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“A career change, whether lateral or vertical, is a significant moment in someone’s life and we feel honored to be a part of that process,” says Alicia Vargas, co-founder with Katie Dougherty and Nicole Sutton of Nexus Search Group. “We feel privileged to be a trusted resource to our clients when they are looking to add top-quality talent to their team,” Dougherty says. “We love our business and our community and look forward to being a continued part of its success in the years to come,” Sutton says. Nexus Search Group is a boutique search firm specializing in the permanent placement of attorneys and legal support professionals with top-rated law firms and corporations. The group’s specialization differentiates the organization from other local agencies offering temporary placements and other services. “The focus on direct hire placements is truly our passion. Our goal is to develop solid relationships with our clients and fully understand their culture, their teams and their specific hiring needs so that we can find them the best person who will ultimately be a good long-term fit for the team. The same idea relates to the job seeker as well,” Dougherty says. Their business plan is centered on knowing each client and each candidate as well as possible. Knowing what is truly important to each is critical in identifying opportunities that will be a natural fit. Tenured recruiters are rare. Although Nexus Search Group was founded in 2015, the founders had significant legal recruiting experience prior to joining forces. The team has served the Southern California legal recruiting business

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through the many changes the San Diego legal community has weathered in the 21st Century. “We were here during the 2008-2009 recession as well as through economic boom times. We have seen the exit of large companies from the market place and have worked with many start-ups new to the San Diego business community,” Vargas says. The firm has experience working with virtually all industries, including bio-tech, real estate, health care and the service industry. Sutton says, “We believe that having a successful business is built upon making a positive impact in our community and we work hard to align with organizations with a similar philosophy. All three of us have a true passion for helping others and for providing the best possible service.” Each founder brings a unique background, experience and perspective to the organization. The success of the firm indicates that the different backgrounds and talents complement one another and allow for growth and development of each founder and the company. The founders say they share deeply held values that help determine what type of business they want to have and the image and reputation they want to earn and maintain within the business community. When Nexus Search Group began, Sutton and Vargas brought more than ten years of experience in the legal recruiting industry and an in-depth knowledge of the San Diego

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