Lina Savage is the President of Savage Search Associates, a leading boutique family-owned executive search/recruitment firm specializing in placing top talent in companies across Southern California. With over three decades of experience in the recruitment and search space, Lina has a proven track record of building high-performance teams and delivering excellence in every aspect of her work.
Lina has earned a reputation as a Training Expert in Recruitment and Search, having developed and created foolproof modules used by organizations throughout her career, and currently by many powerhouse teams. As a result, she is able to deliver a unique personal experience that is highly valued by clients and candidates alike.
Prior to founding Savage Search Associates, Lina honed her skills at Abigail Abbott Staffing, one of the most distinguished search and staffing firms in Southern California. It was here that she learned the importance of delivering a unique personal experience and became determined to create a recruitment firm that went above and beyond in meeting the changing job search needs of employers and candidates.
Lina's two children, Jacob Savage and Kristina Savage, are now at the helm of Savage Search Associates alongside her, driving their mission to "Serve businesses and candidates by providing specialized staffing and consulting services to inspire and build rewarding careers." With over 4,000 placements to date, Savage Search Associates is a testament to Lina's passion and dedication to the recruitment industry.
Lina is a Certified Personnel Consultant (C.P.C.) and a longtime member of The Pinnacle Society, a premier consortium of industry-leading recruiters in North America within the permanent placement and search industry. She has been afforded the wonderful opportunity of speaking at NAPS, CAPS, ASA, The Pinnacle Society, and many state associations sharing best recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.
In addition to her professional achievements, Lina is also an active member of her community and volunteers her time and hosts fundraisers for various causes. She and her team at Savage Search Associates is a mentor at Samueli Academy & Orangewood Foundation, where she hosts workshops on campus for students about life/career journeys, professional attire, workplace etiquette, organizational skills, financial literacy, communication skills, and more. Lina is also a community volunteer for Wounded Warrior, NHRA, Feed the Hungry, Youth Employment Services (YES), Working Wardrobes, Make-A-Wish, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Lina's extensive experience and expertise in the recruitment industry have enabled her to consistently and successfully place top talent in various positions, including CFO, VP Finance, Director of Finance, Controller, Accountants, CHRO, VP HR, Director of HR, HR Manager, HR Business Partner, Director of Operations, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Marketing Administrators, Sales Manager, and Sales Representatives. Her ability to build high-performance teams and deliver excellent results has made her a trusted partner to both clients and candidates.
In summary, Lina Savage is a highly respected recruitment professional with a passion for delivering exceptional service to thousands of organizations and building rewarding careers. She has a proven track record of success in the recruitment and search space and is known for her unique personal approach. Whether you're a client looking for top talent or a candidate seeking a new opportunity, Lina and her team at Savage Search Associates have the expertise and dedication to help you achieve your goals. She is also a committed community volunteer and mentor, dedicated to inspiring and building rewarding careers for future generations.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has 3 children, Super Reader, Poetry Writer, loves everything vintage and historical.