Kismet Search was founded by Kanani Breckenridge with a vision for being the connector between technology executives, professionals, and businesses building teams to drive impact.
We are relationship builders with more than 20 years of proven methods specializing in targeted searches in the San Diego and Southern California markets.
It is our mission to create the best possible experience for clients and candidates who trust us to build their businesses and careers.
The word kismet means fate or destiny. We chose the name Kismet Search because we believe that everyone deserves to find their ideal place in the world. We consider it our job to help clients find the right employees, and help candidates find where they’re meant to be.
You could stumble upon your destiny, but most often it happens through an active change agent…namely, recruiting professionals like us!
Our approach to recruiting and career advice is that jobs are just one piece in a holistic puzzle that's known as "real life"... When evaluating opportunities for our candidates, we take every aspect of skills, personality, affinities, and passions into consideration. After a deep dive into our clients' goals and culture, we can then be confident in making the perfect match.
We also seek to add diversity and a range of perspectives to our clients' teams. We do this by looking beyond pedigrees and work experience to identify people who possess unique talents, interests, approaches, and have a natural curiosity. We see these factors as the keys to exceptional hires who bring unexpected, and often groundbreaking, benefits to their employers.
I am a San Diego native! I grew up in Solana Beach where I attended and graduated class valedictorian from La Jolla Country Day High School. I served as class President for three out of four years and ASB Vice President for the other while excelling academically and competing in varsity track and nominated All-American in cheerleading.
I went on to attend USC with Dean and Golden State Scholarships where I earned a BA in Creative Writing and Poetry. In 1999 my mom, Amy Moser, introduced me to technical recruiting at TriStaff Group. My drive and aptitude for building strong relationships ultimately put me in the seat of leading the Technology and Executive Search division at TriStaff towards growth and continued success.
In 2019 I founded Kismet Search, a boutique firm specializing in Technology and Executive recruitment where we serve clients ranging from growing tech startups to established companies in San Diego and throughout Southern California.