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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Talent House is the leading recruitment firm for seed to Series C funded companies looking to build their sales and marketing teams. Our VC partners, CEOs and hiring managers trust us to advise and hire the best foundational teams possible. We're different because our backgrounds are diverse and our founder, Bill McHargue, has run global startup teams for over 17 years. Our approach is practical and very consultative so each engagement is unique and personalized. 

 

Talent House provides executive retained search and contingency services for individual contributor roles. 

 

Our networks and skill-set help us hire for companies in the bay area and across the U.S. in major cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles and Seattle.  

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Meet The Team

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Founder & Chief Recruiter
Bill McHargue
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Former startup executive leading sales teams across North America and abroad. Involved in one IPO and two acquisitions

StrongMail

Rubicon Project

Swrve 

Autoweb.com

Outside of work

Bill enjoys his time with family and friends. He loves to to travel and be in the outdoors. 

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Adam Ant (opened for INXS)

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Jason Quiro
Senior Recruiter
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Held sales and account management roles in network security and data storage

Gigamon 

Imation 

IronKey

Ixia

Outside of work

Jason spends time with his family and helps coach his son's football team and stays busy chauffeuring his daughter to gymnastics.

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Hall and Oates

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Lorianne Valencia 
Talent Sourcer 
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Experience as a recruiting coordinator for a tech company and executive administrative assistant for a large law firm

 

SurveyMonkey

Fenwick & West

Intevac 

 

Outside of work

Lorianne enjoys taking her dog to the beach and spending time with family and friends. She loves crafts and being outdoors.  

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LeeAnn Rimes 

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Noelle Ceaser 
Talent Sourcer 
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Previous experience as an Account Manager, onsite corporate recruiter and agency talent sourcer

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Outside of work

Noelle loves spending time with her daughter and cheering her on at the many swim meets. She  enjoys time with friends and her lovable dog.

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Kelsey Makaiwi
Talent Sourcer & Recruiter 
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Previous experience in customer service industry with food & beverage and hospitality. 

 

Outside of work

Kelsey enjoys trying new foods, listening to podcasts and keeping up with pop-culture. She's passionate about travel, being in nature, and making memories with friends and family. 

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Van Halen 
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Darcell Epps
Talent Sourcer 
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Held full-cycle recruiter roles on the direct hiring side for several corporate companies

 

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Amtrak

Amazon

 

Outside of work

Darcell enjoys quad skating, bike riding, and working on his classic car ('64 El Camino). He also loves to spend time with his dog Bentley Coupe (American Blue Nose PitBull). 

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Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade & Dave Holland 

advisors

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Michelle McHargue
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Michelle brings Talent House years of experience helping some of Silicon Valley's top hiring managers, CEOs and founders build rockstar teams to scale their businesses.

 

Michelle is an Operating Partner for Costanoa Ventures. 

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Amazon

Yahoo

Google

Adobe

Talent House

Culture & Values

If you’re going to change anything you have to stand for something and be committed. Talent House takes recruiting very seriously. We want to deliver the best experience for both our clients and our candidates. Its all about relationships in our business and we get that. We also understand that our own company must constantly strive to be great. We're a remote team but work hard to stay close and maintain a strong culture. 

Collaboration

As a team we believe that without  collaboration you block progress for everyone. Our team, our clients and candidates benefit from this relationship.

Curiosity 

We genuinely care about the businesses and candidates we support.  

Respect 

We respect the hard work our clients are doing to build their companies. And we respect one another and their important role in our success.  

accountability

We hold ourselves accountable making for a stronger partnership.