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Sophia Schmall, Technical Recruiter

With her competitive spirit and love of working with people, a sales position seemed like the natural next step for Sophia after college. As it turns out she was recruited at a large firm for her first opportunity to apply her strengths.  But Sophia quickly found that working in the recruiting field was very fulfilling for her.  And she also realized that where she thrived most was in a smaller company environment. So she migrated to a boutique recruitment firm in Los Angeles, a place she was happy to call home for the first four years of her career.

VIA Technical was the logical next step for Sophia. As a front-runner boutique firm itself, VIA gives Sophia the opportunity to enjoy a fast-paced sales environment and use her background in technical recruiting to create a positive impact in people’s lives.

Hometown

San Clemente, CA

Education

Sociology, emphasis in Qualitative Research – Cal State University, Northridge

Specialty

Building teams for technology startups, leveraging her wide-ranging experience in tech. She’s devoted years to recruiting for all levels of software development (including anything open-source, Microsoft, and pretty much every other environment). But her experience doesn’t stop there, spanning quality assurance, front end/UI, technical product and project management, DevOps, data analysts, engineers and scientists.

Favorite Downtime Activities

Being active, including hiking, running, swimming and riding her road bike – which has led her to start competing in triathlons.

Favorite San Diego Area Eatery or Bar

Stay tuned, I’m just moving here!

His Words to Live By

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them..” – Anonymous