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About Us

Boutique Recruiting. Powered by relationships.

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.

Our Mission

We are a team with shared goals; mindfully placing candidates in the workforce to successfully fulfill their career dreams and goals, support their families—while encouraging a sense of purpose and value. For our clients, we are creating a new kind of placement firm that values connection, personalization, commitment, impact, boldness and achievement. At Boutique Recruiting, you are at the heart of our success.

Core Values

Connection

We value the human relationship, taking the time to meet “face-to-face” with both candidates and hiring companies.

Personalization

We know our clients and candidates are unique and distinct with individual desires and requirements.

Impact

Every day we have the opportunity to impact the business community by providing our clients with access to top talent; their long- term success matters to us.

Boldness

Our team is tenacious and driven; unafraid to establish vital relationships that help secure our candidate a dream career and uncover top talent for our clients

Achievement

We produce top quality candidates, fast, by being innovative and proactive, delivering the exact technical and cultural fit.

Commitment

We stand behind our work and go above and beyond to ensure the success of our clients and 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Cole Williamson,
SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR-CA
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

President

Innesa came to the US with her family from Tajikistan in the early 90's. As a refugee, from an entrepreneurial family, she was raised to be industrious and hardworking. Innesa worked her way through college and was named 2021 CEO of the Year, 2020 Top Business Leader 40 Under 40 in San Diego, and 2019 Businesswoman of the Year Award Finalist, by the San Diego Business Journal and was the recipient of the 2020 Businesswoman of the Year Finalist by Enterprising Women Magazine. 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 the staffing 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. Now, they serve over 3000 clients here in the San Diego area and nationally.

Innesa is a successful Mompreneur who enjoys spending time with her three kids and wonderful husband. Innesa is committed to living a very mindful, healthy, and active lifestyle. Some of her most recent hobbies include meditation, writing and volunteering.

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Sema Zavulunova

V.P. of Recruiting Services

Sema immigrated with her family from Tajikistan in the early 1990's and was raised in a refugee, hardworking, and entrepreneurial family. Sema started working at the age of 14 and never shied away from hard work. She consistently maintained a full-time job while attending Arizona State University; she graduated in the top of her class with honors. Shortly after graduating, she landed a position with a staffing company and started her career. She quickly understood how the staffing industry works and what it takes to make successful employer/candidate matches. Sema has a natural talent and the ability to build immediate connections with her candidates. Her genuine, enthusiastic, and determined approach has helped her find over 1000 candidates new jobs throughout her career. She has maintained relationships with people from the beginning and continues to have excellent associations within her network of professionals. Sema manages a team of recruiters and enjoys her time teaching, mentoring, and engaging with her staff to exceed goals and expectations—ensuring everyone is on the path to success. As a young entrepreneur, in her early 20’s, Sema matured quickly to fill leadership shoes and continues to learn and progress in all areas of business and personal growth.

In her free time, Sema enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and her large Russian family and friends. She enjoys cooking, finding new recipes, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is all about constant growth and education to better herself.

Leo Burrola

Chief Financial Officer

Leo was instrumental in the launch of Boutique Recruiting and is a trusted partner and colleague. He is a second-generation Latino and grew up in Senora, Mexico. He graduated from the University of Santa Barbara and obtained his CFP certification while working in the financial industry. Leo has over 20+ years of financial expertise, including working at a Fortune 500 financial institution. His strong financial acumen has helped strategically chart a positive course for the growth of the company. He is intensely entrepreneurial, keeping up with the changing competitive staffing industry, and oversees Finance, IT, HR, and Operations at Boutique. Leo was selected as a 2021 and 2022 "CFO of the Year" Finalist by the San Diego Business Journal. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and children, coaching soccer, cooking, reading, meditating, working out and being awesome!

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Serena Greenwood

SR. Executive Recruiter

Serena obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. She has a passion for making a positive contribution to the lives of those she serves; and a gift for matching talented people with the right companies and teams for the ideal long term match.  For the past 11 years, Serena has built long term trusting business relationships with key executives and candidates of all levels in the San Diego area. She began her career in the healthcare and sales fields and then transitioned that community commitment to guiding candidates in career growth within the recruiting field where she has truly found her calling.

