Upon graduating from the University of North Carolina with degrees in Philosophy and Economics, David joined Oracle’s Sales Academy in Redwood Shores, CA before moving to Austin, TX. After his start in Enterprise SaaS Sales, David transitioned into Agency Recruiting and focused on filling sales roles for growing tech companies. As a new recruiter, David earned Top Revenue Producer in his first year and was chosen as Business Development Manager to develop all new business for the SouthWest region. In August 2018, David created his own business with the goal of incrementally improving the sales recruiting process. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Kaizen Sales Recruiting specializes in recruiting top performing sales professionals for Private Equity and VC-funded companies across the United States.
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What Our Customers Say
Vijay MehraFounder, CEO at REthink CRM
David has been instrumental in our hiring process over the past few years. From individual contributors to leadership, we've worked on all roles for our GTM team (Sales Dev, Account Executives, CSMs, Director & VP-level). It's difficult to find a recruiter who can come into a small growing company, take…
Amy Campbell PhDChief Talent Officer at Overhaul
David worked with us to fill fairly urgent needs in two critical positions: Director of Sales and Vice President, Operations. He presented a perfectly sized pool of top-notch candidates, who completely aligned with our vision and culture, within 1-3 days. David was insightful, sincere, and provided prompt and concise communication…
Gunay HuntDirector of Client Success at REthink CRM
I was recommended to David by one of my mentors, and I can say without hesitation, that he has exceeded my expectations in all the situations that we have interacted and workedtogether. David helped me immensely during the recruitment process. His professionaldemeanor is only matched by his ingenuity. The close…
Andrew WristenEnterprise Account Executive at Thousandeyes
I had the privilege of working with David after leaving Oracle and moving to a much smaller software firm in Austin. While working with David, I always felt he had my best interest in mind not only did he have a great understanding of the companies he represented, but my…
Effective communication is essential to the recruiting process. From setting expectations, to providing useful feedback, to having the hard conversations, transparency is everything.
Genuine, meaningful relationships
“Quality of life = quality of relationships”, “network = net worth”… While overused, these phrases are 100% accurate and often hard to find in the bottom-line-driven, transactional world of agency recruiting.
Our relationship to clients is one of a partnership. Instead of molding you to a process, we take time to truly understand and get to know you, and work together to quickly hire the best people for the role. Not only is this an obstacle to effective recruiting, it is the way to effective recruiting.
This is the cornerstone, and English translation, of Kaizen. From the SDR to the CEO, improvement is dependent on everyone in the organization.
Quality over Quantity
Kaizen prioritizes quality of service above all else and qualifies each candidate 100% before sending to the client. Our goal is to give you less work, not bombard you with resumes.