I recruit the staff you need
for the lifestyle you desire.


My placements begin with a conversation about you and your lifestyle. As a starting point, that leads to all sorts of possibilities. It's the difference between simply filling a job and finding a gem. 


I find the needle in the haystack—the chief of staff leading teams at several properties worldwide, the executive assistant who attended butler school and the estate manager with extensive COO experience in a family business office. Perhaps it's the unflappable personal assistant with a law degree or the property manager with vineyard management experience. Or, it’s the lead governess with extensive Montessori teaching experience and the traveling private chef with a degree in nutrition.


Working with a very small number of clients, I intently focus on exceptional, high touch service. I meet with most of my clients in person (highly recommended!) and identify, select and vet candidates myself. I will partner with you to find your ideal match.


With 20 years of experience, I have placed hundreds of Estate Managers, Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, Private Chefs and other high level staff with discerning clients looking to enhance their lifestyle. I have an extraordinary network of top talent and am strengthening my candidate pool daily.

My clients have included executives at Apple, Dolby Labs, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Facebook, Fantesca, First Republic Bank, Google, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Levi, SF Giants, Oracle, Slack, Stanford University, The Gap, Twitter, Williams-Sonoma, WhatsApp, Yahoo!, and many others.

Some of my most recent placements: Chief of Staff in San Francisco, Executive Assistant in Sacramento, Estate Manager in Atherton, Household Manager in Woodside, Ranch Manager in Healdsburg, Chef in Los Altos Hills, Personal Assistant in San Francisco, Governess in Atherton, Executive Personal Assistant in Napa. 

This has been a busy year of growth and both Jen and Sara have been remarkable hires. Thank you again for your help finding just the the right employees for me at my company and home.

— Wishing you & yours a happy, healthy holiday season! Cheers, Susan


Are you ready to find that flexible professional who is discreet and anticipates your needs? Please contact me to learn how I can help you with a retained search now. 

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Are you a skilled Estate Manager, Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, Private Chef or other professional working in the household staffing arena? I'd love to hear from you. Please submit your resume/CV and I will be in touch with you soon. 

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