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Jonathan Buzelan

Jonathan Buzelan

San Francisco, California

*RecruitLoop Top 5 US Recruiter for 2018* Completed over 100 projects for some of the hottest start-ups, and branded tech companies

Marketing Sales Technology
Hourly rate
145 USD
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16 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

94 projects $8,460 average cost
I am a "Full-Stack" Recruiter. If they can code, I can source them. Over the last 5 years my focus has been sourcing tech talent for exciting and disruptive start-ups.
Roles hired:
Founding Engineer Head of Product Engineer Manager Site Reliability Eng Sr. SWE Director of InfoSec DevOps Data Scientist Robotics Eng. Manufacturing SW Engineer Android Developer iOS Engineer Backend Java Mobile Security Engineer MEAN Stack Cloud Security Engineer Application Security Engineer InfoSec Engineer Senior Backend Architect Test Automation Engineer Full-Stack Engineer Sr. Android Developer QA Manager Lead Search Engineer Sr. Manufacturing Engineer Technical Product Manager Sr. Front-end Engineer DevOps Engineer Senior Application Architect Lead Engineer Front End Developer Product Manager Mobile Product Engineer Technical Support Engineer Founding Engineer Lead Javascript Engineer Senior Full-Stack Engineer Ruby Developer .Net Developer Distributed Systems Engineer Escalations Engineer Solutions Engineer Data Engineer Back-End Engineer UX Designer Full Stack Engineer Front End Developer Business Intelligence Manager Lead UI Designer/Developer Sr. Software Engineer Server-Side Engineer Front End Engineer Energy Data Analyst Technical Writer Sr. VP Technology Sr. Big Data Engineer UX/UI Designer Embedded System Engineer / Architect (STB DLNA) Web development Engineer Crystal Report Analyst Unix and Wintel Infrastructure Specialist Oracle DBA Sr. Java Tech Architect Lead Data Warehouse Developer (Oracle) Sr. .Net Stack Engineer Sr. ASIC Designer Layout Engineer SIT Engineer Embedded SW Engineer Sr. System Architect
Figure-Eight (SF) QC Ware (SF) (NY) (NY) Geli (SF) (SF) (NY) (Berlin) (SF) InSite (SF) SONY Corp Dropbox (SF) GAIKAI (SF) (New York) Advisor Software (Waknut Creek) (San Francisco) FILLD (San Francisco) ArcTouch (San Francisco) Brightidea (San Francisco) Hugo (San Francisco) Eargo (Mountain View CA) (San Francisco) Choose Energy (Plano TX) STEM (Millbrae CA) ThirdLove (San Francisco) Qubole (Mountain View CA) Surf Air (Santa Monica CA) Zagster (Boston MA) Ooyala (Santa Clara CA) Magisto (Menlo Park CA) NameCoach (Standford CA) Vive Style (New York NY) Eligo Energy (Chicago IL) General Assembly (New York NY) RecruitLoop (Bay Area) Noteflight (Boston MA) Zenefits (San Francisco CA) Layer3 TV (Boston MA) Movoto (San Mateo CA) Tibersoft (Westborough MA) Propane Studios (San Francisco CA) Tops (GCC Region) Marvell Semiconductor (Europe and US) Mellanox Technologies (EMEA)
3 projects $6,030 average cost
I love Marketing. It is as simple as that. As a business leader in the tech recruiting space and as part of my own professional experience, I lead the marketing team for a national start-up search firm for 10 yrs. I understanding first hand the key importance marketing professionals play in the strategic and tactical growth of an organization. As a search specialist I have also recruited all types of marketing professionals. Below are sample roles that of current and recent sourcing projects.
Roles hired:
Digital Marketing Sr. Product Manager Content Manager Head of UX Head of Growth (Marketing) Marketing Manager Communication Marketing Manager Director of Marketing Technical Writer Account Manager Email Marketing Manager
Clients: (San Francisco) ArcTouch (San Francisco) Brightidea (San Francisco) Choose Energy (San Francisco) ThirdLove (San Francisco) Zagster (Boston) RTI (Sunnyvale CA) STEM - Smart Grid Technology and Energy Solution (Mibrae CA) Zenefits (San Francisco CA) Movoto (San Mateo CA)
6 projects $2,728 average cost
With 19 years business development and leadership experience, I understanding first hand the key importance a sales professional plays in the sustainability and growth of an organisation. As a search specialist, I recruit sales professionals in both local and global markets. In the last 36 months I sourced talent in markets including the San Francisco, CA (Bay Area) and overseas in China, UK, Russia, Germany, Sweden, and Dubai, for the clean tech, mobile, internet, semiconductor, and wireless industries.
Roles hired:
Business Development Rep Account Manager Enterprise Account Director Account Manager - Europe New Business Manager (North America) Account Manager Sales Engineer WW Sales Director Country Manager Sr. Systems Engineer Technical Sales Account Manager
Zagster (Boston MA) General Assembly (New York Chicago Atlanta London) RTI (San Francisco CA) Optimove (Boston MA) Zenefits (San Francisco CA) Marvell Semiconductor Mellanox Technologies

