There's a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial energy in the Boston software community, and I love being right in the middle of it as a software recruiter.
Lexington, MA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
Phil Hurd has been a well-respected software recruiter in Boston for over 25 years, and co-founded a leading software recruiting firm in 1991. He recently stepped down as President of Lynx, Inc., the firm he helped create, and began a new company, Oculus Search Partners LLC, which will focus on recruiting and placement of software engineers in the Boston area. This time, however, Hurd will be a solo practitioner, with no plans to add staff, at least for the foreseeable future.
“There’s a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial energy in the Boston software community, and I love being right in the middle of it as a software recruiter,” said Hurd. “As a one-man recruiting company, I can spend all my time personally working with hand-picked client companies and candidates, in a way that just wasn’t possible as an owner of a larger recruiting agency.”
Hurd started his career as a computer engineer upon graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), but eventually launched his software recruiting career at Winter, Wyman & Company, where he achieved Rookie of the Year honors and went on to become one of the firm’s top performers. In 1991, Hurd co-founded Lynx, Inc., a boutique software recruiting company serving the Boston area.
Now, with the launch of Oculus Search Partners, he’s enjoying returning to his roots as a software recruiter, without all the administrative duties. “I get energized by the whole process of discovering the right companies and people to bring together. Being a software recruiter, finding the great candidates and help connecting them with leaders at innovative companies is fun. Making a strong match that benefits everyone is a great feeling for me, and is just as thrilling to accomplish today as when I first started out.”