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Founded in 2015 17 employees

Our Story

CovalentCareers is a career development company for new healthcare professionals, providing them with education, mentorship, and job opportunities. We provide employers with scalable talent acquisition solutions.

CovalentCareers has been in business since 2015 and houses nearly 20 employees in San Diego, California. Founded by healthcare professionals, CovalentCareers fundamentally understands the challenges of today's healthcare professionals. We’ve built rock solid relationships with healthcare influencers and our advisory boards are comprised of today’s movers and shakers.

When CovalentCareers first started, we noticed traditional, interruptive talent acquisition didn’t appeal to job seekers anymore. Due to the digital age, candidates were in complete control of the information they consumed—and they were sick and tired of receiving direct mail, email blasts, and cold calls from recruiters. Candidates wanted to be helped, so we started creating career development content that aided people in solving their career problems.

Today, we’ve built a passionate community of healthcare influencers, expanded our inbound talent acquisition approach to helping companies attract talent, and strengthened the healthcare career development more than ever before.

CovalentCareers is strongly focused on giving back—whether donating 10% of revenue to private practice clubs, medical mission trips in Andrah Pradesh, India, local community Day of Service events, or VTO days—we’re obsessive about giving back to our local community, our profession, and abroad.

CovalentCareers Team

Our Mission

To empower healthcare professionals to find happiness in their careers through a commitment to innovation and conversation.

Where did the name CovalentCareers come from?

A covalent bond is the strongest and most balanced atomic bond found in the universe. We aim to help create similar bonds between healthcare practices and healthcare professionals!

What's it like at CovalentCareers?

Our 7 Core Values

champion for the new grad
Be the champion for the new graduate.

We've made it our mission to focused exclusively on new healthcare professionals. This demographic needs the most support.

get to the root cause
Get to the root cause

Whether a problem or a success, getting to the true root is what's most important. You'll find us asking "why" 5 times pretty often around here.

open minded truth and transparency
Be open-minded, truthful, and transparent.

The best teams only become the best when every member is on the same page. Sharing our thoughts freely and openly drives excellence.

be yourself and have fun
Be yourself and have fun.

We see the best in people when they're doing what they love. By encouraging unique voices to speak up and share who they are, we are able to shape a fun, inclusive company experience.

create value receive value
Create value to receive value.

In order to receive, you must first contribute. We firmly believe that the way to receive value, whether monetary or personal fulfillment, is to create value for the company, its users, and your team. It's not about working hard, it's about creating value.

put team before self
Put team before self.

Everybody has work to do and tasks to check off of their list, but we're here to help each other. Working with CovalentCareers means being an open resource to your team members and growing together through professional and personal hurdles.

put team before self
Achieve excellence through disciplined work ethic.

We have an audacious goal to be the best and to win, and this mentality applies externally as well as internally. Becoming the best requires great work ethic, a quality that got CovalentCareers to where it is at today.

The Pros of the Covalent Team

Annual Team Trips

Our team works hard to create the best experience in the industry, and we like to set aside some time for everyone to reflect on the awesome things they've done.

Monthly Bonding Events

The team coming together and getting things done is an everyday occurrence, but we also like to get together when it really counts: beating each other at bowling or belting out karaoke.

Balboa Park Views

Bike, walk, skate, or scoot down the to Balboa Park at lunch; walk a block to delicious eateries; enjoy the laid-back energy of working in Hillcrest.

Sweet Paid Time Off

After crushing it for days at a time, you have to give yourself a bit of a break. Whether you're a world traveler or you want to take a few days to lounge around at home, you'll have some well-earned vacation time.

Work From Home & Flex Days

You have guests at home? You need to take a sudden trip in the middle of the week and want to make up the hours later? You're welcome to work from the comfort of your home on Saturday or in the early hours of the morning so that you're caught up when you get back.

Insane Growth Opportunities

We are a career development company for healthcare professionals, but we're also invested in developing our own team! We are dedicated to making our A-players into A+ players. We want to see our entry-level employees become directors, and we'll help them get there.

Health Insurance

Grinding through and hitting goals can take its toll on everyone. In case you get sick and need a little back up, we're here to help.

Sick Time

For those days you wake up feeling not so great, we strongly encourage you to get some bed rest. Recuperate and come back stronger than ever!

Retirement Plan

We all want to be able to happily grow old and then rest up at our sweet vacation home. We know you have to start some time, so why not now?

The CovalentCareers Team

We had everyone share a little bit about themselves with you by asking them to finish the statement "When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm..."

Matthew Geller
Matthew Geller, OD
Co-Founder, CEO

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...in sweatpants, eating a slice of New York pizza, with my wife by my side, and both of my cats sleeping on my lap. All while watching the "Chris Harris on Cars" YouTube channel.

Brett Kestenbaum
Brett Kestenbaum, PT, DPT
Co-Founder, COO

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...relaxing with friends, or out on the golf course. My goal is to join the senior PGA tour in 25 years. My thought is that if you practice anything for 25 years, any goal is achievable.

Josh Geller
Josh Geller
Co-Founder, CTO

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...spending time adventuring outdoors with my wife and our dog.

Client Services
Antonio Chirumbolo
Antonio Chirumbolo, OD
Associate Director of Client Services

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...chilling at home on the terrace and enjoying a crisp Pilsner on a cool fall day.

Rachel Viernes
Rachel Viernes
Account Coordinator

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

....at home relaxing with my boyfriend and our dog watching Netflix!

Mario Muñiz
Mario Muñiz
Full-Stack Web Developer

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when...

...I can top off a fun-filled day out with friends with a great movie and some snacks.

Sean Rivera
Sean Rivera
UI/UX Designer

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

....eating and trying new things!

Elena Lien
Elena Lien
Associate Director of Operations

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...surfing, checking out a new brewery, or throwing tennis balls for my two Aussies.

Eleanor Gold
Eleanor Gold, Ph.D.
Managing Editor

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...reading small press fiction with my feet tucked under a sleeping dog.

Lauren van Oeveren
Lauren van Oeveren
Social Media Coordinator

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...listening to music, making art, or hiking one of San Diego's many trails!

Adam Tremaine
Adam Tremaine
Graphic Designer

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...spending time with my family or at the golf course.

Talent Acquisition
Robert Mediavilla
Robert Mediavilla
Eyecare Talent Acquisition Specialist

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...writing with my partner on a breezy afternoon while drinking coffee or watching "8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown."

Priti Gohil
Priti Gohil
Eyecare Talent Acquisition Specialist

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

...sitting on the beach with some Lavender Peach Kombucha watching a beautiful San Diego sunset.

Christine Carder
Christine Carder
Eyecare Talent Acquisition Specialist

When I'm not at work, I'm happiest when I'm...

....chillin' with my husband and son by our pool on a beautiful summer day!

CovalentCareers Team
👋 We're Hiring!

If you’re passionate about our mission, we'd love to meet you.

We're Hiring!