A talent acquisition leader and Entrepreneur with over 20-years of experience building and leading highly specialized recruiting organizations, both in corporate and executive search environments. Don has achieved "trusted advisory” status with thousands of technologists and C-Level business leaders--not only assisting them in their personal career decisions, but also in building out their high impact teams. But if you ask him what is his single-most exceptional recruiting accomplishment in his career, he won't speak of the many brilliant CEOs, CTOs, or Engineers he has placed. Sorry guys! He’ll instead tell you it was unequivocally when he cold-called and recruited Captain James Lovell (yes, that Capt. Lovell of Apollo 13 fame) for his favorite "client", who just so happened to be his 9yr old son, to do a videotaped interview for his 4th grade science project. That's when Don knew that there wasn't a talent on Earth (or beyond) that he couldn't recruit. ;-)
Don credits his upbringing in the inner-city of Chicago for his keen street smarts and people savvy--two senses that are becoming scarcer in today's predominately data-driven world. However, he is a self-admitted technophile, and he lives to bring together his love for technology & data with his well-developed intuition about people. Most importantly, he only uses these super-powers for good.
Don relocated from Chicago in 2013 with his Wife, two Sons, and Riley (their Lab-Terrier mix) to live the California Dream.