George Cortazar is the Founder and Managing Principal of Cortazar Search Partners, LLC – a minority owned career services firm. George is a strategic partner with over 20 years of progressive experience in corporate recruiting – across multiple business functions and sectors.

At Johnson & Johnson, George was charged with leading the recruitment and selection process for Janssen’s commercial business unit. In this capacity, he partnered closely with senior leadership to develop and implement recruitment strategies that led to hiring top talent. George was instrumental in hiring over 1,500 candidates during his tenure at J&J. He also developed and led career workshops that focused on helping employees enhance their resumes, improve their interviewing skills and accelerate their career potential. 

George’s talent acquisition career began with Kelly Services, where he led Recruitment and HR Operations teams in the South Florida market. Following a successful track record at Kelly Services, George rounded out his recruitment experience by joining Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company, where his career and expertise in the recruitment field quickly progressed.

George is resourceful HR professional with a demonstrated track record in developing and executing career search and talent acquisition strategies.