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About Us

Who We Are

Accolo is a US-focused Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company that was founded upon a simple premise: there had to be a better way to connect the two people who matter the most in the recruit-to-hire process — the hiring manager and the candidate.

Given the unpredictable nature of hiring and the rise of web-based applicant tracking systems, job aggregation sites and social networks, we set out over 14 years ago to develop a unified and streamlined recruiting platform to identify, recruit and hire your most critical asset — high performing employees.

Since our inception in 2000, Accolo has refined our data-driven, patented recruiting process to now offer our clients full service, scalable Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions for mid-size and enterprise businesses.

Accolo was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Larkspur, California.

Award Winning Services

We’ve received several awards throughout our tenure, most recently including:

Our Approach

Each company we work with has unique recruiting goals, which is why we develop our hiring performance solutions on a per-client basis to fit your business needs for today and tomorrow. You can outsource your entire recruiting function to us – or simply start by increasing the productivity of your internal recruiting function by leveraging our hiring performance platform, which includes access to our certified hiring consultants to facilitate a better hiring process from the very beginning of our RPO partnership.

Based on our collective experience including thousands of job launches and successful hires as recruiters, hiring managers and even as candidates, we’ve identified the most effective methods and technologies to deliver high quality talent faster and cheaper than you thought possible. Our RPO solutions are fueled by four key functions:

Proven Patented Process
Expert Recruiter Network
All Inclusive Sourcing Model
Data Driven Results

Simply stated, Accolo provides the process, people, platform and results to increase your hiring performance and reach your company goals.

Customer & Candidate Satisfaction

Results for every Accolo supported job are measured by hiring performance metrics including reduced recruiting cost ratio, compressed time-to-start cycle time and increased candidate quality to improve efficiency and quality of every future hire.

For Accolo, customer satisfaction is measured one job at a time with direct feedback from both the hiring manager and candidate. We deliver hiring manager satisfaction that is twice as high as the industry average, with over 88% of hiring managers describing their experience with us as good or great. Awards are nice, but this is what makes us most proud – your ‘hire’ success.

We also take candidate satisfaction very seriously and it’s one of our fundamental beliefs that all candidates must be treated with courtesy and respect. We even receive emails from candidates that were not hired, thanking us for our professionalism and respectful communications.

Our Leadership Team

Our executive team brings together industry leaders with unique experience in the hiring and technology worlds.

Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera
President and CEO
An experienced executive in the talent management space, Luis was formerly President of HumanConcepts until it was sold to Saba Software, where he became SVP of Saba’s Talent Management division. Luis also served as CEO of online marketing services provider Lyris Inc, where he grew revenues from $4 million to $45 million and was named as one of the 100 most influential leaders by B-to-B Magazine.
Kurt Morkunas
Kurt Morkunas
VP Business Development
With more than 18 years of sales and leadership experience within the Human Capital Management industry, Kurt currently leads the Accolo Sales team and has established countless new RPO relationships with top-tier clients, including Best Western, PayPal, and Dentsu Aegis. Prior to joining Accolo, Kurt served a 14-year career with ADP in a variety of sales and leadership roles, most notably leading and developing five top-performing sales teams within the Phoenix, Arizona area. Kurt also drove successful sales engagements for Cornerstone OnDemand and Cisco.
Cicely Washington
Cicely Washington
Strategic Director, Client Services
With over 7 years recruiting experience with Accolo and a degree in Astro Physics, Cicely brings unique recruiting insight through metrics-driven performance and a true understanding of the objectives of the partnership. Cicely has successfully supported the implementation of hiring best practices and talent acquisition programs to a variety of enterprise clients including Dentsu Aegis, PayPal, Zynga and Best Western. Prior to joining Accolo, Cicely managed the inside sales team at GreenPoint Mortgage, overseeing the hiring functions.
Andy Harmon
Andy Harmon
Director, Client Management
As Accolo’s Director, Client Management for the Midwest and East, Andy offers 18 years of staffing services and recruiting experience. With seven recent years in RPO consulting, he brings depth in recruitment program development and team management to his diverse client list. Previously, Andy worked in consulting and agency staffing environments, where he developed experience recruiting for a wide range of clients, skill sets, and situations.
Victoria Rose
Victoria Rose
Client Services Manager
Victoria leads Accolo’s Hiring Consultant Network providing stellar service to a wealth of clients across many verticals. Victoria also oversees the efforts of Accolo’s Job Performance Center and the Sourcing Center both designed to ensure that our clients and hiring managers see the best of the best in the talent pool via job board marketing, specialized sourcing, and appropriate visibility in the job market.

Our Partners

At Accolo we understand the value of building partnerships and recognizing valuable hiring intelligence. In order to provide the best services to our clients, we’ve partnered with many thought leaders in recruiting and technology.
Here is a full list of our partners »

The Accolo Manifesto

The relentless pursuit of connecting the two people who matter.

Accolo is about the relentless pursuit of connecting the two people that matter; the hiring manager and the person who is the perfect fit for the job.

It’s no secret that hiring the right person for each role can positively impact a company’s ability to execute its mission, reach its milestones and ultimately increase shareholder value. A well crafted and implemented hiring program also impacts the company’s brand. By giving everyone who applies a fair shot at being considered for each job and getting back to each applicant regardless of the outcome, the person applying for the job is respected and, in turn, is more likely to think positively about the company. After all, each applicant may also be a consumer, shareholder, referral source, future hire, employee of a supplier, your brother, sister, cousin, mother (you get the idea) or someone else you care about. It’s just us! We are enthusiastically committed to removing the barriers between these two people.

We envision a time when everyone who wants a job can find one, and the person with the opening can fill it with minimal distraction. Imagine the impact of cutting national unemployment by 30% to 50% just by eliminating this noise between the opening and the ideally suited person. Further imagine that each and every person is treated fairly and with respect.

We also recognize that we are part of a greater whole. Giving back to our local, national and global community is a core part of Accolo’s DNA. We have a choice, each of us, about what we wish to accomplish during the brief time we are on this little blue planet. Those of us at Accolo have chosen to make a collective impact that’s greater than our standing by helping companies and people doing positive things for their communities and future generations. We routinely do pro-bono work for non-profit companies and actively seek out companies making a positive multi-generational impact. For example, we LOVE helping sustainable energy related companies out-hire anything that might get in their way. Imagine a world for our great grandchildren that is free from the shackles of oil dependence.
Kindness, consideration, a dash of humor and a more thoughtful approach to how we are in the world makes it possible for us to make a bigger impact. We also have more fun!