Lori joined Ursus as a Senior Technical Recruiter in 2016 and was promoted to Director, Recruiting in January 2018 and promoted yet again to Vice President of Recruiting and Delivery in January 2020 where she oversees the company’s recruiting and delivery teams while still providing day to day recruiting cycles.
Lori brings over 20 years of extensive background in sourcing and placement for contract and direct hire opportunities for Fortune 500 and startup companies nationwide and Canada.Lori Kwan started her recruiting career in 1995 as the sole Technical Recruiter for Setka, Inc. in San Ramon, CA. At that time, Setka was a $3 million company and within three years grew to $30 million. Lori was instrumental in the growth of Setka working on both direct-hire and contract opportunities. And, in 1997, Lori was promoted to Recruiting Manager responsible for training and managing six staffing specialists.
In 2000, Lori was recruited to Elan International which was a staffing company headquartered in London. Elan wanted to grow their presence in the United States, and brought Lori on as the General Manager in charge of Recruiting and Operations. In the year that Lori managed the US, she was able to grow revenues from $5 million to $15 million. Lori’s role was focused on recruiting executive-level candidates for clients in the Bay Area.
Elan International was then acquired by Manpower in 2001 and Lori took the initiative and purchased the company and renamed it to Trinitē, Inc. For eight years, Lori ran the company as well as continued recruiting for key hire positions and established relationships with such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation and Yahoo.
Lori sold the company in 2009 to Cornerstone Staffing, Inc. and stayed on for several years as the Director, Technical Staffing. In this role, Lori was tasked to establish the technical staffing division and was successful in growing this area from $1 million to $10 million in 2 years.
Previous to the recruiting industry, Lori worked within the technical field including roles such as Programmer, Systems Analyst, Datacenter Manager, and Programming/Operations Manager.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems from San Francisco State University.