Uncover new beginnings in the world of work.

That’s CareerExplorer.

2010

Sokanu was founded by Spencer Thompson out of coffee shops and in his room in Vancouver

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CareerExplorer is made up of talented people across data science, design, marketing, and engineering.

Millions

Since launch, we have helped millions of people find their dream careers or figure out their next move in life.

About Us

We help millions find, work toward, and achieve their ideal careers each year — from bright students trying to pave their education paths to individuals looking for career changes. We empower people to make their best next moves.

Our History

In high school, Spencer Thompson noticed a pattern among his classmates when it came to post-graduation plans: they made choices based upon what family or friends thought they should do, rather than their intrinsic passions, capabilities, or potential.

In 2012, Spencer founded Sokanu to solve this problem. He partnered with PhD career psychologists to reinvent the standard career test and launched what would become CareerExplorer — a world-class career platform powered by modern science and technology.

Today, CareerExplorer is the world’s most comprehensive source of career data and information, with over 1,000 profession and degree profiles, up-to-date labor market data, how-to guides, expert interviews, and more. We are partnering with leading education, coaching, and training organizations to give our users the skills they need to take the next step in their careers. It’s why millions trust us to guide them down the right path each year. 

Guiding Principles

Meet the team

Our team brings diverse backgrounds in psychology, education, career training, publishing, healthcare, UX design, engineering,
and data science.

Some of us have had winding careers across multiple industries, others have stayed in one field for years. We know how complex choosing the right career can be, whether you’re just starting out or well into a life of work. That's why we've each made it our mission to help millions of others find their way to success and fulfillment.

CEO

Josh
Reibel

ARCHETYPE: KINGPIN

Lead Designer

Alan
Li

ARCHETYPE: VISIONARY

Marketing & content

Kristin
Ramsey

ARCHETYPE: VISIONARY

Product Lead

Ivo
Marjanovic

ARCHETYPE: Architect

Founder

Spencer
Thompson

ARCHETYPE: KINGPIN

Content Writer

Lucas
Thompson

ARCHETYPE: LUMINARY

Senior Content Writer

Deppy
Thompson

ARCHETYPE: LUMINARY

Lead Engineer

Alvin
Lim

ARCHETYPE: GROUNDBREAKER

Data Scientist

Andrew
Lim

ARCHETYPE: Scholar

Intern Engineer

Tung
Huynh

ARCHETYPE: Captain

Engineer

Gavin
Fung

ARCHETYPE: SCHOLAR

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Alek
Hrycaiko

ARCHETYPE: MASTERMIND

Data Scientist

Sean
Conley

ARCHETYPE: ENTHUSIAST

Engineer

Eric
Berndt

ARCHETYPE: Innovator

Senior Engineer

Jørgen
Hookham

ARCHETYPE: PHILOSOPHER

Content Writer

Peter
Turcic

ARCHETYPE: Creator

Our advisors

We lean on an external team of experts who do big things in psychology, education, and technology.

Stephen Smith

CEO, Intellispark | Co-Founder, Naviance 

George Klemp, Ph.D.

Founding Partner, Cambria

Larry Stefan, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist | President, Stefan Fraser & Associates

Rhys Lewis, Ph.D.

CEO, Honest Renter | Lead Scientist, Sokanu (Former)