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Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson

Los Angeles, California

Lifelong Executive Search Recruiter with success and experience conducting complex searches in many areas of executive search.

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140 USD
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5 reviews
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1 projects $2,815 average cost
Strong experience in software Engineers, SaaS, PaaS, Full-Stack, Front End, Back End as well as Sales and Sales Ops.
Roles hired:
CTO/CIO VP Director Manager UI/UX Designer Developers DBA Data Analytics Business Development Help Desk Systems Engineer MSP's Head of Talent and Training Pre-Sales Specialist
Simple [A] CivicSolar AccurIT Systems StrataCare Johnson Controls QAD IBM/Maximo Axway Red Cedar Solutions White Hat Security Wheaton Industries CODESUSHI DR McNatty
5 projects $1,450 average cost
Finance and Accounting roles are always critical to get right in any company. Over my career I have recruited for every level in every area from VP to entry-level and recently completed a consulting position with Accenture and have worked with McGladrey in the past.
Roles hired:
VP Finance Director of Finance CFO Treasury Director Controller Manager of Accounting Audit Manager Director of Tax Tax Manager Tax Sr Audit Sr Consultant Manager Sr Manager A/R Specialist Staff Accountant
Accenture RSM McGladrey Breslin Young & Slaughter Baker Corp Newport Corporation M. Brashem Tree Top Apple Co-op Allianz Pacific Life Insurance Stacked All Veterans Funeral & Cremation Oliver Companies many many more
1 projects $2,600 average cost
Top healthcare professionals are always in demand and the best ones are never without a job which is why it's critical to hire someone to contact them and sell them on your particular opportunity.
Roles hired:
Nurses A/V Specialists Epic Analysts OT's PT's Pathologists' Assistants Medical Device Sales Lab equipment sales Pharmacists Office Managers Food Service VP of Business Development Study Manager
University of California San Diego Wheaton Industries Danaher Beckman Coulter Molina Healthcare Phonak Siemens Accenture/Axia Covalent Medical Xencor GENEWIZ
1 projects $1,100 average cost
I work in HR so this is definitely an area of strength and where I also hold many connections. Being extremely familiar with all levels of HR, I can directly relate to and attract passive candidates.
Roles hired:
CHRO VP HR VP Talent Acquisition Director of HR Training and Organizational Development Director of Recruiting HR Manager Recruiter HR Coordinator Contract Recruiter
University of California San Diego Danaher Tiny Computers Beckman Coulter Iterable too many to list
5 projects $1,664 average cost
Marketing is a fascinating area in which to recruit and I have had deep success sourcing and retaining top, passive candidates in this area.
Roles hired:
CMO VP Director Manager Digital Director of Marketing & E-Commerce Group Marketing Manager Trade Marketing Manager Associate Marketing Manager Social Media Marketing Manager Group Marketing Manager
QAD Petco Workflow One Danaher Wheaton Industries Tree Top Apple Co-op West Liberty Foods Basic American Foods Rip Van Wafels Petit Pot Fat Snax
15 projects $2,188 average cost
Here, I could write a book on everything I have done as an executive search professional. Locating the right talent/cultural fit here is extremely critical.
Roles hired:
CEO VP/Finance/HR/Operations Director of Operations Operations Manager District/Regional Managers Plant Managers General Managers Director QA QA Manager Sanitation Manager Production Manager/Supervisors Global Customer Success Director Arrangement Directors Director of Clinical Operations Restaurant Managers Operations Specialist Production Supervisor Strategy Manager Quality Engineer Lean Training Manager Shift Manager Automation Engineer
Accenture Tree Top Apple Co-op Ocean Spray Cranberries West Liberty Foods Sunrise Foods Crunch Pak Glutenfreeda Real Mex Restaurant chain Seattle Mono-rail Haggen Foods Seattle Center Herzig Engineering Rezdy GlideRite Corp. All States Cremation All Veterans Funeral and Cremation Xencor Scott Family McDonalds Chatsworth Products Basic American Foods Rip Van Wafel
3 projects $956 average cost
I have a very successful track record of finding and attracting outstanding sales professionals in all industries such as manufacturing, software, printing, building maintenance, insurance, financial services, consulting and much, much more.
Roles hired:
Chief Sales Officer VP Sales Director of Sales Regional Sales Manager Technical Sales Manager Inside Sales Outside Sales Manufacturing Sales Rep Sales Development Rep
ExxonMobil Siemens Energy GE Wind Turbines Trane QAD Precision Software Red Cedar Solutions Group Workflow One IBM Advance Central Services Tellermate Foster Farms Ocean Spray Rip Van Wafels and other numerous food manufacturing companies

Where I work...

Los Angeles, California
United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Austin, Dallas, Omaha, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Boise, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas City, Arizona, New Mexico, Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Washington, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Virginia, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Iowa, Missouri, Hawaii, Seattle, Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Denver, Arkansas, Oklahoma
As mostly a Generalist Recruiter, I have been extremely successful recruiting from my home office for entry-level management to CEO positions in a variety of industries and around the US during the last 4 years. Finding and engaging the best talent is what I do all day, every day and I have a lifetime of experience doing it successfully!

Kelly has been amazing. She actually worked on 2 different jobs for me and found great candidates within the budget we set for the project. We have made offers to two candidates from her. Her work ethic, communication and flexibility were terrific!

Kathi Kibbe Human Resources Business Partner, Basic American Foods, LinkedIn profile

I had the pleasure of working with Kelly Nelson at Decision Toolbox. Kelly gets jobs filled! She is a great partner to her hiring managers and HR professionals. She works to find creative solutions, and delivers strong results. She is strategy-oriented and doesn't allow barriers to stop her from reaching out to candidates, getting them excited about a position, and presenting them to her hiring managers. She is able to deliver strong candidates for difficult-to-fill positions. Her tenacity and drive help make her successful.

She is a true partner. In addition, Kelly is genuinely a nice person and has a great sense of humor, making her fun to work with.

Cyndi Johnson, MEd, SPHR eLearning Specialist / Recruitment Partner, Decision Toolbox, LinkedIn profile

I have worked with Kelly on multiple occasions and I am always impressed by her ability to find and connect the right candidates to the right jobs. She diligently works at communicating clear expectations with both clients and candidates, which leads to many successful hires. She really excels at persuading passive candidates to look at opportunities they may not have been interested in. She does this by using her excellent sales skills. I know I will be working with Kelly again and would recommend her to any of my clients.

Rick Gilbert Executive Recruiter, Hire Vision Executive Recruiting, LinkedIn profile

Kelly worked with me as a contract recruiting resource at Accolo. I always enjoyed working with her, especially since she was successful in her work. The positions where I had her engaged were most often high level roles, and it is for these that I would feel able to recommend her.

Andy Harmon Director, Client Management, Accolo, LinkedIn profile

Kelly Nelson is an A+ recruiter. When I am stuck on a project and need new ideas on how to approach a search, Kelly is my go to resource. She is creative, resourceful and a top notch professional and after consulting with her, I always feel inspired and excited to work again. She's an outstanding recruiter and a great co-worker. If I were in a position to hire a recruiter, Kelly is they type of person I'd want on my team. Her work ethic is outstanding, and she is always willing to take the time to help a co-worker or client who needs it.

Trish Weese RecruitLoop - Save 80% of the cost traditional recruiting services!! Call me and ask me how!!, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Executive Search Recruiter 2010 - current
Webster University 2007

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