Learn More About Mary Despe

Helping job-seekers and professionals who feel 'unseen' develop a strategy to attract the roles they desire.

Mary Despe - Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP)

With nearly 20 years as a recruiter, I’ve seen the hiring process from both the candidate & hiring manager sides of the table. Hence, I’m able to bring a unique, ‘insider’s perspective to working professionals who come to me for guidance in advancing their careers.

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Services I Offer:

➡️ 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 𝑨𝒅𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒚: success tips for the next level
✅ 𝑲𝒆𝒚𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒓: career advancement & visibility strategies
👩🏽‍🏫 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓: applying job search techniques
✨ 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂 𝑺𝒑𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒔𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏: hybrid & future of work


I am an expert who has helped global professional services firms and tech companies build high-performing teams.

Prior to becoming a career coach, I worked as an HR Business Analyst. I realized it wasn’t what I was passionate about, so transitioned to a more fulfilling career path.

Areas Of Specialty

Professional Background


Lead Sourcing Specialist | Recruitment Consultant

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Deloitte | Contract
Jan 2022 – Present 

Developers, Implementation Consultants, Functional and Technical Consultants and Leads, Solution Architects, DevOps, Data Scientists, Data Analysts/Engineers, Product Managers, Reliability Engineers

𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁:
CPQ, CLM, Salesforce, Apttus, Zuora, NetSuite, RevStream, Snowflake, Spark, Kafka, Kubernetes, Subscription, Revenue Recognition, Billing, Digital/IT Transformation + Leadership, ML, AI, big data

Unless specified, most of our roles can be based anywhere in the US (remote).

**I am a Recruitment Consultant through TCWGlobal at Deloitte.

Recruitment Advisor. DISC Certified Behavioral Consultant. 

MK Despe Consulting
Nov 2006 – Present
Hawaiian Islands

Who I Work With *
These days, I am a passionate advocate for those who feel ‘unseen’ in their professional pursuits, providing expertise around attracting and landing opportunities they desire.

➡️ I engage with those interested in career advancement through education, including:

  • Conducting workshops, including hosting events for the Move Up Mindset Career Community
  • Delivering talks and coaching support to working professionals
  • Creating content focused on how candidates can maximize their experiences & personal brand to attract success in the job search.

✅ I’ve run a sole proprietorship providing Sourcing, Full-cycle, Search, Contingent/Temporary staffing services, too (2012-2019).

  • Service provider to organizations in the private and non-profit sectors in the North America, Europe and Australia.
  • Focused on tech, development, solutions consultants, healthcare IT system and functional resources, data scientists and analysts, and project managers.

𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀

Innovative North American-based recruitment provider for healthcare professional opportunities – clinicians, locum tenens, RNs, Home Health Care professionals.

Maui-based recreation, excursions and spa management service leader

Global recruitment agency for the Fortune 1000 in IT, Sales (Based in Dublin, Ireland)

Italian-based high-end cosmetics and spa organization with locations in the Middle East

SF Bay Area-based global online marketplace leader
California-based social network, online community network of top rated relationships websites

Boston-based executive/personal development life coach and training business.

Phoenix-based major hospital
Honolulu-based major medical center – analyst for research, business development and clinical data

Honolulu-based luxury jewelry retailer

Hawaii-based alternative medical services provider

Hawaii-based locations for cutting edge vacation property management technology

Hult International Business School

MBA, General Management 2006
Activities and societies: HAPEC.

Joint coursework with the Carroll School of Management, Boston College.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BA, Political Science & Communication

Activities and societies: Asian Pacific American Coalition, Asian American Association, Philippine Student Association, Residence Hall Association.

Harvard University

Certificate, Administration & Management 2002
Harvard University, The Extension School.
Graduated from CSS, Graduate Certificate, Administration & Management.

3.65/4.0 GPA.

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