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Day In The Life

Managing Partner, Information Technology Division

I work with the CEOs of software companies to help them build their sales and IT teams.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    California State University-San Marcos

  • Associate's Degree

    Modesto Junior College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Human Resources Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Associate's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    After I graduated from college in 2005, I joined a recruiting firm and did well for a few years.

  • 2.

    When the economy crashed in 2008, the tech and recruiting markets were absolutely crushed.

  • 3.

    I knew if I just stuck with my job and rode it out, the tides would come back in.

  • 4.

    Sure enough, 2010 ended up being one of the best years for me, performance-wise.

  • 5.

    Since then, I've been given Lucas Group's top award for the past two years in a row.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    Your job and your compensation plan seem risky.

  • How I responded:

    It's easy to get discouraged by the competitiveness of recruiting and the compensation plans that go along with that. But while some people see it as a lack of stability, there's really no big risk. I actually use our commission scheme to motivate me.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I have a lot of people who think it's crazy that I became so successful with that in my past. But I consider myself pretty lucky; I think that's just something that happened to me, but not something that actually defines me and my ambitions.