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André Taylor

Founder/Managing Partner

André appears in the Top 100 

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Magazine

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André Taylor


André Taylor knows there’s more to successful employment than what a person “does.” Creating the magic of a perfect match between candidate and employer relies on what people really want and who they really are. That’s why, in 2008, he founded CareerPaths NW, a full-service direct-hire placement firm based in Seattle serving employer- and candidate-clients throughout the country, where he has placed hundreds of both recent graduates and seasoned professionals across diverse industries into long-term and permanent placement. Creating these perfect matches is skill that André has cultivated for over 15 years, and one that saw him win multiple awards for production and consulting at a large recruiting firm before launching his own award-winning company. CareerPaths NW was ranked among the Top 100 Best Workplaces in Washington State and the #4 African-American-Owned Business in the State of Washington, both from the Puget Sound Business Journal, and the enterprise is a five-time winner of the Best Employment Agencies in Seattle by

At the heart of CareerPaths NW’s success is a unique zero-based interview process, which delves deeper into the candidate as a person, allowing André and his team to find skills and experience a candidate might not even realize they have, thus opening new doors and finding more potential matches. The deep-dive approach works for employers, too: André determines exactly what they’re looking for, and finds a candidate who fills their needs.

CareerPaths NW’s approach has more than just a positive impact on candidates and firms; they’ve touched the community. Partnering with a mentorship program, André and his team introduce junior high and high school students to various professionals in multiple fields to educate them on career possibilities. André also works with juvenile rehab programs in the area, giving disadvantaged youth a leg up on career options. “Nobody in my family is an entrepreneur, so I’ve had to work really hard to get better and stronger. I didn’t come from a privileged upbringing, but I realized that provides me with a unique perspective to talk to different audiences.” For André, the impact he’s been able to make is the absolute highlight of his work. “I’m blessed to be a blessing, providing people opportunities that they would have otherwise not have access to. This is what drives me. It gives meaning to it all.”


André Taylor

Founder & Managing Partner — CareerPaths NW

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