About Us

about illume hire

For Employers: illume hire was created to help employers hire vetted age diverse professionals for their multi-generational team so they can exceed business expectations.

For Job Candidates: We have monthly events as well as content regarding the future of work, how to start a business or side hustle and tools to upskill and land a remote first job. 



Our Team


Emily Clay

CEO and Co-founder

Emily has 20+ years sales and business development experience in the media industry at companies like U.S. News & World Report and Ziff-Davis. She drives marketing, content strategy, PR, & business development.  

In addition to her work with illume hire, Emily was part of the founding leadership team at Age Equity Alliance, a non-profit focused on age diversity in the workplace.


Nick Burling

COO and Co-founder

Nick is a serial entrepreneur with deep product and operational experience built through leadership roles across multiple Fortune 500 companies and startups, including a successful exit to Microsoft for BlueStripe Software where Nick was the VP of Product. Nick drives operations for illume hire, including building out the company’s product strategy and tech stack.


Ken Marshall

Strategic Advisor and Acting CMO

Ken Marshall is the CGO and Managing Partner at RevenueZen. Ken is an advisor for illume hire working on SEO and targeted content marketing. His agency has developed systems that turn business websites from an afterthought, into a powerful tool that generates new sales and inquiries. His team has built up their superpowers around Google approved SEO and paid ads, targeted content marketing, stellar copywriting that converts, and powerful social selling methodologies. Ken loves learning about and growing businesses, creating useful and engaging articles, and drinking black coffee.