Don Leon is Managing Partner at Donald Leon Search. His comprehensive understanding of the Technology and Digital vertical, coupled with his previous career in sales and sales management has resulted in hundreds of well-targeted and successful hires throughout his 23 years of recruiting.

Don’s experiences working at a boutique search firm, and his most recent experience at one of the largest Global Search Firms in the executive search industry, gives him a unique and varied perspective.

He offers a hands-on approach at all times, yet adheres to successful “consultative best practices” of the large firms. He is both thoughtful and nimble and puts his clients first, consistently thinking of new ways to help them achieve their business goals and objectives.

Don Leon specializes in placing professionals and executives within technology related companies. He works with Venture Capital funded companies and Mid-Sized companies. Having been an early pioneer within the online world, Don comes with a deep understanding of the complexities of digital media and technology.

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“Don is an expert in his field. A true professional. Don rocks!”

Jerry was Don’s client

Jerry Hocek, Publisher
“Don, is highly professional and has amazing passion for his career. He is always extremely well prepared to discuss an opportunity. If I am in a possession to retain someone for search, he will be my first call and very likely my only one as I know he will bring me highly qualified candidates that match the position. Don is a pleasure to speak with and his knowledge of interactive ad sales makes for time well spent always.”

Mark was Don’s client and candidate.

Mark Barreca, Sales Director
“Don is a great recruiter that takes the time to understand a client’s needs and then works to match you effectively with great opportunities. He’s sharp, insightful and very responsive. I highly recommend Don.”

Cate was Don’s client

Cate Carley, VP Group Account Director
“Don is amazing at connecting the right people with the right opportunities. His extraordinary skill of reading people and needs along with his genuine interest in creating good relationships makes him the best at what he does. I trust Don with partnering with me to seek candidates as well as placing me – he is great to work with.”

Susan was Don’s client

Susan Leiterstein, Consultant
I have been both recruited by Don and also used Don to recruit. Both were quite seamless in that he really does have an intuitive sense when it comes to the challenging task of putting together the most unpredictable of all elements a human being.

Don does not rush to make a placement but really makes sure that the right connection is appropriate.

Harley was Don’s client

Harley Dembert, Business Development Executive
Don has been my “go-to” recruiting expert for several years. Don has the ability to recognize strong talent and understands how to put the right people with the right organizations. Don’s advice to someone who isn’t sure that they’re interested in a particular opportunity is, “Go on the date.” That advice has probably led to hundreds of successful placements for Don and his clients. Don is an expert in his field and his willingness to share important marketplace information is one of the added-value benefits that Don will provide for his clients. I highly recommend Don for your staffing and/or placement needs.

Bruce was Don’s client

Bruce Budkofsky, VP, National Sales
Don is one of the best at providing in depth knowledge about the position being offered. He filters the noise and gives you opportunities that are well thought out. He takes your skills and matches them to the position, he never wastes your time.

Christopher was Don’s client

Christopher Quirin, Business Executive
Don’s been an important part of my network for nearly 15 years and I count on him and his support system for placement, recruiting and coaching.

Rich was Don’s client

Rich Sutton, Chief Revenue Officer
Don is a fabulous honest recruitment professional who truly cares about the individuals he works with. I trust him implicitly!

Karen was Don’s client

Karen Keavey, Director, Integrated Sales
My relationship with Don is from the dual perspective of having been a client of his, as well as working for a media company that used Don exclusively for senior executive search.

In both cases, Don’s knowledge of the media business enabled him to provide more than one highly qualified executives for the company search, and brought very interesting opportunities for me to consider personally.

I would recommend Don for any search, and looking forward to working with him again as needs develop.l

Ralph was Don’s client

Ralph Dauria, Regional Acct Director at NCM Media Networks
In my role as Publisher for Mansueto Digital, Don was instrumental in delivering a key senior hire for my west coast sales operation. After providing Don with background information on my needs he was dead-on in his timely delivery of key candidates suitable for the open position. I would strongly recommend Don to anyone seeking help in filling senior positions within their organization.

Harold was Don’s client

Harold Bolling, Publishing Executive
Don is a consummate professional who thoroughly understands the rapidly evolving media business. He always has his clients’ best interest in mind and makes the recruiting experience a pleasant and enjoyable one. He is clearly one of the top executives in his field.

Scott was a candidate of Don’s

Scott Verchin, Vice President, Global Sales
I have had the pleasure of working with Don in two companies over eight years now, and wholeheartedly recommend him. At last count, Don has placed at least 12 people for me, and his consistent delivery of star talent has been impressive. Don knows the space, works tirelessly, and really listens to his clients. It is hard to go wrong with a pro like Don.

Eric was Don’s client

Eric Koefoot, Managing Partner at Interactive Media and Technology company
I have worked with Don both as a candidate as well as a hiring manager. He is resourceful, a great listener and able to cut to the chase in record time. He has a high degree of integrity and is very professional. Over the years, I have worked with many recruiters and I can honestly say that he’s the best!

Helen was Don’s client

Helen Frenkel Feinbloom, Business Consultant
Don is one of the most professional executive search individuals I’ve had the good fortune to know. Don is a detail oriented yet creative thinker, who I’ve found to be very intelligent. He is motivated to produce results, thinks outside the box and most importantly is very honest too. For those companies in search of talent, I highly recommend Don’s expertise.

Todd was a candidate of Don’s

Todd Isaacson, Vice President Strategic Sales at Pathmatics
Don is the “go-to” recruiter for me when I’m interested in taking my career to the next level.

Donnovan was Don’s client

Donnovan Andrews, Founder & CEO


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