On a personal note, she was born and raised in Michigan and settled in San Diego during college. She exudes a strong midwestern work ethic coupled with a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. She is the proud mother of two boys and enjoys activities such as hiking, traveling, dancing and water sports.

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Jennie Gonzalez

SR. Executive Recruiter

Jennie, is a native San Diegan and extremely well networked in the greater San Diego area. With over 15+ years of talent acquisition experience, Jennie is a highly experienced recruiter supporting a diverse range of clients. In her role as a Senior Executive Recruiter, Jennie has a blended role as both a Recruiter and Business Development where she supports clients in developing staffing strategies for both short and long-term purposes, coordinates interviews and conducts candidate screening calls, and places candidates in positions across a wide range of functional areas and compensation levels. Her dynamic, positive energy and business savvy approach is what clients love about her. Jennie can take the most unique niche roles and find the perfect candidate.

On a personal level, Jennie has recently celebrated her success in the recruiting business, by purchasing a new home that she enjoys with her active teenage daughter. They both love to travel and plan to fill up their passports with stamps from around the world—attending live music events, concerts, festivals and plays.

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Erika Hurt

SR. Executive Recruiter

Erika has a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University. She is an experienced staffing and recruiting professional with a strong background in recruiting, nonprofit program coordination, public speaking, and leadership! She is an enthusiastic, think outside the box recruiting professional and her momentum and drive for the staffing industry shines in her relationships with her candidates. Along with her strong talent pipeline, Erika's passion in seeing candidates find a perfect fit and helping clients find the talent that they need to grow their companies is the cornerstone of her success.

On a personal note, Erika spends her free time on personal growth, honing her leadership skills and is always learning something new. She loves hanging out with her big San Diego family, friends, and her beloved Basset Hound named Angela.

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Jeff Parker

SR. Executive Recruiter

Jeff was born in New Orleans and raised in Germany. After attending the University of Washington for Computer Engineering, he realized that he was looking for more of a people focused profession. After eight years of building sales and service teams in an industrial setting, he was introduced to the staffing industry and hasn't looked back since. With over 10 years of full-cycle staffing experience in placing admin, accounting, HR and legal candidates, he finds immense satisfaction in connecting great candidates with awesome clients—it’s the ultimate win-win-win situation.

Jeff has built notable and long-lasting relationships all throughout Southern California. He is thrilled to be able to join Boutique Recruiting and to be a part of our well-known reputation both internally and externally.

Outside of spending time with his family of 5, he thoroughly enjoys cooking, woodworking, and zentangling (glorified doodling). Jeff is competitive and fun natured. His sense of humor keeps everyone around him laughing.

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Yuliya Kulchitskiy

Executive Recruiter

Yuliya has an excellent background in recruiting — specializing in accounting, finance, administrative, human resources, customer service, sales, marketing, technology, and manufacturing roles — across varied industries, from medical to agriculture. Yuli is highly experienced and works with candidates from all levels from clerical support to C-level executives.

Her strong detail and organizational skills are a major asset to her success in the staffing industry. She is a great listener and aims to build solid relationships with her candidates. Her dedication to help others find a perfect career match gives her great satisfaction.

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Isela Rincon

Executive Recruiter

Isela was born in Guadalajara Mexico and was raised in Lodi, CA. She has been in the staffing industry for over 10 years and has held a variety of roles as a recruiter and in staffing management. Recruiting is her passion and it is highly fulfilling. Isela doesn’t just place people to work, she finds them a home.

She has 2 children and spends most of my free time I spend with them. She is a proud mother of an autistic child and loves to travel, sing, and spend time with family and friends.

