Michael Ang, Founder/CEO
With over 20 years of experience in recruitment advertising, Michael has become a recognized national leader in the recruitment advertising space. After entering the field in 1994 as a graphic designer, he founded JobElephant six years later in 2000, out of his garage. Under his leadership, JobElephant has succeeded to become one of the most reliable and successful agencies in recruitment advertising. Outstanding service is the focal point of the success of JobElephant and Michael personally manages several hundred accounts, many of which have been valuable clients for more than 10 years. A northern California native, Michael is a loyal San Francisco Giants fan. Outside of baseball season, Michael enjoys skiing, cycling, indie rock, and spending time with his family in beautiful San Diego.
Andy Boom, Director of Business Development
Andy has extensive account management and development expertise while overseeing a variety of clients throughout his career in the recruitment, online marketing and shipping industries. Andy brings 10+ years of small business ownership experience to JobElephant, which uniquely positions him to understand the importance of trust and integrity in building and maintaining solid client relationships. Andy manages hundreds of JobElephant accounts, from rural liberal arts schools to large, multi-campus institutions with dozens of hiring managers. Andy has been married 20 years and is the proud father of 17 year old twins. Away from the office Andy loves to travel, exercise and is an avid baseball fan (Go Giants!).
Armando Ayala, Controller
Armando manages the company’s financial operations. He has over 20 years experience in accounting and financial analysis, working in various industries, including two start-ups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from National University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Armando is a San Diego native who enjoys landscape & seascape photography, hiking, softball, and spending time with his family.
Leticia G. Iosifidis, Accounts Receivable/Human Resources
Having joined JobElephant in 2014, Leticia is responsible for managing incoming payments and collections and ensuring client accounts are up to date. She is also responsible for overseeing the daily human resources operations. Prior to joining JobElephant, Leticia managed her family’s furniture business in Mexico for 11 years and was responsible for purchasing, sales, accounting and human resources. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from ITESM (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education). In her free time, Leticia enjoys taking her son to theme parks, cooking greek food, watching period films and spending time with friends and family.
Christina Towler, Senior Advertising Representative
Christina is a southern California native and a graduate of UC San Diego. Her career with JobElephant began during college and blossomed ever since. She enjoys rock climbing and spending time outdoors hiking with her family. When she’s not outside, she loves spending time in the kitchen baking treats.
Darla Needham, Senior Advertising Representative
During her 20+ year career in recruitment advertising, Darla has developed extensive media buying, account management and client service expertise while managing a variety of national clients in the education, aerospace, biotech, retail, health care, hospitality and hi-tech industries, including AM/ PM, Jenny Craig, Cricket, Goodrich Aerostructures and General Dynamics NASSCO, to name a few. In this capacity, she developed and executed comprehensive media strategies with annual recruitment advertising budgets in the millions. Darla is married with two children. She spent six years in the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician. She is very active in her community and has spent the last 20 years on various executive boards at the youth and high school level.
Siritha Huantes, Account Executive
Siritha’s a wild card! Just like the climate in Michigan, where she was born & raised. She made her transition to sunny San Diego 8 years ago; Siritha graduated from the Art Institute of California, earning a degree in Graphic Design with an emphasis on Advertising. She has worked in both digital and traditional media, which easily granted her a spot as an Advertising Representative at JobElephant. She enjoys photography & listening to a wide variety of music while cooking.
Max Tomi, Account Executive
Max has been in sales for over ten years and has honed his skills in many different industries. He earned his teaching credential from Cal State San Marcos in 2012. Hailing from the, “Gateway to the Sequoias” (aka Three Rivers CA) he is a hiking, biking, and kayaking machine. Training in martial arts has long been a passion of his after he witnessed his cousin get abducted by a group of Howler Monkeys. Max loves animals and is very involved in the San Diego dog scene.
Christian Smith, Graphic Design
Christian began his career in advertising in 1996 as a photo retoucher and graphic designer for Gannet Publishing/Newspapers. Over his 20-year career, he has designed ad campaigns, websites and has a storied history rebranding/repositioning companies for future growth such as Virgin and Lee Jeans. Christian is a ‘lost’ Northern English man, who found his home on the shores of San Diego in 1999. He went ‘native’ and can’t return to England without special dispensation by Queen Elizabeth II. He is an eclectic audiophile, an avid surfer, enjoys playing with his daughter, and spending quality time with his family.
Justin W. Baker, Ad Rep
Justin is one of the many hard working Advertising Representatives at JobElephant. Throughout his 10-year career in the online advertising industry, he has also gained experience as a graphic designer. His meticulous attention to detail is a great strength in ensuring all of our clients’ posts/ads are flawless and delivered on time. A San Diego native, Justin enjoys playing piano, basketball, bicycling, poker and playing video games. His favorite team is the Los Angeles Clippers.
Peter White, Ad Rep
Born into a military family, Peter spent much of his early life moving around the country, but found himself settling in San Diego at the age of 18. Recreationally, he spends his time immersed in the world of poetry, art, and music, even though he doesn’t consider himself to be much of an artist. He is well known in France for his skills in swordsmanship in the French School of Olympic Fencing and has made it the finals of the Challenge Réseau Ferré de France–Trophée Monal in Paris on two occasions. He also makes small-batch, artisanal Kimchee which is undergoing customer trials in some big box stores. Peter is currently pursuing a degree in theology, and plans to remain involved in academia for many years to come.
Tony Ngo, Ad Poster
Born and raised in San Diego, CA. Tony has earned a Bachelor’s in Public Administration while working as an intern for a local development organization. Tony worked in a data-entry position as a Foreclosure Assistant and later earned a Master’s in Health Informatics. Tony loves reading books in his spare time.
Alexander Ly, Ad Rep
Born and raised in California. Alexander holds BA’s in Economics and Political Science from University of California, San Diego. Alexander loves to hike, read, and game.