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Sandrene Ryan

Senior Director of Recruiting

Sandrene (Sandy) landed in New York City in 1999 after spending time in the U.S. Army Reserve ―far from her home in Montserrat, the tiny island in the Caribbean near Nevis. Sandy started her career as a junior recruiter for Update Legal.

After 9/11, Sandy was hand-picked to become DeNovo’s Legal Recruiter. Sandy was hugely instrumental in creating DeNovo’s recruiting best practices, which was one of the reasons DeNovo caught the eye of Epiq and was successfully acquired.

Sandy built the recruiting division at DeNovo during the decade she was there, including and after DeNovo’s acquisition by Epiq. Her passion to build strong, human-focused recruiting departments for growing companies led her next to another legal company, Diamond Personnel, where for five years Sandy led a team of four in the Washington, D.C.; North Carolina; and Michigan regions primarily.

Most recently, Sandy was head of recruiting with KLDiscovery, building out their global recruiting experience and managing a team of more than 20 recruiters supporting hundreds of contract attorneys. Sandy is gifted in nurturing others to find their best, and she is calm when there are storms all around.