Where I work...

San Francisco, California
United States: Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, California, Washington, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, Illinois, Baltimore, Washington, Mountain View, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Plano, Austin, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, Oakland, Southern California, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Cambridge, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, San Diego, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Philadelphia, Trenton, Jersey City, Woodbridge, Herndon, Minneapolis, San Diego
15+ years recruiting experience. Special projects also include mapping client competitors' organizational talent structure and reporting lines in both growth and new-entry markets.

Jonathan was so valueable in making crucial hires on our Site Realiability Engineering team and bubilding out strong pipelines for Full Stack Engineers and Managers. His deep technical knowledge and methodical sourcing approach aligned well with our structured interviewing framework. We'll definitely be requesting his services when more challenging roles arise on our hiring plan in the future!

Katherine DiCioccio Greenhouse, 

We started working with Jonathan and in less than 6 weeks he helped close out critical hires for our Site Reliability team. Not only was he extremely enjoyable to work with, his effectiveness got us 2 months ahead on our hiring plan. As a result, we are continuing to work with Jonathan, asking for his expertise with other key technical hires.

Katherine DiCioccio Senior Recruiter, Greenhouse Software, LinkedIn profile

Jonathan worked with my department during an accelerated time of scale. During the course of our 3 month relationship, Jonathan worked expediently to align with my Engineering department’s strategy and goals. He brings a wealth of experience to the table, providing feedback on process opportunities and total transparency into the recruiting efforts. As a result, Jonathan inspired confidence and quickly became a trusted partner, ultimately helping us achieve our goals for the year with several key hires. A personable, proactive, and dynamic personality, I would be happy to engage with Jonathan on recruiting efforts again in the future.

Terrence Lee Senior Director, Head of Engineering, General Assembly, LinkedIn profile

Jonathan helped us fill an extremely difficult and important tech role. In the process, he brought our team's recruiting infrastructure to a whole new level from sourcing channels, active outreach to passive candidates and systems. We found candidates that we couldn't have found without his assistance. We highly recommend Jonathan and continue to get help for hires and talent acquisition support.

David Carter VP Finance, Brightidea, Inc, LinkedIn profile

I am a VP of Engineering at a NYC Start Up.
Worked with Jonathan for 3 months. He helped us to find talent and hire for key engineering positions including senior Architect. Here is the list of strongly developed skills that I personally observed in Jonathan:
- Personable and approachable
- Strong follow-up skills
- Consultative in nature
- Strong sales skills
- Ability to cultivate and build relationships
- Hunter’s mentality
- Big-picture thinking

Henry Katz VP of Engineering, RapidSOS (Venture backed startup), LinkedIn profile

We were hiring for a tricky position, and after 6 months of no luck we found Jonathan. Within two weeks, we had a bunch of great candidates on the phone. In less than a month, we had multiple candidates we were excited enough about to offer a job to. I never thought I'd say this about recruiting... things moved almost *too* fast.

