Rick Deare is one of the top executive recruiters and sales recruiters in the Midwestern U.S. Deare founded DEARE Search Partners in 1998 in Minneapolis, MN

Rick Deare – Sales Recruiter, Executive Recruiter, Search Consultant

Rick Deare is one of the best known names among Minnesota recruiters. With more than 20 years of experience as a sales recruiter and executive search professional in Minneapolis, Rick has developed a reputation for being a direct, honest and aggressive producer for our clients.

A Passion for the Recruitment of A-Players

As a former sales executive, Deare understood the power of a single outstanding sales hire. He also recognized that any success he enjoyed as a leader was owed directly to the collective talent, drive and effort of his teams. As the decision-maker responsible for the hiring and development of national sales teams, Deare was intrigued by the vast differences in sales performance between individuals and the challenges involved in hiring the right people. Determined to define the distinctions that determined sales performance, and committed to hiring A-players, Deare developed a process that led him to a career as a sales recruiter and high-level executive search practitioner.

Rick Deare Top Search Firms in Minneapolis, MN Executive Search and Executive Recruiters Deare Search Partners Richard DeareDeare began his career as an executive recruiter by developing an emerging technology recruiting practice for the largest U.S. executive search firm. Eventually, he was recruited by a Minnesota-based Fortune 100 Company to take on executive recruiting and management recruiting responsibilities for a $1 billion business unit. In the Fortune 100 recruiting role, Deare wore four hats: executive recruiter, management recruiter, sales recruiter and recruiting strategy consultant. Using the system and strategies he developed as a sales executive, Deare identified and directly recruited top talent from competitive companies and implemented a game-changing process that influenced a global Fortune 100 company.

Rick founded Deare & Associates, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN in 1998. The recruiting, selection and hiring capability he developed as a hiring decision maker and as an executive recruiter became the basis of our search firm methodology and the key to our consistent successful performance for our clients. His passion for identifying, recruiting and hiring A-players and building talent-based teams for his clients is at work every day in his Minneapolis office where Deare and a select team of recruiters are dedicated to helping high growth companies attract, compel and hire difference-making talent.

Professional experience

Rick Deare, President and Founder of Deare Recruiting Solutions, a top recruiting firm in Minneapolis, MN• Recruiter and President – Recruiting Services Company
• Executive Recruiter – Fortune 100 Company
• Executive Recruiter – Fortune 500 Global Search Firm
• Vice President, National Practice – $20m IT Solutions Firm
• Principal Consultant – $40m National Manufacturing and W/R Distribution Company
• Vice President National Sales – $30m National Manufacturing and Distribution Company
• Regional Manager/VP – $600m Manufacturing and W/R Distribution Company
• Divisional Training Manager – $600m Manufacturing and W/R Distribution Company
• Sales – $600m Manufacturing and W/R Distribution Company

BS, History, Towson University, Maryland