In 1997, Susan Magley pursued her professional dream and opened an IT staffing firm in a loft south of Market Street in San Francisco. Magley & Associates soon became known for its client- and consultant-friendly services, which opened the door to some of the region’s largest and most successful companies. Through her strong leadership and careful decision-making, Susan steered Magley & Associates through the dot-com era with its finances and aspirations intact. With its move into new quarters in 2004, Magley & Associates gained the space it needed to add HR and Marketing to its existing IT staffing services. The move also provided an opportunity for the company founder to share her passion for art with others, as Susan's personal art collection adorns the office walls.
Director of Business Development Jeff Kruger joined the Magley team in April of 2005 to leverage his 12+ years of business experience for the benefit of Magley's clients. Jeff's successes include investment banking and corporate finance with Wachovia Securities, a senior marketing and operations role with E*TRADE and a management position with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington DC. Most recently, Jeff harnessed the skills of IT, Marketing, Human Resources and Creative professionals with the Taproot Foundation - while building relationships with many of the Bay Area's top companies - to benefit local nonprofits in New York and San Francisco. Born and raised in Virgnia, Jeff earned a BS in Systems Engineering and Economics from the University of Virginia. He has been quoted in leading global publications including the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Senior Recruiter Laura Holliday devotes much of her energies to Magley & Associates’ Marketing practice. She may have left her 10-year acting career behind, but her current role is hardly unfamiliar. “Being a recruiter is like being a casting director. Matching someone’s skills and talents to the right job requires many of the same techniques,” she explains. Laura passed her first audition at Magley & Associates in 2001, when she became the office manager.
Senior Recruiter Bryan Wooden comes to Magley & Associates with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and 11 years of technical recruiting experience in the information technology space. Bryan brings a strong background in IT, first working as a systems administrator, before finding his calling in technical recruiting. Previously Wooden served as a successful recruiter, team lead, delivery manager and recruiting manager for Glotel (now Adecco), Systems Staffing Group, and Systems Integration Solutions, Inc. Bryan lives with his family in Hayward, CA and he enjoys the arts, live music, and many outdoor activities including hiking and canoeing.
Staff Accountant Martin Cortez joined Magley & Associates in July 2006. A native of Zamora, Mexico, Martin brings both personal and professional experience to the field of Accounting. He served as Staff Accountant for the Diocese of San Jose for 18 years before joining Magley. Martin also serves as a board member on the National Catholic AIDS Network and on the Hispanic HIV/AIDS Task Force of the Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Staff Accountant Kami Son has lived in San Francisco for over 35 years. Before joining Magley & Associates in May 2011, Kami worked for 25 years in corporate finance. In her spare time, Kami likes to cook and spend quiet times with family and friends.
Benefits Manager Tim Schulte provides office and benefits support to the firm’s account managers, recruiters and consultants. Prior to joining the Magley Team, Tim worked for 11 years at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the Client Services Department as the Office Manager. Tim likes providing behind-the-scenes support for Magley success and has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 2008.
Administrative Assistant Myra Escalera joined the Magley team in 2010. She brings 5 years of administrative support and provides a friendly face and voice to Magley & Associates. Myra enjoys the people aspect of her job and is always willing to lend a helping hand.