We partner with high-growth startups and market leading larger enterprises to help them hire the very best executives, functional leaders and emerging talent across the following sectors:

Go to Market

Finance & Operations

Product Management




"They've found us some great people. They’re fast, friendly and very well connected. I’ve worked with many recruiters over the years and the RW teams are without doubt my favorites."
Michael Acton Smith,
Co-founder & CEO, Calm

"When they recommend a candidate, it's always worth my time. It's rare to find a recruiter with such a refined sense of who is great versus just good."
Matt Lerner, VP of Product, Redfin

"We've worked with Robert Walters on many searches and we've had a very good experience with them. They have helped us complete some really critical and difficult to fill searches."
George Arison, Founder & Co-CEO, Shift Technologies

"Robert Walters is our preferred recruitment partner. They are able to identify talent that we would not have been able to find or engage with ourselves."
Razmig Hovaghimian, Founder & CEO, Hoodline

"Robert Walters has been a tremendous help to our business. They're responsive and supportive, and are able to source highly qualified candidates based on our specific needs."
Soulaiman Itani, Founder & CEO, Atheer

"Quick, personable, professional, and above all, good people to work with. I've no hesitation saying that they are our favorite recruitment firm. I recommend them wholeheartedly."
David Ehrlich, CEO, Aktana

"My whole perception of the recruitment industry has changed. Robert Walters demonstrates what it means to be a real partner versus having a transactional relationship."
Caroline Ingeborn, President & COO, Toca Boca


"They were able to help us hire two amazing executives very quickly. I look forward to working with their team in the future."
Rajesh Bhat, Co-founder & CEO, Roostify

"The diversity and quality of candidates Robert Walters bring to our attention is often far superior than those we were shown from other recruitment firms."
Charles Yim, CBO, PSafe

"By far the best recruiters I have worked with."
Lucas Pellan, COO, Sonder

"Robert Walters were able to build one of the best talent pipelines we've ever had to work with. We are thrilled with our hire."
John Kramer, COO, Honeybook

"Robert Walters helped us fill a number of key leadership positions at Medium.Their network is deep and broad, and they have a truly collaborative approach. I love the team and recommend them highly."
Andy Doyle, COO, Medium



We aim to be the leading specialist recruitment business in the market, the first name companies choose whenever they need to hire the best. Quality of service, integrity, and teamwork are values that run through the heart of our business.


Simon Bromwell, Managing Director

Simon has been leading teams for Robert Walters across the globe for over 15 years. He built and led one of Japan’s most successful recruitment businesses before relocating to San Francisco in 2012 to launch the firm's first operation on the West Coast. Simon's team partners with multiple tier-one venture capital firms, helping their portfolio companies complete hundreds of successful searches every year. Originally from the UK, Simon now calls San Francisco home.

Alfonso Tiscareno, Vice President

Alfonso’s career with Robert Walters started more than a decade ago in Sydney, Australia. He relocated to San Francisco in 2014 to launch the technical recruiting practice, and since then he and his team have successfully closed over 120 technical searches. He has earned the reputation as being one of the most respected technical recruitment leaders in the Bay Area, and he prides himself with being a strategic partner with the entrepreneurs and investors he partners with.

Frederic Tehard, Vice President

Frederic is widely considered to be one of the most effective finance and operations recruiters for venture backed technology startups in California. Frederic has consistently been a global top-achiever for Robert Walters since he joined in Paris in 2010. He relocated to San Francisco in 2015 to launch the Finance & Operations specialist practice, which has quickly become one of the fastest growing in the global organization. In addition to his role in San Francisco, he is also leading our expansion into the LA market.

Julia Horiuchi, Manager

Julia has been recruiting for some of the most respected venture backed startups in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 10 years. She started her career recruiting in the HR space, and for the past 5 years has specialized in marketing, business development, customer success, and sales leadership searches. She currently leads our Go-To-Market practice, and personally leads the teams that specializes in searches within the Enterprise Technology space. 

Eric Soni, Manager

Eric has specialized in product management leadership recruitment for venture-backed startups since joining Robert Walters in 2014. He now leads the product management specialist practice, and has curated an unrivalled network of product leaders, CEOs and founders. Prior to joining Robert Walters, Eric worked in the HR professional services space, where he consulted Fortune 500 companies on compensation and corporate governance strategies. 

Mary McKinley, Managing Consultant

Since joining Robert Walters, Mary has progressed through the ranks and is now the lead consultant on our Design specialist practice. Prior to joining our San Francisco team, Mary spent four years working for our Ireland and New York businesses. She is known for her ability to build long-lasting relationships with some of the industry’s most sought after design and data talent, and has consistently been among the firm’s top global performers.



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Robert Walters San Francisco

575 Market Street, Suite 2950
San Francisco, CA 94105

t: +1 415 549 2000
e: sanfrancisco@robertwalters.co

Robert Walters Los Angeles

1925 Century Park E, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067

t: +1 424 204 8725
e: losangeles@robertwalters.co