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Madisyn Napier

SR. Staffing Manager

Madisyn is a Seattle native that made her way to San Diego less than three years ago.  She graduated from a top business school in Silicon Valley while playing both soccer and softball at the collegiate level. Madisyn’s passion lies with helping others and making a positive impact on each person she comes in contact with. In October 2016, she endured on a 7 week volunteer trip to South Africa to help teach English and Physical Education to the local primary schools. She plans to travel the world and volunteer at each place she goes to. She is an animal lover, sports enthusiast and beach fanatic! She is proud to be a part of the Boutique family and looks forward to touching the lives of the people we serve!

Madisyn recently got engaged and she is looking forward to this next chapter of her life.

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Katie Locke

Technical Recruiter

With over 16 years of strategic sales and marketing experience with worldwide corporations, Katie is highly skilled at putting the right candidates in a perfect role that fits their goals and objectives. As a seasoned recruiter, she has in-depth knowledge of the staffing industry and goes above beyond to please employers and job seekers.

Katie possesses a sincere passion for recruiting and loves connecting with different candidates from backgrounds. She enjoys establishing lasting relationships with clients by offering them the best experience that she possibly can—helping the right talent grow at each stage of their career by connecting them with the industry’s leading companies.

In her free time, Katie loves to travel both locally and internationally, enjoys food and wine festivals, and attends concerts and all types of events.

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Mariya Boruhkov

Staffing Manager

Mariya is a San Diego State graduate who has outstanding organizational skills with a strong customer service and administrative background. Mariya uses her skills to keep the Boutique Recruiting staff organized and efficient. Her positive helpful nature keeps the office running smoothly and her key responsibilities with job openings is very important to the organization. If you're working as a temp, you'll likely hear her friendly voice on phone or email.

In her free time, Mariya loves to go to the beach with her family, paddleboard, hike, and she enjoys exploring new places.

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Kayla Antonio

Staffing Associate

Kayla is a customer-focused, self-motivated individual with experience in retail, sales and marketing. Her ability to prioritize customers’ needs and maintain tight-knit, successful relationships with customers makes her an important part of the Boutique Recruiting team. She is a self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environments and has a passion for recruiting because it is relationship-focused. Kayla says "I truly believe that the human connection is something technology can never fully replace!"

Based in Southern California her entire life, Kayla likes to spend time with family and friends, enjoys working out, reading, and hanging out at the beach.

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Nicole Kilar

Lead Sales Account Manager

Nicole moved to San Diego 8 years ago to attend San Diego State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing. She started her recruiting career right out of college and quickly worked up the ranks as an Account Manager with a nationally known recruiting firm. Hardworking and passionate, Nicole loves developing strong relationships with well-known business leaders in a wide range of industries. She chooses to work for Boutique Recruiting because of the positive, progressive, woman-owned environment, and their commitment to bring a valuable experience to both clients and candidates.

Nicole's clients love her and say this:
"Thank you for your wonderful assistance in finding a part-time assistant for me. Your time, consideration, perseverance, and professional courtesy are greatly appreciated. "

"First let me say that you did an amazing job finding great candidates for our consideration and in such a short period of time! I am very impressed. Thank you for all your hard work"

Nicole is bi-lingual in polish and a first-generation American. In her free time, she loves cooking, working out, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her fiancé and 2 kitties.

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Tyson Scott

Business Development Manager

Tyson is a dynamic sales professional with an outstanding record of success in the recruiting industry. He is seasoned in sales, leadership, and has a strong background helping his clients fulfill their human capital strategies maintains a loyal customer base.

Tyson is a former U.S. Marine Corps Officer and Combat Veteran, serving in multiple command, operational and training positions for over 10 years.

He enjoys playing guitar, classic cars, surfing and snowboarding with his wife, and spending time with their dogs Luna, Echo and Augie, and cat, Kitty.

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Megan Russell

Sales Account Manager

Megan is a dedicated Account Manager with over 5 years of managerial experience and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of San Francisco. Megan is team-oriented, productivity-minded, with impeccable attention to detail. She is known for her sincere desire and willingness to successfully assist clients. To know that she has helped a client and had a positive impact on a candidate's career is truly meaningful to her. Megan believes that the in-person connection at Boutique Recruiting is what makes a successful placement and contributes to the bottom line of her clients' business.

