Meet our team

Ava T. Laven, CPC

Ava Laven, CPC - Founder - President Laven & Loeb Inc. Executive Search Scottsdale, AZ

  • Founder - President
  • 30 Years Executive Search Experience
  • Certified Personnel Consultant
  • Bachelor Of Science Degree From Arizona State University



As President, Ava Laven is a Certified Personnel Consultant with over 30 years of Executive Search experience. Ms. Laven is a recognized professional in the Call Center Industry having served as leader of the Arizona Call Center Networking Group (CCNG).         

 Ms. Laven was formerly the VP of Sales and Marketing for LifeMate Systems Inc, a company providing organizational product for the relocation needs of corporations, associations, and the U.S Military. Ms. Laven graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.

Richard A. Loeb

Richard Loeb -Founder Vice President Laven & Loeb, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio

  • Founder - Vice President
  • 20 Years Executive Search Experience
  • Bachelor Of Arts Degree From Cleveland State University
  • MBA From John Carroll University



As Vice-President, Richard Loeb has extensive recruitment experience in the Call Center, Consumer Products and Financial industries.  Prior to becoming an Executive Recruiter, Mr. Loeb served in a variety of Director and Divisional Manager capacities in the consumer products, retail, finance and insurance Industries. Mr. Loeb obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University and graduated with an MBA from John Carroll University. 

Galya M. Loeb

Galya Loeb - Research Assistant - Laven & Loeb, Inc.

  • Research Assistant  
  • 6 Years Experience
  • Bachelor Of Science Degree From Northwestern University


As the firm’s Research Associate, Galya Loeb has six years’ worth of experience in sourcing the top candidates for a variety roles, industries and geographical locations. Prior to working with Laven & Loeb, Ms. Loeb attended Northwestern University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre. She is also a graduate of The Second City’s Improv Conservatory. She has performed both onstage and on T.V. Her most recent appearance was in an episode of The Carbonaro Effect.