The Lightsource Philosophy

The Lightsource Philosophy

The Lightsource Philosophy

Talent and Opportunity

At Lightsource, we believe that our business is simply this: representing talent and opportunity to one another on behalf of both.

When we locate those of brilliant capacities and connect them with genuinely suitable prospects, potential is fulfilled in two directions. And we believe we’re successful, ultimately, because we don’t lose our balance.

At Lightsource, we view every client, and every candidate, as our partner in a relationship coherent with the highest standards of transparency and ethics.

Locating Brilliance

Acquisition of talent is never simple. In addition to tact and intelligence, it demands actively cultivated contacts within the targeted industry. And the Lightsource network of specialized HR consultants and industry-savvy researchers is second to none at locating the exceptional individuals our clients require: men and women at the very highest levels of engineering and management brilliance.

Of particular note is our commitment to the semiconductor; capital-equipment; photonics; and MEMS/nanotechnology fields. In these and other cutting-edge areas our research programs continually monitor current developments and track nascent trends.

We do more than find excellent candidates for open positions; we select predictively for the personnel most clearly aligned with your company's — and your industry's — future.

Acquisition of talent is never simple, but a partnership with Lightsource can make it simpler. Because we’re dedicated to finding the candidates you can't, and to finding them before your competition can.

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Holly Cundiff, President

Holly Cundiff, President

Holly Cundiff, President

Holly Cundiff founded her first business before graduating from college. While earning her degree in Philosophy and Physics from Portland State University, Ms. Cundiff designed the "Aqua Bank," a product which she successfully marketed and sold to water sport companies such as Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Bombardier.

Ms. Cundiff sold her business and put her talents to work for NASA and the Department of Defense, for whom she designed and manufactured specialized textiles. One of her designs was launched into space aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

Ultimately, however, Ms. Cundiff decided she found dealing with human beings more compelling than crunching numbers. Her ready mastery of technical issues, combined with powerful people skills that had served her well in her previous endeavors, led her naturally to the field of executive placement within the technology industry.

Since then, Ms. Cundiff has found and placed multitudes of people in top-level positions at many of the nation's leading semiconductor and technology companies.

In her off hours she still occasionally takes a crack at integrating Quantum Electrodynamics with the Theory of Relativity — though she admits she's unlikely to bring off this Nobel Prize-level feat anytime soon.

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