We pair exceptional people with extraordinary teams. Neohire is 100% Referral Based.

At Neohire South, we take our relationships seriously. We apply years of industry experience to assess and curate our talent pool - connecting only top-notch tech candidates with the most exciting startups in the industry. Whether you’re building your team or searching for a job you love, we want to understand your unique needs and goals to create an incredible fit for your future.



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Our Team

We're veterans of the internet space. NeoHire South is an uber-connected and passionate team that consists of some of the best and brightest around - with more than 50 years of combined industry experience. We create dedicated, innovative teams for our always growing list of clients who are Los Angeles' top tier VC backed internet and technology start ups.


Josh Stomel
CEO & Founder

Josh Stomel founded Neohire in 2007, and has been in the recruiting space for "too long," as he would say. He's worked his recruiting & business developer magic for top dogs (Yahoo, Oversee.net and LowerMyBills) and he's no stranger to the start-up scene, as his connections were the motivation behind starting Neohire. Josh is a proud father, husband and a hookah connoisseur. He is the master of madness, and conquers new challenges daily. He is currently advising multiple startups in the LA market.

Vivian Stomel
VP, Operations & Finance

Vivian Stomel runs all Operations & Finance at Neohire. She received her MBA in 2007, and after working for Boeing for 7 years, she decided to marry Josh Stomel, the founder and work closely with him. She is a hard working mother of 3 (1 baby & 2 dogs) and spends her free time pumping iron and shopping at lululemon.

Ted Hekman
Employee of the Month

Not as obnoxious as this picture suggests (it was Halloween!), Ted helped Josh found NeoHire and ResumeBucket in 2007. After leading ResumeBucket to a successful acquisition, he's returned to bring his expertise not just as a recruiter but also as a business advisor to his clients. Working solely with internet startups since 1999, he's spent time as an Engineer, IT specialist, Account and Product Manager, Business Manager, Sales Executive, and CEO. While most recruiters are trained just to recruit, Ted has almost 20 years of hands on experience within virtually every aspect of the industries he now helps recruit for.

Bri Nelson
Director of Recruitment

Bri is an energetic team member who is constantly striving to encourage positivity in everything she touches. When she's not networking, she's enjoying a Margarita at the local hot spot "Casa Blanca." Her favorite thing to do is laugh. (it's contagious).

Lilly Fried
Recruitment Manager

Lilly is a bite-sized Southern California raised recruiter that’s been navigating the LA tech scene since November 2013. She loves not only working with but connecting people and expanding her knowledge to ensure the utmost satisfaction of both client and candidate. Outside of work she can be found shopping at Nordstrom, binge watching Friends, or enjoying a good Pad Thai.

Brittany Barron
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

Brittany is a Bay Area native enjoying LA living. She's a thoughtful recruiter who loves taking company culture into account, and finding candidates their dream jobs. She enjoys binge watching Real Housewives, reading, doting on her puppy, and exploring new restaurants in LA.

Rachel Scharafin
Senior Recruiter

Rachel's originally from the Midwest, and proud to be a Hoosier. She has a few years of recruiting under her belt and makes sure her candidates get the attention they deserve, while forming lasting relationships with her clients. She enjoys cooking, craft beer, and all things HGTV.

Megan Power
Senior Recruiter

Megan Power is a Bay Area transplant enjoying the beach life in Santa Monica. She is an excellent communicator with a passion for people and building relationships. She loves beach runs, exploring the outdoor pockets LA has to offer, and food adventures.

Shane Lewis
Senior Technical Recruiter

Shane's an insightful team architect and recovering startup founder. He enjoys running trails, backpacking and combing his beard pensively. He's a dog whisperer, father and can make a mean pot of Borscht.

Travis Moya

Been in recruiting for 10 years now. I like movies, Bukowski, and long walks on the beach with my wife.

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Kurtis Rios
Technical Recruiter

Kurtis is Tech Recruiter that has always dreamed of the corporate life. Although not exactly corporate, he’s found his home in Santa Monica, building relationships with his fellow coworkers, clients, and candidates alike. When he’s not on the clock he can be found watching Seinfeld, reading, shopping, or eating Korean BBQ.

Erica Frediani
Technical Recruiter

Erica enjoys making connections with all types of people. When presented with the opportunity to work with Neohire South she knew she had found the perfect space to showcase her networking skills. Born and raised under the California sun, Erica enjoys going to fun events where she can indulge in tasty food, live music and have a unique experience.

Kylie Atherstone

Kylie is originally from NorCal but finds the hustle and bustle of SoCal much more her style. Before working at Neohire, she spent her time traveling the world playing volleyball and exploring as much as possible. She brings that energy to her daily work life and loves the fun environment that recruiting has to offer.

Angie Figueroa
Executive Assistant

Angie is a music and movie enthusiast that enjoys spending her time in Sunny LA with friends, family and her dog Zoe. Angie has a background in Property Management, Hotel and Hospitality along with Office Management. She is eager to learn as much as possible in the tech world and is always willing to help out her team in anyway possible.


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