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Nick D'Ambrosio

Founder/Managing Director
nick d'ambrosio

Office: 949.675.0000 ext. 101
Email: nickd@firstround.net

Nick founded First Round Search in 1999 and has helped position the company as one of the nation's most respected search firms. First Round Search has always focused on building teams for startups and industry leaders alike.

Over the course of more than 15 years in executive search, Nick has personally completed hundreds of successful placements and has built a world-class reputation for consistently recruiting "A players" at all levels. He has been called on by CEO's, Human Resource professionals and other executives to offer insight into a wide range of topics including: designing effective compensations plans, lowering employee turnover, improving the recruiting process and other related subjects.

Nick began his recruiting career in 1994 at Bridgegate Group in Irvine, CA. As a Managing Director, Nick built and managed the "sales practice" which produced 65% of the companies overall revenues. Nick was a 5-time President's Club Winner and was amongst the most consistent performers in the companys' history.

Nick holds a BS Degree in Management Science from Kean University of New Jersey. He was a four year starter on their nationally ranked soccer team and lead them to two NCAA Final Four appearances. In 2002 Nick was inducted into the Kean University "Athletic Hall of Fame". This is awarded to student athletes who have exhibited excellence both athletically as well as academically. Less then 1% of all student athletes achieve this honor.

Nick also founded FirstHired which helps guide recent college graduates in their quest to build successful long term careers.