We scale growth companies by putting a Rockstar in every seat

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  • Named “The Matchmaker” by  Inc. Magazine
  • Four-time CEO recruited 3,000 professionals
  • 25-year executive recruiter for PE & VC companies
  • Raised $55M in VC
  • Operating Partner of $6B Chicago PE firm
  • Trained at Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart
  • Bestselling author of  Recruit Rockstars

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Our Clients Us

Ancelmo Lopes

CEO, Ameritox (investor: Sterling Partners)

"Our high-growth PE-backed company beat our numbers, thanks to the Rockstars that Jeff recruited. Because his talent standards are insanely-high, you can sleep at night knowing that your team will deliver."

Arnav Dalmia

CEO, Cubii (investor: Healthbox)

"Jeff has been instrumental at every turn. His experience in growing a business has helped me avoid so many pitfalls. We're fortunate to have him on our side."

Ira Weiss

General Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

"Jeff is the Rockstar!"

Gregg Wilson

Managing Partner, Maxim Partners

"We engaged Jeff to recruit a CEO for one of our fastest-growing portfolio companies. He delivered 2 CEO finalists that were so impressive & uniquely-qualified, we decided to hire both of them & divided the company into 2 parts. In my 20+ years in private equity, I've never seen it before. Thanks to Jeff's high-standards, I anticipate massive value creation."

Luke Saunders

CEO, Farmers Fridge (investor: Innovation Endeavors)

"Recruit Rockstars does amazing work. We asked them to find a Chief People Officer for our fast-growing company. They nailed specifications for the role, and within days, they delivered a slate of outstanding candidates to choose from. Each was so good, it was a very difficult decision. Definitely the first stop when I need to fill a critical role."

Nick Miller

CEO, Gather (investor: Vista Equity Partners)

"Every fast-growing PE-backed company needs a Rockstar head of sales. And Jeff found ours... fast! Because he's led portfolio companies, he understands our unique needs & constraints. Jeff is more than a headhunter. He's a secret weapon."

Glenn Trout

CEO, VelocityEHS (investor: CVC Capital Partners)

"In just weeks, they found our Rockstar head of sales. Plus 3 amazing backup candidates. With Jeff's stellar reputation, even the best candidates take his call. And he asks the tough questions to ensure the perfect fit."

Dan Kish

Operating Partner, TJM Capital Partners

"One of our growing portfolio companies needed to add a strong Mechanical Engineer to the team. Instead of using a headhunter, we tried SHORTLIST. It was lightning-fast, at a fraction of the cost. We met a dozen strong candidates, and hired the perfect one."

Jarret Ryan

VP Sales, Protegis Fire & Safety (investor: Align Capital Partners)

"When the time came to recruit an outstanding National Sales Manager, we used SHORTLIST instead of an expensive headhunter. Couldn't be more impressed. In 10 days, we met a group of strong candidates & hired one. Saved us a fortune and a ton of time!"

Kevin Lee

CEO, Kobiton (investor: BIP Capital)

"In short order, they recruited a talented SVP Marketing to accelerate the growth of our VC-backed company. The process was fast, easy, and well-run. If you refuse to settle for B-Players, you'll be in good hands with Recruit Rockstars."

Shawn Boom

CEO, Vanco Payments (investor: Great Hill Partners)

"They nailed it. Delivered a shortlist of outstanding candidates for me to meet with. The one we chose to join our team is a high-impact player."

Anne Schubert

Director of Talent Network, McKinsey & Company

"Jeff hosted a webinar for 200 McKinsey alumni from a range of industries, functions, and geographies. He drew the audience in, sharing valuable insights in his straightforward yet approachable way. Attendees came away with actionable recommendations on how to best position themselves for success."