Maksim Goryunov

Recruiting Lead

Meet Maksim Goryunov, Pierce’s Recruiting Lead who effortlessly balances technology and relationships. Maksim’s expertise lies in his ability to unravel complex technological challenges and build strong connections with candidates.


Maksim embodies resilience and determination, with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University where he was summa cum laude, and an inspiring journey as a first-generation immigrant. His role revolves around finding and delivering exceptional IT consultants for a diverse range of niche roles, effectively bolstering Pierce’s expert team. Nestled within the tight-knit, cohesive environment at Pierce for over 8 years, Maksim thrives on the synergy that drives the company’s growth and success.

What was your first job?

I was a claims auditor for a technology insurance and repair firm.

If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed three books, what three would you take?

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, and A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle.

If you could pick one celebrity or historical figure to have lunch with, who would it be?

Matthew McConaughey.

What’s your favorite quote?

“They don’t think it be like it is, but it do.” – Oscar Gamble

What was your first car?

A 2009 Honda Accord Coupe.