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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 7-year-old daughter and 2-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.

+ Susan Murphy
Director, Business Development

“I wish you were my daughter!”

Susan brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to the office, as well as her extensive handbag collection! Susan is passionate about bringing in new business and cultivating those relationships. With her love of animals, we understand that if Susan doesn’t show up to work one day, it’s because someone has finally invented a Glarm (glamorous farm).

+ Amber Liu
Account Director, Temporary

“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. 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.

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+ 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.

+ 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 Manager

“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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+ Shirin Esmaili
Account Director, Temporary

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

Shirin Esmaili comes to Maven after working at a company self-styled as the AirBnB of all water experiences – and after traveling to Peru and Machu Picchu! When she’s not off to Peru, she works with temp candidates and companies to provide a superior temporary placement experience. Her favorite brunch food is a mimosa (that counts!).

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+ Hayley Morrison
Recruiter, 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 antother recruiter who's 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

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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.

+ 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 pups on a walk to the park to enjoy the San Francisco weather.