companies can improve on diversity in the workforce. By building such an innovative product Kieran has helped Textio win HR awards including the HRO Forum Award, HR Examiner Best Products of 2017, HR Tech Disruptor Award. Additionally, Textio has been recognized by Fast Company for their Innovation by Design Awards and Seattle Business Magazine for the Tech Impact Awards. Finally, Kieran herself was a finalist for the Geekwire CEO of the Year award. Not only does Kieran spend her days leading a start-up but she spends her nights coaching girls basketball for the YMCA, something she has enjoyed doing since 2004. She also designed a CS curriculum for preschoolers and taught it, and mentors girls in computer science and math.

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