Announcing TheLadders 2014 ELITE: Los Angeles

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

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March 27, 2014

TheLadders unveils this year's ELITE recruiters for the greater Los Angeles area. 


As a pioneer in the recruitment industry, TheLadders has worked with employers around the country to find the right person for the right job. While we aim to make the process as easy as possible, we recognize that job-matching success relies heavily on a committed hiring team, and with more than 67,000 recruiters and employers in our network, it’s safe to say that the level of commitment varies from professional to professional.

That said, it is important for us to recognize and celebrate the people who contribute to our success in each of our key markets. Early last year, I announced the launch of a new program for employers -- TheLadders ELITE, which initially kicked off in New York, and expanded to San Francisco and Chicago, Atlanta and Boston. The program celebrates a short list of exceptional employers in our most popular recruiting markets, representing the top 1 percent of our users. Each ELITE employer is hand-selected, based upon their TTM performance (Trailing Twelve Months, immediately prior to the list’s announcement), while demonstrating outstanding citizenship within TheLadders’ community.

Next month, for the first time, the program will come to Los Angeles. When it comes to employers and recruiters in the City of Angels, the 1 percent below has gone above and beyond to be amongst TheLadders ELITE!  


2014 ELITE Recruiters: Los Angeles
Name Company
Antoine Bragg Kore Systems
Chris Prudhomme New York Life
Darren Stewart Guidance Software
Gerald Baldwin Condusiv Technologies
Yuri Rutman Noci Pictures Entertainment
Andrea Clapp Sybron Dental Specialties
Pamela Moats Thought Convergence
Kelly Patchett 8020 Consulting
Michelle McKnight Williams Lea
Srinivas Reddy UST Global
Shelley Radford Emser Tile
Peter Stock Leed Resources PLC
Vesna Davis DLC
Nancy Mann Guidance Solutions, Inc.
Lisa Kearney Parsons
Martha Wilson Versa Products, Inc.
Eric Lazarte Jacobs
Tricia Nelson ADP
Ben Rush Pathstreet
Ramon Winemberg DCE Incorporated
Omri Avdi Accounting Principals
Fumi Yamamoto JCL Holding, LLC
Susan Robson Ria Financial Services
Jenny Alvarez Intuit
Jessica Franco Symantec
Paula Aguila Ingram Micro
Marcy Marmont Hyundai AutoEver Telematics America
Charlie Bunting Diversified Global
Kimberly Caughren Prospect Mortgage
Al Morelli SearchTec
Kevin Dich Los Angeles Unified School District
Sanjay Kumar Pathstreet
Angela Gatewood
Erika Beltran The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Jose Zavala 20th Century Fox
Stephanie Chaney
Charles Hogan Tranzlogic
Noemi Ramos Marcum Search
Joanna Gutierrez TK Services
Ryan Ramona OMC, Inc.
Antoni Elie Axianta Financial Partners
Dana Potthoff Payment Systems Corp
Laura Miller Corinthian Colleges
Cindy Thom HireLive
Mark Banuelos Tribune Company
Sarah Fuller Global IT Resources
Kent Scott American Solar Direct
Rebecca Valdez IMS International Management Systems
Lori Short Club Assist
Eugene Brown Canon Solutions America
Ximena Rosas State Farm
Lisa Koff Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Jackie Martinez Conexus
Ana Belden Integrated Media Technologies Inc.
Jasmine Ramirez Luxe Hotels
Keith Foreman Capital Alliance
Erin Shmalo EarthLink
David Hoogsteen Epicor Software
Brad Gore MassMutual
Amin Maghsoodi The Mitchell Group
Colleen Hulce Hulce Associates
Debbie Newman Draper's & Damon's
Kelly Brown ADP
Charles Schlaack Transom Capital Group
Rob Gusman M Mobility
Gretchen Luchsinger Information Forecast, Inc.
Nichole La May Caruso Affiliated
Emily Pugsley
Nanette Turner OneUnited Bank
Kellie Chaney Pacific Coast Home Solutions
Sydney Kennedy Reid and Associates
Jennifer McConnell Dynamic Healthcare Systems
Leslie Ayala ARBITECH
Irene Wen Wealth Ocean Inc.
Trudy Shea Condusiv Technologies


As a reminder, the criteria used to select TheLadders ELITE is as follows:

  • Overall engagement in our ecosystem, including quality and quantity of messages sent to candidates, and jobs manually posted by employers
  • Ratings and feedback provided to applicants
  • Profiles and resumes downloaded and shared with hiring managers
  • Profiles and resumes downloaded and shared with hiring managers
  • Social responsibility score, demonstrating outstanding citizenship and respect towards our candidates

TheLadders ELITE will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Development input and early access to products in beta
  • Thought-leadership opportunities, such as guest blogging and event panels
  • Exposure in TheLadders’ social media (TheLadders Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Networking opportunities with other ELITE members

On behalf of my entire team at TheLadders, thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for our career-driven job seekers. Here’s to continued success in 2014…and congratulations. 


Alexandre Douzet is the CEO and Co-founder of TheLadders, the premier mobile career network for career-driven professionals. In this role, Alex is responsible for the company strategy, global business operations, and product development. Follow him and TheLadders on Twitter at @ADouzet and @TheLadders.

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