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Work experience

Jul 2008Apr 2009

Recruiting/HR Manager

Trinet Internet Solutions

I was the Recruiting/HR Manager for this award winning interactive marketing agency. My duties included sourcing and hiring new employees, recruiting strategy and marketing, policy implementation, new hire orientations, employee relations, and managing all HR functions in the company for the Irvine and Washington DC offices.

Jun 2004Jan 2008

Director of Recruiting

THINK Together

I was the Director of Recruiting at this non-profit after school program for kids. I managed a department of ten recruiters in four regions of Southern California covering 180 program sites. In 2007 due to Prop 49, the organization had to increase the staff from 100 employees to over 1200 within a three month time-frame. The recruitment department met all goals and deadlines for hiring and the accomplishment was featured in the Orange County Business Journal. THINK Together consistently hires 500-600 employees annually due to turnover. A majority of these positions are very difficult to fill due to the nature of the requirements and each candidate’s schedule, however 90% of the positions were staffed ahead of projections. I managed the department budget, marketing efforts, and leveraging community relationships to help staff the organization’s openings. I created and conducted all new and ongoing trainings for recruiters and established department policies and procedures. I personally sourced, interviewed, and hired over 200 new employees in a variety of positions at the sites and offices. I also handled human resources, information technology, accounting and program responsibilities during my tenure.

Aug 2003Jun 2004

Contract Recruiter

Peerless Staffing

Peerless Staffing specialized in recruiting for companies mainly in the IT and finance niches. We delivered staffing services to Fortune 500 corporations and small to mid-sized companies. I created the business out of my past experience launching new projects and my desire to create a company that would benefit the client, the candidate, and our business goals. I closed the operation down in 2004 due to the fact that my other position demanded more of my time than I could devote to this.

Apr 2000Jun 2003

Recruiting Manager

Hiring Link

Hiring Link was Life-Cycle Recruiting software that was developed by my partner at SDS. During the pre-funding stages, I helped create the idea for the software and helped in the design. I handled all external and internal recruiting communications, technical issues, office management duties, and handled candidate response. I helped create some of the idea from an earlier software concept for this company, and helped in the shaping of the technology from its inception. I implemented some of the marketing schemes for this company through our business development division, and I procured several partnerships with local organizations to help push the business model forward. I also handled management of the IT department. This company closed doors when our funding ended and we could not procure more.

Oct 1998Feb 2002

Manager of Talent Acquisition


I was a principal and Manager of Talent Acquisition for this staffing agency. I helped place candidates in a variety of positions in a variety of companies, from Fortune 100 clients to start-ups. I helped implement new ideas that led to revenue growth and company growth. Managed new recruiters and helped train personnel in techniques for better recruiting and web searching. I also acted as minor computer hardware technician for the company because of my background working with computers. In that capacity I have handled anything from major computer crashes, to networking problems, to Windows and other software setup and maintenance.


Aug 1990May 1995

CSU Sacramento

Men's Basketball

Aug 1991May 1992


American Riiver College


Dave Fraunces

“Curtis is a rare executive these days. He is both strong in his area of expertise, but also fluent in the language of technology. He continues to develop skills sets that resonate with top CEOs as well as students just entering the workforce. He balances all of this with easy and effective communication. Extremely amiable, Curtis is a formidable executive.” March 11, 2008

Johnny Sanchez

“Curtis is a sharp, intelligent Manager who effectively unites and inspires those around him. He is innovative and dedicated, creating an atmosphere that encourages one to succeed. He is an excellent recruiter, and an invaluable resource.” February 4, 2008

Bill Inman

“Curtis was one of the first employees we hired at Hiring Link and he filled a critical role. As Director of Recruitment Curtis helped established our high-tech, high-touch recruitment approach and was responsible for farming and managing a talent pool of nearly 100,000 candidates. He participated in product design as well as pre-sales functions as well as his operational function. The key to Curtis' success was the fact that he has an amazing memory and made quick, solid decisions. He leveraged these attributes to effectively deliver on dozens of simultaneous candidate sourcing efforts.” May 17, 2007

Monica Celnar

“Curtis exemplifies the qualities that I value in a co-worker: professionalism, optimism, integrity, intelligence and a dedication to the team and the organization. He has a strong work ethic; we could count on him to work until the job was done. It was a pleasure to work with Curtis and I highly recommend him.” April 23, 2009

My Causes


Working Out, Volunteering, USC Athletics,. The Los Angeles Lakers, Coaching Basketball, Traveling, Web Design, and much more..

Practical Experience & Career Highlights

• Recruited 1200 full and part-time workers in a three month time-frame at THINK Together.• Hired, trained and managed a recruitment team of 12 at THINK Together.• Hired employees in a broad variety of skill areas (IT, Finance, Education, Administrative, Engineering, Executive…) • Expert with a wide variety of sourcing tools in a high-volume environment including: referral networks, job fairs, proprietary talent pools, recruiting strategy and marketing, internet sourcing, social media, web 2.0, newspapers and job postings, research and cold recruiting.• Solid understanding of accounting and fiscal operations, contract management, operational management, human resources, employment issues and community development.• Verifiable record of leadership and success as a business leader, and strategic planner.• Comfortable interfacing with different individuals, at all levels (within government, university, corporate, education, and non-profit business sectors).• Interpersonal, and articulate communication skills, a hands-on management style and ability to address issues and solve problems as they arise. • Resourceful, diplomatic, analytical, high integrity along with a good sense of humor.