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Alexandra Cavoulacos

Founder of The Muse, Y Combinator alum. Executive - expert in operations, product and talent. Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media. INC 15 women to watch in tech. Business Insider 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech.

About Me

Alex is the co-founder of The Muse, a values-based career platform used by over 75 million people to research companies and careers. The Muse was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World and #3 Most Innovative Company for Enterprise. She is also the co-author of the WSJ best-selling book The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career (Crown Business, 2017).

After a decade where she led or managed almost every function across the business first as COO then President, Alex left The Muse in summer 2021 to explore her own next career adventure. She continues to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Alex has a passion for people development and management, and growing employees in their careers to hit their full potential. She is also a frequent speaker on the future of work, career growth and management, entrepreneurship and productivity.


Author, The New Rules of Work at Penguin Random House

Apr 2017 — Present

Founder & COO/President at

Sep 2011 — Jul 2021

New York City, NY

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Startup Domain Expertise Advice

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Providing guidance on your career growth, job search or experience growing into management. Able to help from early career to executive level.

Industry Expertise

Feedback or guidance on the future of work and hiring the next general of talent.

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