I know Dane, for a long time. He is always very professional, very kind, and very knowledgable. If you are an engineer that Dane is connected with, you are very lucky. That means you made it. You are good at what you are doing. He is always searching for talent for the best companies. Also, he guides and opens new career opportunities for you. I really wanted to work on the latest mobile technologies, and because of him I am now able to.
Dane is also very easy to work with, he is friendly, he always knows what he is talking about and he never ever pushes you. He matches your skills, your expectations with the company that is hiring. So both parties are happy and they find what they are looking for.
I would recommend any company or engineer to work with Dane, he is one of the best recruiters that I know. And he is one of the first recruiters that I forward my friends resume's if they are looking.
Software Architect, MDM UI at Informatica
Dane is a fantastic recruiter, both if you want to find a job, and if you are looking to hire great people. I have hired many great people through Dane, and he has placed me at my last 2 jobs!Ryan
was Sr. Software Engineer now VP Engineering, CTO, Co-Founder at current startup
We had been looking for a chief architect for the past few months but unfortunately had not been able to come across a candidate that was suitable. It was very refreshing to be introduced to Dane by a friend; after our first conversation I knew that he know exactly what we needed.
It only took Dane a week to find the first candidate and after only looking at five candidates we found an excellent fit, indeed someone who would assume the role of CTO. Dane works hard, and never tries to push anyone onto you who you do not feel comfortable with. He keeps going until he gets the job done. A few weeks, start to finish, in such a competitive market is testimony to the relationships and respect that Dane holds with many of the leading developers on the west coast.Mareza
was Co-founder of Doostang now CEO, Founder Pulsd
I'm among one of the people Dane has identified for Plaxo, a startup in silicon valley, and I'm just totally satisfied with all people Dane has found for us. My own job hunting experience with Dane was really a great pleasure to me. Not only he's professional, but also he has this great insight on matching people's skills with their new positions. I felt I found a perfect match, and ever since then I grew myself to better and better in Plaxo, all started with Dane's help. So, hats off to him, and I really really want to recommend him to other people who would need career help under any circumstance.Haiping
was Software Engineer now Server Architect at Facebook
Great recruiter. Understands client needs from both the hiring company and the candidate's perspectives.Wu
was Sr. Software Engineer now Sr. VP Engineering, Ops and Technology at Ask.com
I met Dane a few years ago when he was looking for someone to fill another position. At the time I wasn't really looking to move, but Dane asked me to tell him about what would interest me if it came along. Fast forward two years later, and Dane presented me with a position that was exactly what I was looking for. Talk about perserverance and a keen sense of skill matching! I plan to use Dane for continued recruiting for the positions I have open.John
was VP Engineering, now CEO of his own startup
Dane is one of the best recruiters I have worked with. He asks a lot of questions and then uses this information to provide highly qualified candidates. I have been very happy with the results - highly recommended!!Amit
CTO, Services at Jasper Wireless
I have worked with a lots of recruiters, but, it is rare to work with someone as diligent and hard working as Dane. Dane is very methodical in his approach, spends the time to know your needs, and then goes right to work. Dane has a thorough knowledge of software industry and the trends and is focused on finding a good match.
I recommend Dane to anyone who is either looking for their next career move, or needs to find great talent to meet their goals, as I have worked with him on both aspects and Dane has always exceeded my expectationsMakarand
was Sr. Software Engineer, GM / VP Engineering and now Sr. Director of Engineering at VMware
In the darkest times of Silicon Valley, connecting the talent to talent seekers is much harder than every other recruiting campaign and requires extraordinarily talented recruiters.
When I was about to get frustrated in the endeavor of finding the right start-up for me in the valley and just on the edge of making a decision, Dane presented me with the perfect match for my background and goals.
Throughout the process, he was tremendously supportive and focused on only the important details. Although the nature of position was highly technical, he pre-assesed my background and asked direct to the point questions about my experience and expectations. At some point, I thought Dane was actually a VPoE or CTO, posing as technical recruiter.
At the end of the day, Dane is the most professional recruiter I've ever worked with. I wish we had him when recruiting for a former big-three consulting firm 6 years ago.Berk
was Software Architect, now Sr. SRE at Twitter
I am fortunate to be able to enthusiastically recommend Dane Santos.
