Allen’s engineering roots and immersion into New York City’s digital scene makes him one of the most connected recruiters in the business today. An entrepreneur at heart, Allen honed his skills as an independent software engineer where he created platforms for global companies including Goldman Sachs and Sony Music.
Having had his hand in digital recruiting since 1998, Allen possesses the rare insights of an entrepreneurial engineer who has launched successful startups himself. Prior to joining Magnet in 2011, Allen launched The Hire Syndicate, a global split recruiting website, and also founded A-List Placement. Throughout his career, Allen has placed key talent at companies including WeWork, Meetup and Condé Nast.
Allen’s background makes him invaluable to the growth-minded companies that retain Magnet. His core strategy has always been to embrace the ever-evolving new media landscape with innovation and amiability. His driving ethic is that no matter what products or services a company offers, its most important resource will always be its people.
Allen is a member of the lean start-up community, and is a regular on New York’s tech and digital scene. When he’s not recruiting CTO’s, Allen can be found traveling the globe, perfecting his photography, and cycling throughout New York City.
Ryan is in his element within the community of executives, entrepreneurs and investors who are revolutionizing New York City’s business scene. His professional experience makes him the ideal recruiter for today when digital is defining the landscape and an entrepreneurial ethic is guiding the way.
Since 1999, Ryan has been recruiting for leading Media, Internet, Financial Services, Publishing and Advertising firms. Prior to founding Magnet Agency in 2008, Ryan held senior talent acquisition roles at both Viacom/MTV Networks and Time Warner’s Global Recruiting Division.
Ryan’s passion for recruiting continues to be strengthened by the successful ventures he has personally launched. These ventures include:
- 1xRUN.com (an emerging art platform)
- Aplopay.com (sold in 2011)
- Subtrak Records (a digital record label)
Ryan’s connection to the companies he works with comes naturally, as does his connection to New York’s business, cultural and philanthropic communities. He studied film at Columbia University in New York, and is a managing Partner of the Fine Art Gallery 323 East. Ryan is also actively involved in NY Cares, The Chelsea Art Foundation, Charity Water and the World Affairs Council.
An avid TEDster, Ryan is also a member of New York’s CORE: club, a diverse community of thought leaders and industry elite.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Sacha joins Magnet with a wealth of experience recruiting for top global fashion brands including Michael Kors and VINCE.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern California’s Chapman University, Sacha kick-started her career in fashion public relations in Los Angeles. From there she honed her social media, press writing and networking skills, working with both fashion and homebuilding clients in Los Angeles and Boulder, Colorado.
In 2013, she gained the opportunity to join the contemporary fashion brand VINCE as their sole recruiter. As the company went through their IPO in November 2013, Sacha played a crucial role in the expansion of the organization across all functions with several high-level transformational hires.
Sacha is an empowering motivator with an innate ability to foster and develop strong relationships with the utmost finesse and enthusiasm. Her strong background and keen command of successful team building make her an ideal addition to the growing Magnet team.
When she isn’t recruiting, Sacha can be found avidly producing content for her lifestyle blog, practicing yoga, and traveling the world.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Bram joins Magnet with world-class recruiting experience from his time working with Google’s Dublin-based talent acquisition team. Originally from Belgium, Bram has worked for various international technology consulting companies including Accenture, Hatstand, and Orange.
Bram is a strong recruiter with a proven record of exceeding client expectations. His colleagues describe him as a persuasive communicator and tenacious negotiator with an exceptional ability to comprehend business needs. His eagerness to overcome challenges and effectively strategize makes him an ideal addition to the Magnet team.
An avid runner, Bram is looking forward to his sixth marathon in 2015. When he isn’t recruiting or running, Bram can be found cooking, exploring new restaurants and cultivating his passion for the New York City startup scene. Bram regularly attends meetups, seminars and other networking engagements.