Senior Partner - Direct Hire
Successful recruiters are able to bring together skills from different areas of their careers to offer the best service possible to their candidates and clients. A seasoned career coach, Andrew Ko is adept at providing impeccable career advice and sound business guidance to clients and candidates throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
After more than 10 successful years in insurance, primarily with Wells Fargo, Andrew transitioned to the Salvation Army where he facilitated career development in house for veterans. He later began his own coaching and training consultation business, working with notable companies such as Lee Hecht Harrison, Right Management and Dragon Careers. After four years of career consulting, and wanting to utilize his career development and networking skills, Andrew moved into executive recruiting in 2018.
Andrew joined the Lucas Group team in 2018 as a Senior Executive Search Consultant in the Human Resources practice group. In his role, he partners with leading candidates and high-caliber employers to form synergistic relationships. He enjoys sourcing candidates who can have a great impact on his clients’ businesses and having a positive impact on both their careers and their organizations. A natural connector, he diligently works to pair like-minded candidates and clients together, yielding long-term success for all parties.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys making art, specifically mixed media and photography, as well as hiking and cooking—he is constantly working toward perfecting his spaghetti sauce recipe as well as Bulgogi and meatballs. Andrew holds a B.S. in Business Marketing from California State University Northridge as well as his certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) from the National Career Development Association, and he is a Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer from Dale Carnegie of Los Angeles. Andrew has also co-authored a book on using LinkedIn strategically for job search and is a national speaker on LinkedIn and career development.