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CV Resources is a full service staffing firm that provides talent to the Accounting, Finance, Administrative, Human Resources and Supply Chain & Logistics sectors. We are fast, flexible, and reliable.
Managing Partner | Founder

Mike Vass

Education: Chapman University, Bachelor of Science in Finance
Favorite Team: New York Yankees
Fun(ny) Fact: I don’t like tomatoes, but love ketchup.
My Superpower: Hitting homeruns and making wine disappear.
Things that make me happy: Traveling, wine tasting and enjoying time with family.
Family / Kids / Pets: Wife (Alissa) and Son (Hudson)

Executive Recruiter

Brandon Hoffman

Education: Cal State Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
Favorite Team: Los Angeles Angels
Fun(ny) Fact: I can write my name both upside down and backwards.
My Superpower: Finding the perfect candidates!
Things that make me happy: Spending time with family
Family / Kids / Pets: Fiancé (Julia) and Australian Shepherd (Yui)

Director of Client Services

Cole Sturm

Education: Portland State University – Bachelors in Marketing and Advertising Management
Favorite Team: Niner Gang!
Fun(ny) Fact: Pocahontas (yes, that Pocahontas) is my 13th Great Grandmother
My Superpower: Exceptional memory! People call me the “Human CRM”
Things that make me happy: Yard/housework, Saturday morning coffee, traveling, sunshine, anything water related, and spending quality time with friends.
Family / Kids / Pets: 2 Labradoodles (Bentley and Rocky)

Recruiting Manager

Sarah Yarnell

Education: BS in Business Marketing from Azusa Pacific University
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs
Fun(ny) Fact: I’ve driven across the country 10+ times!
My Superpower: I am a human calendar! Can’t remember when your appointment is? I can.
Things that make me happy: Spending time outdoors with my family and watching my daughter grow up!
Family / Kids / Pets: Husband (Trent), daughter (Ruby), and labradoodle (PJ)

Client Services Manager

Kelsey Miles

Education: California State University San Marcos – Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Favorite Team: Chargers, Dodgers and Warriors!
Fun(ny) Fact: I’ve traveled to 9 countries outside of the US!
My Superpower: The art of organization – whether it’s a messy spreadsheet or cluttered desk, making it functional.
Things that make me happy: The beach, surfing, traveling, being creative, meeting any dog, enjoying the best local Oceanside spots, spending time with family and friends!
Family / Kids / Pets: Husband (Nate), 3 adorable nephews and nieces and 2 more on the way!

Managing Partner | CEO

Michael Gilles

Education: University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Favorite Team: USC Trojans
Fun(ny) Fact: I made and sold 124 ceramic coffee mugs last year!
My Superpower: Back Office Wizardry
Things that make me happy: Family, Travel, Surfing, Fly Fishing and Pottery.
Family / Kids / Pets: Wife (Hilary), Daughters (Kate, Grace, Lauren) and Golden Retriever (Jack)

Recruiting Manager

Mina Azimi

Education: University of California Santa Barbara, Bachelors of Science in Communication
Favorite Team: Los Angeles Rams
Fun(ny) Fact: I’m the biggest foodie and love all food!
My Superpower: Optimism – I always try to have a positive outlook and approach as much as I can. Generally, it ends up working out in my favor!
Things that make me happy: Spending time in nature with my fiancé and dog.
Family / Kids / Pets: Fiancé (Walid) and Australian Shepherd (Indie)

Recruiting Manager

Alejandra "Alé" Moll

Education: University of Arizona
Favorite Team: Houston Astros! (really it is the Arizona Wildcats😊)
Fun(ny) Fact: I am a BADASS Ironman and multi – Half Ironman!
My Superpower: I “kill” them with kindness.
Things that make me happy: Relaxing with my family, snuggling with my cat and dog, going for a great run and buying new shoes!
Family / Kids / Pets: Boyfriend (Joff), Tabby Cat (Princess Monkey) and mini-Labradoodle (Cleo)

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Executive Recruiter

Sylvia Handjaja, CPA

Education: University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Favorite Team: GO Seahawks!
Fun(ny) Fact: I am a foodie and a whiskey lover!
My Superpower: Well I’m a Leo so my tenacity and fighting for what I believe is definitely my superpower! I don’t take “No” for an answer.
Things that make me happy: Family, vacations, anything water-related, and good people.
Family / Kids/ Pets: Daughter (Ava) and Son (Jake)

Recruiting Manager

Jake Ovgard

Education: Portland State University & Oregon Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Favorite Team: Oregon State Beavers & Detroit Lions
Fun(ny) Fact: I played 3 different sports in college (track, football, and rugby) and have dislocated my shoulder 10 times.
My Superpower: Cooking (but mostly eating)
Things that make me happy: Spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, sports, travel, food, beer, and wine.
Family / Kids / Pets: 2 nephews (Brave & Brooks) and 2 cats (Piper & Pips)

Managing Partner

Melanie Leyesa Soncrant

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Finance
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Bucs
Fun(ny) Fact: Picked out and won 5 out of the 6 Powerball numbers for my Dad when I was in junior high and voted most likely to win the lottery in high school.
My Superpower: Can solve murder mysteries on Dateline and 48 hours in the 1st 10 minutes.
Things that make me happy: Family time, Traveling as much as possible to beach and wine tasting destinations, Trying new restaurants and Shopping for shoes, shoes and more shoes.
Family / Kids / Pets: Husband (Rob), Australian Labradoodle (Cava) and Chihuahua/Papillon (Lu)

Managing Director

Tamar Hakverdian

Education: Cal State University Northridge, Bachelors in Science in Business Administration
Favorite Team: Dallas Cowboys
Fun(ny) Fact: As a child, I won many hula-hoop contests.
My Superpower: Empathy; I can take the time to listen and understand the customer’s needs and provide solutions to help better their company/department. I would consider myself a great judge of character.
Things that make me happy: Hosting social and family events.
Family / Kids / Pets: Husband (Mike), Son (Anthony) and Daughter (Chloe)

Executive Recruiter

Devon Brown

Education: Biola University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
Favorite Team: Seattle Seahawks or Los Angeles Rams
Fun(ny) Fact: I won the women’s long drive competition (250 yards!) in a recent golf tournament.
My Superpower: I’m a chameleon, I can blend in anywhere.
Things that make me happy: Quality time with friends and family over a good meal and glass of wine.
Family / Kids / Pets: Habibi Bear Puppy coming soon!

Director of Human Resources and Compliance

Hilary Gilles

Education: University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Southwestern Law School, J.D.
Favorite Team: USC Trojans
Fun(ny) Fact: I’ve been playing pickleball since 2012 (long before the current fad).
My Superpower: Master of Multitasking
Things that make me happy: Family, Travel, Being Active Outside, Helping Others and Cooking
Family / Kids / Pets: Husband (Mike), Daughters (Kate, Grace, Lauren) and Golden Retriever (Jack)

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