San Francisco, California, United States

About Me

Experienced. Honest. Ethical. Not an assembly-line recruiter. Take time to learn about jobs I recruit for and their companies. Never throw "paper" or totally unqualified candidates at client companies just to see what sticks. Do not post jobs on job boards. Use targeted approach to find both passive and active candidates, including my own database/networks, LinkedIn, other social media, and customized approaches to different occupations. Consider recruitment process a partnership between myself and company and myself and candidate and strive to give a smooth and rewarding experience to all. Primary focus is recruitment of corporate & product marketing, sales & business development, and human resources generalists and specialists. Typical levels are Senior/ Director, Senior/Manager , with the occasional VP or hard-to-find individual contributor. Strong interest in technology (software & internet) and life sciences (pharma, biotech, medical devices) but often explore other industries too. Dog-lover so love pet industry. Geographical focus is West US (CA, OR, WA, NV, CO) and NY-area (NY, NJ, PA, CT) and Northwest AR (because I have a cabin-on-a-lake there). 40+ years in the workforce, so "seasoned" and "stable" but still like to work the excitement of start-ups and talking to Millennials too. Last 20 years as a self-employed recruiter and staffing/organizational consultant, first 20 years in-house in human resources/labor relations in private sector (technology) and public sector (City & County of San Francisco). BA degree from University of California, Berkeley. Long-time member of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Job Forum, providing pro-bono assistance to Bay Area job seekers.

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