Boutique Recruiting. Powered by relationships.

A boutique staffing service with OVER 50 years of combined experience!

Boutique Recruiting helps place finance, accounting and admin professionals throughout Southern California. Our principals have deep relationships within the business community and we take the time to find the right candidates.

Put Us to the Test

Sema is great specialist! Thank you for working with me and finding me this amazing opportunity! Looking forward to work with you in the future and will recommend you to my connections!

Dmitry Budanov
Dmitry Budanov Finance and Accounting Manager

Innesa has helped to fill temporary staffing needs for me. She takes time to understand the business and the particular role we are searching for and always presents quality candidates. The process from expressing a need, scheduling interviews, and getting somebody in the positions was quick and easy.

Eric Eddy, CPA
Eric Eddy, CPA Controller TEAL Electronics Corporation

Sema works tirelessly to fill positions with not just any candidate, but the right candidate. She is always communicating, so you always know where she's at with a project. She's a great asset.

Andrea Salazar
Andrea Salazar Senior Executive Assistant

I have worked with Innesa for a couple of years and she has been great to work with. She has presented very qualified candidates to us and she is very responsive and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend her.

Laurie Sneve
Laurie Sneve SVP, Chief Accounting Officer Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

Sema is the first recruiter I met when I relocated to San Diego and I met a dozen after her but she's the one who landed me in my current role and she was the most personable and responsive of all of the recruiters I worked with. She's professional and a great negotiator. I highly recommend Sema to help you locate an executive role in San Diego.

Jennifer Trainer
Jennifer Trainer Interim Controller

Sema is excellent! Very professional, quick, and was able to help me out even though my needs were a little different from the norm... highly recommend her!

Karilyn Edwards
Karilyn Edwards Accounting Manager

Innesa has partnered with me and the recruiting team at Volcano on several occasions. Her responses to our needs have been exemplary. She clearly understands what it means to quickly, yet thoughtfully partner to solve difficult talent problems. Thanks for making a difference and doing it with personality. Keep it going!

Cole Williamson, </br>SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR-CA
Cole Williamson,
Director of Human Resources
and Administrative Services
Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc.

We’re committed to long-term relationships.

We’re proud of the long lasting partnerships we have with our clients and our candidates. We’ve helped companies staff up as they’ve grown over the years.  We’ve also helped our candidates progress throughout their careers, placing them in mid-level positions and then in management positions years later.

We do what’s right for our clients and our candidates. We won’t send an unqualified candidate just to fill a slot. We’re more concerned with the long-term success than short-term check-the-box mentality.

Innesa Burrola


Innesa obtained her Bachelor's Degree in International Business with an emphasis in Leadership and Management in 2008. She worked her way through college and grew up in a family full of entrepreneurs. Her unstoppable devotion to a better life and strong work ethic was instilled at a very early age. After graduation, she was immediately recruited into this industry and since then has worked for three larger staffing companies within the Southern California marketplace. While she established many valuable relationships during this period, she also wanted to be able to provide a more personalized service to her clients. After forming a successful partnership with her sister at their last corporate job, Innesa and her sister decided to venture off and form their own Boutique Recruiting firm.

Innesa is a successful Mompreneur, outside the office Innesa spends time with her little boy and little girl and is devoted to living a very healthy lifestyle.


Sema Zavulunova

V.P. of Recruiting Services

Sema is wildly passionate about recruiting. The greatest satisfaction is when she hears candidates say “ I love my job, thank you.” With a degree in communications and business, Sema truly knows how to connect with people on a professional and personal level and really likes to understand candidates needs and help them in expanding their career. Sema has been professionally recognized as a top performer with a excellent satisfaction rating among her clients and candidates. Sema has truly mastered the ability to match candidates on a professional skill set, cultural fit, and career opportunity.

On a personal side Sema enjoys going to the local UFC gym, cooking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Being a local San Diegan, Sema really connects with people and wants to help them expand and grow in their careers.

Peter Nelson

Account Executive

Peter Nelson is currently in school working towards a double major in Psychology and Leadership. Peter considers himself a student in all aspects of my life. His hobbies include building things, outdoor adventures, cooking with new recipes, and cultivating and fostering new client relationships. Peter is very excited to begin his career in Staffing is excited about his partnership with Boutique Recruiting as he continues to grow both personally and professionally.

Kendra Krieg

Senior Executive Recruiter

Kendra obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from San Diego State University. Her background consists of sales, relationship management and accounting experience. Her passion lies in making that personable connection with her candidates and clients. Kendra digs deep to truly understand the needs for her candidates and matches them accordingly. Kendra is rewarded when she gets the opportunity to enhance and change peoples lives.

On a personal note, Kendra has lived in San Diego for most of her life. She is a mother to her two beautiful children that keep her busy and staying young! She also enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle by participating in yoga, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling.

What determines a successful placement?

Every Relationship begins face to face.

In our deep experience we’ve discovered the primary deciding factor on determining if a placement will be successful—company culture. It’s one thing to find qualified candidates, but it takes an investment of time to ensure a candidate will fit with a company’s culture.

We meet every candidate we place in order to get to know them. (In fact, if they won’t invest the time to meet with us, we won’t work with them. This is the very least we owe our client companies.)

Likewise, we meet with every company that is considering our services. We meet their management team and associate staff members. We tour the office and lunch room. And we interview thoroughly asking many questions:  do employees eat lunch together? are they expected to attend happy hours? is the office quiet? Or does music play overhead? do people really take their vacations? While you might be primarily concerned with a candidate’s technical abilities, it’s the personal and group fit that determines if an employee will stay onboard for the long term.