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Work experience

Apr 2005Present

Contract Recruiter

Real Enterprises, Inc

Satisfied Clients: Stratos, Paladino and Company [Green Building Consulting], Nastech Pharmaceutical, InfoSpace, [internet portal company] supported:Search & Directory, Mobile, Games and Operations groups & ICOS Pharmaceutical
  • Successfully staffed more than 150 people from college graduates to CFO
  • Consistently exceeded hiring goals by quickly learning and understanding each client’s business strategies and effectively leverage that knowledge to make key hires
  • Effectively delivered results to client groups during critical hiring windows while working across multiple departments
May 2001Apr 2005

Recruiting Manager

ITE provided consulting services to the life-science industries. Clients included: Schering Plough, J&J, Cordis, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Genentech, Amgen, Genzyme, Vaxgen, Beyer, Berlex, Biogen, Bristol/Meyers/Squibb, Cadence, Cardinal Health, and CV Therapeutics.

  • Created cost-effective sourcing strategies and candidate development process to generate a passive candidate pool in an IT regulated space
  • Built strategic partnership with Account Managers to maintain successful recruiting support for all accounts nationwide
  • Consistently refined recruiting sourcing strategies to effectively meet organizations growth

Staffing Consultant

Real Enterprises, Inc.
Created a new staffing consultancy with an innovative client focused model optimized for speed, accountability and quality. With a continual focus on cost effective recruitment solutions. Eliminating client need for less effective contingency and retained searches, which are unaccountable for results. Satisfied Clients include; P-Com, Quantum, Advanced Systems USA, Inter-Ibex, [Switzerland & USA] Staffing Manager
  • Developed and presented a recruiting strategy outline to hire 105 new employees in 5 months. Reduced average cost per hire from $8,500 to $3,700 saving client $504,000.00
  • Successfully developed sourcing strategies for teams as large as a 100+ and as small as two in a verity of environments
  • Significantly reduced a client’s time to hire from >45 days to less than 30 days by streamlining its recruiting process
  • Counseled clients and candidates to ensure a positive interview engagement, effecting process and successful offer acceptance rate of 95%
  • Mentored recruiters, focused on their skill development and growth in the areas of sourcing, project management, and client management
  • Collaborated with senior level executives and effectively communicated recruitment results in an accurate, timely manner
  • Successfully set and managed client expectations throughout hiring process
  • Partnered with hiring managers for long term talent acquisition success
  • Quickly achieved staffing goals by understanding hiring managers business and needs
  • Developed several staffing tools to ensure success including: new requisition criteria & service level agreement, agency criteria selection, customer satisfaction survey, and 90 day candidate quality review which increased customer satisfaction and accountability
  • Increased recruiting teams effectiveness and customer satisfaction by focusing on advancing recruiters skills through coaching, mentoring and training
  • Conducted research to map markets and generate candidate names and profiles in targeted industries and client competitors

Lead Recruiter

Full life cycle recruiting, from sourcing to offer acceptance: Clients include; Cisco Systems, Compaq/Tandem, Zygo Corporation [USA & Asia], IXOS Software, Teradyne, Clarify Inc., Novell, Oracle, National Semiconductor, Systematic Healthcare Systems, KLA Instruments, Conductus is now STI

  • Saved clients money by filling 99% of open requisitions and eliminated the use of contingency agencies and search firms 
  • Quickly built out talent networks in specific functions/industries by contacting and networking with knowledgeable industry sources to develop an initial pool of candidates that advanced the recruiting process and lowered the time to hire 

Director of Staffing

BDM International

BDM International, Inc. is a multinational information technology company that operates in three interrelated markets: systems and software integration, computer and technical services and enterprise management and operations. The company serves the department of defense, international defense agencies, civil government agencies and commercial clients. 

  • Developed, implemented and evaluated effective strategies and quality process to attract and retain qualified candidates to the company
  • Ensured issues such as diversification and strategic organization fit are considered and promoted within the recruitment process
  • Personally recruited executive level personnel such as CFO, VP of Sales, General Manager
  • Maintain and analyzed statistical reports addressing issues such as cost per hire, days to fill, and associate retention rates
  • Proactively identified and addressed areas for improvement by developing and implementing effective, business outcome changes/additions to the company’s employment policies, practices, and procedures
  • Developed fiscal year hiring projections and corresponding recruitment operating budget
  • Ensured recruiting operations are managed within established guidelines

Director of Staffing

Professional Computer Resources

Professional Computer Resources was a contract engineering company, providing custom programming solutions. Clients included; Paramount Pictures, Disney Studios, Fox, Universal Studios, Southern California Edison, UnoCal Oil, Arco, Coldwell Banker,Allied Signal Aerospace, Lockheed Martin Corp ,Honeywell ,Rocket Propulsion Lab ,Raytheon Co, Ametek Rotron

