David Hanley

Director of Recruiting
Los Angeles, CA


Once every generation or so, a recruiter comes along who can truly be called a superstar. David Hanley is such a recruiter.

Since 1999 Hanley has personified hustle, consistency and excellence in all areas of recruiting -- as a sourcer, a screener, a rainmaker, a networker, a team player, and, perhaps above all, as a true judge of talent.

Hanley is so self-confident that he has been offered the job of CEO at his client companies over 20 times throughout his career.

He is so skilled at running a recruiting desk that he sometimes writes emails with his eyes closed. Among Hanley's contemporaries, perhaps only Steve Jobs was considered more innovative and is a business person with whom he is inextricably linked.

Hanley is the embodiment of Starr Fox. Classy, confident, hardworking who thrives on pressure and inspires teammates to excel. Like other Starr Fox greats, the low-key Hanley never forced the spotlight upon himself, but rather is a recruiter who brings out the best in the candidates he places and the clients he works for.