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Established reputation as solid startup recruiters

From Fortune 500 companies to early stage startups, we have been helping companies of all sizes solve their hiring challenges. Though we serve companies of all sizes, we have established a reputation as specialists in startup hiring. Most of our clients are innovative startups, early stage ventures, and companies in expansion or turnaround mode, who are building their name in their specific industry.

Experienced team of high tech recruiters

Our clients are in various businesses and a significant part of them are high tech companies including those in e-commerce, digital advertising, Web 2.0 and 3.0, biotech, green energy, software, electronics, scientific, wireless, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. Our recruiting team has years of seasoned technical recruiting and executive search experience for high tech companies. Some of our key recruiters have 20 plus years of experience in recruiting.

Specialized team of clean tech recruiters

We also specialize in serving clean tech companies including those in solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, and biomass energy, fuel cells, energy-efficiency and carbon reduction services. With a wealth of green energy industry knowledge and common sense in sourcing and recruiting qualified candidates, we help our clients fill roles in clean tech companies.

Our clients’ businesses are each unique, but what they have in common is the need to fill a key executive role on their team – a role that requires the perfect blend of experience, contacts and chemistry – and they rely on PeopleConnect and our team of experienced executive recruiters to find that person perfect candidate for them.

Drawing on our expertise in uncovering hard-to-find talent, we source, screen, evaluate and place C-level executives, Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers in executive management, business development, finance, legal, human resources, marketing, product development and sales. We also recruit for very specialized scientific and technical positions.

Expert recruiting services: Producing results with personal attention to clients

PeopleConnect client services include Contingency Plus for full-time placement, unique Employees Without Paychecks program, which places entrepreneurial executives with pre-funded startups on an equity basis, Outsourced Recruiting Solution for companies who need to hire a lot of people in a short period of time and, Interim Staffing for venture funded companies.

We work on contingency, which means we get paid only when we produce results, and we limit our active searches so we can assure personal attention for each of our clients. Our network is second to none, with valuable contacts in the venture capital and angel investment communities, as well as business connections with executives and entrepreneurs across the country and the globe.

At PeopleConnect, connecting great people is our business, and it is a business we love.


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Reed Smith represents many of the world's leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters.

With lawyers from coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Reed Smith is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors. Reed Smith counsels 13 of the world's 15 largest commercial and savings banks; 25 of the world's 35 largest oil and gas companies; and the world's three largest pharmaceutical distribution and wholesale companies. Reed Smith's shipping practice has been designated among the most preeminent in the world, and its advertising law practice is regarded as among the legal industry's finest.

Reed Smith has grown in large part because of its uncommon commitment to delivering high-quality service and developing long-term client relationships. Our lawyers' approach to service begins by understanding clients' business goals, then applying the resources necessary to help achieve them.

Based on the results of a survey of large and Fortune 1000 in-house counsel, the BTI Consulting Group has ranked Reed Smith among the top firms for client service ten years running. Reed Smith has been identified as one of the few large law firms with a strategic focus on client satisfaction.

Reed Smith's work has been noted by industry observers. The Lawyer named Reed Smith its runner-up for U.S. Law Firm of the Year, and The American Lawyer named the firm "Litigation Department of the Year" in the product liability category. The Deal highlighted Reed Smith's commercial restructuring and bankruptcy practice as among the most active. Asian-Counsel named Reed Smith's Hong Kong office "Firm of the Year" in two categories, Commercial Transactions and M&A.


Early stage startups are the most in need of expert financial guidance, but often do not have the budget to hire a full time CFO, and instead focus on the short term need of basic bookkeeping.

Although having strong financial systems including bookkeeping are essential, enjoying the benefits of expert CFO guidance, particularly in the areas of fundraising, financial modeling, budgeting, and deal negotiation, can be the difference between success and failure.

Burkland Associates, the Bay Area's leading interim CFO provider, offers startups comprehensive packages that bundle high level CFO services with bookkeeping/accounting assistance, all at a competitive price.  For startups that already have bookkeeping or accounting assistance, Burkland Associates provides crucial strategic finance support.