Meet Larry Dillon
LOCATION
DillonGray Inc.
1796 Equestrian Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Telephone: (925) 846-9396
Email: info@dillongray.com


DillonGray Testimonials

"I met Larry about 5 years ago when he was researching candidates and had contacted a neighbor of mine about the position. While that neighbor was not interested, he mentioned that I was in the market and Larry might want to talk with me. What was refreshing was that while I was clearly not the right candidate for the position Larry was looking for, he reached out to me..."
John Will
March 28, 2015, John was Larry's client


Director, Legal, Commercial Transactions, at Equinix
"Larry is hands-down one of the Bay Area's best recruiters. He is direct, honest and gives it to you straight. As an attorney, it especially helped me to have him in my corner when I needed the critical advice on improving my interview skills. His book, "You Are Only Perfect Twice. . ." is on my book shelf and I refer many of my menthes to its great tips."
Sal Torres-Salcedo, Esq.
Sal worked with Larry at DillonGray


Director of Sales - North Central Region
"Larry is a top level professional that has helped me recruit and engages with sales and systems engineering candidates in my area of responsibility. His thoroughness and engaging manner helps me do my job and gets potential recruits excited to join Arista Networks!!"
Dean Nebrig
DillonGray Client


Regional Sales Manager at Arista Networks
"Larry is one of the recruiter "Top Guns" who really make the difference with getting to the points while building trust and relationship for a fast decision process. It's absolutely great to work with Larry."
Andy Spindler
March 3, 2015, Andy was with another company when working with Larry at DillonGray


Human Capital Management Solutions Professional
"Larry is a no nonsense recruiter and interviewer, highly effective at cutting right to the chase and asking the hard questions but in a manner conducive to interactive conversation, spawning more conversation organically that reveal incredible amounts of insight toward the true ability of the candidates he evaluates. Larry is an enabler of candidates, helping them present their true value and determining whether/which opportunities fits best on behalf of both parties, and I was fortunate to have experienced his work in this capacity first hand."

March 2, 2015, Nguyen was Larry's client


Marketing Innovator, Growth Hacker | Best-Selling Business Author | Entrepreneur | Executive Adviser
"I have found Larry to be a highly effective recruiter with a sixth sense for both talent and chemistry - his experience and professional network saved me time, money and headaches."
Tom Hayes
February 27, 2015, Tom was Larry's client


Director, Global Staffing at Arista Networks, Inc.
"I've worked with several recruiters in the tech sector and I would rate Larry Dillon as one of my top performers in recruiting. Larry joined me at Arista in a time when we needed to win credibility for staffing within the Sales Organization. Not only was he able to win over the confidence with sales management, but he was able to quickly build partnerships with key..."
Rafael Zamora
February 27, 2015, Rafael was a consultant or contractor to Larry at DillonGray


Sr. Technical Recruiter at Arista Networks, Inc.
"Larry Dillon is the best Sales Recruiter that I ever met. He think out of the box, extremely easy to work with, well represent to his clients."
Joe Hoang
DillonGray Client


Sr. Recruiter at Apple
"Larry Dillon is the standard that all professional Recruiters should be measured by. His impressive body of work throughout the years is a testament to his strength, wisdom and excellence as one of the SF Bay Area's top Recruiters. I've had the privilege of working with Larry at NetApp for a few years and he is unquestionably one of the best."
James Zapanta
February 26, 2015, James was with another company when working with Larry at DillonGray


Board of Directors - Veteran's Administration at State of California
"I believe Larry has exceptional industry and organizational knowledge; has excellent relationships throughout the business community; has a nearly perfect reputation and track record working with candidates; clearly exhibits outstanding interpersonal abilities and skills; lives a set of personal values that sets an example for all human beings; and is talented enough to share his knowledge by authoring books.

I believe Larry demonstrates leadership in helping managers learn what questions to ask, learn what responses to expect, overcome subject matter illiteracy, and become quantitatively oriented.

