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


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


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


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.


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


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


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!

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 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 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 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 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 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,
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 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 is a first-generation American. She immigrated with her family in 1991 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.


Kendra Krieg

Associate Director of Recruiting

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 people’s lives.

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


Serena Greenwood

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.


Jennie Gonzales

Enterprise Account Manager

Jennie, is a very well networked native to San Diego.  She offers over 13 years of talent acquisition experience. Jennie has recruited support to a diverse range of clients. In her role as an Enterprise Account Manager, Jennie has a blended role as both a Recruiter and Business Development where she supports clients in developing sourcing 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.

On a personal level, Jennie has a 13-year-old daughter who is very active with sports and performing arts.  They both love to travel and plan to fill up their passports with stamps from around the world.  They love attending live music events and plays.


Madisyn Napier

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.


Aimee Sharpe

Staffing Manager

Aimee, a San Diego native, has a Bachelor of Finance degree from California State Fullerton and has recruiting experience from a Fortune 500 placement firm. Aimee has successfully matched highly skilled candidates with businesses in finance and accounting. 
She enjoys the personal aspect of recruiting and getting to know each one of her candidates' personalities and core competencies so that she can accurately match them with their dream jobs. Aimee is honored to be a part of the Boutique Recruiting family and is looking forward to career growth with her team.  
In her free time, Aimee enjoys all that San Diego has to offer and enjoys being with her family and friends, reading books, going on walks in her new Point Loma neighborhood, and cooking Sunday night dinner.


Erika Hurt

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.


Kaylee Romeo

Account Executive

Kaylee was raised in Chicago, IL and moved to San Diego just under 5 years year ago. She is working on her Associates in Business Administration and enjoys catering on the weekends to network with local San Diego clients. Kaylee uses her past administrative experience to assist the entire Boutique Recruiting team with all administrative and account management needs and enjoys working alongside and learning from the them!

On a personal note, Kaylee enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing with her Mini Australian Shepherd, and coming up with new recipes to cook in the kitchen. She is honored to be a part of the Boutique Recruiting family and all that it has to offer.


Nicole Kilar

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 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.


Courtney Konenski

Sales Assistant

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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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.