The Soul of the Search: Brittany Dolin and Nicole Dayan on Purposeful Hiring

December 5, 2023


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This week on the Forbes Books Podcast, Joe is joined by Brittany Dolin and Nicole Dayan, co-founders of The Pocketbook Agency.  Drawing on decades of experience as executives and assistants, Brittany and Nicole share insights on reimagining the hiring process. They explain that their unique approach at The Pocketbook Agency is focused on building meaningful connections between employers and candidates.

Tune in as Brittany and Nicole provide tips for transformational recruiting that benefit both job seekers and companies. They share stories and lessons learned from working with top leaders and organizations. Don’t miss this lively conversation about bringing creativity into hiring and the secrets behind The Pocketbook Agency’s success. Brittany and Nicole reveal their innovative ideas for fostering loyalty and matching candidates with the right culture.

About Pocketbook Agency: Pocketbook Agency, founded in 2014 by Brittany Dolin and Nicole Dayan, is a modern recruiting firm built for the needs of today and anticipates the demands of tomorrow.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, the women-owned and operated elite agency specializes in bespoke administrative and support roles for both corporate and domestic environments.

Applying years of industry experience and relationship-building to curate the very best support talent pool available in today’s market, Pocketbook serves accomplished founders, a-list celebrities, fortune 500 leaders and ultra high-net-worth clients across Entertainment & Music, Early-Stage Companies, Technology Businesses, Real Estate, Finance, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Crypto & FinTech, Beauty & Fashion, Food & Beverage, Hospitality & Luxury, Media and more.

Brittany Dolin

co-founder of The Pocketbook Agency

Brittany Dolin is the co-founder of The Pocketbook Agency. Inspired by her own career as a personal and executive assistant for high-profile families, Brittany was determined to create a search firm that fosters long-term relationships to help both clients and candidates feel more productive, successful, and fulfilled in the hiring process.

Brittany’s years of experience in assistant roles allowed her to see what was missing from the traditional placement process.

This critical understanding is what she turns to every day, working with Fortune 1000 companies & leaders, high-profile early-stage businesses, ultra-high-net-worth families, and everyone in between.

Brittany’s specialty lies within the high-net-worth family office industry, where she has advised and worked with some of the most prominent family offices across The United States. Brittany has been quoted in leading publications such as The Financial Times and Forbes as an expert in the recruiting sector.

Nicole Dayan

co-founder of Pocketbook Agency

Nicole Dayan is the co-founder of Pocketbook Agency whose creative and distinguished career spans over 20 years, from coast to coast. A native Virginian, her innate love of people and family-oriented approach to her trade has allowed her to organically transition her fundamental values into a renowned business model built on commitment and loyalty.

She is devoted to fostering strong and lasting relationships, which are the foundation for a successful business. This philosophy allows her to recruit and place extraordinary talent with a diverse list of esteemed clients in the Los Angeles area and nationwide.

Her wealth of experience stems from every corner of the entertainment industry, from film and TV to radio and music production. Holding degrees in both Business and Theatre Arts, she has cultivated an acute sensibility immersing herself in the culture of both clients and candidates.

Her one-of-a-kind perspective and open-minded approach have successfully led her through numerous executive-level positions at a range of established companies throughout the industry.

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