We’re unicorn hunters who create legendary teams.

At DotConnect, we’re not your typical recruiters. We’re conscious connectors who work with a high level of intention to build outstanding teams and stellar corporate culture.

We are firm believers that human power is the source of any team’s success, and you need to focus on the whole person if you want to achieve success. That’s why we make it a point to form relationships on both sides of the recruiting process.

Our Vision / Values

When it comes to recruiting, it’s safe to say that we are cut from a different cloth. We are a team of dedicated talent advisors that live and work by the following values.

MINDFULLNESS

We have positive energy, are calm and compassionate, and have a strong awareness of ourselves and others.

WILLINGNESS TO
HELP

We work with grit, self-determination, and perseverance when things aren’t easy.

GROWTH
MINDSET

We are coachable and meet conflict with curiosity.

OWNERSHIP &
DELIVERY

We are the owners of our work product and deliver results for our clients.

DRIVEN

We are hardworking, hungry, and eager.

FUN

We know that work is just a facet of the human experience, and we choose to make it fun while we’re doing it.

Meet The Team

Dom Farnan CEO & Founder

Dominique Farnan

Founder & CEO

Dom Farnan is the energy-conducting, liberating soul of DotConnect llc™. As Founder and CEO, she brings over 20 years’ experience marrying the art of talent acquisition with human-first leadership.

Dom’s mission to empower talent and detoxify the recruitment industry has brought her heart-to-heart with leading organizations such as the National Football League (NFL), Snapchat, Samsung Next, and Zendesk, and her professional prowess parallels her dynamic personal evolution.

 

After developing alongside leaders such as Seth Godin in his altMBA program, Gerard Adams in the Conscious Leaders Mastermind, the women of Chief, and dozens of others, Dom bloomed from merely surviving workaholic culture to thriving—shattering the belief that high performance has to cost inner peace.

 

Now, Dom sparks possibility, not only for talent seeking the right corporate fit, but for corporations themselves. As the mastermind of the DotConnect™ Talent Acquisition Framework, she unites the conscious connection movement with corporate hiring.

 

While championing her global team and clients, Dom co-creates a beautiful life in California with her husband, Gulliver, and son, Baxter. She is writing her first book and sharing her leadership journey on podcasts such as Ascend and Transcend, The Hidden Why, and Mission Matters. Join Dom in her movement toward conscious flourishing via LinkedIn and Instagram.

Erica Downing - COO

Erica Downing

COO

The Integrator Extraordinaire

As the Chief Operating Officer at DotConnectllc™, Erica Downing is not afraid of a challenge—good thing, since she’s tasked with executing the company’s vision through defined processes and team member empowerment.

Erica has perfected the pairing of up-for-anything enthusiasm with sharp business savvy, making her a master at operationalizing, follow through, and creating leaders.

 

Erica shames her competition by paying attention to the details, but we think her badassery is what really sets her apart. She is constantly on the hunt for culture-driven corporate partners and new ways to bring meaning and purpose to her work.

If you want to discuss strategy and all things DotConnect, email Erica.

Michael Grippo - VP of Growth

Michael Grippo

VP of Growth

DotConnect’s™ Vice President for Growth, Michael Grippo, is all about building conscious brand partnerships with culturally-aligned companies. He makes corporate hiring more human, proving that a mindful approach isn’t just good for rapport; it’s good for business.

Michael’s storied path from working in his family’s pizza shop in New Jersey to legal compliance expert and Sports Marketing Agent to Attorney Recruiter helped him discover the truth he carries into every project: people aren’t transactions, and their worth isn’t tied to resumes. Don’t expect cookie-cutter approaches from Michael, either: he cheers on others’ growth in ways that feel best for them.

Michael’s genius for nurturing relationships and building brand alliances makes him a perfect ambassador for DotConnect’s™ core principles. If you’re ready to partner with someone who values relationships over resume bullets, email him here.

Myesha Luster

Myesha Luster

Head of Operations

Myesha's 19 years in finance and information technology revved up her passion for new ways to get things done, shaping who she is today: a Head of Operations with the heart of a teacher.

 

When she's not unscrambling complex challenges for the team, you’ll find her turning key performance indicators into something your great-grandma can understand.

Myesha is driven to bring more communities of color into modern conversations about technology, and she believes businesses should lead with collaboration, innovation, and community in mind.

Want to know more? Send off an email to chat about the beauty of SCRUM.

Gulliver Farnan

Creative Director

As the Creative Director of DotConnectllc™ , Gulliver carries the company’s values and integrity into every visual.

Hints of Gulliver’s free-spirited, nature-loving youth are evident in his professional and personal emphasis on freedom: freedom to explore, create, and build organizational cultures that honor individuals and the collective. He advocates for breaking away from alternative realities of the internet to relish balance, presence, and our planet.

His investment in creative processes, as well as the problem-solving strategy he leads at DotConnect™, make Gulliver a unique player in reimagining the recruitment landscape.  He believes that creating good things takes time and effort—both of which he pours into projects and people alike.


Want to talk creative strategy? Email Gulliver here.

Matt

Matt Bettes

Delivery Director

Matt Bettes’ story started like all good heroic journeys: when he headed West. And
all his adventures–as Account Manager and business owner to the Client
Engagement Lead at DotConnect–taught him that an open mind and an honest
approach build the best professional relationships.
With a light attitude and a clear vision, Matt coaches hiring managers into elevating
their processes. It’s not about making the placement under any means necessary,
it’s about treating people with the kindness and understanding that they deserve.
But that doesn’t stop him from succeeding–he’s known for filling previously
unfillable roles and thriving in extreme unknowns.
Connect with Matt to learn more about how to turn partnerships and profit into
part of the process.

Who We Serve

At DotConnect, we are here to work with human-led companies that want a hiring partner and are willing to make people-focused decisions that foster personal and professional growth on their teams. 

Our clients want a change in how they recruit

They want to build partnerships that achieve success

They are willing to put their people first

And they want to scale their business mindfully

They don’t want to hand over their entire recruiting process

who we serve

How We're Different

We don’t want to take over your entire recruiting process, fill your org chart, and bounce. Instead, we want to grow a partnership, learn what makes your business tick, and help you grow an impactful corporate culture.