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Ranked Among the Best Executive Search Firms in Minneapolis, MN

We are the executive search partner behind some of the most prominent local, regional and even national business growth stories happening right now. Our specialized recruiting capabilities, depth of professional relationships and precision methodologies have earned the trust of the fastest growing companies in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota, the Midwest and the U.S.

Our ability to compel and attract top performing sales and executive talent is unsurpassed. Our proprietary PinPoint Search™ methodology, supported by our PinPoint Scorecard™ and PinPoint Selection Matrix™ are the razor’s edge of precision tools designed to meet the talent selection/hiring requirements of today’s best companies.

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Even search firms and other third party staffing firms across the country turn to DEARE to attract their internal sales and executive talent. We are advisors to the recruitment and staffing industry. Search firms, recruiting agencies and staffing firms often recommend DEARE as the #1 niche specialist in executive search and professional sales recruitment in Minnesota.

Our recent placements include: top executives, managers, sales professionals, technology leaders, human resources and marketing visionaries. Our team of executive recruiters, sales recruiters and recruiting solutions professionals are absolutely committed to helping our exceptional clients hire exactly the right people.

90% Recommended, Referred and Repeat Business

When we started our firm in 1998, we made it our mission to become the most recognized and trusted name in sales recruiting and executive search in Minneapolis. Since that time, we have grown to become one of the most recognized and trusted executive search firms in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest. Our reputation as a leading Twin Cities recruiting firm is the result of 20+ years of consistent success in acquiring exceptional talent for our clients. We identify, attract, compel and acquire the high performing difference-makers that seem to be untouchable. Since 2008, more than 90% of our search engagements are the direct result of 1) a new client making contact with us after receiving an executive recommendation or referral or 2) a current or former client requesting a new search.

You’ll Notice the Difference Right Away.

We understand that most executive search firms in Minneapolis operate exactly the same way. Their recruiters are required to spend at least half of their time selling, only then to recruit candidates for the new clients/searches they acquire. Given the labor intensive effort required to recruit and acquire embedded top talent, it is not logistically probable for recruiters caught in a sell/recruit duality to deliver exceptional candidates. Instead, they are limited to trading in job seekers in a low value “staffing agency” model that only works for non-selective or mass hiring.

We combine the highest level of top-talent acquisition capability with an uncompromising commitment to our clients while offering the strongest value proposition in the executive search industry. Our entire approach is designed to meet the top-talent hiring needs of principals in the strongest, fastest growing and most competitive companies in the marketplace. Top companies need a powerful and committed search partner capable of dedicating the expansive and exhaustive effort necessary to reach embedded talent. Our commitment and investment in the people, resources and time necessary to reach the best possible people rather than the best available applicants has made all the difference.

Our striking differentiators:

  1. Professional Recruiters vs. “Agency” Recruiters:  Our powerful recruiting methodology and executive perspective stands in sharp contrast to typical “agency” recruiting.  We do not “sell” candidates; we identify and qualitatively evaluate prospective candidates. We do not post jobs, collect resumes and create “candidate inventory”. We directly discover and acquire top-performing, game-changing talent.
  2. Searching vs. Posting:  We take the concept of search seriously. We proactively and directly engage talented prospective candidates in highly compelling professional conversations relevant to your search engagement.
  3. Recruiting vs. Selling:  Our recruiters are dedicated to the identification, recruitment and acquisition of exceptional candidates matching our clients’ selection criteria. We do not require our recruiters to look for new business.
  4. Focus on Building Capability vs. Focus on Trying to Build Business: Our focus is on building our recruiting capabilities and expanding our access and influence within relevant talent communities. Unlike agency recruiters, we are not prospecting for new clients or “marketing” candidate resumes. We are built and maintained to be a talent acquisition asset for top companies, not a sales/candidate-match machine. Our business has, and will continue, to scale in direct proportion to our ability to drive successful top-talent acquisition outcomes for our clients.
  5. Specialized vs. Generalist: We are focused on executive and sales search and we are committed to being recognized and respected by the relevant talent communities.
  6. Expertise vs. Mechanized Function:  We are committed to continuous learning, driving deep levels of expertise in our core areas of focus and continually striving to the best in the executive search profession.

We have grown to become a top Minneapolis, MN executive search firm specializing in the recruitment, assessment, selection and acquisition of exceptional executives and sales professionals. We are “A-List” executive recruiters and sales recruiters with market leading capabilities, an unwavering commitment to professionalism and an obsession with providing the very best possible experience for our clients and candidates.