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About Us


With over 40 years of experience, Rincon Talent Group is a boutique recruitment and consultancy firm based in Southern California. We work with disruptive start-up companies and non-profits to

multi-billion dollar public enterprises. No matter the size of the organizations we support, our process remains the same — extreme attention to detail, complete transparency with regular status updates, and a thorough canvassing of the marketplace for excellent talent.

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Brandie Smith

Partner, Senior Recruiter

Brandie brings over 20 years of experience to Rincon Talent Group. She has conducted executive level and technology searches across a variety of industries and functions. Earlier in her career, Brandie held positions of Recruiter, Business Development, and COO.

Some of her accomplishments include:

  • Recruited team for technology start-up from 2 people to over 300.

  • Recruited and managed team from 5 to 30 at CAFO, a non-profit with over 950 member organizations, 750+ churches and over 200 member organizations.

  • As the COO and President, managed worldwide business development, operations and team accountability, charity programs, and operations for a technology community product.

  • Co-founder of two technology companies.

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Ken Smith

Partner, Senior Recruiter

Ken has a passion for helping companies architect the right team, while also delivering an awesome candidate experience.

After graduating from the University of Arizona, he started his career at a large technical staffing firm as a technical recruiter and then worked in a client-facing capacity as an account manager. He then went on to recruit and lead talent acquisition teams for VC-backed and bootstrapped start-ups in Silicon Valley and San Diego, with four of these start-ups experiencing successful exits.

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