The spirit of Mendo, our founder Pei’s lab, is the inspiration behind the LabCreatrix Pack. Mendo's courage, loyalty and playfulness has been deeply instilled in his little brother, Halo. He now holds the torch of being the staunch guardian of our pack; ensuring we continue to look after our talent and clients!
LabCreatrix recruits and places highly qualified marketing and creative talent with businesses in the creative, marketing, technology, banking and other sectors. Together, we offer 32 years of staffing experience, and as a team have been working together successfully for over 5 years.
One thing we’ve noticed along the way is that freelancers often miss the community feel while on a project for a period of time. They still want to belong to a ‘village’ of sorts while retaining their independent status.
We’ve also noted that our clients want a staffing partner that listens, genuinely cares, and places great people who can bring the best, most on-point ideas and solutions to the table. We work closely with our clients who are creative directors, marketing leaders, studio managers, HR managers, helping them with placements that save them time and sanity.
We started LabCreatrix in the spirit of collaboration. We are creating a community for us, for our clients and talent. Experience has taught us that successful recruiting requires not just the delivery of a qualified candidate, but also the ability to find, nurture and support well rounded candidates that could become valued, long term employees. This simple insight has served us well and won us the trust of many long-term clients and the loyalty of those we have placed.
Need someone who can articulate your creative mind? We’ve got that, and more!
Our fearless leader Pei Evans brings almost two decades of experience in the creative and marketing staffing industry to our pack. Prior to founding LabCreatrix, she worked for four other employment agencies (including one large global firm), rising to director level. Pei strives to always put kindness and human connection first, and inspires her team to do the same. She loves Berkeley and spends lots of free time visiting with local vendors and neighbors (that is, when she’s not sculpting, pickling fruits and vegetables, or trying exotic foods).
Pei lives in the SF Bay area. Please connect with her on Linkedin.
BORN: Yilan, Taiwan
LITTERMATES: Two older brothers
FRIENDS: One Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Halo), two cats (Stella and Cosmo), nine chickens (all named after spices – Sesame is the favorite), and thousands of bees.
Nigel Barboza is not only our Finance Manager, he’s also a proud local businessman (and Irish Coffee enthusiast – visit him at Brennan’s Restaurant here in Berkeley!). He has worked with Pei for many years, and he always manages to humanize numbers. He also brings an impressive new level of zen to his role and to our team. We all feel lucky to work with him.
BORN: Karachi, Pakistan
LITTERMATES: Two brothers and a sister; he’s the second oldest
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: Mischievous 1-year-old kittens named Rory and Tai
Anthony Lynch is the Bloodhound of the group – single-minded on the trail and focused on the hunt. He’s a recruiting veteran (10+ years in the game) and with over 18k first-degree contacts on LinkedIn, he’s a master networker. Anthony always finds a creative way to turn audacious goals into accomplishments, whether it’s discovering the perfect talent for a role, or tackling a personal objective (he moonlights as a published lifestyle and fitness author). He’s spent many years – and countless hours – watching, coaching, and playing basketball, and is another big Warriors fan in our group.
BORN: Burlingame, California
LITTERMATES: One younger brother
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: None presently, but we’re working on it
A trained Pastry Chef in her previous life, Jenn Margolin is our resident foodie. Her successful career flip to recruiting gives her an authentic enthusiasm for helping talent find something new for themselves. She’s an East coast transplant, who has held onto her true love of bagels, pizza, and cannoli while embracing the Northern California lifestyle (and the Golden State Warriors!) for eleven years and counting.
BORN: Brooklyn, New York
LITTERMATES: One younger brother
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: An 18-year old cat named Buddy (aka The Budster)
Seneca Schachter, based in Oakland, is our in-house entertainer. In another life, he traveled the world performing for tens of thousands of people. He has over 10 years of Sales experience and has also raised millions of dollars for non-profits in the US and abroad. He's always searching for innovative ways to overcome challenges, while remaining focused, humble and dynamic. A social butterfly that has a knack for relationship building and outside the box thinking, he credits his success to utilizing positive thinking, personal sacrifice, and persistence. He is a lover of music, sports, travel, history, and philosophy.
BORN: Boston, Massachusetts's
LITTERMATES: Two older sisters
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: None presently, but he may get a fish in the future!
Colleen personifies being grounded (meaning feet in the grass, as opposed to the high school ramification for getting a D- on your math exam). She’s not only an avid outdoor enthusiast and lover of all things requiring a backpack, hiking shoes, a bike, or an oar, she’s worked as a wilderness guide and program lead in several states. Colleen also holds a Masters degree in Holistic Health Education specializing in Nutrition. Creative recruiting allows her to indulge her inner artist (her mediums are paint, stained glass, and pottery), and gives her a chance to help clients build well-aligned teams, execute vision, and reach goals.
BORN: Asheville, North Carolina (she recently moved back after many years in NorCal)
LITTERMATES: Two younger brothers
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: None presently, but she hopes to adopt chickens and bees soon
LabCreatrix partners with TechLink Systems for specialized IT-sector placement. For more info about TechLink Systems, visit their website at techlinksystems.com.
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