Melissa Hooven  Managing Partner

Melissa Hooven
Managing Partner

One of the highest producing and most reputable recruiters in the Los Angeles Tech Community, Melissa has deep experience in Executive Search along with running a full-cycle recruitment practice, working in growing company environments and driving recruitment strategies.

Most recently serving as Vice President of Talent Acquisition for the $2B media company,, where she ran both the Internal and External Recruitment Practices along with running and managing the Contingency Workforce Program.  At YP, she was responsible for the companies volume recruitment - hiring more than 2500 employees and 200 in the contingency workforce year over year.

Prior to YP, Melissa served at Cornerstone OnDemand's Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition, where she worked on refining the company's approach to global recruiting -- no small feat in light of the company's remarkable growth over the last few years. Her work included doubling the company employee population, expanding into international marketplaces, and being named as Best Places to Work. 

After shaping thousands of careers in Southern California, Melissa built her own practice where she served from 2008 to 2010, and now Launch34 actively supports companies nationwide on their hiring needs.