Meet Your Coach

I'm Chazmon Flood, an ex-FAANG recruiter turned career coach.

With over a decade of experience in recruiting, global talent acquisition, and career coaching across government contracting, big tech, and unicorn startups; I’ve dedicated my career to bridging the access and pay gap for black engineers and tech professionals.

My journey in tech began at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where I spearheaded recruiting efforts, contributing to the hiring of over 300 engineers and tech professionals. It was there that I encountered a stark reality: out of those hundreds of talented individuals, only 3 were black engineers. This eye-opening experience ignited my commitment to diversity in tech, leading me to join Brilliant Black Minds at Karat as a Lead Career Consultant & Success Coach. It was there that the need for personalized career support services for black tech professionals became more clear to me.

Fueled by a desire to make a substantial impact, I launched UFLO, a career consulting powerhouse designed to propel mid-to-senior level black engineers & tech professionals into high-paying and leadership roles at FAANG, unicorns, and top-tier startups. At UFLO, we offer bespoke resume services, behavioral interviewing preparation, salary negotiation tactics, and strategic career coaching; ensuring our clients are not just seen but heard.

Why this mission?

As someone who has been laid off three times at different stages of my life—single, married, and as a family man—I understand the emotional rollercoaster of job searches and career transitions. I’ve felt the sting of rejection by big tech, only to turn those setbacks into setups for success at Amazon and Uber, negotiating a $51k increase in compensation. I wish I had someone like me in my corner back then. 

Now, I’m here to be that person for you.

Beyond the numbers - $20M in salary negotiations, over 3,000 resumes reviewed, and more than 300 engineers hired

My greatest achievement is seeing clients unlock their true potential and land dream offers at companies like Amazon, Netflix, Uber, and Spotify.

Who am I outside of UFLO? I’m a proud LA native and Howard University alum. A happily married husband to a foodie and a father to a vibrant four year old with another on the way. An aspiring drone pilot, ice cream connoisseur, and lover of basketball. Whether on the basketball court or navigating the complexities of tech recruiting, my life has always been about making meaningful connections and enjoying the journey.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career with someone who understands not just the industry, but the personal challenges and triumphs that come with it, let’s connect. Together we’ll bridge the gap to your success.