Think of me as a guide helping you navigate a path, whether you are searching for a new job, exploring your personal career growth, or seeking talented professionals to add to your team and company. By investing collaboratively in your journey, we will work through the pitfalls and challenges along the way to ensure you are making the most of your job search or talent acquisition efforts.
My clients would speak highly of my integrity, professionalism, and consultative approach to thoroughly understand their unique business and technology challenges and implement the talent acquisition strategies that will ensure success.
Why I love recruiting...
It's not just recruiting. Connecting talented individuals with job opportunities that excite, challenge and inspire them is very rewarding, but helping people improve - whether that's training recruiters or coaching candidates, is the fulfillment I enjoy from this job.
When I'm not working, I love to...
...be with my family. Nothing is more sacred to me than family. I am passionate about baseball and both coach little league and sit on the executive board for our league. I love movies (and earned a film degree before I got into recruiting). You will find that many of my professional coaching tips and advice stem from something related to baseball or movies. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from swinging.
5 days ago
It's my high pleasure to recommend Russ. Russ made it very clear that he take a sincere and personal interest in making sure that he fully understands the needs and directions of his clients, so that he had a firm grasp on their current needs and could anticipate their future. His technical background and experience are a valuable resource. In my opinion, Russ epitomizes the word “professional”. Russ provides consistently terrific service to his clients. He searches for great technology talent at an exceptional pricing point. He works hard to find consultants that would exceed the expectations for each placement he made.
Experience working with Russel is nothing short of fabulous. I first received an email from a recruiter from his team who did a follow up call. And he setup a screening interview with Russel. Based on that video conversation with Russel where he learned about my background and experience, and found out if I am culturally fit for the client organization that I would work for. Later he did setup a call with the client after all the checkpoints were marked ticked. And in the interim he did references check and all necessary background checks and kept me in the loop and contacted me for any information he wanted pretty much seamlessly and without bothering me. By the time I was setup for the client call, I was all prepared for it and I was all in for the interview. The interview with the client was very professional and was multi faceted as in from a technical perspective and a behavioral perspective. And I was able to go through the interview process pretty quickly due to Russell's due diligence to find my strength and weak areas of expertise and cultural strengths. I would recommend Russel any time and to anyone who wants to have a seamless, positive, result driven experience in technical talent recruitment. All the best and looking forward to have a connect for the future.
There are great recruiters, and then there's Russell. Working with him was the most pleasant experience I've ever had working with a recruiting professional without compare. Russell was always over-communicative, never leaving me wondering what was going on and always reaching out to me first in a timely way (even giving me update late in the day or on weekends when needs be). He gave excellent coaching during the process and provided helpful reminders of those little tasks that makes candidates really stand out. Everyone take notes: this is how it's done right. I would recommend him to ANYONE (whether you're looking to hire or looking for work) - this guy knows his stuff.
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Muhammad Ali Y. | ITSystems Functional Analyst5.0
3 weeks ago
Among all the recruiters I have had a chance to work with, Russell is one of the few who are very professional and honest. He has a thorough understanding of IT job market. The best part I like working with him is he provides constant updates during the whole hiring process and is very responsive.
I have been hired in a new position for few months now, Russell still checks in with me occasionally to see if everything is going good (excellent customer service)
I have worked with and spoken to many recruiters. Russell is not like the other recruiters, he is top-notch and in a league of his own. Russell made his contact, introduction to the job opportunity, and interview very quickly - without sounding or feeling aggressive. He is a very amicable, easy-to-talk-to person, and has a way of getting to know people in a short period of time. He knows how to ask the right questions, he's a good listener, and you can tell that he knows technology. He also wants to get to know a person's personality, understand who they are, and what motivates them. He is an effective communicator, very responsive, and punctual. I would highly recommend Russell to any potential employers and can say that any prospective employee is in good hands with him through the process of finding the right fit for you career. It's has been a pleasure working with Russell and I look forward to working with him more in the future!
Russel was recommended to me by a coworker, and her high words of praise were validated during my first conversation with Russell. He is extremely responsive, providing gentle guidance and words of encouragement. I was laid off due to the pandemic, and even though job pickings were slim, and even when Russell didn't have any leads for me specifically, he consistently checked in to see how I was doing and provide feedback for my resume. I highly recommend Russell not only as a recruiter but also as a Career Coach or Professional Development Coach.
I have used Russ for over 5 years now and always presented a challenge that other recruiters had trouble meeting. Russ has listened to my needs and brought in members of his team that had the expertise needed. The majority of my development team has been filled by candidates found by Russ and I am happy to continue our relationship.
Russell is one of those rare recruiters who develops personal relationships with both his talent pool and his customers. This additional level of attention is what truly allows him to make excellent matches to positions that go well beyond checking off qualifications.
I have worked with Russ on both sides of the fence for many years. Russ provided me with qualified candidates to interview when I had a need and he has placed me in several positions. Russ is the most honest recruiter I have worked with. While others tell you what they think you want to hear, Russ gives you the truth - no matter how good or bad the news may be. Not only will I continue working with Russ, I will give him the highest praise to anyone who asks. Thank you for all your help over the years Russ!