  • Directed the operation of evolving recruitment organization
  • Developed and continually refined strategies to attract top performers to company for highly technical positions such as UNIX systems administrator, software engineers, and data base administrators
  • Built and maintained industry networks and relationships within software user groups and associations nationally
  • Maintained relationships with several major Universities promoting Professional Computer Resources as a employer of chose to their software engineering graduates
  • Consulted with department leaders on employment law and best hiring practices
  • Developed the company’s recruiting branding, advertising, and management reports 

Western Regional Staffing Manager

Computer Horizons Corp

Computer Horizons Corporation, established in 1969, provides business solutions for staffing, training, networking, and e-business to over 1,600 client companies worldwide. The company's agenda of providing total solutions extends to a variety of industries, including manufacturing, communications, healthcare, and more. Through its particular focus on determining solutions through information technology, effective methodologies, and the implementation of its proprietary software products, Computer Horizons experienced substantial growth for over 30 years. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey along with dozens of offices worldwide. Over 3,000 consultants provide outsourcing assistance to meet the integrated business needs of major clients, including AT&T and Prudential.

  • Managed the overall recruiting function for western states
  • Partnered with business leaders to align recruiting strategy with business growth objectives
  • Hired and managed a team of  recruiters and  support staff
  • Led the recruiting team that exceeded forecasted hiring goals by 5 months (from 12 to 7 months)


Permanent Placement & Executive Search
  • Directed five recruiters, and 3 support personnel, in 2 locations
  • Developed, trained and mentored recruiters in high-volume, high-level contingency and executive searches
  • Trained team in recruiting, sourcing, cold-calling, phone screening, interviewing, negotiations, reference checking, presentations to managers, and closing offers
  • Created firm’s high profile through effective personal relations with client companies



University of California, Berkeley


Ken was brought into Cisco as a contract recruiter to support our Sales IT organization. His client group was very demanding and going through explosive growth. He quickly gained credibility and added value to his client organization. He knows how to effectively influence to get things done. Ken did a great job with a difficult and demanding client group. He is a team player with a great deal of industry knowledge.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Janel Canepa Director of Staffing Cisco Systems

“I hired Ken to help Paladino recruit technical candidates for our green building consulting company. He did a great job in connecting with the "hard-to-find" passive candidates we were looking to recruit. Ken is naturally curious and questioning - he came into the job with little knowledge of the industry - yet learned our industry quickly. He has been a tremendous help in finding the right candidates. I would definitely recommend him!”

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Carrie Larson Director of HR, Paladino And Company

Ken is an amazing recruiter and one of the best managers I've ever worked for! It is because of mentoring like Ken's that I am the recruiter I am today. Ken is the absolute subject matter expert when it comes to recruiting. He taught me the essentials of sourcing, managing the recruiting process and understanding technology in a way I hadn't understood before. I would recommend Ken to anyone looking for a seasoned staffing professional!”

Shannon Logan , Lead Staffing Resource Specialist, Quantum Corp

“Ken worked with me to identify Test Candidates (SDET and Test Engineers) for my open positions. I found Ken to be very thorough in identifying candidates from various sources, performing an initial phone screening and providing me with his recommendation on the interviewed candidates. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Ken again in the same capacity.”

Ruben Alanis , QA Architect/Mgr, Infospace

“I appreciate Ken's diligent work to find IT professionals in an extremely tight market. His years of experience ensured high quality results in a very timely manner.” July 6, 2006

Laura Hastings , HR Director, Infospace

“Ken is a top-notch sourcer and full-cycle recruiter. He adapts well to all cultures and industries. I would not hesitate to work with Ken in the future or recommend him as a recruiter.” July 19, 2007

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Diana Craig, M.S HR Director Nastech Pharmaceutical Company

I worked with Ken to hire my group and was always impressed with the speed, rigor, and approach Ken had in identifying the best fitting candidates. He rapidly established a keen understanding of my needs and the type of individuals I was looking for. Furthermore, he developed a great working relationship that moved the process forward smoothly. Thanks to Ken's support I've hired great people and would certainly welcome working with him again.”

Roger Adami , Senior Research Scientist, Nastech Pharmaceutical Company

“My first contact with Ken was through a screening interview he conducted by phone for Nastech Pharmaceuticals. I distinctly recall Ken's pleasant manner of interaction while he was working his way through a list of questions. I appreciated his personal warmth and the casual conversation as part of this screening call, which helped me perform my best during that interview process. Subsequent to my being hired at Nastech, I realized that Ken is genuinely a pleasant individual, hard working, and very professional. I believe Ken will also be performing very well in his future career pursuits.”

Pat Charmley , Senior Project Manager, Nastech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“From my perspective as a job hunter, Ken Realmuto is one of the best recruiters I have encountered. His “think outside the box” mentality finds people with skills to match his client’s needs and make connections that bear fruit. Ken used his amazing searching skills to find me when I was not looking for work. I do not know how he did it as I do not recall posting a resume online anywhere. When he found me his friendly demeanor gained him instant rapport. Before I knew it I agreed to come in for a job interview and was blown away by how the position would use all of my skills and past job experiences in new exciting and challenging ways. Thanks to Ken I was able to land one of the best jobs I have ever had!”

