Barry DeBruin
WTX Consultant

West500 Partners did an excellent job finding a position for me in the small niche market of IBM middleware. I’ve been very happy with the position and would highly recommend doing business with them. They’ve shown integrity from day one and have proven to be an excellent, timely, and professional group. I plan to work with them again on future projects.

Jane McGillivray
Senior Manager, Web Services, Group Health Cooperative

I have worked with West500 Partners for over four years. In that time I have hired Scrum Masters, Java Developers, QA Analysts and SDETs and have been amazed by the caliber of staff they deliver…many we’ve converted to full time employees. I appreciate how the West500 team values my time by having a rigorous prescreening process, even when my needs are immediate.

I have referred them to other managers in my organization, and I know they have hired very talented staff through him as well!

Lynn Nolte
Lynn Nolte

I would recommend Matt Joelson of West500 to anyone looking to take their career to the next level. He has become someone I consider a trusted advisor. West500 made the search process easy and never wasted my time with opportunities that did not meet my requirements. I am now working in a position I love in which I feel challenged and fulfilled.

Max Ciccotosto
CEO, Venpop

Jim is hands down one of the best if not the best recruiter I’ve worked with! He helped us recruit our CEO. He lead us through the process always providing great insights. I felt he went the extra mile to find the right candidates and make sure that they fit the company’s culture and needs. He is extremely personable and is a pleasure to work with! I cannot recommend Jim and West500 highly enough!

Nan Houston
Director, Human ResourcesNYK Business Systems Americas Inc.

We have worked with Seth and the West500 team on numerous searches and they consistently provide us with well-matched candidates, both culturally and in skill-set. They communicate the values we search for and provide the type of customer service that make them a valued partner to our team. We know we’ll get great people whenever we work with Seth and the rest of his team!

Peter Schenk
Director, Interactive Marketing, Hacker Group

A strong, competent team is the foundation of any successful business and West500 understands this. They always present top-caliber candidates that not only possess the required technical skills, but they are also mindful that the candidates are also cultural fits. In the end, we save time and money.

Quinten Shay
SVP Light in the Box

In addition to finding some pretty elite candidates with the right combination of talent and culture for our company, Jim Krouskop and West500 have been friendly, thorough, and responsive throughout. Jim worked tirelessly through his own Christmas holiday period to ensure we did not lose momentum on a really key candidate. I was somewhat new to using boutique / local recruiting prior to working with West500, but I’m a believer, and now affectionately refer to Mr. Krouskop as “Special K”

Randy Pinsky
Director of Technology, Paula's Choice

Matt and his team are my go to recruiters. They listen to what you are looking for and continue to refine their search parameters as they get feedback on candidates they send your way. This has resulted in the best resume to hire ratio I’ve had with any recruiter relationship.

Ring Nishioka
COO, BigDoor Media, Inc.

I just wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” for all of your help over the last 9 plus years, 2 companies and an uncountable number of hires. In an era where tech vendors come and go, you guys have not only stood the test of time you have grown. What I really appreciate about West500 is that you take the time to get to know not just our hiring managers at a face to face and personal level, you do the same with the candidates. In a market where many recruiters feel they DO NOT have to meet with the candidate face to face, I really appreciate that you stick to your values and keep the relationships personal, looking at the long term. It may take longer, but it is worth it to us in the end.

Sam Ramji
SR Director @ Microsoft

West500 is a top-notch search firm that delivers results. Under challenging circumstances, Jim Krouskop and his team made lightning strike twice on two separate searches and came through with terrific candidates and ultimately, new hires. I would engage Jim again for my next executive search with complete confidence.

Sam Teplitsky
Founder, RainSpark Technologies

West500 is a true partner. Jim and Matt have taken a genuine interest in the culture of our company and evolution of our products. What had taken us months to source even a couple candidates, West500 accomplished near immediately across a number of open positions. Excellent work and great guys all around.

York Baur
CEO, Windermere Solutions

Matt has earned the reputation of being spot on – he consistently delivers great people with the right skills and cultural fit. I’ve come to rely on him as my business partner for all my external staffing needs, and I recommend him and the rest of the West500 team without hesitation.