Brianna Rooney is a fierce, passionate, money motivated entrepreneur. She owns Techees, a very successful recruiting firm for the last 8 1/2 years. She has helped grow many tech-focused companies in the Bay Area. Highly sought-after software engineers is her specialty.
Prior to finding her now passion. She thought fashion was her calling. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles when she was 20 years old. Realizing you needed money to fulfill that dream of opening up a boutique, she went to bartending school. Partying and making quick cash seemed like a good step in the right direction.
Two years later and too much of a good time. Brianna realized it was time to grow up and get a real job. One that didn’t require late night taxi rides home and a stop at Jack in the Box.
Brianna knew sales was her only way to get real money real fast. She met up with her friend one night for some drinks and career advice. She was a recruiter for accounting. She said her personality was perfect for it.
Little did she know the universe already had this plan in motion. Brianna got a call during dinner from someone that saw her resume on Monster.com. He was a recruiter and asked if she had heard of the industry.
This was fate. She was sure of it. The next day she went into the interview and the owner went on and on about how she could make a ton of money placing software engineers. They worked with startup companies in the Bay Area. He asked her how much she wanted to make. Being a money hungry 22 year old she had nothing to lose so she said $300,000. A reasonable amount for a young person with no experience. He hired her right on the spot. That first year she made almost $90,000.
Brianna loved what she was accomplishing but felt the way she was taught to recruit wasn’t the right way. Being a recruiter, you have a responsibility. You hold people’s livelihood in your hands. “With great power. Comes great responsibility” -Spider-Man’s uncle Ben.
At age 24 she walked out on a 6 figure job on the spot. No plan. Feeling empowered and fearless, Brianna started her own firm five days later; Techees.
She didn’t have any experience running a business. Not much money saved. What 24 year old saves? What she did have was balls and a Macy’s credit card. She’d figure out the rest.
Now with over 10 years experience, she is the leader in the industry and the ultimate matchmaker. Taking pride with a creative personal touch.
Brianna now trains people to do the same thing. “Everyone is capable if they want it.” She feels she was lucky enough to have this opportunity fall into her lap. But was hungry enough to make it work. She too can point you in the direction to starting your own journey to a rewarding lucrative career.
Recruiting is a high-speed rollercoaster. Full of dips and turns. Not one day goes by that is the same as the last. Not one situation has the perfect answer. When you deal with people and not in a customer service situation. Conversations can get heated.
Choosing a new career path, even if it’s similar. Is a huge emotional and somewhat rational decision. That ratio all depends on the person.
Brianna is an expert negotiator and mediator. “You really have to work with both sides and be as unbiased as possible. Listen to what each party wants and make sure they line up”.
High profile to smaller companies or just getting started have all come to Brianna for help. She specializes in filling the hard engineering openings. Mid to senior engineers, diversity hires, unicorns and just pure bad ass developers is who she finds.
Brianna is 33 years old, has Techees, two houses, a top 100 restaurant www.mouthfuleatery.com, an amazing Chef of a husband and two little kids. Diego Danger (yes that’s his real middle name) almost 4 and a sweet little 7 month old girl, Lima Ariel.