Mainstay started with a spark...

The founders of Mainstay

Our story

In 2014, Drew Magliozzi and Kirk Daulerio came together with a shared vision to make college access more equitable through technology. This passion led them to start AdmitHub, a student engagement platform that uses behaviorally intelligent chatbots to connect students with the support they need to reach college.

AdmitHub didn’t stop with college access, though. The platform soon evolved to support millions of students with empathetic, conversational guidance throughout their entire higher educational journey.

Today, as Mainstay, we still empower people to take the next step toward achieving their goals — one conversation at a time.

For many people, entering the workforce and navigating a career comes with a new set of challenges to overcome. Mainstay is here for that journey, too, as we partner with schools and businesses to give students and employees the support they need to succeed every step of the way.

Our mission

At Mainstay, we believe one conversation can spark a brighter figure. Our engagement platform makes it easy for colleges and businesses to start and measure meaningful conversations that drive action at scale. From our rigorous research methods to our Behavioral Intelligence approach — everything we do is designed with our mission in mind: To help people take the next step toward a more fulfilling life.

Our values


"Why" matters

We seek purpose, meaning, 
and clarity in everything we do. Our shared curiosity unifies us in our everyday exploration of “the why behind the why.”

Create joy

We celebrate each moment of 
the journey by being present, expressing gratitude, finding balance, and finding fun ways to share positive energy with one another.


Grow yourself

We evolve as a company 
by strengthening our skills, developing our abilities, 
and empowering our team 
to grow holistically.

Kindness rules

Kindness means being friendly, generous, and considerate — while having the courage and compassion to deliver important information in a way that promotes growth.

Drive impact

As employees and shareholders, 
we take the initiative to show up fully as our authentic selves, address challenges that arise, and make a meaningful difference for our coworkers, partners, and everyone who interacts with our technology.

Meet Mainstay's founders

Drew Magliozzi


Co-Founder & CEO

Kirk Daulerio


Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist

Meet Mainstay's executive team

Howard Greene



Toby Jackson





EVP of Strategic Initiatives

Adrienne Barnard | SVP of People Operations and Experience


SVP of People Operations and Experience

Hari Challapalli


SVP, Product and Analytics

Ben C


SVP, Marketing

Join Mainstay

If you’re interested in working with an innovative and compassionate team, driving large-scale social impact, and being a part of a fast-growing company, we’d love to have you on our team!

Get in touch

Support is just a click away. How can we help?

To contact us, click request a demo and include your inquiry in the comments section.

You can also reach our sales team directly at [email protected].