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Kristen McDonald

Kristen McDonald

San Francisco, California

Recruited for Google, Microsoft 343/ Halo Video Games, Kobo eReader, Essence Digital Ad Agency, Vitamin T, and Activision at Sledgehammer.

Marketing Operations Technology
Hourly rate
125 USD
Avg project cost
2 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

I've recruited for Google's Marketing and Creative departments including the Creative Lab, Media Lab, Google Shopping Express, and the Global Brand Studio. I've also recruited in-house for Google's AOR Essence Digital (ad agency) and have recruited for Vitamin T.
Roles hired:
CREATIVE SERVICES (for Advertising & Marketing): Creative Director Associate Creative Director Art Director Copywriter Proofreader Tech Writer Content Strategist Mobile Designer (App & Web) Digital Designer Interactive Designer Graphic Designer Production Artist Illustrator Producer Project Manager Traffic Manager Traffic Coordinator Client Director Account Director Account Manager Presentation Specialist (Power Point Keynote Prezi Google Presentation) Video Editor Direct Response PRODUCT & DESIGN: Product Designers Interactive Designers IA/ Information Architect UX/ User Experience UI/ User Interface Visual Designer and Product Manager MEDIA: Strategist Media Buyer Media Planner Programmatic Specialists Associate Media Director Media Director Media Manager DIGITAL MARKETING: Marketing Director Digital Marketing: SEO SEM PPC Marketing Analytics Business Intelligence Product Marketing Social Media Marketing Paid Social Product Marketing Manager VIDEO GAMES: Creative Director Art Director Game Writer Animator Character Artist Environment Artist Development Manager Producer 3D Modeler VFX and other art and management positions
Google Activision Microsoft Globacore Addictive Mobility 343 Industries Essence Digital Kobo eReader Supercell Weight Watchers Fetch
Not a Engineering Recruiter for all fields, but I am an Engineering Recruiter for Gaming/Video Games, Virtual Reality/ VR, Augmented Reality/AR, Mixed-Reality and Front-End Development.
Roles hired:
AI Engineer Gameplay Engineer Tools Engineer Systems Engineer (Gaming only) Virtual Reality Engineer Augmented reality Engineer Front-End Developer Web Developer Full-Stack Developer Designer/Developer
Activision - Call of Duty Supercell - Clash of Clans Microsoft/343 - Halo Outpost Games - Indie PC Games Beyond Games - Indie free-to-play Mobile Games
I've worked with some remarkable start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area to find their COO as well as other senior leaders in the operations space.
Roles hired:
COO Director Operations CPO Admin Assistant Executive Assistant and Office Assistant
Google Activision Weight Watchers and Supercell

Where I work...

San Francisco, California
United States: San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Mateo, Foster City, Oakland, Novato, Berkeley, San Jose, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Foster City, San Francisco, New York; Canada: Toronto, Vancouver
I recruit remotely for cities I've lived in and recruited for in the past, including Seattle, Tampa and Toronto. I also have great networks in Atlanta, NYC, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, and Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I was lucky enough to have Kristen as my direct manager at Essence Digital. We worked very closely on recruitment for the Seattle and San Francisco offices. Kristen exemplifies that rare combination of intelligence, hustle, and compassion. She took it upon herself to mentor me and I am very grateful for all of the things I’ve learned from working with her. On a personal note, I greatly appreciated the integrity and transparency she brought to every project we worked on together. It was truly a joy to work with her!

Molly Dallmar Recruiter - Marketing Division, Betts Recruiting, LinkedIn profile

I managed Kristen directly at Kobo when she helped us with a number of creative and technical searches. Kristen has a solid network in the creative community and a great understand of what hiring managers are looking for. Kristen had a high volume of applicants to screen and she was able to get through the screens in a short time period. She was creative in offering solutions around where to find the best candidates and we were very pleased with her work.

Kristen has an incredible amount of knowledge in her field of expertise. I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend her.

She was fun to work with and was a great addition to the team!

Melissa Woodley HR Technology Optimization and Implementations, Novum HR Tech, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Senior Recruitment Consultant 2015 - 2015
Senior Recruiter & West Coast Lead for Seattle & San Francisco Offices 2014 - 2014
Contract Recruiter 2013 - 2014
CEO & Recruiter 2011 - 2013
Contract Talent Acquisition Specialist 2012 - 2012
Creative Recruiter 2011 - 2011
Contract Recruiter & Program Manager 2010 - 2011
Recruiter & Training Manager 2005 - 2010
Marketing Manager 2003 - 2005
HR Assistant 2004 - 2005
Saint Petersburg College 2009
University of South Florida 2010

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