• We’re your HR hiring


    No one in Seattle knows more about HR recruitment.

  • Beyond job placements, we add


    Our approach helps to turn HR hires into changemakers.

  • Inclusiveness through HR has a

    ripple effect

    We can help everyone at your organization feel valued.

    Find out how

Welcome to Big Wave Recruiting, the leading Seattle-area firm for sourcing and placing Human Resources professionals. Our work covers all organizational levels, and both interim and full-time positions.

Our Services

Fact: We've placed more than 1,000 HR professionals in the Seattle market.

For Clients

For Clients

From temporary staffing of HR departments to VP placements, get a full range of HR know-how.

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For Candidates

For Candidates

Your search for a career-making opportunity in the dynamic world of Human Resources begins here.

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For Nonprofits

For Nonprofits

Chris Englin volunteers her time for mission-driven nonprofits that have an impact on the local community.

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The Big Wave Difference

Honest. Collaborative. Personal. It’s all part of the
way we elevate the recruiting process.

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Chris Englin

Chris Englin


When you work with Big Wave, you get Chris Englin—creative problem solver and Seattle HR recruitment expert.

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Kory Avaiusini

Kory Avaiusini

CEO & Founder / WideNet Consulting Group

“When it comes to HR recruiting, Chris Englin is the one person in town who’s the expert. What makes her rare is the fact that she has functional expertise in the field. If you want someone who actually knows HR function, she’s the best.”

Irene Shimizu

Irene Shimizu

Vice President of Human Resources / The Pokémon Company International

“Chris Englin helped me build an entire HR team from the top down. She brings integrity, character, and values. I would refer Chris without a doubt. She’s awesome.”

Michelle Wardian

Michelle Wardian

President / Outdoor Research

“I was looking to fill a VP role in HR at a transformative time for the company. Working with Chris Englin was a spectacular experience. She is very intuitive, and has a talent for understanding the culture and personality of an organization.”

Client Success Stories

This renowned gaming company needed to build out an entire HR team. Big Wave came to play.

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A rapidly growiung sportswear company needed a mountain of skills for its VP hire. Big Wave Delivered.

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Are you ready to make a critical HR hire or
plan your next career move?

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