FACES of Orange County 2020

Suzanne Justice – CEO, Blake Rian Consulting


With over 14 years of expertise in the staffing industry, Suzanne Justice has found dream jobs for tens of thousands of candidates, and in turn, helped her clients find the right fit for their teams. Interestingly, Suzanne actually fell into her “dream career” somewhat by accident.

“I was working part-time for a dental staffing company while also working in real estate. I was only two weeks into my dental job when the Dental Hygiene Recruiter left, and I asked the owner if I could try my hand at the role,” she recalls. “I really liked it and found out I was also very good at it. I grew their department and generated the highest revenues they had ever seen. From there I worked for other large organizations, including the largest global staffing company, leading many successful sales teams in multiple states. In 2018, I decided to open my own company and Blake Rian was born.”

Suzanne says her goal is for Blake Rian to partner with clients and candidates and truly understand what each side is looking to achieve during the hiring process. Outgoing by nature, Suzanne genuinely cares about people and building relationships, an attribute that has been a key to her success. “I enjoy knowing that I am helping people find their dream job and find the right fit for their teams. I love knowing that I am helping to make people’s lives better.” When not at the office, you’ll likely find Suzanne swimming with her family or hanging out at Crystal Cove Beach. A big believer in giving back, Suzanne’s company location in CA supports the CASA Gala which helps abandoned and abused children, while the corporate office in WA supports a number of non-profits, including Ignite Worldwide, an organization that helps create STEM and technology opportunities for K-12 girls.


Photography by Jason Wallis Photography