Senior Associate

Anthony Ott

Anthony Ott has more than 10 years of recruiting experience, ranging in industries from architecture & engineering, financial services, and public relations. As a member of the San Diego office, he now focuses on finance, human resources, and marketing for the legal and life science industries.

Mr. Ott has also worked in-house as a recruiter for Northwestern Mutual and previously ran operations for a creative agency in Chicago, that specialized in the hospitality industry. When he is not busy identifying top talent for our clients, he can be found coaching high school basketball, where he has successfully assisted over 20 players in receiving full athletic scholarships to some of the nation’s top universities.

"Forging those relationships, not only with the client that builds that trust, but with the candidates, we’re able to quickly turn around and present well qualified candidates to our clients."


  • University of California, San Diego

    Bachelor of Sciences, Cognitive Science (Specialization in Neuroscience)

Industry Experience

Legal and Professional Services
Financial Services
Life Sciences and Healthcare

What do you love about your work?

I love that my job is about helping people. I have the opportunity to get to know people and companies; where they have been, what their vision is for their future. I am grateful to be able to assist in identifying the perfect match for both. It is an incomparable feeling when it comes to fruition.

What do you do to de-stress or have fun?

The same thing I have done since I was a young boy, basketball. I have spent countless hours on the basketball court, it is my sanctuary, it is where I am at peace. Over the past decade, I have transitioned into coaching. I have been given the opportunity to help boys become men, on and off the court, teach life lessons, which has been the most fulfilling aspect of my life thus far.

What's the best piece of advice (personal or professional) you've ever received?

Hard works beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

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