If you need assistance or someone on your side, I highly recommend Larry"
Dean Lane
February 26, 2015, Dean was with another company when working with Larry at DillonGray


Managing Partner at Gray&Associates, Global Executive Search
"I have worked with Larry since 1981 and found him to be committed, focused and innovative in every task he pursues. In a time where it is difficult to find individuals who live up to expectations, Larry always exceeds them. He has a deep organizational knowledge base and should be considered a "go to" person for all things related to finding core competencies in his recruiting efforts. He develops new programs and is not content to use old methodology. In short, he can always be counted on to get the job done ahead of schedule and under budget. His staffing successes that were measured have added strong ROI growth and management stability to otherwise, tenuous organizations. I cannot say enough about his results and continue to use his talents on a regular basis."
Russ Gray
February 26, 2015, Russ worked with Larry at DillonGray


Principal - Capital Preservation Group
"Larry brought critically needed structure to HR management at Crocker and rationalized what had been grossly disparate expatriate packages across the bank's international sites. He has a finely honed skill set, is personable and good-humored! It was a pleasure to have worked with Larry..."
Fred Kadin
March 27, 2008, Fred reported to Larry at DillonGray


VP, Global Human Resources at IDT
"Larry is a super guy. He will put his heart and soul into making sure that company and individual is a good match. I can highly recommend him. "
Anja Hamilton
February 17, 2006, Anja was Larry's client


"Sensor Solutions Division marketing at Freescale Semiconductor Larry is easy to work with and provide professional and valuable service to me."
Ian Chen
DillonGray Client


Product Manager - Cycling Power
"Larry was extremely professional, and his firm has a very thorough and effective process for placement of executives within companies."
Clark Foy
April 25, 2005, Clark was Larry's client


Director Product Marketing at Trend Micro
"Larry Dillon is an outstanding executive recruiter. He is proactive about representing his client and candidates interests and is very professional."
Chris Taylor
April 21, 2005, Chris was Larry's client


VP of Global Marketing & Channel Development, Residential & Small Commercial at SunEdison
"Larry is well connected and takes great effort in understanding his client and his candidate's needs. I've found Larry to be very professional and insightful."
Ken Fong
April 20, 2005, Ken was Larry's client


Founder, Board Member, Talari Networks
"I've found Larry to be a very trustworthy recruiter, thorough, honest and truthful. Rare - if not actually unheard of - in his profession."
Andy Gottlieb
April 18, 2005, Andy was Larry's client


Sales at Digitalrep LLC
"I have found Larry Dillon to be highly professional, engaging, and interesting. He's very well connected and is a pleasure to work with. I recommend Larry Dillon with absolute confidence."
John Meaney
April 11, 2005, John was Larry's client


"Larry is a super guy. He will put his heart and soul into making sure that company and individual match. I highly recommend him."
Anja Hamilton, CCP
DillonGray Client


"Larry is easy to work with and provided professional and valuable service to me.
Ian Chen
DillonGray Client


"Larry was extremely professional, and his firm has a very thorough and effective process for placement of executives within companies."
Clark Foy
DillonGray Client


"Larry Dillon is an outstanding executive recruiter. He is proactive about representing his client and candidates interests and is very professional."
Chris Taylor
DillonGray Client


"Larry is well connected and takes great effort in understanding his client and his candidate's needs. I've found Larry to be very professional and insightful."
Ken Fong
DillonGray Client


"As a consultant in a related field, I have had interactions with Larry Dillon and Dillon Gray for over 20 years. In addition to the innovative technology he brought to executive search, his service orientation and professionalism is even more outstanding."
Donovan R. Greene, Ph.D.
Industrial Psychologist, The McMurry Company


"I've found Larry to be a very trustworthy recruiter, thorough, honest and truthful. Rare - if not actually unheard of - in his profession."
Andy Gottlieb
DillonGray Client


"I have found Larry Dillon to be highly professional, engaging, and interesting. He's very well connected and is a pleasure to work with. I recommend Larry Dillon with absolute confidence."
John Meaney
DillonGray Client