Dane has an amazing ability to look through my resume and see straight to my story. He understands exactly where I have been, connecting my past companies and projects with contacts and stories of his own. He understands the outside-the-box career I am making for myself and where I am currently headed. And most importantly, he understands the company culture I want to work with, and where I can find it.
Dane has all of the necessary business qualities of a top-tier recruiter - he is connected, he is ambitious, and he knows how to close a deal in your favor.
Dane also has the technical knowledge that puts him at the leading edge of that tier. He knows what it means to have been at company X during a certain phase of development. He know the differences between embedded systems and desktop applications. He can place you with a specific role within a great company.
Personally, I believe Dane's work has been pivotal to my careerScott
was iOS apps Engineer, now Principal Engineer at Comcast
I was introduced to Dane at the peak of my latest job search. Dane did an incredible job helping me out with forming my resume from just something I had to provide, to a tool that I looked forward to using to get interviews, and ultimately a job. Dane provided me with great feedback and support, I saw myself grow after each next interview from his help. Every time getting better till I finally got the job I was looking for. I absolutely recommend Dane to anyone looking to Hire, or be Hired.Jakub
was Software Engineer, now Director of Product Development at Crowdstar
Amazing. That's the word to describe Dane. He clearly understood my background and helped me in identifying & getting the offer I needed. Never have I seen such a dedicated recruiter. I strongly recommend Dane. He really knows what he is doing. -- Thank you very much.Arvind
was Sr. Software Engineer, now Engineering Management at LinkedIn
Dane is a well-balanced and perceptive recruiter who knows hows to access your skill set and couple you with the right opportunities. He takes time to understand your requirements and aspirations and provides helpful insight and advice all along the recruitment process. He is a great ally to have on your side when you are out there looking for the next best step in your career. I recommend him to anyone looking for a dependable and honest partner in their job search.Prachi
was a Sr. Software Engineer, now Sr. Engineering Managerat LinkedIn
Dane Santos is the best technical recruiter that I have worked with. He was responsible for landing my current position. He suggested the startup opportunity after taking time to understand my exact requirements. He is precise, transparent and is good at matching potential candidates to the right companies. He is very vocal and responsive to questions. He kept me updated throughout the interview process. It was pleasure working with Dane and I would definitely love to work with him in future.Sumanth
was Sr. Software Engineer, now Head of Engineering at Slideshare
Dane has recruited several great engineers for SU (i.e. Stumbleupon). One of the best we have worked with :)Garrett
CEO, Co-Founder of Stumbleupon and current Chairman of Uber and Expa
I have worked with Dane to explore engineering opportunities and found my next position through him. I enjoy working with Dane because he communicates well with all the parties involved. He understands the hiring process well and has great suggestions to make the transition as smooth as possible. In particular, Dane understands the goals of the job candidate as well as the employer.Matthias
Sr. Engineering Manager, A9.com
Dane is a very professional technical recruiter and an awesome man. He gave me a lot of really helpful advice and instuctions, provided me with all necessary information about the employer, helped me to choose a good company. I'm glad, that I worked with him.
P. S. I'm excited by Dane's technical knowledge. It seems, he is the most skilled recruiter I ever met.Anton
Experienced Software Developer
I had the pleasure of connecting with Dane through a job posting on LinkedIn. On our first phone call, I was pleasantly surprised to hear him mention some details I've written on my resume that no one else has picked up on. Immediately, I understood how he is different from the other recruiters I've worked with and how professional he is. During each step of the recruiting process, he always makes sure that everything is in my best interest. I truly enjoyed working with Dane and highly recommend any job seekers or hiring managers to reach out to him.Julie
Dane is, plain and simply, excellent at what he does. From day one I felt he truly understood my background and what I was looking for. He worked very hard to match me with great opportunities, and landed me exactly what I wanted. He has a very strong work ethic, extremely professional, and a pleasure to deal with. Dane truly has a passion for recruiting, and proved me the value a great recruiter can bring to your career.Ariel
Data Visualization Engineer
Dane found a great match for my skills in very short order, and followed up with close attention to facilitating the interview and post-interview process. He definitely goes the extra mile.Robert
VP Engineering, Chief Software Architect