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Your VP Sales Executive Search Firm Partner

If you are looking for your next Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), VP of Sales, or Director of Sales, we understand these profiles well and bring a proven executive search track record filling this function.

Our methodology enables us to quickly recruit the executive talent you are looking for to give you peace of mind about your operations team leadership.

Clients partner with Herd Freed Hartz for a few key reasons:

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.


VP Advanced Wireless
VP Integrated Solutions
VP Creation Center
VP IT Operations
VP E-Commerce
Sr. Dir Product
Dir @Work Sales
Sr. Dir Enterprise Sales
Dir Federal Sales
Dir of Communications
Dir Retail Real Estate
Dir Tablets
Dir Broadband
First Choice Health

Chief Executive Officer

Medical Director

Chief Revenue Officer

VP Medical Management

VP Health Partnerships

VP of N. American Sales

VP of Operations
VP of Sales

Chief Revenue Officer
VP of Sales
VP of Marketing
VP Brand & Corp Comm
VP IT Operations
Dir Fleet Sales
Principal Scientist
(Runway Growth Capital)

General Manager (Seattle office)

Chief Revenue Officer

VP of Marketing

VP Strategic Partnerships
PMI Worldwide (Stanley)

VP of Sales

Dir of E-Commerce

Chief Technology Officer

Dir of Health Plan Operations

Inside Sales Mgr

(Endeavour Capital)

VP Engineering

VP Finance

VP Product

VP Marketing

(Morgan Stanley)
(Schechter Private Capital)
New Engen

VP of Customer Success

Chief Technology Officer

Dir of SaaS Sales

VP of Customer Success

Sr Dir of Sales

Dir of Sales Operations

Dir of Product Marketing (2)

Dir of Developer Services
Seattle Mariners

Director of Community Partnerships

SVP of Sales

Chief Customer Officer

VP Sales

Inside Sales

(Bain Capital)

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

VP Sales

VP of AI Engineering

Dir of Engineering
Columbia Pacific

SVP Loan Origination

VP Asset Management

Executive Director (Seattle)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Development Officer (CDO)

VP Sales

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief People Officer

VP of Commercial Sales

Dir of Enterprise Sales

Dir of Demand Gen
AllMed Healthcare

Medical Director

VP Sales

VP of Sales


Dir of Presales

VP Sales
Isola Homes

VP of Land Acquisition

VP of Construction

Tax Manager

Dir Regulatory Affairs
Randy's Worldwide Automotive

VP of Sales
General Plastics

VP Sales & Marketing

Dir of Outside Sales
PaperCut Software

Reg Dir, Americas

Dir Sales & Channel, Americas
Kite (Gilead)

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Alliance Mgr (Clinical Trials)

Dir of Marketing, Office

Dir of Enterprise Sales

Dir of Product Management

Country Mgr (China)

VP Sales

VP Marketing

(M12 & Samsung Catalyst Fund)
Zonar Systems


Chief Talent Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

VP Technology

VP Marketing

QA Manager

Sr. Product Mgr

Rosewood Properties

Real Estate Development Mgr (Seattle)

VP of Sales

Chief Financial Officer


Chief Executive Officer

VP of Sales
Blue Label Labs

VP Engineering

VP Delivery

Dir of Client Experience

VP of Engineering

CRO/VP Sales

VP Product Management

VP Marketing

VP Talent & Culture

Recruiting Consulting

VP of Sales

Chief Revenue Officer

(Acacia Partners)
LEAP Enterprises

Chief Financial Officer

SVP Sales

SVP Customer Success

Recruiting Consulting

VP Sales

VP Channel

Head of Product Marketing
Wild Mike's Pizza

VP of Sales

Chief Financial Officer
GM of IT
SVP of Digital Strategy
SVP of Consumer
VP of Sales
VP of Marketing
General Counsel
VP of Game House

SVP of Sales
EMPWR Nutrition

VP Sales, N. America

BD Director, N. America

(Waterland Private Equity)
Intermec (Honeywell)

SVP of Sales & Marketing

GM & VP Operations

Dir of Sales
MBS Source

Head of Trading & Sales

Head of Product Management

VP of Marketing

Dir of Customer Experience
Association of WA Businesses

Dir of Events & Sponsorship
Northwest Administrators

VP of Trust Administration

COO (Southwest Cheese)

VP of BD (Nutritionals)

BD Mgr (Nutritionals)

BD Mgr (Cheese)
Pilchuck School of Glass

Executive Director

Director of Finance

Director of Development
Anderson Hay & Grain

Chief Operations Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Dir of HR

Sales Mgr (Japan)
Sono Bello

VP Center Development

VP Finance

(Alaris Equity Partners)
(Garrison Capital)

Chief Revenue Officer

VP Account Management

VP of Sales

VP of Sales & Marketing

VP Sales

VP of Sales

VP DoxoDirect

Dir of Marketing & Sales Mgr

VP Sales & Marketing

Dir of HR
Apex Facility

VP of BD & Marketing

Dir of Marketing (Retail)

Pacific Northwest Research Institute

Chief Development Officer

Kwik Lok

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Revenue Officer

Chief People Officer

Chief Info Security Officer
SVP Retail Lending Sales
SVP Internal Communications
First VP of Info Security
First VP of Employee Communications
Division Finance Officer
Washington Research Foundation (WRF)

Director of Grants
ShareBuilder (ING Direct)

Chief Technology Officer

VP of Business Development
Center for Infectious Disease Research

VP Institutional Advancement

Director of Finance
See Kai Run

VP Sales

VP Product Development
Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Development Officer
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra

Dir of Development
The Seattle Times

Dir of Classified Ad Sales

Dir of Online Marketing

Director of Design & UX
Samson Rope

Chief Executive Officer

VP Sales & Marketing

(Wind River Holdings)
SeaBright Insurance (Enstar Group)

Chief Information Officer

SVP of Sales

Dir of IT Planning

Dir of Development

Dir of Infrastructure

National Director of Sales (3)
Scout Analytics (ServiceSource)

VP of Sales
Revel Consulting

Sr. Sales Executive

VP of Sales (3 office locations)

(Endeavour Capital)
Morse Best Innovation

VP Client Services

WellMed (WebMD)

SVP of Sales & Marketing
Jones Soda

Chief Financial Officer

VP of Sales

VP of Marketing

Clarius Group

Associate Advisor

VP Product Management

Director of UX

Sr. Sales Mgr (E. Coast)
Seattle Genetics

VP of Business Development
Raven Biotech


VP Business Development

VP of Sales
Healthnotes (Aisle7)

VP of Sales

VP of Marketing

Chief Technology Officer

VP of Sales

Chief Financial Officer
Senior Homes

VP of Sales

Head of Customer Success
Guidant Financial

VP of Marketing

VP of Sales

VP of WW Sales

Director of BD
Blab Predicts

VP of Sales
Blood Cell Storage

VP of Sales
ACME Consulting (North Highland)

Dir of BD & Strategy
Northland Communication

EVP of Sales & Marketing

Business Development Manager

Dir of Business Development
Woodland Park Zoo

Chief Operations Officer

VP External Relations
thePlatform (Comcast)

SVP of Sales & Marketing

Who We Are

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.


We believe upfront executive recruiting STRATEGY saves you time.

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.


We help you STAND OUT from the pack.

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.


Executive Search DIVERSITY

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


Our Proven 6-Step Retained Executive Search Process

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


Where have we had success filling roles?

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.


Curious to learn more to see if we can help you too?

Let’s connect to schedule an initial video chat to get to know you and answer your initial questions.


Talent Wins.