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Managing Director, Executive Search Minneapolis


Over the span of more than 15 years, Deare Search Partners has grown to become one of the best known and most often recommended specialized sales recruiting and executive search firms in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. As Managing Director, you will lead production as an individual contributor and maintain full-cycle involvement in high priority search assignments and client relationships. You will manage and grow our team of sales recruiters, executive recruiters, researchers and sourcing specialists in Minneapolis and be directly involved in the management of internal systems, tools and processes.

Location: In office/remote flex – Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN metro  Company: Deare & Associates, Inc.  Role: sales and executive recruiting, management of client relationships, talent pipeline generation, management of internal recruiters, business, systems and process management  Salary: negotiable based on skill and experience  Bonus: revenue and profit based  Equity/Profit Share: TBD

The responsibilities of the Managing Director, Executive Search in Minneapolis will include:

  • Establish high quality search assignments with top performing companies within our focus industries in the greater Twin Cities metro area
  • Develop meaningful, productive, deep and long term relationships with strategic corporate clients
  • Grow client relationships into exclusive local, regional and national account service relationships
  • Identify, recruit, assess and select the finest sales talent in the Twin Cities marketplace for Deare clients
  • Work full recruiting process as an individual contributor on significant search assignments
  • Maximize recruiting team production by working to improve recruiting focus, systems, process and metrics
  • Provide continuous improvement support to our best-practices recruiting model
  • Lead and manage the recruiting team: hire, teach, mentor, coach, motivate and develop a world-class team of recruiting professionals
  • Monitor and manage client, candidate and constituent experience
  • Track, measure and manage individual, team and company performance and provide regular reports, summaries and analysis
  • Prepare and conduct team meetings
  • Plan, develop, implement and manage team business development and client service initiatives
  • Contribute to the development of marketing, web and social media content
  • Implement fresh, creative, innovative and difference-making ideas

The individual we seek will possess the best combination of the following:

  • 7+ years of successful sales/executive recruiting experience in a best-practices, high integrity firm and/or corporate recruiting environment
  • Previous business experience including sales, sales management, sales executive, marketing or sales operations experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated and obviously exceptional talent in developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships
  • Expert skill in the full suite of modern recruiting methodologies, systems, best practices/processes, metrics and recruiting management
  • Well read, well prepared “quick minded” student of business with a keen eye for detail, a precise memory and excellent business judgment
  • Executive level communicator [speaker/writer] with a confident, professional presenceMN Executive Search Deare
  • Strong leadership attributes with a highly collaborative, results focused management style
  • Exceptional success and growth drive
  • Real passion for, and commitment to, clients and candidates in delivering game-changing positive impact

Make an Inquiry
All inquiries will be handled with 100% confidentiality. Contact Rick Deare at [952] 403-9700. Email your resume [or introduction with link to career profile] to

About Deare
Deare & Associates, Inc. is a Minneapolis based executive search firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of mid to senior level sales professionals and sales executives. We are a highly specialized executive recruiting firm with a powerful, proprietary capability in the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement of exceptional, high production sales, sales management and sales operations professionals.

Deare is:

  • the #1 executive search firm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and Midwestern region in the recruitment and placement of sales professionals for the Information Technology Services, Management Consulting and Professional Services industries.
  • a “top 5” Minneapolis executive recruiting 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, Computer and IT Infrastructure Hardware, Systems Integrators, IT Services, Independent Software Vendors – ISV, Internet Service Providers – ISP, IT Managed Services, Data Centers, Mobility, Web, eCommerce, Digital Media, Social Media and Telecommunications

Our recent placements include: Vice President of Sales, Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations, Director of Sales, National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Executive, Sr. Account Manager, Sr. Account Executive, Account Manager, Account Executive, Client Relationship Manager and Inside Sales Manager.

Founded by Rick Deare in Minneapolis, MN in 1998, we have expanded in order to accommodate the needs of our local, regional and national clients. We have a newer satellite office located on the Delmarva Peninsula in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland in the beautiful shore-line country between Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA. We call this our “Eastern Shore” office.

Over the span of 15 years, our business has been built on the development of a powerful recruiting capability, an unwavering commitment to professionalism at each step of our business process and an obsession with providing the very best possible experience for our clients and candidates.


About Deare Search Partners

Deare Search Partners is a specialized Sales and Executive Search Firm located on France Avenue in Bloomington, MN. 

Founded in 1998, we have grown to become the #1 Minnesota and Midwest regional search firm inColor Image of Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Top Search Firm Award to Deare Search Partners Minneapolis MN Search Firm the placement of executive, management, sales, recruiting, delivery and practice professionals for the IT Services, IT Consulting, Management Consulting and Professional Services sectors. We are also among the top Minneapolis MN Metro based search firms in the placement of sales professionals, sales leaders and operational executives for the broader Information and Communication Technology industries including: Software, SaaS, Hardware, Information Technology Services, Cloud, Big Data, Internet/Web, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Consumerization of IT, Digital Media, Social Media, Telecommunications and Mobile Technologies.

We are the highly specialized, well-connected and hard-working professional search firm behind some of the biggest local, regional and national business growth stories in the tech sector. Since 1998, our goal has been to have our clients and candidates associate our name with the highest level of professionalism and the most profound results they will ever experience with a recruiting firm.