• "Our PURPOSE is to Help People Succeed.  We believe we can do that by helping great companies find great people.  We also believe that life is too short to not be doing something you enjoy, so we work tirelessly to find our candidates companies that fit their skills and goals."Jake Domer
  • Meet the Owners

    The Specialized Recruiting Group and Express Employment Professional Office in Bellevue, Washington is co-owned by Jake Domer and Dan Donohue. Both long-time residents of the Seattle Eastside area, they strive to be leaders in the community with high company standards, practices, and values. 

    Throughout their careers, the one constant both Jake and Dan have found is that great businesses are built upon great people. The difference between simply “good” companies and truly “outstanding” ones are the people in them - which is why The Specialized Recruiting Group and Express Employment Professionals of Bellevue focus on providing top tier talent to their clients. Since the beginning, the primary purpose of their business has been “To Help People Succeed”. They work with business owners and companies to find loyal and capable employees to help their businesses grow.

    Express Employment Professionals International is a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa. Founded in 1983, Express today employs over 500,000 people across over 800 franchise locations worldwide. The Bellevue team is consistently recognized and awarded internationally within the Express network for their record setting growth and have been honored as a Circle of Excellence office each year since inception. 

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    Jake Domer


     Prior to his acquisition of Express Employment Professionals, Jake attended the University of Washington and had a successful career in banking and finance with executive roles in accounting, finance, risk management, strategy, production, and marketing.  Jake started his career as a CPA and was the VP of Finance and Controller at two different technology companies in the Bellevue area prior to banking. He was Chairman of the Board for Childhaven and was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the region's 40 under 40 award recipients. He's an active member of the Seattle Entrepreneurs Organization, Vistage, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and OneRedmond. He lives in Kirkland with his wife, Britt, and daughters, Danika and Keira. 

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    Dan Donohue


    Before Express Employment Professionals, Dan attended Saint Mary's College to play baseball and majored in Business and Economics. He spent over twenty years at a prominent staffing company where he served in account leadership, sales, training and development, operations, and regional enterprise account oversight supporting multiple divisions in six different markets. He later worked in the consulting industry as a Senior Director and Sales Leader. Dan is passionate about community involvement and youth development, actively coaching multiple sports teams within the City of Kirkland and serving on the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools of Washington. He lives in Kirkland with his wife Taylee, daughter Malia, and son Matthew.

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