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.

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FinanceStaff is located in the historic Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland, CA. Within the Rotunda, we are housed in the Communications Technology Cluster, Oakland's high-tech incubator.


FinanceStaff is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 209, Oakland, CA 94612
(Phone) 510-465-6070 (Fax) 510-465-6071