Anthony Escamilla

If you're looking to secure top-tier technical talent or construct a high-performing team from the ground up, consider me your strategic partner.

I serve as the Head of Technical Recruiting at Stellar Health and an advisor to high-growth tech companies. Awarded as a Top Corporate Recruiter for multiple years, my skill set encompasses everything from:

  • Recruiting operations
  • Interviewing best practices & training
  • Negotiation philosophy
  • Building high-caliber talent functions
  • Hiring Manager Stakeholder…
Anthony Escamilla



  • Paxos


    Talent Advisor

    Dec 2023 - Present

    Paxos is building the foundation for the open financial system. We are a regulated blockchain infrastructure company building transparent and transformative financial solutions.

    • technical interview process, introducing advanced assessment methods for more accurate talent evaluation.
    • Recruiter KPI & Accountability Metrics: Implemented key performance indicators and accountability metrics, enhancing recruiter efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stellar Health

    Stellar Health

    Head of Technical Recruitment

    Jul 2021 - Present

    Stellar Health is empowering providers and practice staff to deliver high-quality care through real-time notifications and meaningful incentives.

    • Behavioral Interview Training: Led training in behavioral interviewing techniques, enhancing the evaluation of candidates' soft skills and cultural fit.
    • Recruiting Function Headcount Planning: Directed headcount planning for recruiting teams, aligning with organizational growth and operational needs.
    • Formed Hiring Committee & Bar Raiser Interviews: Established a hiring committee and implemented bar raiser interviews to elevate hiring standards.
    • Manage Technical Recruiting Function: Oversaw the technical recruiting division, ensuring efficient talent acquisition for critical tech roles.
    • HR Business Partner: Served as HR Business Partner for Product, Engineering, BI, Security & IT, aligning HR strategies with departmental goals.
    • Write & Edit Job Descriptions: Crafted and refined job descriptions, ensuring clarity, attractiveness, and compliance with organizational standards.
  • Elevate K-12

    Elevate K-12

    Talent Advisor

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    • Revamped Company-Wide Job Descriptions: Overhauled job descriptions across the company, ensuring clarity and alignment with organizational objectives.
    • Built a Lean Recruiting Function: Established a streamlined recruiting process, successfully hiring 30 people in the first 3 months.
    • Upstream Reporting & Metrics to Leadership: Developed and presented key recruiting metrics and reports to company leadership for strategic decision-making.
    • Built Compensation Philosophy: Formulated and established the company's compensation philosophy, aligning it with market trends and business goals.
    • Coached Recruiters on Offer Negotiation: Provided training to recruiters on effective offer negotiation techniques, enhancing successful hiring outcomes.
  • Blink Health

    Blink Health

    Head of Technical Recruitment

    Dec 2019 - Jul 2021

    Allow patients to purchase their medications online and pick them up at their local pharmacy.

    • Built and Led Recruiting Team: Formed and managed a top-tier recruiting team, surpassing hiring targets and elevating talent quality at Blink Health.
    • Employee Headcount Planning: Led strategic headcount planning, aligning recruitment with business growth, supporting a 30% annual workforce expansion.
    • Technical Interview Process Upgrade: Enhanced the technical interview process, introducing structured evaluations, improving candidate assessment accuracy.
    • Revamped Leveling Guidelines: Overhauled technical role guidelines for clear, fair assessments, aligning with industry standards for career progression clarity.
    • Managed Compensation & Promotions: Streamlined compensation and promotion cycles, ensuring market competitiveness and internal equity, boosting retention.
    • Hiring Manager Interview Training: Conducted training for hiring managers in effective interviewing and bias awareness, improving hiring decision quality.
    • Managed Greenhouse (ATS): Optimized the Applicant Tracking System, Greenhouse, enhancing recruitment process efficiency by 25% and providing actionable insights.
  • Compass


    Senior Technical Recruiter

    Jan 2018 - Dec 2020

    • As Senior Technical Recruiter at Compass, I helped scale the Product & Engineering function from 150 to 440 headcount in just one year. I led the team in most engineering hires each year during my tenure there. I was also tasked with partnering with our CTO in Data, Infrastructure, and Security hiring, and mentored mid-level recruiters on top-of-funnel growth and negotiation strategy.

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