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Sema Zavulunova

Chief Operating Officer

Sema’s strong work ethic, creative approach, and ability to build immediate connections with candidates, internal staff and vendors has been instrumental in building Boutique Recruiting.

As a young entrepreneur, Sema along with her sister Innesa Burrola and brother-in-law, Leo Burrola, set out to build an unstoppable recruiting company that they imagined, a new kind of recruiting firm.

Sema brings value to all levels of the organization and leads her recruiting team with forward-thinking goals and solutions. While light-hearted and calm, Sema leads her recruiting team with laser a focused approach. She has helped build a state-of-the-art tech stack that provides highly effective tools and technology to the recruiting side of the business. She developed the proprietary Boutique selection process to sourcing candidates and the success of the company hinges on this proprietary program.

While skilled in operational excellence, Sema leads with care, attention, empowerment, and a mind for superior service. She is inspired by her team and loves to foster growth and relationships in a meaningful way.

Sema was just recently announced as a finalist for the San Diego’s Next Top Business Leaders Under 40. Her leadership has made a significant impact to the team’s results as a winner for the Staffing Industry Analysts Best Staffing Firms to Work for and one of INC 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies

In her free time, Sema loves spending time with her husband and two kids, working out, cooking, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoor weather.

Awards

  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40, San Diego Business Journal 2022/21,
  • Business Woman of the Year Finalist, San Diego Magazine, 2022
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Awards

  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40, San Diego Business Journal 2022/21,
  • Business Woman of the Year Finalist, San Diego Magazine, 2022