FinanceStaff was founded in 1999 to
bring a career-oriented focus to recruiting services
in finance and accounting. With her background
in career and educational counseling, founder Linda
Carlton had a vision for a recruiting model that would
not only provide access to "next move" job
opportunities, but also give both candidates and clients
information and assistance to make better
decisions about their career and hiring choices.
In 2001, FinanceStaff moved into the landmark Rotunda
Building in downtown Oakland, a convenient location that
places the company in the center of the Bay Area
business community. Easily accessible via freeway or
BART, FinanceStaff works with companies and candidates
throughout the Bay Area.
Linda Carlton, President and CEO, is a Haas
Berkeley MBA and a CPA, formerly with Deloitte. She has
extensive experience in staffing, as Director of Staffing and
Marketing at Accounting Solutions (now TMP/Hudson Global Resources)
and as Director of RHI Management Resources in San Francisco. Prior
to her staffing career, Linda was Director of a nonprofit
educational program, Upward Bound, for 8 years. Linda currently serves on
the Board of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Patricia Dedekian, Director of Client Services,
is a Berkeley graduate with over 20 years in private industry,
including consumer product, real estate sales and marketing, and
executive search. She has worked as an executive recruiter and
recruiting manager for 10 years, specializing in finance and
accounting. Patricia's clients are located throughout the Bay
Area, and include both publicly traded and privately held
companies in a broad range of industries.
Patricia currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bread &
Roses, a non-profit organization that brings live music to people
confined in various types of institutions. She was President of
Friends of the Oakland Fox Theater for 10 years, and served on the
Board of Oakland Heritage Alliance.