Richard Phillips

Senior Technical Contract Recruiter

San Francisco Bay Area
Staffing and Recruiting

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Richard Phillips's Overview

  • Principal at Richard Phillips Recruiting

500+ connections

Richard Phillips' Summary

Seeking 1099 contract technical recruiting opportunities.

Please contact me to discuss your project: (415) 721-7569 /

* 20 years full lifecycle technical recruiting experience
* Made my first technical placement Aug. 1994; been working for myself since 1995
* Over 4000 Linkedin connections
* 50 Linkedin recommendations from satisfied hiring managers and job seekers (see below)
* Past clients include Kodak Gallery, Pure Digital Technologies (, Xoom,, Gracenote, Mig33, OpenTable, Say Media/VideoEgg, SoundCloud, StubHub and Yahoo.

* Focus on Quality: I look for well rounded applicants: smart, energetic, articulate, productive, motivated
* Customer Service: I believe in old-fashioned good manners and going the extra mile
* High Quality Match = Reduced Turnover: my approach directly impacts the bottom line, as high quality matches between company and candidate greatly reduce turnover rates
* No Pressure: my pressure-free style gives the company and the candidate breathing room so each party can see if the 'chemistry' is right

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Richard Phillips' Experience


Richard Phillips Recruiting

1995Present (19 years) San Rafael,CA


TECHNICAL (all levels from entry to Principal):
* Software Engineers:
- Java/J2EE/Linux/Spring MVC/Hibernate/REST/JSON/Open source;
- C#/.Net/ server;
- PHP/LAMP/MySQL/Python/Drupal/Zend;
- Mobile: iOS (iPhone, iPad_Xcode, Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, Cocos2d, SQLite, Xcode, Objective C); Android (SQL/SQLite, JSON/REST APIs, Push, OrmLite, Jackson Library for JSON, Spring REST client)

* Web Dev: HTML/CSS/Javascript/JQuery/AJAX, Prototype, Dojo, YahooUI, MooTools, Ruby on Rails;

* UI/UX: Graphic Designer, Web Designer; Information Architect

* QA: White/Grey/Black box; Automated/Manual (feature, functional, integration, regression, load, performance, unit, stress, acceptance, system-level, end-to-end testing, JUnit, Jmeter, Selenium)

* I.T.:
- Linux System admin (Puppet, Chef, Nginx, Lighttpd, HAProxy, SSL/TLS PKI, Postfix, Amavis, Spamassassin, Samba, Bourne, Perl, Awk, Sed, Bash, Tk, etc.);
- Dev Ops (Python, Ruby, Git/Subversion, ZeroMQ, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, HAproxy, Nagios, MySQL);
- Storage Admin (RAID, SAN, NAS, DAS, Fiber Channel);
- Windows System Admin (Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, Clustering);
- DBA (Oracle/MySQL/Sybase/Postgres/mongoDB);
- Network Engineer (Routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, DNS, SMTP, FTP, BGP, OSPF, HSRP/VRRP, VLAN's, STP);

* Online (SEM, SEO, email, social), consumer, enterprise, database, partner, channel, strategic, CRM, Brand, Content, Marcom, Lead Gen, Relationship

* Recruit for executive and management positions (VP, Director, Manager) in all departments: Engineering, Web, UI/UE, Creative, QA, I.T/NetOps, Marketing, Project/Program Management, Product Management, Business Development, Sales, HR, Finance, and Customer Service.

Richard Phillips' Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Change Management
  3. Recruiting
  4. Product Marketing
  5. Product Management
  6. Project Management
  7. Business Development
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Manufacturing
  10. Marketing
  11. Management
  12. Strategic Partnerships
  13. Digital Marketing
  14. New Business Development
  15. Strategy
  16. Team Leadership
  17. Sales Management
  18. Leadership
  19. Product Development
  20. Executive Search
  21. Contract Negotiation
  22. Business Strategy
  23. SaaS
  24. Supply Chain
  25. Vendor Management
  26. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  27. Software Development
  28. Account Management
  29. Healthcare
  30. Team Building
  31. Marketing Strategy
  32. Mobile Applications
  33. Agile Methodologies
  34. Competitive Analysis
  35. Management Consulting
  36. Customer Service
  37. E-commerce
  38. Strategic Planning
  39. SDLC
  40. Cloud Computing
  41. Networking
  42. Sales
  43. Public Speaking
  44. Program Management
  45. Interviews
  46. Negotiation
  47. Mobile Devices
  48. Quality Assurance
  49. Selling
  50. Human Resources

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Richard Phillips' Additional Information


Favorite Quotes: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President, Digital Equipment, 1977 "640KB ought to be enough memory for anybody" - Bill Gates, 1981 "There's no future in guitar rock" - record exec to Beatles early 60's “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” - Western Union internal memo, 1876 “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” —David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

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