Bradford Lovering - Vice President, Engineering at Splunk, Inc. "John is absolutely one of the best external recruiters I have ever worked with. He consistently sources us outstanding candidates and is thorough, responsive and a pleasure to work with."  

Michael Twardos - Director of Data Science at Optimizely, Inc. 
“Jim was the best recruiter I have ever worked with. He was closely tuned in with my own priorities as well as making it clear the priorities of the other side. He was persistent but patient and he knew when to step in and when to stand his ground. Jim makes things happen. I highly recommend Jim for your recruiting needs.”

David Hauser - Senior Director, Engineering at Salesforce, Inc.
“I have been working with Matthew for a number of years and he is an awesome recruiter. The best thing I can say about Matthew is that I have rarely turned down a candidate from Matthew for an initial interview as he is very diligent in working with both the candidates and me as a hiring manager to determine the best fit.”

Andy Sen - Vice President, Engineering at AppDirect, Inc. “Dave was a pleasure to work with. A real professional, he understood what I was looking for and did a great job of screening only relevant and interesting opportunities. Throughout the recruiting process, he kept me informed and provided helpful insights. I would recommend David without any reservations.”

Philip Soffer - Founder, CEO at Taproot Networks, Inc.
“Jim is a great recruiter. He knows the right questions to ask of both the hiring manager and the candidate, and he never, ever wastes your time. Yet he's mercifully patient with organizations whose standards are high. I will definitely call on his talents again.”

Robert Wahbe - Founder, CEO at Highspot, Inc.
“Matt and Vertical Move have been great to work with. Matt has unusual industry and technical depth, making him that much more effective understanding your hiring needs and connecting with technical candidates.”

Debbie Baldwin - Director, Global Customer Support at Lyris, Inc. “I've had the pleasure of working with Jim for the past 2 months while looking to fill positions within my organization which has proven to be a difficult task. He quickly assessed our needs, presented excellent candidates and to date we have hired two he recommended and currently working toward a third. Jim is tireless in his search for the right candidate fit, is extremely personable and just plain fun! By far the best recruiter I've worked with in my career!”

Andy Chen - Director, Talent at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, Inc. “I have worked with many recruiters and Matthew and team easily stands out as one of the top firms. They are diligent, transparent, and honest. I would highly recommend Vertical Move to anyone looking for the most talented engineers in the software industry. Matthew, thanks so much for all the hard work you do for our companies! We couldn't have done it without you.”

Kai Parviainen - Vice President, Quality at Marin Software, Inc. “I've now used Matt twice to help with my recruiting efforts at Both times he has been efficient, produced great candidates and communicated well. I'm currently in the process of engaging him for the third time.” 

Andrew (Aiguo) Dong - Vice President, Engineering at Lattice Engines, Inc. “Matt had worked with me as a contingency-based recruiter multiple times in the last 6 years or so. He presented to me opportunities when I was looking for a job, and recruited candidates for me when I was hiring. And he did well on both. Matt speaks fluently the 'language' used in the software industry, and is great at differentiating credible candidates from others as well as selling the opportunities to candidates. Matt is keen on cultivating long term relationship with people he had worked with.”

Darrell Gillmeister - Senior Director, Mobile Development at Salesforce, Inc. “Without a doubt, Matthew is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with and sets the bar very high in this industry in terms of professionalism and commitment. Matthew took the time to understand my career background and nailed the perfect match without any false starts which is a rarity in the recruitment industry. Additionally, he spent personal time in the evenings prepping me for each stage of the interview. His well established relationships with my new employer provided high credibility while creating a laser focus on precisely what they were looking for in a candidate while negotiating a compensation package that far exceeded my expectations.”