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Steve Potestio, Founder/Managing Director of Harvester Talent,, has led some of the largest privately held creative staffing agencies in the U.S. Prior to launching Harvester, he was the Senior Vice President / West Coast of Onward Search, and was the Founder and CEO of Mathys+Potestio, the West’s largest recruitment firm for the creative/digital industries.  M+P has been recognized as one of the fastest growing staffing firms in the U.S., (Inc. Magazine) 5 times and one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Outside Magazine, 4 times.

Harvester Talent is a talent recruitment agency and consultancy for global brands and creative services agencies.

Clients that Steve has acquired and supervised include: Nike, adidas, Apple, Netflix, Dell, Salesforce, YETI, Whole Foods, Under Armour, and many more.

In addition to launching his recruitment brands, Steve has worked closely with  hundreds of creative agencies on internal talent management issues, growth strategies and building positive cultures. He’s also found work for thousands in his 25+ year career. Formerly a creative professional himself, he worked as a copywriter, graphic designer, project manager, account manager, and was director of operations for Portland’s largest digital agency bridging the dot com days. He drives a 1977 International Scout, weather permitting.