Principal with The Pompeo Group started his recruiting career with Search West, Inc. based out of California in 1986. Search West was the largest national executive search firm based on the West Coast and, at one point, employed over 100 recruiters. Paul was with the firm for over sixteen years. Paul was recognized as the Top Producer for every branch he was in for eleven of those sixteen years, including his last two years with the firm. While at Search West, Paul also shared in over six Office of the Year awards. Paul Pompeo was the only recruiter with Search West to have won Account Executive of the Year for eight consecutive years in two different offices. In March of 2003, after 36 years in business, the principals of Search West retired and ceased operations, at which point Paul founded The Pompeo Group.
In September 2004, Paul was elected as President of the Rio Grande Section of the IES http://pompeo.com/iesna.riogrande where he served as President for two one-year terms. This section had been dormant for over 10 years but quickly progressed to be one of the fastest-growing new sections in North America. He continues to be a member of their Board of Managers and has spoken at Lightfair, Luminarias as well as at IES Section Lunch programs. Paul has also written the Careers & Hiring column for LD+A Magazine (the leading lighting publication in North America) for the past 6 years.
Paul was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent over 20 years in California working in the San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange offices of Search West before returning to New Mexico in 2001. He is married with a young son and currently resides in Albuquerque.
Recruiting Director, Engineering/Manufacturing/Operations-
Mary joined The Pompeo Group in 2008. She has been a manufacturing, financial, distribution, administration and supply chain specialist since 1985. Mary spent 18 years with Search West. While there, she was the Department Manager for Manufacturing and Finance. Mary was Account Executive of the Year for the Orange office in 1995, '96, '97, '98, 2000, and 2001 and was a member of the President's Club. From 2003 through 2007, Mary was with XEC Solutions.
Deanna first joined The Pompeo Group (TPG) in February 2009 as a temporary employee and left later that year when her assignment came to an end. She again joined TPG in January 2012 as a permanent employee. Her role as Office Administrator is a busy one. With over 15 years of Administrative experience, she brings a great deal of knowledge in running the front office.
Deanna was born in Albuquerque and raised in Estancia, New Mexico. She is the mother of two sons, Andrew, 24 and Luke, 21 and her 4-legged gal-pal “Luna”. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to attend sporting events, especially those involving her UNM Lobos and Pittsburgh Steelers.