Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Alexandra Di Nella, Founder of YZ Talents.
Please tell us about what it is that you do and about your journey.
I am an ex-BCG Project Lead and had been working within technology, retail, and digital space for the past 10+ years. Prior to joining, I was building companies for VCs in Berlin and other European capitals. I am till date coaching teams (in Founders Institute, University of Miami, in VCs competitions) on various subjects from idea origination to geographical expansion.
Please tell us about your company YZ Talents.
Since 2016 I lead YZ Talents, a challenger tech recruitment agency working with leading startups, VCs, and corporations on bringing in the best technical talent to their teams. We work on all roles from Head of Technology to Business Analyst roles. We are especially valued for our technical expertise in the field of AI and Fintech. Raised on the values of strong technical knowledge and candidate experience, we focus on building the next generation Product and Engineering teams with our clients.
In 2021, after years of training our own consultants, we have launched “The Good Recruiter & Co” course in Tech Recruitment to further aid the next generation of tech recruiters.
After spending a significant portion of my career in the VC space with Rocket Internet as well as the digital and tech consulting space with BCG, I decided to capitalize on my experience and an eye for unique talent and set up a boutique recruitment and talent management agency with a specific focus on quality, next-gen technology profiles worldwide. My team & I work with some of the most exciting names in the startup and VC scene out there. We also work with traditional corporate clients; to bring highly prized talent and top skill sets across a wide range of levels and experience. We help bring in catalyst hires with global reach and a uniquely personalized and curated approach to find the best fit for both parties.
Can you please share some examples of your work?
To give you some concrete examples, over the last 12 months, our team at YZ Talents has sourced and placed hot skillsets from places such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Nvidia, Deepsense.ai, and many others.
Our role as Talent Advisors is to match the best opportunity and the candidate, which requires a fit on both technical skillsets, aspirations as well as the culture of the organization we hire for. This ensures we achieve sustainable growth for our clients and increase retention.
We act as an in-house talent consultancy, working hand in hand with you to bring the best talent to your team.
So, what are the areas where you excel at?
We help our clients to hire smarter and build next-generation products and services with our flexible, in-house talent acquisition teams by providing:
Expertise: With our comprehensive sourcing and screening process, we make sure that you only spend time on interviews with qualified and matching candidates.
Agility & Presence: As a boutique agency with a dedicated team of trained specialists, we adjust to your feedback or any change in requirements instantly, allowing us to deliver high calibre candidates with unparalleled efficiency.
Personal Approach: We believe in building long term relationships with you and your teams. Our team is always on to take your calls and always ready to advise on the options, be it hiring in a new location or exploring remote candidate opportunities.
Attracting and retaining talent is an art and is one of the main drivers for the success of organizations. As Lawrence Bossidy said,
“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.”
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!