Terry Trimingham , Technical Writer, Nastech Pharmaceutical Company


Positions Filled

Information Technology

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Sr. Programmer Analysts (Object Oriented)
  • Programmer Analysts
  • Product trainer
  • Search Engine optimization Specialist
  • Business Analyst, mobile portal services
  • Program Manager, mobile portal services
  • Functional Analyst, mobile portal services
  • Product Manager, mobile portal services
  • Unix Systems Engineer
  • Software Engineers (C#, ASP.Net,Java,j2EE, HTML, Unix; Solaris; VMS)
  • Game Server developer, Java, Spring Hibernate
  • Game Porting engineer, J2ME
  • Network Infrastructure Manager
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Data Base Administrators
  • Data Base Applications Programmers
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Quality Assurance Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • MIS Directors
  • Software Development Managers
  • Web Site Designers
  • Technical Writers
  • Documentation Clerks
  • Telecommunications Analysts
  • Software Architects
  • Network Integration Specialists
  • Capacity Planners

Engineering and Design

  • Electrical Engineers
  • RF Engineers
  • Cryogenics Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • IC Engineers (ASIC, Analog, Digital, mixed signal Design, Product, Test)
  • Manufacturing Engineers (Design & Ops)
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Maintainability Engineers
  • Field Service Engineers
  • Telephony Engineers
  • Embedded Systems Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Managers & Engineers

General and Administrative

  • Shipping & Receiving Clerks
  • Purchasing Director
  • Facility Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Material Control Specialists
  • Parts Inventory Clerks
  • Logistics Managers
  • Distribution Analysts
  • Draftspersons
  • Executive Secretaries
  • Graphic Designers and Illustrators
  • Dispatchers
  • Receptionists
  • Environmental Auditors
  • Truck Drivers
  • Equipment Re-Work Specialists
  • Editors
  • Director of Leasing
  • Customer Service Reps
  • Communications Managers
  • Public Affairs Managers
  • Transportation Specialists
  • Administrative Assistants

  Green Building Industry

·Technical Vice President

·Mechanical Engineer

·Senior Commissioning Agent

Manufacturing and Production

  • VP of Manufacturing
  • Plant Managers
  • Plant Technical Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Maintenance & Engineering Managers
  • Production Supervisors
  • Plant Shipping & Logistics Managers
  • Technical Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Plant Technicians
  • Hourly Operators/Technicians

Financial and Accounting

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Controllers (Division and Corporate)
  • Staff Accountants
  • Cost Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Accounting Managers
  • Inventory/Fixed Assets  Accountants
  • Accounting Clerks
  • Treasury Analysts
  • Auditors (IS and Financial)
  • Tax Accountants
  • Tax Managers
  • Investor Relations Analysts
  • Credit Managers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Financial Consultants
  • Payroll Managers
  • Payroll Clerks

Research Scientists and Pharmaceutical

  • Research Scientists
  • Research Associates
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Associate staff Scientist-Drug Discovery Biology
  • Bioprocessing Associate
  • Clinical Supply Manager
  • CMC Project Manager
  • Manager, Plant Quality assurance
  • Scientific writer
  • Principal Scientist, Formulations
  • Principal Scientist, bioassay
  • Sr. scientist, Bioanalytical Development
  • Project Manager
  • Research Scientist siRNA
  • Director of Chemistry
  • Manager Regulatory Affairs CMC
  • Biostatistician
  • Research Associates, Process Chemistry
  • Patent Counsel
  • Paten Agent
  • Paralegal
  • Manager, Plant Quality Assurance
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Drug Discovery MDs
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialists
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control Specialists
  • Process Development Associates
  • Cell Culture Associates

Sales and Marketing

·Vice President of Sales and Marketing

·Director of Sales

·District Sales Managers

·Directors of Product Management

·Territory Managers

·Account Managers

·Account Executives

·Account Advocates Internet marketing

·Product Managers

·Marketing Managers

·Marketing Analysts

·Sales Support Analysts


·Sales Reps

·Call Center Reps - Inbound & Outbound

Human Resources

·Director of Human Resources

·Human Resources Manager

·Staffing Managers

·Staff Recruiters

·Compensation Analysts

·Employee Benefits Manager

·Training & Development Managers

·Course Developers

·Curriculum Designers

·Recruiting Assistants


Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Expert highly successful at recruiting top talent for rapid growth companies, utilizing cutting-edge tools, with a focus on building world-class companies through quality staffing.

  • Effective at developing recruiting strategies and staffing matrices, and successfully meeting hiring goals
  • Skilled at global recruitment strategies, compliance, immigration,      and relocation criteria
  • Experienced project manager
  • Proficiency with: Restrac, Resumix, Recruitmax, PC Recruiter, Syber Recruiter
  • Web-based recruitment AIRS trained