DEARE is a search firm with specialized sales recruiters and executive recruiters, executive search in Minneapolis, MN

Company Facts

Since our beginnings more than 18 years ago, we have grown to become one of the most recognized and trusted sales recruitment firms and executive search firms in Minneapolis, MN. We are one of the fastest growing Midwest-based national specialized recruiting firms.

Company Name: Deare & Associates, Inc.
Divisions: Deare Search Partners, Deare Recruiting Solutions
Date Started: Incorporated in 1998 in Minneapolis, MN
Founded by: Rick Deare
Company Type: Specialized executive search, talent acquisition solutions consultancy
Expertise: Recruitment of sales leaders, sales professionals, marketing managers and senior marketing executives, multiple discipline business critical recruiting
Management: Rick Deare, President/CEO; Peggy Deare, VP Recruiting Operations
Locations: Minneapolis, MN since 1998; North East, Maryland (“Eastern Shore”) recruitment center supporting our Minnesota clients since 2006
Employees: 6 [full-time and contract employees]


Deare Search Partners is:

  • The #1 Minneapolis Executive Search Firm and #1 Team of Sales Recruiters in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest in the recruitment and placement of sales professionals and sales executives in the Information Technology Services, IT Consulting, Management Consulting, Business Services and Professional Services industries.
  • A “Top 5″ Minneapolis Executive Search Firm in the placement of sales professionals and sales executives in the Information Technology space to include the following industry segments: Software, Software as a Service – SaaS, Mobility, Web, E-commerce, Digital Business, E-business, Digital Media, Digital Marketing, Social Media, IT Infrastructure Hardware, Systems Integrators, IT Services and Independent Software Vendors.
  • A “Top 10″ Minneapolis Search Firm in the placement of sales professionals and executives across a broad range of industries including: IT Services, IT Solutions, IT Consulting, Information Technology Consulting, Healthcare IT, Management Consulting, Business Consulting, Professional Services, Technical Services, Scientific Services, Engineering Services, Technology Services, Technology, Emerging Technology, Digital Business, Digital Marketing, Business Services, General Staffing Industry, Recruiting and Staffing, Human Resources, Talent Management, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Web, Internet, eCommerce, Value Added Resellers, VAR, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Products, Medical Technology, Medical Device, Medical Equipment, Biotechnology, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Telecommunications, Wireless, Mobile, Mobility Solutions, Mobile Applications, Manufacturing, Manufacturer Representatives, Education, Education Services, Food, Grocery, Energy, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Healthcare, Health Services, Managed Care, Government, Military, Hotel, Travel, Hospitality, Retail, Wholesale, Merchandising, Distribution, Logistics, Media, New Media, Social and Digital Media.

Executive and Sales Recruiters Based in Minneapolis, MN

Our track record of performance extends over a period or more than 20 years. Talent acquisition is our passion as well as our profession. We have worked hard to become the most trusted search firm in the business. Our key differentiators include specialization, expertise, reputation, capability, capacity, methodology, process rigor, resources and commitment. We are committed to helping you build your business with talent.

The Executive Search Firm Behind Major Business Growth Stories

We have successfully completed executive and sales related search assignments [review list of placements by title] in Minnesota, the Midwest and across the country. Fortune 100, Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, mid-sized and small companies have turned to Deare Search Partners in their quest to acquire embedded, difficult to find sales and executive talent. We are the unheralded partner behind many of the extraordinary business growth stories taking place in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota, the Midwest and even points across the U.S. Our disciplined executive recruiting process, expertise and rigorous effort meets the challenging demands of the most business critical hiring needs and the toughest search assignments.

Based in Minnesota With an Expanded Reach

We are a Minnesota company. The Minneapolis, St. Paul business community is our primary focus. We have expanded our capabilities and scaled our presence to help a number of our Minnesota clients expand to other markets with a focus on the East Coast of the United States. A growing number of our clients leverage our expanded footprint to meet their hiring objectives in Atlantic Coast states and more.

Our Clients

Our clients include some of the largest and fastest growing companies in the U.S. They are Fortune 500, mid-sized, small and start-up companies. Currently, our clients are located in MN, WI, IL, MI, NJ, PA, MD, DC, VA, FL, OK, TX, TN, FL, AL, NC, AZ and CA.

Our Team

Our current team includes:

  • Executive recruiters in Minneapolis, St. Paul
  • Sales recruiters in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Maryland
  • Associate recruiters in the Midwest and East – specialized in candidate identification and assessment

We are industry recognized executive recruiters, professional headhunters, talent acquisition experts and recruiting solutions consultants. We maintain our steadfast commitment to the highest level of service to our clients, experience for our candidates, environment for our employees and contribution to our community.