Karen brings more than 30 years of full-cycle recruiting experience to our organization. She has worked for family-owned companies, Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies.

Over the past 20 years, she has been a member of the PeopleConnect team filling roles in emerging/NexGen technologies, ML/AI/NLP, Robotics, Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, Medical Device, Cannabis, Manufacturing, and BioTech companies. Positions placed cover a wide range from the C-suite to EAs, including sales, marketing, scientists, engineers, operations, finance, and far more. She specializes in filling positions requiring unique skills and experience.

Her passion for recruiting drives the quality of interaction provided to both clients and candidates. Karen believes that learning about what is new on the business and technology horizon should never stop.

In her free time, she works in her garden, enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her friends and dogs, and remodeling.

Karen Gore

Senior Executive Recruiter
Max is the founder and CEO of PeopleConnect, bringing remarkable energy, a rare blend of experience, a sense of creativity, and a tenaciousness that has made it possible for many startups and established companies to add key talent to their teams. A lifelong entrepreneur, a consummate networker and a business strategist, Max understands the minds and passions of startups and companies focused on growth.
Max has always been an expert in finding talent; he was the youngest talent scout in the history of the NBA, serving as Chief Scout for the Phoenix Suns. He owned and operated a company that produced sports camps for children, and baseball and basketball fantasy camps for adults, where he partnered with some of the biggest names in sports, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Pat Riley, Magic Johnson, John Wooden, and Billy Casper.
Max founded PeopleConnect in 1999, where he currently focuses on business development and client relations. He is an active member of several angel investment groups, and his passion for finding talent extends to introducing PeopleConnect clients to the professional resources they need to bring their company to the next level.