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Pedigree: 1. Targeted and hired 66 talented new employees for an Optical Networking start-up in 4 days in 3 states. 2. Identified and successfully recruited over 100 new employees in 1.5 years from around the globe for Gaikai, Inc, a AAA video game cloud streaming mobile start-up. Saved Gaikai $2.2 million is start-up costs very early on. Gaikai was acquired by Sony for $380 million, which is the second largest acquisition in So CA in 9 years. https://www.gaikai.com/

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S.A. Traut Associates is an unparalleled and pedigreed technical and C level talent acquisition firm that specializes in recruiting and hiring “passive” Super-Engaged (top 1%) talent. S.A. Traut coined the phrase…Super-Engaged. With our outside the box and distinctive hourly business model, clients pay no fees and save millions in operating expenditures. We satisfy critical need position openings for a select group of VIP Fortune 100, venture capital or privately funded start-ups. Some niche areas of focus are mobile, social e-commerce, SaaS/PaaS platforms, big data analytics, flash storage, cloud, front/back-end app integration, and consulting engineering. Since its inception in 1993, S. A. Traut Associates has achieved a near 100% success rate in filling critical-need positions. S.A. Traut Associates’ “Program Management Recruiting” service is a time-efficient, cost-effective hourly model, and the proven, optimal human capital solution. Our goal is to show our VIP clients a substantial savings of 25% to 70% when compared to excessive industry recruiting fees by providing them with our innovative “white glove” services…saving clients $1.4 to $2.2 million in recruiting costs.

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S.A. Traut Associates earns and builds long-term client partnerships by tailoring our recruiting approach to address each client’s unique needs. If a start-up company hires best in show quality talent (Super-Engaged Employees) with similar personality traits…the new culture will seamlessly evolve. Our CEO will work side by side with your team in your offices in order to hire the absolute best talent that defines your culture. Our CEO has acted as COO for start-ups on site as well. Correct and smart decisions on many fronts are essential to start-up success. Our CEO is a Corporate Culture Architect and surgical at his craft. We provide innovative and diversified domestic and international recruiting services to select clients because we understand that the Super-Engaged talent is NOT looking to change careers…called the “passive” candidate. They are happily employed, but astute enough to recognize opportunities for career enhancement. S.A. Traut specializes in recruiting and hiring this type of candidate only…the top 1%. When our candidates become client employees, they stay for the long-term and make everyone else around them better at their jobs. They make the team better. Our professional services are delivered on a timely basis to satisfy our clients’ critical and emergency staffing needs. We architect, execute and manage the recruitment, closing, and on-boarding process from conception to completion (C2C).


1 Targeted and hired 66 new employees for an optical networking start-up in 4 days.
2 Architected the growth of Gaikai from 3 Founders to over 100 employees in 1.5 years. Sony acquired Gaikai for $380 Million. Chief Product Officer for Gaikai became CEO of Oculus VR. Our CEO was offered to be full-time lead Executive Recruiter and build the Oculus team in 2012. Do to commitments/promises, he could not take the gig. Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2.1 Billion in 2/2014. Many of our talent was part of core dev team at Oculus and now leaders at Facebook.
3 Hired 38 engineers for Barnes & Noble’s Nook Cloud Team in 8 months. Built Sony Playstation’s VR and Cloud TV team. Helped build Mulesoft’s engineering teams; Built teams for several start-ups who were acquired by Sony, Facebook, Cisco and others and more acquisitions on the way.


  • Stuart is doing a great job as Gaikai's in-house acting VP, HR and Chief Talent Officer reporting to me. He has recruited the best of the best talent from Australia, the Netherlands, the UK, Russia, Germany, South Korea, France and the US. Gaikai has developed new cloud streaming IP requiring Rock Star quality employees....currently hiring over 90 in just 1.5 years thanks to Stuart. He is the Rolls Royce of recruiting, a terrific negotiator, a Rock Star himself with high integrity and loyalty.

    David Perry, CEO & Founder Gaikai Inc
    David Perry, CEO & Founder
  • Stuart is an amazing talent finder. Much more than "just recruiting", he possesses that rare ability to spot in less than five minutes when a candidate is a good fit for the company - not just in terms of skills, but more importantly, in culture fit. Truly a great guy to work with - can't recommend him enough.

    Rui Pereira, Co-Founder & CTO Gaikai Inc
    Rui Pereira, Co-Founder & CTO
  • S.A. Traut Associates specializes in critical-need, hard to fill senior to C level openings.  Several of Stuart's hires at Terracon are now Principals of the company and have been here for many years.  We have enjoyed a 17 year relationship and I highly recommend Stuart and S.A. Traut Associates.  I will continue to use his services as Terracon continues to grow toward a $1 Billion consulting engineering leader.

    David R. Gaboury, P.E., CEO Terracon
    David R. Gaboury, P.E., CEO
  • Stu's an amazing recruiter: he has an uncanny ability to fish great talent out of a very tough pool; he understands what makes a candidate tick; he's unbeatable at closing strong candidates even when it seems impossible; and he gives them the white glove treatment until and after they join. Stuart just plain "gets" what it takes to bring on great talent over and over again -- a very rare talent. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat.

    Uri Sarid, CTO MuleSoft
    Uri Sarid, CTO

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