Our goal at Maven is to never forget we’re in the business of recruiting and placing people. Actual people. Candidates are more than resumes and companies are more than quarterly earnings. We treat people as people. We’re honest with them. We meet them over coffee instead of over email. We celebrate what makes each person and company unique, instead of directing them to a webpage. 



We believe the greatest sign of respect is telling people the truth and not wasting their time.

Touch over Tech

We learn more through a handshake and eye contact than we do through a long email

The Intangibles

Discovering the imperceptible  creates lasting relationships with candidates and companies.

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+ Jessica Vann
Founder and CEO

“I love your intensity and professionalism. Today was a better day because I met you."

SF native Jessica founded Maven in March 2010. Her mission is to cultivate our top-notch team and to distill our values and approach throughout the organization. A true lover of the ghost pepper (a love not yet shared by her 8-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son), Jessica is not only bold in her food choices and loud typing, but just about everything she does, including her hair colors.

+ Haley Garrison
Marketing & Events Associate

“You are really creating a great, recognizable brand.”

Haley is Maven’s creative storyteller who looks for new opportunities to leverage our brand. She leads everything from social media presence and blog content to brand partnerships and events. Aside from her Marketing efforts, she’s mostly known as the adventure queen who spends her evenings surfing with her other half. Prior to Maven, Haley was studying in the hills of Santa Barbara (her favorite place on Earth) and acquiring various Marketing skills at a tiny-house (on wheels) company! If you walk past her desk, you’ll likely see a tropical kale smoothie, a photo of Hawaii and macaron sticky notes – a few of her favorite things.

+ Amber Liu
Account Director & Recruiting Lead, Temp.

“I'm glad you were the one who ended up meeting and helping me. You're awesome at your job!”

After a chance encounter with a mutual friend on BART, Amber was brought in from her technical recruiting job to recruit for Maven’s Temp Team. When she’s not contacting candidates and clients, Amber is either in line at Chipotle or Snap-chatting pics of her favorite dachsunds, "the girls." She’s known around the office for wearing a lot of black and having a neat desk that includes an array of chapsticks. Yes, chapstick.

+ Kate Mahoney
Recruiter, Permanent

“You helped me find my dream job!”

Although her official title is Recruiter for the Perm Team, Kate’s candidates would likely refer to her as a coach, therapist, match-maker, and friend. From her Anthropologie outfits and homemade lunches to her passion for health and wellness and love for French bulldogs – she's every Maven’s inspiration! And if that’s not enough, she can make a Matcha Tea Latte like no one else. When she’s not sourcing new candidates, she’s taking her pup on a walk to the park to enjoy the San Francisco weather.

+ Vanessa Domingo
Recruiting Coordinator, Temporary

When Vanessa called Maven for help with her job search, the Maven team spotted a potential recruiting coordinator in her resume, and the rest is history! Vanessa is our calendaring wiz: she specializes in scheduling phone and onsite interviews with candidates as well as building relationships with new clients. A lover of Japanese and Filipino food, Vanessa loves shopping on her lunch break even more (and after work…and before work…). Vanessa digs shopping.

+ Kevin Baker
Vice President, Team & Customer Success

“Kevin trailblazes the path to excellence in every professional endeavor.”

Kevin stumbled upon his passion for leading others and growing teams while building out a recruiting agency on Oahu – tough, right? Today, Kevin continues to live out his passion right here in SF where he still enjoys the blue water (though slightly colder) as an avid sailor. Kevin’s adventuresome spirit is represented through not only his one-of-a-kind stories, but also through the rotating photo album-travelogue sitting on his desk. Every day Kevin finds new ways to unleash our team’s potential - and every day his high energy and commendable work ethic is kick-started with an iced coffee with a dash of cinnamon!

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+ Gillian Kay Lopez
Account Director & Expansion Lead

“Job searches are basically the worst, but recruiters like you make things so much easier.”

Gillian’s background in wedding and private event planning for a CA winery made her a natural fit as a Maven matchmaker, guiding hiring managers and executives to their perfect hires, just as she did brides to their perfect weddings. When Gillian isn’t using her endless optimism and energetic personality to help actively build relationships with clients, she’s surfing or training for triathlons with her purple bike aptly named Barney.

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+ Hayley Morrison
Recruiter & Recruiting Lead, Permanent

"You were the bomb: such a delight and truly professional in your work!"

