Valerie Gard was drawn to a career in recruiting because of her passion for connecting the dots between brands to people and people to people. As an Account Executive for Fourth Floor, she is able to be an advisor for some of her favorite (and leading) fashion and lifestyle brands along with expanding her network with strong professionals in the field. Valerie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Public Relations, Design Communications and Business and obtained a masters in Luxury Brand Management at Regents University, London. Her best piece of advice for any job seekers is to be open-minded to opportunities – you never know what opportunities could arise… This idea came true when she herself met our President Susan Levine for the first time and realized her calling for recruiting and business development. When Valerie isn’t working she is on the go, in search of new restaurants and galleries to explore. She is a culture addict!