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Josh Lopez


Areas of Expertise:
- Executive placements
- Clinical Development
- Drug Discovery

Originally from Colorado Josh moved closer to the Bay Area to be in the action of the Biotech Capital of the World - South San Francisco. Originally studying engineering & architecture at CU Boulder he realized he enjoyed building companies more than buildings.

He founded Top Ten Talent with one goal in mind. He's made it his mission to empower recruiters with the tools, support and mentorship they need to run their own successful recruitment business. He believes by removing external stakeholders and KPIs it frees up recruiters to focus on what's important - their clients and candidates - instead of hitting quotas or KPIs. 

He's a trailblazer in everything he does so it's hard to predict where to find him but it's likely trying to find new and exciting adventures & thrills or the next big thing.

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After working as a personnel manager for a major orchestra, Brandon developed a passion for connecting people with their dream jobs. He pivoted into recruiting to leverage his background and deliver excellent hiring experiences. 

Brandon joined Top Ten Talent to provide tailored service by respecting and integrating the unique needs of candidates and clients. He is committed to aligning the candidate’s values, experience, and goals with the best possible professional match. 

Brandon is an avid adventurer in the Colorado mountains and he loves cooking at home for his wife. When on his own, he’s almost always listening to music or an audiobook.

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Brandon Bird


Areas of Expertise:
- Program Management
- Clinical Development
- Translational Medicine

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Kacie Jenison


Areas of Expertise:
- Clinical Operations
- Clinical Data Management 
- Clinical Project Management 

​​With a passion for connection and communication, Kacie started her role at Top Ten Talent to help place amazing candidates with great companies. Her extensive experience in the service industry has enabled her to develop a keen ability to identify people’s requirements and provide them with the perfect solution. 


What sets her apart from other recruiters is her high level of emotional intelligence. With an ability to quickly identify candidates' needs and respond in an effective and compassionate way. 

As a new Denver transplant, Kacie has spent her time here exploring surrounding cities, avidly thrifting, and living an active and healthy lifestyle. On the weekends you can find her decorating her and her partner's new home in the Baker neighborhood.

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With years of hands-on experience as an Executive Assistant, and a passion for helping businesses thrive, she has honed her skills in providing seamless support and driving tangible results through efficient administrative support and dynamic lead generation strategies. 


Adaptability is at the heart of her work ethos and she takes pride in tailoring her services to meet specific needs. She always maintains a keen attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. When Kathy joined Top Ten Talents, she continues to prove that setting and achieving goals is not just a routine for her – it's a mindset. 


In her free time, you'll find her crafting memories and spending special moments with her kids as they share laughter, learning, and love. 


Kathy Shimano

Executive Assistant

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