Valerie Vincent Taylor

Executive Senior Partner

Practice: Human Resources
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Valerie Vincent Taylor joined Lucas Group in 2013, bringing nearly two decades of IT recruiting experience with her. Throughout her tenure in the industry, she has established herself as a “must know” in recruiting and has built an exceptional network and database of quality connections that aid in her success.

Prior to recruiting, Valerie worked in the software industry where she was an individual contributor as well as a manager with a staff of close to 50 associates. With experience in hiring and talent acquisition, she transitioned to technical recruiting in 1995, joining PeopleWare Staffing where she remained for the next 18 years. While at PeopleWare, Valerie secured a startup client and staffed their call center with 60 qualified candidates, handling the sourcing, interviews as well as some on-site management for the client; she eventually left the firm as Senior Recruiter, focusing on executive search.

With a keen eye for identifying talent and knack for building teams, Valerie transitioned to Lucas Group as a Senior Executive Search Consultant in the Human Resources Division, specializing in placing top HR talent in a wide variety of industries throughout the West Coast. At the firm, she strives to develop strong relationships with clients who require specialized searches for candidates who meet their specific skill sets; she also hit the ground running making a placement within her first three months with Lucas Group. A natural at mentoring, Valerie enjoys counseling her candidates, connecting them to ideal opportunities and leaving both the candidate and client pleased with the outcome.

Having come from a political family, Valerie is involved in statewide politics and maintains a large political network of contacts. In her free time, she enjoys food and wine events, is an avid sports fan and fantasy football player and is active in a social- and travel-based book club.