Leadership

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. 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. Over his 20+ year career, Andy has secured and managed large national and local accounts including Southwest Airlines, Palms Casino, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, and Nissan. Andy has been married almost 20 years and is the proud father of 16 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.

Dave Dirks, Account Executive

Dave transitioned to account management after 5 years as a buyer in the manufacturing sector. Those years working on the client side have instilled in Dave a clear understanding of true customer service and to anticipate, rather than simply respond, to our customer’s needs. Dave’s hobbies include playing drums and training for marathons, which might have you questioning his sanity; however, his greatest act of heroism is continuing to root for the Dodgers in an office managed by Giants fans.

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 1 year-old 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.

Nallely Moreno Camarillo, Ad Rep

Born in East Los Angeles, raised in San Diego and moved to the Bay Area to pursue a higher education.  After graduating from San Francisco State University, she returned to San Diego to be closer to her mother.  She loves anything and everything having to do with music.  Nallely shoots for the moon because even if she misses she’ll land among the stars.

Sue Wilson, Ad Rep

Sue is originally from Ireland and moved to San Diego in October 2016. Sue completed a degree in Accounting before changed career path and getting a Masters degree in Marketing in 2015. She completed a Diploma in Digital Marketing to up-skill herself before moving to San Diego to pursue a career in advertising. Sue loves to travel and has already been to places like Thailand, Australia and Abu Dhabi and hopes to visit as many states as possible while living in San Diego.

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.

Vanessa J. Phanouvong, Ad Poster

Vanessa is a part of our team of posters, she has been building her resume in administration since her high school internship, here at Jobelephant she works to get ads posted onto sites accurately in an allotted turnaround time. Vanessa works full-time and is currently in pursuit of her degree in Fine Arts, with this degree she hopes to find a career in Digital Art.

Tiana Luckett, Ad Poster

Tiana is one of our Ad posters who focuses on website postings and collecting tearsheets.  She has lived in San Diego for 12 years and counting while going to school and plans on continuing her education while majoring in digital design. In her free time, Tiana likes to create art of all kinds. From filming and editing music videos for local artists to painting in her room for fun, she enjoys civically engaging and helping people towards success.