Born and raised in Seattle, Hayley has made her way to California to discover a love for tacos, scuba diving and recruiting (a winning combination). Hayley is a strong advocate for her Direct Hire candidates, working tirelessly to help them find their dream role. You read it for yourself, they call her "the bomb." Our team can always count on Hay-Mo to jump in and help out wherever needed. Whether it's writing a blog, covering for another recruiter on vacation, putting together an invite list for an upcoming event or making a Starbuck's run on a long day, she has every Maven's back... always.

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+ Stefanie Jass
Account Director, Temporary

"You gave me the confidence I needed after feeling beat down on my job hunt."

Stef's love for helping her candidates land their dream jobs is only surpassed by her love for her sweet Cocker Spaniel, Liko. Stefanie brings her prior recruiting experience to the table in her role as Temp Team Account Director, seamlessly helping clients and candidates find the best fit on both sides. On a sunny day, if she's not hard at work at the office, Stefanie's at the park playing fetch with her pup.


+ Christine Morico
Recruiter, Permanent

Born & raised in Maine, a few years in Montana, and it's only fitting that Christine's next "M" is Maven! Christine is a first point of contact for incoming candidates for the Permanent team and also maintains strong candidate relationships of her own. When she's not working in the sunshine on Maven's balcony, she's out exploring the Bay Area's best hiking spots, usually with her new pup Moose.


+ Leslie Crain

Business Operations Manager

“It’s so nice to come into the office and be greeted by a lovely smile and wonderful attention.”

When you walk through Maven’s front door, Leslie is the first person you see. If her smile doesn’t make you feel instantly welcome, her Southernisms will! As Business Ops Manager, Leslie handles mostly every task but the actual recruiting. Leslie’s background in academia, including teaching English abroad, has honed not only her stellar editing skills, but also her ability to read several books in a week.

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+ Shirin Esmaili
Account Director, Temporary

“Shirin could be a personal coach, if she so chose.”

Shirin found her herself at Maven after working at a company self-styled as the Airbnb of all water experiences – and after casually traveling to Peru and Machu Picchu! Aside from experiencing the world’s greatest wonders, she works with temp candidates and companies to provide a superior temporary placement experience. A total extrovert, Shirin’s love for improv and her mad karaoke skills translate seamlessly to the recruiting space. Her favorite brunch food is a mimosa (that counts!) and her favorite person is her rescue dog named Chappy (that counts, too!).

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+ Gillian Barnes
Account Director, Temporary

“I can’t wait to share with you how my first day on the new job goes!”

Gillian, who’s picked up the nickname “Barnes” with multiple Gillians in the office, is an Account Director for Maven's Temporary division. Her day-to-day includes playing cupid between her clients and her candidates. Before making her way to SF, Barnes was enjoying the warm SoCal sunshine and acquiring her master cold-calling skills. When she’s not playing matchmaker at the office, you’ll likely find Barnes strolling the streets of the city, walking her corgi Henley and her rescue Sprinkles or looking for a new spot to play billiards. Fun Fact: Barnes prefers mimosas over coffee and she’s a total fangirl when it comes to Harry Potter and Princess Di.

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+ Liz Hausler
Recruiting Coordinator, Permanent

Liz is the Perm Team’s latest addition, but it feels as if she’s been with the team forever. Aside from sourcing candidates and setting up interviews, you can find Liz eating her favorite French Toast at Zazie or daydreaming in her Existentialism class at USF. If you’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Liz on the phone, you've picked up on her kindred spirit and go-getter attitude. And if you’ve met Liz in person, you got the sense that she doesn’t know a stranger and has an insane amount of love for animals (which explains why she’s a full-fledged vegetarian!). Around the office, Liz is known for her colored pen collection and tea addiction – let her know if you have any favorites to recommend!

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+ Camille Parenteau
Recruiting Coordinator, Temporary

“Thanks again for reaching out to me; you have been very helpful in this process!”

It was while studying Business Administration with a focus in HR at Cal Poly SLO that Camille discovered her passion for Recruiting! Camille puts her mad color-coding skills to work by diligently scheduling interviews with candidates for our Recruiting team. Camille is known around the office for having tried 21 different flavors of Oreos (!!) and being one of the only Mavens who can keep a desk succulent alive. When she’s not sourcing or greeting candidates, Camille’s always looking to try out the new hip eatery in town and admittingly spends way too much time on Yelp doing so.


