Hunter SF was founded to solve the problem of how finance firms and tech companies target top tier finance candidates. We take pride in offering a consultative, high-touch approach and aim to foster relationships with our clients to better understand hiring needs, plans for growth and long-term vision. From there, we create a strategic recruiting solution that is specific to each company and firm. Hunter SF differentiates itself by working with only the best by selectively sourcing top talent across the country.
We look forward to partnering with you. Happy Hunting.
Danielle Becks is Partner and Co-Founder of Hunter SF. Prior to founding Hunter SF, Danielle worked with a boutique recruiting firm in San Francisco, where she was a director. She has had the pleasure of working with many of the Bay Area’s leading companies and talent. Danielle has worked across a range of industries including Financial Institutions, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital, Start-up Technology, Consulting and Software/Internet.
Previously, Danielle worked at Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm, where she was part of a team that specialized in the private equity, wealth management, hedge fund and investment banking industries. She also participated in general counsel and other top legal searches for Fortune 500 clients.
Danielle graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she double majored in Mass Communications and Political Science. At UC Berkeley, she competed on the Varsity Swim team and was a four-time All-American.
Danielle is an active member of the Olympic Club and competes with the open water swim team. In her spare time Danielle enjoys traveling, trying new SF restaurants and spending time with friends and family.
Mallory West comes to Hunter SF with previous experience as a political finance consultant where she has successfully raised capital for political campaigns ranging from state legislative, local to congressional level races, and PAC’s. During her fundraising career she also spent much of her time raising money for non-profits. Most recently Mallory led efforts to achieve record-breaking fundraising goals for one of the nation’s top targeted Congressional races.
After five years, Mallory was recruited to join a boutique generalist firm in San Francisco. She made a seamless transition and found success quickly. She has enjoyed it ever since, thus bringing her to co-found Hunter SF.
Originally from a small town above Lake Tahoe – Graeagle, California, Mallory earned a Bachelor of Arts from UC Santa Barbara majoring in Sociology and History and attended the Universita degli Studi di Siena in Italy.
Mallory is actively involved with non-profit organizations, Business Women’s Network (BWN), California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF), Glide Memorial and the Boys and Girls Club.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, cycling, Pilates, non-profit fundraising and spending time with family and friends.
Kelley Lazzareschi comes to Hunter SF from Gap, Inc.’s Banana Republic Brand with six years of recruiting experience. In her prior role, Kelley led operations for the team and successfully sourced and placed multiple candidates in financial positions. Prior to Gap, Kelley worked at a boutique recruiting agency in San Francisco where she excelled at identifying talent and business development.
Previously, Kelley served as Assistant Vice President in the Private Wealth Management division at Deutsche Bank in San Francisco. She was part of a team that managed accounts for high net worth individuals and family trusts in the greater bay area. During her six years at Deutsche Bank, Kelley developed strong relationships with clients and advisors in the financial services industry.
Originally from the Bay Area, Kelley left to attend college at the University of Arizona, where she majored in Communications with a minor in Business Administration. She was actively involved in philanthropy through her sorority, Alpha Phi.
Kelley is a member of the Children’s Health Guild of Lamorinda, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro. In her spare time, Kelley enjoys traveling with her family, playing tennis, yoga and entertaining at home with friends. Kelley resides in Lafayette with her husband, Ben and two young daughters, Hope and Reese.
Katie Gonsalves is a Senior Associate with Hunter SF. She attended UC Davis where she majored in Linguistics with minors in Education and Communications. She went to Davis as a springboard and platform diver and dove collegiately for two years on the team.
After earning her Bachelors’ degree, she began her career in legal recruiting with Kearney Boyle & Associates and later, Robert Half Legal. Through these roles, Katie discovered her passion for building relationships with candidates and clients and helping people find their dream jobs.
After a few years in legal recruiting, she decided to embark on a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel the world. Katie first visited Costa Rica to get her Teach English as a Foreign Language certification and then embarked on a 6-month solo backpacking trip around South East Asia, visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and the Philippines. Upon returning home, Katie was eager to get back to her passion for recruiting and is thrilled to be learning more and more about the Financial Industry every day.
Growing up in the Silicon Valley in Mountain View, Katie is a Bay Area native. She enjoys cooking, baking, movies, exercising, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Kristina Ress works as a Senior Associate at Hunter SF. She joins the Hunter SF team with prior experience as a top performing sales manager in the wine and spirits industry, where she successfully grew multimillion-dollar territories, developed top performing teams and managed key account businesses. Her performance earned her multiple promotions, going from a sales representative to district manager to field marketing manager in under 5 years.
During her tenure in the alcohol beverage industry, she lived in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and most recently Redwood City, CA. Kristina enjoys building strong business relationships and networks of top performing professionals. She is excited to bring these passions to the financial industry each day at Hunter SF.
As a competitive ski racer originally from Sebastopol, CA, she grew up splitting her time between the small North Bay town and Truckee, CA.She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, continuing her competitive ski racing career.>Her Junior year she was captain of the ski team and went on to win the Regional Champion title. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, which comes in handy living in SF.
Kristina continues to be an active alumna for a local Delta Gamma chapter, serving as the Finance Operations adviser. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, taking boot camp workout classes, skiing, exploring new breweries, and spending time with friends & family.