Gregory Koberger Founder,, LinkedIn profile

Jonathan was quickly able to find us strong SAs. He listens very intently and gets exactly what is needed and then works very hard and fast to find the right people. We had been trying to hire for those roles for 3-4 months and Jonathan was able to help us find 2 strong SAs in a matter of weeks.

Ashish Thusoo Qubole, 

Jonathan is a rare recruiter in that he went above and beyond to make sure we were successful. The candidate we hired stated he was the best recruiter he ever worked with. I would absolutely hire Jonathan again!

Timothy J. Ericson CEO and Co-Founder, Zagster, LinkedIn profile

Jonathan is success driven and an awesome technical recruiter he exceed his goals with us. Jonathan always recruited very talented candidates which we, in turn, hired.

Skip Franks Staffing Consultant, Stem, Inc., LinkedIn profile

We have used Jonathan to fill quite a few positions both technical and non-technical. He consistently finds great candidates and works to ensure there is a good fit for both the company as well as the prospective employee. He is easy to work with, has a great understanding of the technical requirements of the positions and the type of people that can fill them and consistently finds exceptionally high quality candidates.

Benjamin Kearns VP Technology, Stem, Inc., LinkedIn profile

Jonathan has a solid mix of technical and interpersonal savvy and was able to find candidates that met the marks on both fronts for us. We will definitely use Jonathan again on future searches.

Tad Glauthier Vice President Hawaii Operations, LinkedIn profile

Jonathan took on our Engineering and Customer Success roles, both of which had evolving requirements. He took on the challenge and with bit of time to ramp up started to send us a steady flow of solid candidates. He was very proactive in his searches and always sought to learn as much as he could about each role. In the end, we're closing the engagement because we're reshuffling our spending as we plan for our 2015 hiring strategy.

Paolo Casumbal Sr Tech Recruiter, Zenefits, 

A talent acquisition guru, Jonathan strength lies in his ability to be both strategic and practical. His depth of expertise is evident in his approach. His ability to enter new markets to map out and source talent in stealth like speed is impressive. Jonathan is forward thinking and creative in his methodology, and I have learnt much from him. I enjoy working with Jonathan. He is full of energy, momentum, and dedication.

Maya Kalish Global HR Business Partner, Mellanox, 

I have had good experience with Jonathan. At the time I was looking for 3 engineers (Android and Video Application Engineers); he offered me a great number of CVs initially and then he adjusted his proposals based on my quick review of those CV. At the end the proposed CVs were focused and we managed to hire 2 talented guys on my team.

Abdel Younes Sr. Software Manager, Smart Home, Marvell Technologies, 

Jonathan is one of these recruiters who go the extra mile, and even more: not only he sources the people who perfectly match the job, but he then ensures a complete follow-up over the entire recruiting process, making sure things keep moving forward until the employment is effective. Per my experience, his performance as a recruiter was just outstanding

Xavier Boniface Wireless BT Engineer, Marvell Semiconductor, 

Jonathan is very professional. He recruited me into my new Sales Manager role with Mellanox. He gives great advice and is very good at guiding his clients. My experience with him was very good and I would work with him again.

Roger Yang Sales Manager, Mellanox Technologies, 
Sector Location Salary range Total cost
Technology San Francisco, United States $90,000 - 140,000 $2,990 26 hours
Technology San Francisco, United States $90,000 - 130,000 $2,760 24 hours
Positions held:
Contract Recruiter & Sourcer 2013 - 2014
Talent Acquisition Lead - Contract 2012 - 2013
Vice-President, Corporate Development & Recruiting 2001 - 2011
Director, Technology Recruiting Services 1999 - 2001
Technical Recruiter 1998 - 1999
McGill University 1999
Professional Association for Human Resources and Industrial Relations Professionals of Quebec (ORHRI) 1999
Concordia University 1998

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