Effectus Recruiting and Staffing was established by former Big 4 accountants with expertise in initial public offerings (IPO), Merger and Acquisitions and Technical Accounting advisory services. This background has allowed us to bridge our client needs identifying and placing candidates with specific skills sets in a way few other recruiting and staffing firms can. Furthermore, our expansive network helps us guarantee to our clients that we will always provide excellent candidates for the position.

Nicole Razavi, Staffing Director

Nicole is the Director of Staffing for Effectus Group. With over 18 years of experience, Nicole specializes in Staffing and Recruiting for top tier companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicole has worked in-house for globally known Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as leading teams for nationally known staffing firms.  She has worked with a wide variety of industries including venture capital firms, hi-tech, SaaS, hardware, biotech, financial services, professional services, agriculture and manufacturing. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations.

Prior to joining Effectus Group, Nicole was Director of Staffing and Recruiting for Venture Point Staffing, a placement firm focused on financial, accounting and human resources recruiting nationwide. Nicole is an EY Alumni and holds a BS degree in Business with an Accounting focus from San Jose State University. 

Emily Tadlock, Staffing Manager

Emily is a Manager in the Staffing Division for Effectus Group. Emily has over 14 years of experience in placing accounting and finance candidates in software, manufacturing, construction, and service industries from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies throughout the Bay Area.

Prior to joining Effectus, Emily was an Asst. VP and Recruiting Manager for a large International Staffing firm. Most recently, Emily owned and operated her own Staffing firm placing accounting and finance candidates from operations to C-level. Emily spent many years as an Accounting Manager prior to her recruiting career and holds a degree from U.C. Santa Barbara.

Michelle Okabe, Staffing Manager

Michelle is a Manager in the Staffing Division for Effectus Group. She has over 10 years of staffing and recruiting experience in the accounting and finance field. She started her career assisting the Campus Recruiting team at KPMG Silicon Valley office and leveraged this experience to agency staffing and recruiting. After working for a large International staffing firm for over 7 years, she owned and operated her own firm, placing accounting and finance candidates ranging from operations to Controllers. She has worked with clients in numerous industries such as biotech, real estate, SAAS, high-tech, and non-profits.

Michelle is an active CPA and has her Masters in Accountancy from San Jose State University.

Amy Zhou, Staffing Manager

Amy is a Manager in the Staffing Division for Effectus Group. Amy has over 15 years of experience in placing accounting and finance candidates in technology, life science, consumer products, real estate, financial services and venture capital industries. Amy began her career with Deloitte & Touche in San Jose. After 4 years in public accounting and earning her CPA, she went to work for technology companies in various finance roles eventually progressing to the position of Controller. Her accounting experience includes SEC reporting, international consolidation, revenue recognition, corporate taxation, ERP system implementation and financial planning & analysis.

She earned both her Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting at San Jose State University. Amy is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Lorena Danilescu, Administrative Assistant

Lorena is an Administrative Assistant with experience in operations and project management.

Prior to joining Effectus, Lorena was a luxury retail manager. She was responsible for all aspects of daily operations, personnel management and sales performances. She also has experience as an Administrative Assistant and project support.


Effectus Group provides recruiting, executive search, and staffing for a wide range of clients. Our recruiting services places premier accountants at all levels from accounting managers to C Level executives. Our geographic focus is not only limited to San Francisco but includes many major cities across the United States.

Our search and staffing services have helped countless clients meet their temporary and full-time needs. Our positions include, but are not limited to Full-time and Interim:

  • CFO
  • Director of Finance
  • Controller
  • SEC Reporting Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Revenue Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Staff Accountants, Level I, II, and III



Our clients are always our number one priority and we have a track record to support our high customer service ratings. The majority of our recruiting and staffing work comes from referrals and repeat opportunities with clients.


We always welcome qualified candidates. Please review our service section that details accounting services. If you wish to be considered for a recruiting, staffing, or consulting position at Effectus Group, please visit our Careers section. 

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San Jose, California

1735 Technology Dr., Suite 780
San Jose, California, 95110 USA
Phone: (408) 850-9707

San Francisco, California

71 Stevenson St., Suite 1425
San Francisco, California, 94105 USA
Phone: (415) 781-5000

Lehi, Utah

2901 Bluegrass Blvd., Suite 200
Lehi, Utah, 84043 USA
Phone: (408) 850-9707

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