Elise Runde Voss

Elise Runde Voss

CEO & Co-Founder, UpScored
$125/Session | 3 Reviews
  • Salary + Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Resumes + Cover Letters
  • Leadership + Management
  • Career Exploration
  • Industry Insight

About Me

Hi! My name is Elise. I’m the CEO and Co-Founder of UpScored, the first and only career site that matches you with opportunities suited specifically to you while automatically learning your career interests. My co-founders and I are building UpScored with the mission of helping young professionals find their ideal careers through better technology. Before co-founding UpScored, I worked in Finance. My most recent position was at SAC Capital, a $10bn multi-strategy investment firm (now known as Point72 Asset Management). During my time at SAC Capital, I played a central role in launching the firm’s first Big Data Strategy Group. While building the team, I experienced firsthand the challenging process of hiring for a wide array of roles. Prior to SAC, I was an Assistant Vice President at Barclays Capital, where I covered Internet companies such as LinkedIn, Netflix, and Amazon. I hold a B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Iowa. Through hundreds of conversations with recruiting leaders at top start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, I have a unique understanding of how different types of companies recruit and hire. I can be most helpful with writing and editing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, identifying strengths and weaknesses (and how to address them), finding effective ways to network, and transitioning to a different industry. Most importantly, my advice is always centered around action items. Let’s get started - I’m here to help!

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Get to Know Me

Current Position
CEO & Co-Founder, UpScored
Previous Positions
Associate, SAC Capital / Point72 Asset Management March 2013 - February 2015
Assistant Vice President, Barclays Capital July 2009 - February 2013
B.B.A., Finance & Marketing - University of Iowa


"I found my session with Elise to be really helpful. Well worth the price!"
- Anonymous, 28 Feb. 23, 2017
"Elise was wonderful to talk to -- very helpful and encouraging, and I came away from our call with a fairly clear plan about how to tackle next steps, for both short-term and long-term changes. I also got some good recommendations for websites and apps to try. Thank you Elise, for your help!"
- Runjini M. Apr. 02, 2016
"I am sure that I will look back to my meeting with my Career Contessa Expert (Elise Runde Voss) as the definitive turning point for my career. I had been job searching for months and seeking advice from friends and professionals in my network but it wasn't my session with Elise that I felt truly confident that I had was on the right track and capable of securing my ideal job. Elise helped me see the gaps in my resume and to focus on the types of roles and companies I might be a good fit for, and now I have a roadmap for the rest of my job search. She was extremely professional and at the same time very warm and understanding of how sensitive career matters are to young professionals. Her advice was beyond insightful and, as a co-founder in the job-matching space, she is ahead of the curve on job search trends and what it takes to find a job (and career) that will take you where you want to be. I recommend her to all Career Contessa's and will definitely be purchasing more sessions. Michele"
- Michele C. Mar. 11, 2016