John Ali Samadzadeh

Senior Partner

Practice: Information Technology
Location: Irvine, CA

With outstanding domestic and international experience in IT recruiting and sales, John Ali Samadzadeh joined Lucas Group in 2015 as a Senior Executive Search Consultant, responsible for executing Information Technology recruitment across the West Coast. John Ali specializes in identifying high level talent for IT leadership and technical positions alike including CIO/CTOs, VP’s of Technology, Program/Project Managers and IT Architects. John Ali consistently cultivates key relationships at the senior level to guarantee successful placements. His signature qualities are his use of inventive and creative research methods and his determination to find and network with top passive talent. With these, John Ali has developed a vast network of professional talent within the IT & Online sectors, with an impressive track record of efficient delivery to his clients’ demands.

John Ali began his recruiting career with US East in New York City, where he offered consultative recruitment across North America for both IT Consultants and Permanent Employees. He later moved to Michael Page, spearheading its Big Data and Software Practice in New York as well as setting up the IT and E-Commerce executive search practice in Santiago, Chile. Immediately prior to Lucas Group, John Ali worked for Robert Walters, a global, specialized recruitment firm managing their IT/Online Sales & Marketing team. Based in Seoul, Korea, he recruited for VC-backed startups in the IT, gaming, internet, and adtech industries.

An intuitive self-starter and entrepreneur, John Ali founded a startup company during college and employed dozens of people, allowing him to pay for his education. He holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and COMPTIA A+ IT Technician Certification. In his free time, John Ali enjoys going to networking events, playing basketball and partaking in all types of water-based activities such as surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling.