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Could an In-House Recruiter Be the Key to Success Your Startup Is Missing?

One entrepreneur shares why he's had greater success--and even saved money--since bringing in an in-house hiring professional.
Dead right: Douglas Merrill of ZestFinance. Source: Photography by Marc Royce

Q: Does my company need an in-house recruiter?

As a key executive at Google, Douglas Merrill spent five years hiring some of Silicon Valley's top-flight tech talent. As the founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based ZestFinance, which uses big data to help lenders improve their credit underwriting decisions, Merrillbrought on an in-house hiring professional.

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