Our Team

Kenny Sonomura

Director of Recruiting, Technical Division

Kenny is the newest addition to the team at SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) and is ready to expand the company’s presence in a growing tech hotspot here along the Wasatch Front.  He has recruited a wide array of technical positions (Direct Hire, Contract to Hire, Project Based Temps, etc),  including but not limited to: Software/Web/Database/Storage/Mobile Engineers, QA and SDETs, Project/Product Managers, Business Analysts and Data Scientists, IT Operations and Infrastructure Engineers/Technicians maintaining and architecting systems/network/security/storage/cloud technologies and platforms to name a few.

 

Kenny’s unique blend of technical skills, business acumen, and soft skills gained through his education (BS.IS from BYU-Hawaii and an MBA with emphasis in Organizational Behavior and HR from BYU’s Marriott School of Business) and work experience have served him well through his career.  As a former engineer and after more than a decade in various IT roles, Kenny cut his teeth in staffing over five years ago at Robert Half Technology.  He attributes the smooth transition to his genuine sincerity and unassuming demeanor in building trust with both candidates and clients alike, leveraging his technical background to quickly gain credibility, as well as empathize with the prospective candidates he engages.  As a recruiter, he gets a rush from “the opportunity (he has) each day to affect or change an individual’s life, and the lives of their loved ones for the better” by providing and lining up new employment opportunities. Most recently, Kenny worked as an IT Technical Recruiter at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, prior to joining the team at SGP.

 

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, he has made a home here in Utah since 2007 with his wife and five kids.  An avid music lover and sports fan, he spends a lot of his free time volunteering and being involved in his kids’ various musical and athletic teams, and groups.  He loves just about anything Japanese or Japan related, getting outdoors to national parks with his family, and watching action and sci-fi movies.