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 is married and father of twins; a boy and a girl. Away from the office Andy loves to travel, cook 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.
Max Tomi, Account Executive
Max has been in sales for over ten years and has honed his skills in many different industries. He studied Liberal Arts at Cal State San Marcos. Hailing from the, “Gateway to the Sequoias” (aka Three Rivers CA) he is a hiking, biking, and kayaking machine. 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 developed a unique skill set that spans multiple disciplines for a diverse range of clients. He is an eclectic audiophile, an avid surfer, and spending quality time with his family.
The Production Department is the engine room of JobElephant. The day to day process of posting hundreds of ads per hour with speed, accuracy and efficiency is handled with precision by this unique group.
JobElephant Ad Representatives and Posters, Left to Right: Lewam Kebreab, Tony Ngo, Jessica Godoy, Justin Baker, Paulina Nguyen, Alex Ly, Sabrina Vasadi, Peter White, Scott Goodrich