Meet your recruiting team!


Carolyn Hodge, Principal & Founder

Carolyn Hodge is a Bay Area recruitment expert focusing on building entrepreneurial teams for human services non-profit organizations and professional services agencies - boutique PR and marketing teams, and sophisticated registered investment advisors.  Known for creativity in sourcing hard-to-find candidates and an extremely high candidate satisfaction and retention rate, Carolyn brings an authentic and engaging voice to her client opportunities. 

With senior level experience in startup management teams she excels at finding a fit for entrepreneurial teams. In the non-profit executive search arena she has filled Executive Director, Chief Advancement Officer role for a patient advocacy foundation, and a Director of Programs for Aging Services. Carolyn enjoys bringing her marketing acumen to building her client employer brands, and developing on-going relationships in key non-profit leadership communities.

Carolyn began her career at Edelman Public Relations in Washington D.C., spent seven years leading communications and marketing for a non-profit privacy association and managed the organization’s transition to a now 30M+ for profit.  She holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Leslie Gruettner, Recruiter

Leslie has passionately spent over 10 years as a communications and marketing account manager for clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, travel and food & beverage primarily focused on marketing, recruiting and business processes. As a recruiter, Leslie’s passion is matching the ideal candidate with the position that suits them. She takes candidate abilities, both client and candidate needs and opportunity into account when conducting a search. She has focused on searches in the areas of administrative support, restaurant management and restaurant front of house staff with her most recent work at Marengo Restaurant Group.

Leslie holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of San Francisco.


Ladan Farahmandi, Recruiter

Ladan joins Roccam with years of experience as a financial advisor assistant and HR project manager in at Travel Wizard, NorthWestern Mutual, and FHA.  

Ladan holds a BS in Political Science from UC Davis