In her free time, she loves to be with family, get caught up on "true crime", and explore the taco scene in San Diego.

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Domenic Deluca

Sales Account Manager

Domenic is a San Diego native and a nationally recognized Account Executive with a track record of success helping businesses optimize their workforce. Most recently, he held the Enterprise Account Executive role at a large financial services organization working with a wide array of corporate clients including Fortune 500, middle-market and start-ups nationwide. Domenic is extremely passionate about ensuring the success of his clients and knows that he is serving his purpose when he is helping others.

Domenic enjoys spending his free time with his wife, 2 children and classic Chevrolet Cameo pickup truck.

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Courtney Konenski

Junior Account Manager

Courtney is a recent graduate of Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Marketing. In her sales and marketing background, she has worn many hats and made an impact! She is a trusted Sales Assistant at Boutique Recruiting whose positive attitude keeps her agile and able to navigate the fluidity of new and ever-changing environments. Courtney is passionate and dedicated to the success of Boutique Recruiting's clients—always aiming to exceed expectations.

Originally from Florida, Courtney now calls San Diego home and enjoys the beach activities, hiking, and tending to her kitten.

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Paige de Guzman

Accountant/HR Generalist

Paige was born in Naples, Italy and grew up in Orlando, Florida. In 2006, she decided to move to San Diego to pursue cooler weather and a healthier lifestyle. She has diverse work experience, is highly organized, and possesses a witty and cheerful personality. Her determination and "get-the-job-done" approach to her work are beneficial to all of us here at Boutique Recruiting. As a retired semi-professional football player and a lifetime competitor in various sports, Paige is in the unique position to tackle any challenges that come her way.

When she’s not working, you can find her paddling in any body of water, traveling the world with her long-time partner or adventuring with her rescued Belgian Malinois, Saige.

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Travis Fenstermacher

Executive Recruiter

Travis Fenstermacher was born and raised in Southern California and has unique experience as a recruiter with a background in project management. He has worked with major construction companies and high-net-worth logistics companies. Travis is a graduate of Moorpark College and holds a BS in Kinesiology and sports medicine.

Travis takes pride in being a father and has 4 beautiful children, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 goats. He coaches his twin daughter’s softball team, as well as managing a softball league and playing league football. He's a huge fan of the great outdoors and thoroughly enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and many more nature activities. He also enjoys cooking, going on family bike rides, spending time in the mountains and being on a boat on the lake!

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Irene Hernandez

National Executive Recruiter

Irene is a driven powerhouse recruiter with over 10 years in the staffing industry. She has a background in professional-level staffing in many industries. She specializes in identifying quality candidates for thriving businesses and working with clients to make sure they have the human capital in place for success. Irene attended California State University Hayward. Irene prides herself on understanding the importance of family and work life balance. Understanding the importance of an ever-growing job market within modernizing environments Irene prides herself on identifying the needs of her clients and candidates therefore making a strong connection between the needs of both parties.

She is a homegrown native to the Coachella Valley. Irene and her husband enjoy their family of six, a loving Doberman puppy, and their home in Indio, CA.

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Kayla Johnson

National Executive Recruiter

With over 10 years of expertise in professional recruitment, human resources, and business development, Kayla has leveraged her authentic, passionate, and determined approach to provide thousands of individuals with new fulfilling positions during their careers. Building long term business relationships with key executives and candidates of all levels. Kayla has established herself as a successful recruiter with a passion for making a positive contribution to those she serves.

Kayla’s true passion is being a mother to her three children. She spends most of her time attending baseball games, fishing, traveling, reading, and antiquing.

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Amy Childers

National Executive Recruiter

Amy is an experienced staffing professional with a strong background in recruiting and account management. She has a great skill for building relationships with her positive and welcoming demeanor. Amy’s blended role consists of working with both clients and candidates. She works with clients to discuss their needs and expectations. Amy places candidates in positions across a wide range of functional areas and compensation levels. Her magnetic personality allows her to make a connection with everyone she meets. She is passionate about helping others improve their personal and professional lives by finding the right match between client and candidate.

