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OUR MISSION: We are a next generation recruiting firm on a mission to do things differently. We are passionate about cultivating the best in class talent for our clients and helping candidates find their dream job. We are disrupting the traditional structure of recruiting by forging our own path through transparency, flexibility, and empowerment. 

We've worked with countless recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates over the years and have seen the best of what recruiting has to offer. Our process cultivates those key components to provide you with a seamless service - all in one place. 


Kelly Kaufmann, Co-Founder of Cultivated Talent


Emily de Silva, Co-Founder of Cultivated Talent

Kelly has specialized in Executive Search for Beauty since 2014, establishing her reputation as a true matchmaker in the space. She prides herself in her love of people and spending the time to thoroughly understand both client and candidate goals to ensure a strong fit on all sides.


Kelly has developed an extensive network of top performers and disruptive brand leaders within Beauty, Lifestyle, and Fashion. She thrives on being on the pulse of trends in each of these areas.


Kelly is a DC native, however Fashion school (FIDM) brought her West to Los Angeles in 2007. She worked in Fashion and Entertainment for several years before a Recruiter identified that Kelly had the right qualities and experience to become a Recruiter herself. Kelly's track record attests to this as does her love of making connections. Kelly currently resides in Venice with her husband, Jon, and dog, Murray.

Emily has worked across a breadth of clientele throughout the Beauty, Lifestyle, and Fashion space from Fortune 500 companies to smaller start ups, and everything in between. She started her career in the Fashion Industry back in 2011 working for global lifestyle and denim brands prior to transitioning into the world of recruiting. 


Emily has been recognized for her personalized and results driven approach, building lasting relationships across both candidates and clientele. She thrives on the art of the perfect match and establishing successful partnerships. 


Emily is an award winning NCAA athlete and graduate from Cal Poly (SLO). She  went on to earn an additional degree from FIDM in 2009 where she became immersed into the Fashion and Beauty Industries, and hasn't looked back. She loves a good sample sale and revels in the thrill of the hunt. Emily lives in Ventura County with her husband, daughter, and two pups. 

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