Testimonials

Here are just a few of hundreds of testimonials we have received:

Amazon

“Focused always managed to find qualified candidates from unique sources. They worked closely with my team and our recruiting department to refine our search parameters. Next time I am looking for a strong recruiter for engineering and leadership positions, I will absolutely call Focused Staffing first!”

Collin Davis

Director Application Services

Amazon

Cisco

“I’ve used Focused Staffing for about 10 years. They know my business and keep finding top talent over the years. I can highly recommend them. Their skilled recruiters always fill the most critical positions in my group.”

Jens Meggers

VP/GM Cloud Collaboration

CISCO

Symantec

“I have been working with Focused Staffing since 2009. Whenever there is a need to recruit challenging roles, I’ve always counted on Focused and their team to help us find the best candidate. Good success rate, easy to work with.”

Spencer Liang

VP, Engineering, User Protection and Productivity

Symantec

Brocade

“As an internal recruiter who had never used an external staffing agency before, I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy when the Hiring Manager told me to use Focused Staffing. However, after working with them on a number of roles, I can safely say they are the only agency I will ever use.

What I want from an Agency is: Fast communication, honesty, keeping me and the hiring manager in the loop as to what’s going on, great candidates that are qualified for the job, strong negotiating skills and being able to make sure the candidate shows up on day 1. Focused does all of that and then some!

I’ve recommended them to people, I’ve used them at 2 different companies I’ve worked for and what can I say, they are the best!”

Therese Petralia

Senior Recruiter

Brocade

Netskope

“I have worked with Focused Staffing for a number of years. They are experts at what they do and have filled a number of critical technical hires for me.  I continue to use them and recommend them to others because they are not only diligent about finding good candidates, but they are collaborative in their approach and if we need to change some of the search parameters, they work with us to refine it and come back with the best talent.

If you need good Engineering executives or Product executives, I’d strongly recommend them.”

Ahbay Kulkarni

VP Engineering

Netskope

Citrix

“Focused Staffing provided us several great candidates for a hard to find Marketing Director and hard to please customer. They were very flexible and patient as we worked out the process and fine tuned collaborating the new product from this recent acquisition to Citrix. Their communication and follow up were excellent, and in the end, we hired a top notch candidate! I would highly recommend working with Focused Staffing for any high level search needs.”

Gail Vaillancourt

Senior Recruiter

Citrix

Symantec

“Over the years, Focused Staffing has successfully completed hundreds of searches in the organizations I have led. These searches spanned levels from highly skilled and scarce individual contributors to senior executives across a variety of disciplines from marketing and sales to engineering and operations. My personal involvement with Focused on executive searches showcased their ability to intelligently probe not only on job requirements but also on personal characteristics for the candidate’s success with the team. Even though they are a boutique firm, their lists of candidates hit the mark and they patiently supported us in refining our requirements if needed. They are a responsive and dedicated team and a pleasure to work with. I would be very pleased to hire Focused Staffing again.”

Janice D. Chaffin

Independent Board Director – International Game Technology and PTC Former Group President, Consumer Business Unit

Symantec

Nanigans

“I’ve been working with Focused Staffing for the past 5 years. There are many reasons why we’ve continued this partnership to help us find the right talent, including knowing how they pitch the different companies I’ve worked for, solid screening on candidates,  and success in filling a number of product and engineering roles. However, the core reason why we continually use them and they are so successful is due to their collaborative approach. Whether it be helping us staff for a successful start-up like Quattro Wireless or a more established company like Apple, they are very good at working with us to evolve the role and types of candidates based on market conditions. They really listen to the feedback were giving them and make necessary adjustments to improve the quality of our candidates.

Based on my experience with them, I’ve recommended them to a variety of companies within my network as I truly believe their approach is the way staffing should be handled.”

Joe Cuccinelli

SVP Product

Nanigans

Mirror Image Internet

“I am the Director of Human Resources at Mirror Image Internet. Our business involves dynamic delivery of internet content across our worldwide network for e-commerce and communications driven companies that have scalable, complex delivery and data analytics needs. In September 2012, I began to work with Focused Staffing to recruit senior level sales personnel for both the East Coast and West Coast US. During the course of these and subsequent searches, I found Focused Staffing to be true professionals. They continually demonstrate a depth of knowledge for our business space, as well as diligent partnership throughout the entire recruiting process. They are very skilled at finding great candidates, even in companies such as ours where the qualifications criteria present a challenge. Without question, I will continue to engage Focused Staffing for our ongoing recruitment needs.”

John Shorey

Director, Human Resources

Mirror Image Internet