Lisa Hovagimyan

Board Member, UCI Alumni AssociationLisa Hovagimyan

President, RCI Recruiting Consultants Inc.


UC Irvine – 1992, B.A., humanities


Lisa Hovagimyan has over 20 years experience as a retained search consultant spanning across diverse industries which include Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare/LifeSciences, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, and Environmental Consulting.

A partial list of Lisa’s clients includes: Toyota Research Institute, Cisco, Netflix, Universal Music Group, Sonos, GoDaddy,, KKR, Hellman & Friedman, SilverLake, Beckman Lifesciences, Epicor and Cylance to name a few.

She provides search services in every discipline which include sales, marketing, operations, corporate G&A, engineering, and strategic functions such as advisor, venture fund and strategy roles.

Her key differentiator is the high touch, quick turn around and authentic approach she takes to providing both her clients and candidates a sincerely professional and personal service. Her commitment to her clients is to continue her success in diversity and inclusion hiring as well as not entertaining two similar companies in the same industry and/or two similar roles in parallel. This ensures no competing priorities and to engage in each search with 100% dedication to that client, their needs while providing the best passive candidates for every search.

Lisa is a California native born in Newport Beach and graduated from UC, Irvine with her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature.