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Hello Talented is a boutique recruiting firm with 20+ years of experience in digital, new media, and technology. We have not only hired but have worked in-house for some of the world’s most recognized companies and brands, giving us a strong advantage over other sales-focused recruiting firms. Our networks are robust and active and consistently provide quality referrals. We stay on top of and understand market/industry trends; leveraging new technology when effective, yet never losing sight of the value of relationships.

We're fortunate to work with fantastic clients and talented folks in innovative industries across the US.
Our Approach

As no two engagements are the same; our approach is customized and tailored to specific needs. Being a small shop means our fees are flexible and able to meet budget. Every project is an opportunity for us to get to know the business in order to build a strong relationship and ongoing partnership.

Our Expertise

We have deep functional knowledge and experience across Digital, Media, Advertising, Entertainment, and Technology. We’re focused on being your partner; and committed to providing more than just new hires. We have consulted for organizations to deliver customized solutions from talent strategy and management; to hiring executive leaders and scaling businesses.


“Without Hello Talented, I don’t know how I would have survived a crucial time at Canvas Worldwide. During rapid business expansion and after losing one of our lead recruiters, the HT team jumped in and immediately ramped up taking on 50% of our roles, then scaling up to manage almost all recruiting activities. They’re the best!”
Jen Bochner
VP, Human Resources / Canvas Worldwide

“Hello Talented is my secret weapon. Their professionalism is unequivocal. They are connected, deeply understand the markets they work in and can dive right in with almost no ramp-up period.”

Melissa Elza
Director of HR @ beyond
“Hello Talented helped Influential to fill key roles spanning from creative and media strategy to technology and developer roles. They truly understand how to position media and technology start ups and identify top talent in the space.”
Adrienne Lahens
COO / Influential


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Ivan is a Managing Partner at Hello Talented, overseeing full cycle recruiting focused on Tech, Creative Tech, Product, Analytics, and Operations for a variety of clients. Prior to joining Hello Talented, Ivan spent 4 years at The Walt Disney Company where he built out and oversaw Program Management Operations for the newly created Central Technology division inside Disney Interactive. Ivan graduated with a BS in CS, starting as an Engineer over 20 years ago. He is passionate about recruiting and has been a hiring manager since 2001. He has worked within a technical and management capacity in Banking, Mobile, SaaS, Box-Software, Innovation Design, and Entertainment industries.


April is Founder and Managing Partner at Hello Talented, overseeing Creative, Marketing, Executive, and Sales recruiting; in addition to consulting on Staffing and HR related projects. With 15+ years of experience working with Design + Digital shops, Entertainment giants, and growing Startups; April has the ability to deeply partner with hiring teams and executives on their most important asset: Talent. Her approach is unique in that she values quality over quantity, education vs. salesmanship, and above all else, authenticity. As a university-educated Cultural Anthropologist and self-proclaimed Psychologist, she considers herself lucky to help talent and companies with What they do, and Why they do it.


Eric is a Recruiter at Hello Talented. Prior to joining HT, Eric spent 5 years with one of the world’s leading CEO mastermind group organizations. He worked in membership development where he interviewed CEOs and executives to explore if they were the right quality and caliber to join an invitation-only peer group. With over 12 years of sales experience in various industries and thousands of in-depth conversations with high-performing CEOs and executives under his belt, Eric has gained a solid understanding of the challenges a growing company faces as well as what top talent looks like in a variety of industries and roles. Eric also dabbles in coding, web development, and runs an online business.