On a personal note, Amy loves spending time with her husband. They love to travel, hike, and attend concerts and festivals. Amy also loves hanging out with family, cooking, being outdoors, and focuses a lot on personal growth.

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Jack Durall

Sales Account Manager

Jack is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and has lived in San Diego since 2010. Jack has a strong background in sales with a focus on strategic relationships with fortune 500 throughout San Diego. Jack is known for being a high-energy and enthusiastic team member. His ability to develop and grow relations, solve problems, and maximize on opportunities have been instrumental in his success.

Jack is the oldest of three children and aims to be a role model to his younger brother and sister. His passions include listening to and sharing music with others, traveling with friends, and investing in tech companies on the stock market.

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Debra Hernandez

National Executive Recruiter

Debra has over 15 years of experience in recruiting and marketing. She has a passion for finding TOP TALENT for companies and has extensive knowledge of the current market conditions. Debra aims to find the perfect fit for clients and candidates and loves building lasting relationships. Debra has a sincere passion for recruiting and she loves connecting with a variety of candidates.

In her free time, Debra loves to spend time with her family, and she enjoys traveling, photography, attending concerts and theater shows.

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Alyssa Lammers

Administrative Assistant, Sales

Alyssa moved from Minnesota to San Diego in 2017 and is working on her Associate's Degree at San Diego Mesa College. She approaches her work with enthusiasm and uses her problem-solving skills to provide support and service to the recruiting department. Her interpersonal communications skills and focus on customer service are meaningful to the Boutique Recruiting team. She is thrilled to be in the recruiting industry where she can expand her business experience, and she is especially excited to be working alongside hardworking and motivated individuals!

In her free time, she likes to go to the beach, relax with friends, hike, paint, exercise, and read.

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Megan Scott

Executive Recruiter

Megan is an experienced recruiting professional with a heavy background in hiring for the commercial real estate industry, including various level roles within Accounting, Finance, HR, Administration, Marketing, Legal, Asset Management, Leasing, etc. She is a graduate from Azusa Pacific University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing and her Minor in Biblical Studies. Megan loves interacting with new people and has a knack for listening and identifying top candidates.

When Megan is not helping candidates find their dream job, she is spending time with her friends, her family, her boyfriend and their golden retriever puppy (Cooper)! She enjoys living a healthy/active lifestyle and traveling the world, and she hopes to continue to explore new things, new food and new places!

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Natalie Gillhouse

Sales Account Manager

Natalie graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Public Relations and joined Teach for America where she taught 2nd grade in Chicago. She then made her way into the corporate world (and left the cold Chicago winters behind for sunny San Diego) and for the past six years has been a dedicated Account Manager.

She is passionate about forging authentic relationships with colleagues and clients and providing the highest level of customer satisfaction. The supportive, positive, and electric energy of Boutique Recruiting is what drew her into the company, and she is so excited to be joining the team!

On the weekends Natalie teaches yoga at a local San Diego studio and in her free time she loves to take workout classes, take her dog to the beach, try new restaurants, and travel with her fiancé.

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Kati Turner

Sales Account Manager

Kati is a highly dedicated individual with an exceptional background in account management. Kati is best known for her work ethic and positive attitude. She is a fierce competitor and loves to build relationships and serve others.

Kati graduated from Concordia University Irvine with a double major in Exercise Sports Science and Biology with a minor in Coaching and Administration. She played collegiate softball and is also a National Champion. Kati is a team-oriented, goal-driven, fumble-jumper kind of leader. She started her career as a recruiter and quickly grew to become an Account Manager with a recruiting firm in the medical field.

In her free time, Kati likes to be with her pets: Laney Mae (dog), Henry (rabbit), Camo (cat) and Dolly Parton (cat). She also enjoys watching New England Patriots football, country concerts, line dancing,  wineries, and being active whether it is playing slow pitch softball, snowboarding, hiking, riding her Peloton or lifting weights.

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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.

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