Our Services


When it comes to recruiting, one size definitely does not fit all. We work with companies via four unique service models. 

Contingency Plus™ Recruiting

PeopleConnect’s Contingency Plus™ placement service is for full-time salaried positions. It offers the thorough research, expert leadership and personal attention of a retained search, without requiring you to pay in advance.

Unlike retained firms, we’re old fashioned enough to believe our job is to deliver quality people to you before asking to be compensated. Our recruiters and researchers have years of experience, and use tried-and-true headhunting techniques to identify top candidates. We’re confident in our ability to find the person you need. It’s risk-free for you, because you pay us after we produce results.

Employees Without Paychecks

Our proprietary and innovative Employees Without Paychecks (EWP) recruiting model was created after the downturn of 2001 to help startups who desperately need top talent, but don’t yet have the funding to hire them.

Our recruiters are experts at finding remarkable entrepreneurial candidates who are willing to work for Equity Only or Equity Plus Commission, until a startup gets its next round of funding.

EWP candidates are seeking full-time employment and are willing to forgo salary for at least a few months. We help you negotiate their package, which includes the pre-funding equity period, when the monthly salary is paid in shares, and the post-funding compensation package.

Our Employees Without Paychecks model is a win-win, because it gives entrepreneurial talent a chance to make a real mark from the earliest stages of a company, and it gives startup companies the key employees they need to bring their vision for the company into reality. Best of all, EWP helps to complete the executive team that investors want to see, which can help close the next round of funding much more quickly.

Outsourced Recruiting Solution

PeopleConnect’s unique Outsourced Recruiting Solution provides an opportunity for fast-growing high tech companies looking to hire a number of people in a short period of time.

Our experienced team members can work part-time or full-time, either virtually or in your office. You’ll benefit from PeopleConnect’s extensive database, network of contacts, and recruiting tracking software. When you combine that with outstanding headhunting skills, we’re sure that you’ll find that using PeopleConnect’s Outsourced Recruiting Solution will save you money and increase speed to hire. We will tailor a program for you with our fee dependent on our helping you attain your hiring goals.

Interim Staffing

For venture-funded enterprises that need temporary executives and technical staff as they ramp up, we offer Interim Staffing.

We have access to top talent in marketing, finance and accounting, administrative, IT and engineering, including people who are strictly available for temporary contracts, as well as candidates interested in potentially converting to a full-time employee. Because of our expertise in startups, we deeply understand what you need, and screen carefully for just the right fit for your organization.


Not all startups need a full-time CTO or a team of engineers all the time. With CTO-TO-GO, we fill positions on demand and can schedule according to your changing needs.

We are excited about our newly developed service and would love to show you how we can help you make your deam app, website or platform become a reality at a much lower cost than hiring a full time CTO!

Whether you are looking to build new software or enhance and support an existing platform we can add value!

CTO-TO-GO gives you a fully integrated 100% self sufficient technology "department" comparable to the technology department of a Fortune 500 company in terms of:

1.    C-level Technology Ownership & Communications

2.    World class Portfolio and Program Management

3.    Effective and efficient Product Development Lifecycle

4.    State of the Art Solution Design and Technology Architecture

5.    Full-stack and wide spectrum engineering & coding skills

6.    High bandwidth availability and delivery throughput 

We have access to some of the most senior technology experts in Silicon Valley who have designed and built products for leading tech companies like Apple and Google, have had their own successful startups, or mentored and advised other startups on their tech and product strategy.

The flexibility of our model keeps your costs low. Instead of planning for just 3 features you can plan for 12 or as many as you like. Our expand-as-needed model also allows us to deliver quickly - instead of planning to go to market in 6 months, you can maybe make it happen in 6 weeks.  We will find just the right person to fit your specific needs.

How We Work


PeopleConnect’s rigorous recruiting process is designed to cull potential candidates down to only the most strategically minded and technologically savvy, which assures our clients of an employee who already has a great track record in his or her field. 

Detailing expectations

As in any business, clear and focused direction drives success. This is a critical piece of any search, and the best position specifications detail required experience, ideal qualities, and key milestones that will define success for the new hire. Pinpoint job descriptions power our searches.

Deeper search, dynamic results

You have to turn over a lot of rocks to produce the results that meet our high standards, so that’s what we do. In addition to using old-fashioned headhunting technique, we use our own extensive database, networks of contacts across the globe, and we also tap into mainstream and niche recruiting sources to make sure that we cover all the bases as we work to find the caliber of person you want to hire.

Your business is our business

When we take on a search, we take our goal of finding the perfect person as seriously as we would if we were on your payroll. We make it our business to understand your company, your market and competition, your challenges and current situation, and where you want to go. We make your business our business, and our measure of success is your satisfaction.

Not just being, but being exceptional

Our clients are extraordinary companies, and we know they’re only interested in extraordinary candidates, so we look for people who have more than just years of experience, but those who have also made a real mark in their previous jobs. Our aim is to find proven winners for you.

Lining up a longterm solution

One of the keys to a successful placement is the character of the candidate. We look beyond the professional accomplishments to the person behind them to find the qualities that will contribute to a lasting relationship with their new employer. We work to make placements that stick.