Executive search firms in Minnesota. Deare is a top executive search firm in Minneapolis MN, St. Paul MN and Minnesota

Executive Search Leaders in Minnesota, the Midwest and U.S.

The term “executive search” is used synonymously with “executive recruiting” or “headhunting” to describe the broader category of professional direct placement or “permanent placement” recruitment. By definition, DEARE is a top level executive search firm successfully handling executive and other critical-hire search assignments on a retained and contingency basis.

We are direct-access executive recruiters in Minnesota, often referred to as headhunters, in continuous contact with local, regional and national talent. Our domain of access, personal contact and influence supersedes the visible employment exchange [job boards, social media networking resources and other job market platforms] where nearly all other companies and placement firms concentrate their recruiting efforts. The job-seeker/employer exchange is generally not the talent pool from which to discover top performers. The difference we bring is our ability to work entirely without it.

Placement Expertise

With more than 20 years of experience delivering the highest level of executive search in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding metro, we have developed and refined significant areas of search expertise. These include senior management [VP to C-level],  middle management [including Directors and business unit Managers], operations management, technology management, sales and sales support, marketing and human resources professionals. Our executive search practices are formed around defined specializations. Our team is comprised of  Executive Recruiters, Sales Recruiters, Technology Management Recruiters, Marketing Recruiters and Human Resources Recruiters. Our executive and non-executive placements include:

Account Manager, National Account Manager, Strategic Account Manager, Account Executive, Account Representative, Business Development Manager, Business Development Representative, Channel Sales Manager, Sales Executive, Sales Representative, Sales Associate, Sales Engineer and more.

Sales Leadership
District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Area Sales Director, Director of Sales, Director of Sales and Marketing, Client Director, Director of Sales Operations, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Regional Vice President of Sales, Divisional Vice President of Sales, Client Partner, Senior Vice President of Sales, General Manager, President, COO, CEO

Senior Executive Leadership
CEO, Chief Executive Officer, COO, Chief Operations Officer, CIO Chief Information Officer, CTO, Chief Technology Officer, President, Executive Vice President, Sr. Vice President, Divisional Vice President, Regional Vice President, General Manager

Information Technology Leadership
CIO, Chief Information Officer, CTO, Chief Technology Officer, CTA, Chief Technology Architect, Deputy CIO, Executive Vice President of IT, Vice President of Information Technology, VP of IT, Vice President of Digital Business, Vice President of Digital Commerce, Vice President of e-Commerce, Vice President of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Innovation, Vice President of Digital Transformation, Vice President of Technology Services,  Vice President of Application Development, Vice President of Systems Architecture, Vice President of Project Management, Vice President of Professional Services, Vice President of Project Management, Director of Information Technology, IT Director, Director of IT Strategy, Director Big Data Strategy, Director of Data Analytics, Director of Digital Transformation, Director of Digital Business, Director of Digital Commerce, Director of Digital Disruption Strategy, Director, Director of E-business, Director of Data Analytics, Director Information Systems, Director of IS Operations, Director of Technical Services, Director of IT Applications, Director of Application Development, Director of Web Development, Director of Web Operations, Director of Web Application Development, Director of e-Commerce, Director of Digital Commerce, Director of Internet Advertising, Director of Mobile Applications, Mobility Solutions Director, Director of Systems Engineering, Director of Client and Network Services, Consulting Practice Director, Consulting Services Delivery Manager, Social Media Director, Director of Social Media Marketing, IT Manager, Manager of Digital Transformation, Manager of Business Asset Digitization, Digital Asset Manager, Data Asset Manager, Cloud Transformation Manager, Technology Manager, Technical Manager, Manager of Technical Services, Manager of IT Infrastructure, Manager of IT Security, Network Operations Manager, Manager of IT Value, IT Service Delivery Manager, Web Development Manager, Social Media Manager, SEO Manager, SEM Manager, Digital Media Manager

Account Executive, Business Development Manager, Email Marketing Manager, Mobile Marketing Manager, Market Research Manager, Media Planner, Media Buyer, Copywriter, Marketing Analyst, Marketing Coordinator, Content Manager, SEO Specialist, SEM specialist, Web Strategist, Multimedia Strategist, Web Developer, Web Designer, Web Analyst

Marketing Leadership
Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Digital Media, Vice President of Interactive Advertising, Director of Marketing, Director of Public Relations, Director of Digital Marketing, Director of e-Commerce Marketing, Director of Marketing Communications, Director of New Media, Director of Social Media Marketing, Director of Web Marketing, Director of Marketing Research, Director of Mobile Marketing Solutions, Marketing Director, Director of Marketing Strategy, Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, Product Manager,  Digital Public Relations Manager, PR Manager, Communications Manager, e-Commerce Marketing Manager, Online Marketing Manager, Mobility Marketing Manager, SEO Manager, SEM Manager, Interactive Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Social Media Marketing Manager,

Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
Sr. Technical Recruiter, Sr. Corporate Recruiter, Management Recruiter, Executive Recruiter, Recruitment Consultant, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Talent Management Consultant, Recruiter, Contract Recruiter, Sourcing Specialist, Executive Search Research Specialist

Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Leadership
Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of Recruiting, Director of Talent Acquisition, Director of Recruiting, Recruiting Manager


Since 1998, many of the largest, fastest growing and most competitive companies in MN and the U.S. turn to Deare to acquire top executive, management, sales, marketing, human resources and other professionals. Our clients include:

  • Fortune 500 and other large corporations
  • Medium sized companies
  • Small, high growth/high potential companies
  • Start-ups [private equity and venture capital backed], joint ventures and partnership formations

Industry Expertise

IT Services, IT Solutions, IT Consulting, Information Technology Consulting, Healthcare IT, Management Consulting, Business Consulting, Professional Services, Technical Services, Cloud Technology, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Technology, Digital Business, Digital Sales, Digital Commerce, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning, ML, Internet of Things, Robotics, Scientific Services, Engineering Services, Technology Services, Information Technology, Emerging Technology, Business Services, General Staffing Industry, Recruiting and Staffing, Human Resources, Talent Management, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Internet, eCommerce, Value Added Resellers, VAR, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Products, Medical Technology, Medical Device, Medical Equipment, Biotechnology, Engineering, 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, Finance, Insurance, Legal, Media, Printing, Publishing, New Media, Social Media, Digital Media, Digital Media Marketing, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Building Materials, Banking