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Mark Israel
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Mark Israel

New York, New York

Highly-Networked Technology, Digital Marketing & Sales Recruiter who works with a sense of urgency and delivers with a sense of humor.

Focus
Sales Marketing Technology
Hourly rate
125 USD
Avg project cost
$2,606
10 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

Experience:
Extensive Recruiting for Marketing Professionals from Associate to VP-level with emphasis on Digital/Consumer Marketing, Digital roles with Interactive Ad Agencies (SEM/SEO), Creative and CRM/Loyalty Marketing. Experience with B2B Marketing roles including Lead Generation, Content and PR.
Roles hired:
Digital Marketing Manager Director - CRM/Loyalty VP - Digital Marketing Paid Search Marketing Specialist Sr. Interactive Designer UX Designer Director PR
Clients:
Barnes & Noble.com (multiple roles) Appboy Experian Marketing Services Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (publishing) Centric Digital (Digital Strategy/Prof Svcs) Hailo (startup)
Experience:
Experience with recruiting Sales Professionals (Enterprise, Inside) and Account Managers with focus areas including: SaaS Sales, Digital Advertising, Marketing Services and Financial Services. Also, experience recruiting Business Development/Partnership roles.
Roles hired:
Specializing in Sales for SaaS Professional/Tech Svcs & Data/Analytics Products Enterprise Account Executive (SaaS Provider) Digital Advertising Acct Manager Digital Ad Sales Exec Account Director (Professional Services) Director Business Development/Partnership Marketing
Clients:
Barnes & Noble.com Appboy Experian Marketing Services Centric Digital Bloomberg LP Merchantry (startup)
Experience:
Tech Recruiter since 1994. Sponsor of local Tech Meetups. I understand what's attractive to a SW Engineer in a role, company and leader (i.e., CTO). Expertise in Product Mgmt, Project Mgmt, Software Engineer Recruiting, Infrastructure Recruiting and ERP Recruiting.
Roles hired:
Director Product Mgmt Project Manager Manager Software Engineering DBA Front End Developer Java Developer Linux Administration
Clients:
1stdibs (startup) Barnes & Noble.com Experian Bloomberg L.P. Ernest & Young

Where I work...

Physically
New York, New York
Virtually
United States: New York, Washington, Boston, Southern California, Chicago, Charlotte, Raleigh, Miami, Tampa, New Jersey, Connecticut, Silicon Valley
Extensive NYC-area network. I'm currently working with clients to fill positions in the NYC-area (primary market). I also have experience recruiting nationwide with a focus on the Bay Area, Washington DC, Boston, Southeast, Southwest and the Midwest.

I think the best demonstration of Mark's value is in that I would use him again in the future when we look to further build out the team. He keeps you continually up-to-date and can modify his search in real-time as he gets relevant feedback from you, the hirer.

Since hiring even 1 person can be such a time suck, having someone who can help you make the process so much more efficient is invaluable.

Mark has successfully sourced and recruited candidates for two positions on my sales team in 2016. I've been very happy with the results of Mark's efforts, and offer my strong endorsement of his talents. I will happily engage Mark when the time comes to expand my group in the future.

Patrick Kelly Vice President of Sales | WorkZone, Project Management Software, WorkZone SaaS Project Management Software, LinkedIn profile

Mark was retained to secure a Senior Enterprise Account Executive after we unsuccessfully sought assistance from a mid-size contingency firm of good repute. Mark distinguished himself by laying out a search plan, thoroughly researching my market and then executing to plan with frequent updates provided. The outcome was a successful hire and I will be using Mark for future hires.

Matt Cameron Vice President of Sales, Scripted Inc, 

Mark Israel began working with Centric Digital in August, 2012. In that time he has grown from an independent contractor to a full service company that leverages his extensive knowledge of sourcing and placing digital talent. Switch Digital Recruiting/Mark Israel has a strong understanding of the Human Resources function necessary to support a growing team of over 150 people and how to keep up with the fast-paced demands of a growing Digital company. They act as Strategic Advisors to Centric Digital, while educating our organization about recruiting, so we can harvest long term benefits from their proprietary methods. They have become a true business partner and an extension of our organization. Switch Digital Recruiting is an articulate, responsive, and conscientious advisor to the owners of a growing business. Simply said, "they get digital".

Jason Albanese CEO, Centric Digital, LinkedIn profile

Mark is a talented, hard working manager and recruiter. He helped me fill many positions during my tenure at BN. Most notably, he helped me grow a team of client developers from scratch to 20+ high quality staff in 6 months. I would recommend him.

David Mandelbaum Technical Lead/Manager, Google, LinkedIn profile

Mark has a great eye for relevant, effective talent and will often know a good fit before you do! He's an engaging and savvy operator who takes the time to really understand the needs of a business unit (and the folks in it) before the brief goes out. He gets the job done, and done well - no fuss, no drama.

Mike Skagerlind Owner, Polar Star Media, LinkedIn profile

Mark is simply one of the best recruiters I know, and I've worked with a considerable number of recruiters in the tech industry in the last 20 years. Recruiting is a tough industry, especially in technical recruiting since the industry changes every few months as everyone knows. Mark takes the time to not only determine fit for candidates, but also employs great techniques to find talent at the source. His approach seems "every lead is a good lead" and he doesn't employ the "hard sell" - he gives candidates the facts, helps liaise with the firm to ensure both sides are happy, and that helps retain employees for years. Mark also built one of the most successful internal recruiting teams I've seen in a while - when you're building a device like the Nook, you need a steady flow of very focused talent. It was a pleasure to work at B&N, one of the best firms I worked for & I honestly appreciate his help recommending me for, and obtaining that position.

Drew Bollmann CTO, Orange Development, LinkedIn profile

Mark is a large part of why I'm at Barnes & Noble today. When he initially recruited me, I wasn't looking for a new position and was not interested. Mark was persistent and convinced me that this was an opportunity worth exploring. He helped guide me through the interview process and ensured that I was meeting with the right people and provided me with a good understanding of the role and organization so that my meetings were as productive as possible. He is very knowledgeable about the business itself and has a great sense of the personalities and dynamics of the team. Mark is honest and trustworthy and a great connection to have in the online industry.

Piper Rosenshein Director of Retention Marketing, Barnes & Noble.com, LinkedIn profile

I had the pleasure of working with Mark at BN.com. In fact, Mark was integral in recruiting and hiring me for my position as GM of Children's. Mark is one of the best talent acquisition professionals that I have worked with in recent years. He has a wonderful personality and he is open, frank, and highly knowledgeable about the complexities e-commerice business. I also worked very closely with some of the folks on Mark's team and they were fantastic as well. I think Mark did a great job managing them and dealing with an incredibly complex work environment. I would welcome an opportunity to work with Mark again in the future.

Rachel Jarrett SVP/GM of Kids & Baby, Gilt Groupe, LinkedIn profile

Mark was extremely helpful in sourcing candidates for our Operations Research specialist role. He provided me with several profiles to rank and adjusted his search accordingly. He was timely and concise in his communication and helped us connect with a final round candidate. I will definitely be working with Mark on future needs.

Kerry Nugent Recruiting Manager, Altman Vilandrie & Company, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Chief Talent Partner & Founder 2012 - 2014
Director, Talent Acquisition 2011 - 2012
Director, Talent Acquisition 2001 - 2011
Education:
Purdue University/Krannert Grad School of Mgmt. 1992
Binghamton University 1990

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