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Meet the team. Get to know who we are.

It all started with LT. Her insights, her vision, her care for how the job search process needed to be fixed.

vCandidates.com is the brainchild of former executive recruiter, LT Ladino Bryson, known to her clients and candidates as “The Employment Therapist™”, a moniker given to her based on her empathetic yet straightforward approach in working with candidates, recruiters and employers.

She is a sought-after spokesperson on employment issues and has been featured on national and local media.

vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™

What we found that was wrong in the job search process:

 

After surveying 3,000 candidates in multiple industries and markets, we found these gaps and top concerns regarding recruiters, career searching and being downsized:

95% Want More Communication

Tired of guessing during the hiring process. Want more feedback in a timely manner.

vCandidates.com - 90% of employees don't believe their employers see them as valued employees.

90% Employers Don't Care

Those laid off felt employers cared more about their bottom line than the employee and their families.

vCandidates.com - 80% 0f Passive Candidates Go Underground

80% Going Underground

The best candidates don’t want to be contacted at work and hide their online profiles until they want to be contacted.

vCandidates.com - 80% of Job Seekers Use Spreadsheets to Track Applications.

80% Use Spreadsheets

Most job seekers create some sort of manual, time-consuming spreadsheets to track applications and interviews.

What we’re solving in the job search process:

For Job Seekers

We work with you to help you prepare for new career and advancement opportunities

For Recruiters

We provide you with pre-screened and well-prepared candidates who are ready to find their next opportunity.

For Employers

We help you protect your brand during times of heightened workforce anxiety and also create a clear sense of empathy.

We provide job search help thru our online Boot Camp plus resume and mock interview support.

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We give you multiple search tools combined into one monthly low-cost subscription.

Job seekers will have a competitive advantage to find their next career opportunity.

A little bit about us:

Our Mission:

We are changing the way career transitions happen by creating a positive connection between technology and the human touch.

Our Ethos:

Communication

We actively listen, contribute and share.

Ethics

We do good, always.

Inclusive

We respect each other.

Loyal

We’re unified in our movement towards our vision.

Passionate

We believe.

Team Oriented

We win together.

How are we able to do this?

Because our co-founders were recruiters. We understand the problems that plague recruiters and hinders job seekers from being found when searching for their career opportunities

Our Team

vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™
vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™
vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™
LT Ladino Bryson, CEO & Founder

LT is an experienced C-Level Executive and Entrepreneur. She has been recruiting since 2012, has counseled thousands of job seekers, and has placed more than 600 candidates. As the owner of Clique Hiring Solutions, LT worked permanent, contract, and labor searches for C-Level to general labor positions for clients such as MSC Direct, Red Ventures, Tesla, Sharp Business Systems and others in the IT, healthcare, engineering, accounting, creative services, and hospitality industries.

Prior to recruiting, LT spent 20 years in the entertainment industry serving in marketing, promotions, and artist development roles for record companies such as Jive, Arista, Columbia, and Sony Music. 

Vonna Mitchell, CFO

Vonna brings over 25 years of accounting and financial leadership of small to medium public and privately held domestic and international businesses in a variety of industries. She is a creative, enthusiastic, adaptable team player who thrives on constantly changing opportunities in all aspects of business operations. She specializes in understanding the CEO’s vision and finding ways to make sure the path to realize the vision is achievable. She loves trying new hobbies with her husband (they’re both currently learning to play electric guitars), binge-watching mysteries, dark chocolate, and anything outdoors in the Arizona sun.

Sara Dimaano, EVP of Operations

Sara is an experienced and versatile senior leader with over 12 years of successful strategic and tactical leadership managing company-wide business and technology operations through rapid growth. Sara is passionate about creating wildly successful customers by delivering superior products and services through the alignment and development of employees, processes, and technology functions. She loves to spend time with her kids and grandkids, impromptu road trips, reading, taking classes and connecting with others in her community.

vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™
vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™
vCandidates.com - LT Ladino Bryson, aka "The Employment Therapist™
Andy Gray, EVP of Marketing & Sales Strategy

Andy is passionate about how marketing should be held accountable for revenue growth and bottom-line achievement and how it can be used to identify new revenue opportunities and underdeveloped market opportunities. He has worked across service and consumer packaged-goods industries where he has marketed and sold to B2B, national account and retail customers. This has included Fortune 500 companies, emerging companies looking to grow, corporations looking to create new divisions and start-ups looking for go-to-market and commercialization support. He is also an avid Dallas Cowboy, Boston Red Sox and Miami Heat fan.

Hillary Moon, Candidate Solutions Manager

Hillary is a caring and highly professional recruiter with over 3 years’ experience under her belt. She became a recruiter after graduating college and quickly became a candidate advocate who is able to gain the trust of the candidates. She spearheaded the hiring efforts for Tesla and successfully managed relationships with over 300 candidates for the car manufacturer. She is the ideal person to assist Candidates in the role of vCounselor. She also has an instinctual love for child development and enjoys volunteering and working with kids in her spare time.

Megumi Reagan, Project Manager

Megumi joined our team with 6+ years of experience assisting national and international startups with their development and social content needs. She is one of the founding advisory board members of vCandidates.com and provides an alternative viewpoint for gaining awareness in a crowded ecosystem. Megumi is passionate about helping companies thrive by securing their market share via technology and genuine customer interactions. In the role of Project Manager, Megumi is responsible for the coordination of all communication between our executive and development teams. She is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, actively raises funds for charitable organizations, loves studying international cultures and has lived in both Tokyo and Dubai.

Our Board of Directors

LT Ladino Bryson

Chairman of the Board

Muhammad Adil Ali

Director

Brion Crum

Director

Thomas Zeleny

Director

Our Advisory Board

Rick Stoddard

Advisor

David Blackledge, ESQ

Legal Advisor

vCandidates.com

 

We are changing the way career transitions happen 

by creating a positive connection between technology and the human touch.