Meet The CEOs
Charlie Kim, Founder & Co-CEO
Charlie Kim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Next Jump. Charlie founded Next Jump in 1994 in his college dorm room. Grew the business to 150 employees in the first dot-com boom, soon to be followed by the dot-com bust, bringing the Company down to 4 employees before building back up to 200 NxJumpers. Charlie is rated as a top mentor and coach in several industries including: U.S. military, professional sports, education, nonprofits, startups and F1000 executives. Next Jump has been recognized by McKinsey as well as Harvard & Cornell for its culture of high performance and coaching techniques for both individuals and team leaders.
Meghan Messenger, Co-CEO
Meghan Messenger serves as Co-Founder & Chief of Staff at Next Jump, Inc. (NxJ). Meghan started as a local sales intern for Next Jump in 1998 and helped grow the business though the first dot-com bubble to over 150 employees. A few years later, Next Jump survived the dot-com bust however shrunk down to just 4 employees in January of 2002. Meghan was part of the 4-person surviving team, becoming one of the founders of the restructured Next Jump. She also helped build Next Jump’s senior management team, as well as recruit and train some of the best engineers in the country, building the Company back up to 200 employees. She resides in New York City with her husband Mark and her two sons Matthew and Brendan.
Meet The Team
Tarun Gidoomal, Co-Head of UK Office
Tarun currently serves as the Co-Head of Next Jump’s UK office. Having joined Next Jump in 2011, Tarun has helped quadruple
Tarun currently serves as the Co-Head of Next Jump’s UK office. Having joined Next Jump in 2011, Tarun has helped quadruple the business in under 4 years as they expand globally. He frequently speaks on leadership and corporate culture. Tarun is a member of the Virgin Unite’s People Innovation Network – a community of 30 businesses brought together by Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, all of whom are passionate about re-defining work to help people thrive. He currently mentors young entrepreneurs part of the New Entrepreneur Foundation (NEF), and is spearheading Next Jump’s Adopt-a-School program in the UK; an initiative designed to transform education by creating blueprint for businesses to play a more proactive role in supporting local state-funded schools.
Greg Kunkel, Head of Boston Office
Greg Kunkel joined Next Jump in May 1998 as a co-founder of the organization. He has held a variety of roles during his tenure.
Greg Kunkel joined Next Jump in May 1998 as a co-founder of the organization. He has held a variety of roles during his tenure. He is responsible for developing of Next Jump’s relationships with human resources departments and leads product development for HR services.
He currently lives in Cambridge Massachusetts with his wife Jill and their two children.