Not only does working at Maven mean being part of the best team in the business, we have plenty of great perks, too. How do incentive bonuses, catered meals, profit-sharing, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k, and a luxury year-end trip sound? Check out the opportunities below.

Account Director

In this role, you’ll directly impact our client partnerships and generate results by managing client relationships and driving open searches.


  • Work with senior & C-Level officers to present candidates, schedule interviews, provide feedback, and negotiate offers

  • Work with internal recruiting team to match candidates to opportunities

  • Anticipate recruiting challenges, find solutions

  • Provide constructive input to clients

  • Conduct new business development activities

  • Share best practices contributing to Maven’s greater good

Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years of experience in recruiting, account management, or sales.

Recruiting Coordinator

You’re in charge of maintaining candidate flow and sourcing for administrative and HR candidates.  Additionally, it’s up to you to support our recruiters throughout the recruiting process by:

  • Evaluating resumes and initiating contact with candidates

  • Scheduling interviews

  • Conducting reference checks

  • Drafting job notes as well as monthly newsletters to our candidates

  • Maintaining postings on online job boards

Bachelor’s degree, strong writing skills, familiarity with Outlook, and 1+ year professional experience.


In this role, you will develop and maintain relationships with candidates.


  • Develop and maintain a network of qualified Executive Assistant and Human Resources candidates

  • Conduct in-person candidate interviews

  • Work with internal account management team to provide candidates for opportunities

  • Manage full life cycle of candidate process: initial communication, pitching and presentation of suitable roles, interview scheduling and feedback, presentation and acceptance of offer

Bachelor’s degree, 2+ years in recruiting or related professional experience.

Sales Development Representative

As an SDR at Maven Recruiting Group you’re the connective tissue between our clients and our team of Account Directors. Your main objective is to prospect and cultivate new business relationships, assist with back-end sales support, and help drive the recruiting sales cycle forward. You will be the liaison between our clients and our internal recruiting team as you bring new opportunities and clients to the forefront for the Account Director team!  

Here’s what it takes to be a Maven: 

1. You’re hungry for growth and new challenges. 

This role is designed for you to directly impact the recruiting sales cycle while setting you up for success and growth down the road. You will get first-hand exposure to our clients’ hiring needs by leading sales calls, going onsite to meet clients in-person and getting a feel for the company culture and organizational structure.  

2. You are forever curious, fearlessly proactive and positively resilient in your outreach efforts.  

We work in an exciting industry, and when it comes to business development, it will be your responsibility to help generate and maintain Maven’s book of business by researching prospects, adding them into our CRM, initiating outbound calls and/or getting creative by dropping off a gift to your prospect onsite! 

 3. You believe in candid and real dialogue and your strengths are within client service. 

As you prospect high-level managers and C-Level executives, you will be the first impression and initial touch point, meaning you set the tone for how the recruiting experience will be with Maven.  

4. You have the presence and charisma to own any room that you step into whether it’s Maven’s HQ office or a client meeting at the hottest startup! 

Let’s be real: when it comes to business development, first impressions are lasting impressions, and sometimes all you have is one shot. Communication and presence matter.  

5. You enjoy setting ambitious goals and love the feeling of achieving them with your team members! 

At Maven, we celebrate the small wins, too. When a team member wins, we all win, which means we’re popping bubbly on a Friday – but you’ll also see team members helping each other cross the finish line by sharing knowledge, advice and best practices.  

6. You are activity-oriented. 

You love working hard and keeping busy, and you enjoy the satisfaction of giving something your all. You don’t stand around waiting for someone to tell you to do something; rather, you take the initiative to drive your own success and make things happen! 

Bonus Points for the following: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 

  • Volunteer work, living or studying abroad, involvement in groups, community or activities or other leadership roles. 

  • Lifelong learner, never complacent – you’re constantly finding ways to self-improve whether that’s at the gym, taking a cooking class, listening to podcasts or reading new books.  

  • While staffing or recruiting experience is a nice-to-have, it’s certainly not a must-have as we have made several incredible hires with backgrounds in Retail, PR, Sales, Event Planning – the list goes on. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an equal opportunity employer.



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