"Only the best, for the best."
The Pocketbook Agency is a woman founded and run staffing agency built on a foundation of passion — a passion to help job seekers find positions they are truly happy and satisfied in, and to help our incredible clients find the perfect candidates to fit their needs. We offer exceptional placements of personal and executive assistants, estate managers, housekeepers, nannies, chefs and much more to individuals, companies, and families in various industries across the United States. The Pocketbook Agency was founded as a new type of placement agency — one that challenges the idea of the traditional staffing agency, and focuses on relationships to ensure the perfect match between clients and candidates.
We do most of our work through referrals, and pride ourselves on our “pocketbook” of professionals fit for any position you need filled. As industry experts, we can find and place the perfect fit for both our clients and candidates alike. As a boutique agency, exclusivity and privacy is our objective. When it comes to our client base, we work solely on referrals, and do not advertise our services at all. As a result of this, we are lucky to have a long list of clients and candidates that we continuously work and keep in touch with. As a client, we will help your search be organized and stress free. As a candidate, we will help guide and find you the perfect placement.
We are confident that we will find you the perfect match for your open position. If you are not satisfied we offer an excellent guarantee period and will replace the candidate free of charge. For more information about our guarantee, rates and hiring process, contact us!
Meet the Founders:
Brittany Harrer, one of our co-founders, attended California State University and started her career working as a personal and executive assistant for notable individuals across the LA area. Her years of experience in the assistant role have helped her to better understand what her clients are constantly seeking. She uses this critical understanding to work with clients and candidates alike on a daily basis. Brittany’s dedication, work ethic and excellent interpersonal communication makes her her a trusted resource for everyone from Fortune 500 companies to the “Jonses” next door; they all rely on her for authentic staffing solutions. As the Head of Business Development, Brittany prides herself on developing great relationships, which has proven to be successful through the continued growth of The Pocketbook Agency.
Brittany says her spirit animal would be her maltese Bentley, and she takes her dark roast coffee with almond milk. When Brittany’s not in the office, you can find her at a pilates class, trying a new restaurant, or reading a good book.
Nicole Musselman-Dayan, Co-Founder of The Pocketbook Agency, her client-centered approach and thorough study of the staffing industry has allowed her to recruit and place extraordinary talent with a diverse list of incredible, established clients in Los Angeles and all over the US. Her approach is “only the best for the best,” and this is what she has created with her business partner Brittany. Nicole’s career began in 1999 as an assistant for Coldwell Banker in Virginia. Following that opportunity, she worked as an executive assistant for numerous companies in radio, TV, film, and music production. With this wealth of experience, Nicole truly knows what drives both candidate and client, ensuring a win-win result. Nicole holds a B.S. in Business from The University of Mary Washington and an A.A. in Theatre Arts from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In her spare time, you can find her boxing, working on her classic trucks, enjoying the outdoors, or sipping on some sweet tea with close friends and family. What is the best praise or advice you’ve received? The best advice I’ve ever received was “Know what you don’t know.”
Meet the PBA Team:
Sarah Morales, a recruitment specialist at The Pocketbook Agency, was born in the Philippines and moved to Los Angeles in 2002. She was raised in the San Fernando Valley, which she will always consider home. Sarah brings a diverse range of work experience and strongly believes that her background in sales, marketing, and finance has been the key that molded her skill set in recruiting. She has an extremely keen approach and understanding of both her clients and candidates’ needs, thus proving her great success at PBA thus far.
Sarah is a huge sports fan and loves going to live games. As a passionate music enthusiast, she enjoys attending live events from big music festivals to small, intimate shows. Fun fact: She is an adrenaline junkie. Skydiving has been the coolest experience yet!
Karla White, is a native of Los Angeles and has always had a passion for working with people and being a service to those in need. After four years working in healthcare, she landed a HR assistant role for one of the largest fashion retailers in the country and quickly learned that was her niche. After a year, she was promoted to a Senior Team Lead role within HR and was trained on all functions of HR. In the fall of 2017, Karla happily decided to join The Pocketbook Agency team as a Recruitment Specialist.Karla relishes in engaging with people of many talents and backgrounds. She likes hearing about their journeys and getting to know their career ambitions. Karla strongly believes that the quality of the employee is what creates the best foundation of an organization’s success.
Fun facts: Karla likes to add avocado to just about everything. She is currently learning to surf and get over her fear of sharks. Her favorite film director is Tim Burton.
Elle Hall, is a Los Angeles native who comes to us from a corporate staffing background. She happily made the move to The Pocketbook Agency, as it is a company that is more focused on quality and not quantity. Elle’s focus is to take the time to get to know the client’s needs and the candidate’s desires to ensure to make the best match possible. Her motto is ‘Never over promise, but always over deliver’ and is sure to implement that in every client and candidate interaction. She believes that communication is the key to success.
When not in the office, Elle is passionate about cooking and bringing people together through food and drink. You can catch her in the kitchen at any available moment cooking up her next best recipe!