A family business is different from other organizations. You are carrying forward a multi-generation family legacy and culture which you want to maintain, but sometimes it’s time to bring in a new executive or consider succession planning. We have a proven history of working well with family businesses and can help you too.
Proven Track Record – Since 2001, our firm has successfully worked with 400+ Northwest clients on nationwide, executive-level searches. Forbes also recognized us as the “Top Executive Search Firm in the Northwest” for 3 years in a row.
Results That Matter – We deliver the candidate quality and speed you are looking for. Our “Time to Candidate” average over the last 3 years is 37 days. 95% of candidates we place are still in the role 18 months later. We deliver a high ROI and peace of mind by ensuring you are surrounded by an “A-player” executive leadership team, giving you a competitive advantage.
Recruiting Partnership – Clients enjoy our trusted, long-term partnership that goes beyond just filling the role. We provide customized strategic recruiting insights, methodologies, and best practices, which can be used across all your hiring needs. We believe in the “art of recruiting” by crafting your story in a compelling way, helping you stand out from the pack and attract top-talent you would not find on your own. Our goal is to make working with our team a professional and fun experience.
Herd Freed Hartz is the leading retained executive search firm based in the Pacific Northwest. We have a proven 20+ year track record in matching firms with the right candidates for C-level and VP-level positions and recruiting talent nationwide.
We enjoy the unique puzzle to solve with each client and role. We listen and learn what has made you great and the specific challenges you are facing that this new hire can solve.
As your guide and recruiting strategic partner, we can then make you look like a hero for hiring us as we find you a new amazing leader that delivers. We also provide recruiting insights and best practice tips to help you hire faster and smarter when hiring future roles.
We believe our success is when you are winning and have a renewed peace of mind knowing you have an A-list executive leadership team in place.
Discovery Intake Meetings – We meet with key stakeholders to learn about your unique organization & culture.
Outcomes vs. Activities – We identify on the role’s key outcomes within the first year to provide focus and clarity.
Assessment – We offer behavioral assessment options and an interview question strategy.
Mutual Expectations – We align our process and communication flow to ensure a smooth partnership.
Storytelling – We craft your unique story to inspire and engage the talent you really want.
Candidate Experience – We ensure all candidates leave with a great impression of your company and a positive experience.
Experienced Recruiter Search Team – We are proud to represent your brand in the marketplace and the recruiters you meet are the ones who will tell your story. As your trusted recruiting partner, we offer recruiting insight and best practices.
We strive to promote a workforce (especially executive leadership roles) which reflect the diversity of our communities. Over the last 18 months:
100% of our searches included a diverse range of candidates
28% of our clients ultimately hired a person of color
43% of our clients ultimately hired a female executive
1) Intake Conversations – Listen and learn from key stakeholders about your organization, ideal profile, success metrics and culture fit
2) Job Description – Craft a compelling job description to inspire the right talent and proactively answer candidate questions
3) Initial Calibration – Review target bios to ensure early alignment and provide additional insight for added focus
4) Candidate Sourcing – Contact, interview and assess top-tier talent, most of whom are not actively looking and wouldn’t be accessible otherwise
5) Weekly Updates – Conduct regular search updates to review new candidates and provide interview feedback and strategize next steps until the role is filled
6) Offer & Onboarding – Close the finalist and provide onboarding best practices to set up your new executive for success
We source talent nationwide for our Pacfic Northwest clients, as we love living here and selling the area. While our recruiting headquarters is in Seattle, our we have team members living in Bend, OR to Wenatchee, WA and even Colorado.
Specifically, we have filled roles with for clients in:
WASHINGTON: Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland, Tacoma, Bremerton, Olympia, Vancouver, Everett, Bellingham, Wenatchee, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla.
OREGON: Portland, Salem, Eugene, Springfield, Medford, Redmond and Bend.
IDAHO: Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint.
ALASKA: Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan.
While our focus is on the Northwest, we have also filled roles nationally in cities such as New York, Austin, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Green Bay.
Let’s connect to schedule an initial video chat to get to know you and answer your initial questions.
With our 20 year track record of working with 400+ clients on nationwide searches – we can help you too.
Thanks for reaching out. We look forward to connecting to learn more about your story.