Exceptionly - Global Software Talent Marketplace

Revolutionizing the software talent industry

Exceptionly, Inc. is a next-generation software talent pipeline builder. We find, test, and deliver software talent for a direct-hire in 72 hours. Our service is free of charge until you sign a great talent!

Exceptionly invests in its enterprise-level talent acquisition engine and offers a platform as a service for providing both quality and volume of tested remote software engineers for businesses in the US and around the world.

We bring software developers and companies together with the motto “Talent has no zip code.” Having the competence to reach more than 2.5 million hands-on tested software developers from 170 countries, Exceptionly supports companies to accelerate their recruitment processes and increase their talent quality. We work as an extension of HR departments with expertise and a database in software talent acquisition.

We believe in

  • Transparent compensation packages
  • Remote work
  • Worldwide equal opportunity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Vetted candidates: After cognitive and hands-on coding tests, a technical interview takes place. A list of only vetted candidates is shared with our partners to increase the applicant-to-hire conversion rate and eliminate operational overhead.

“Engineer-to-engineer hiring experience”: The hiring managers’ direct point of contact is one of our Senior software engineers.

60-day warranty: One-time success fee is based on the annual gross salary of the engineer. Exceptionly warrants replacement in case of the discontinuation of employment within the first 60 days.

Meet the team


Sinan Ata

Co-founder & CEO

After building two global talent acquisition engines for enterprise software services companies, Sinan co-founded Exceptionly for revolutionizing the talent industry. He wants to change:

  • Non-tech recruiters hiring software engineering talent
  • Middle-men businesses cutting up to 85% of engineering capital

Ergul Civi

Co-founder & COO

After working with Microsoft and Spotify for years building B2B sales teams and processes, Ergul co-founded Exceptionly to revolutionize the software talent industry. She wants to change:

  • Gender inequality in the global software engineering industry
  • Female software engineers getting paid less for tech jobs

Recep Akay

Head of Technical Evaluation

Recep has over 13 years of Software Engineering experience. He is the leader of the Technical Evaluation Team at Exceptionly and makes sure your needs and requirements are fully implemented into our hiring processes.

Matheus Silva

Head of Talent Acquisition

Matheus is leading the Talent Acquisition team at Exceptionly. His mission is matching great job opportunities with highly skilled software engineers at scale, without spamming.

Board of Advisors

Anton Basin

Member of the Advisory Board

Anton is a seasoned technology executive with 20+ years of experience building cutting-edge products and healthy organizations.

Danial Taherzadeh

Member of the Advisory Board

Danial is an angel investor and advisor with over 20 years of engineering management and innovation experience.

Cem Aladogan

Member of the Advisory Board

After working as an engineering manager for global companies, Cem switched his career to AI product management/problem solving with AI and dedicated himself to customer experience.
Sales & Account Management

Pelin Altiparmak

Account Executive

Pelin is a skilled account manager. She’s helping our clients get the most out of Exceptionly by providing a white-glove service on the hiring process, requirement collection, and billing.

Technical Evaluation

Touqeer Tariq

Technical Evaluation Engineer

Touqeer has years of software engineering and management experience. He will be playing a key role as a “final boss” to pass with his challenging technical interviews. He’s working on scaling our technical evaluation efforts and offering an actual technical interview to thousands of candidates we get on a weekly basis.

Farrukh Khan

Technical Evaluation Engineer

Farrukh has years of software engineering experience He’ll help thousands of highly skilled software engineers have a chance to prove their hard-earned skills in an actual technical interview. He’ll be the gatekeeper of our awesome clients and their high-paying remote job opportunities.

Software Engineering

Ertugrul Yesil

Software Engineer

Ertugrul is a fast learner with C#, and Python experience. Nowadays he’s helping Exceptionly build a unique software talent marketplace and becoming an expert in Google Cloud Platform.

Orkun Incili

Software Engineer

Orkun is a curious Python lover. He loves Linux and is also interested in DevOps culture. He joined Exceptionly to build a unique software talent marketplace.

Customer Success

Mae Montehermoso

Customer Success Specialist

Mae is an experienced operations specialist with a proven track record in the consumer electronics industry. She joined Exceptionly for matching the top-notch software engineering talent with amazing companies.

Muge Samci

Customer Success Specialist

Muge has experience in multiple industries, including IT, recruitment, customer success, and management. She currently works at Exceptionly as a Customer Success Specialist and is involved in every step of bringing top-notch talents into our board.

Nwachukwu Okafor

Customer Success Specialist

Joseph has over five years in Software Engineering and Technical Support circles. He works with the Talent Acquisition Engine at Exceptionly as a Customer Success Specialist to ensure quality results from client requirements are achieved.

Claudia Stempkowski

Customer Success Specialist

Claudia has long experience in the international education industry, offering exceptional customer support. She joined Exceptionly as part of the talent acquisition team and works to match amazing talent with amazing opportunities.