We put the right candidates on your Short List.

Our executive recruiters have a 97% placement rate. Our recruiting firm is listed by Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal, Forbes, and more as a top executive recruiting firm. SkyWater Search Partners has a proven track record of placing top talent in companies throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.

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Why SkyWater?

Our executive recruiters are true business partners, streamlining how your company fills critical roles.

At SkyWater Search Partners, we use a multi-level matching process to bring you only those candidates who are ready to make a positive, long term impact on your business.

Our headhunters don’t simply provide you with a list of people whose resume matches your requirements. We dig deeper. Our executive recruiters evaluate how closely each individual’s needs, work styles, and career aspirations fit your organization to find those who truly have what you need.




Our Practice Areas

Our practice area expertise and daily contact with top talent enable us to consistently provide highly-qualified and committed candidates.
Accounting & Finance

As financial recruiters our focus is to find and secure the best accounting and finance talent for our client’s specific business needs.

Executive Search

We know that every great leadership team is more than a collection of great individuals. It is a dynamic coalition, developed only through the careful meshing of individual strengths, styles, and experiences.

IT Recruiters

Our IT recruiters have access to niche specialists, senior leaders, and more. We understand the challenge of finding and hiring experienced IT professionals.

Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain

We’ll find, vet and secure technical and engineering talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates.

Sales Recruiters

Our experience as sales executives and sales recruiters provides keen insight into both finding the right sales leaders and securing their interest in a position.


Talent moves fast, so do we. Let us show you the most highly qualified, fully vetted marketing candidates first. Our rigorous sourcing and evaluation process can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to hire the right talent.

Human Resources

Our network of human resources specialists and executives enables our HR practice group to consistently provide top caliber talent for a wide range of companies – large and small.


We are no strangers to the construction and civil engineering field. Our specialized team comes with an extensive network of industry professionals who help clients gain access to the best in the industry.

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

Our Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) recruiting group is made of specialists who have extensive experience recruiting for positions in the CPG field.

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Total Job Placements in 2018


Total Job Placements in September 2019


YTD Job Placements in 2019

Recent Search Placements

Here is a sampling of recently closed search placements conducted by SkyWater Search Partners across the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest area.

  • National Sales Manager

    Leading International Medical Device Manufacturer
  • Category Manager

    Privately Held Manufacturer's Representative Firm
  • Director of IT

    Construction Equipment Manufacturer
  • Senior Software Engineer

    Health Equipment Manufacturer
  • Sales Application Engineer

    OEM Manufacturer, Electrical Distribution Equipment
  • Vice President of Tax

    Durable Goods Company
  • Chief Financial Officer

    Software as a Service
  • Vice President, Warranty & Technical Service

    Durable Goods Company
  • Director of Finance

    Durable Goods Company

Client Reviews

"Josh is a fantastic partner. He listens and actively engages to better understand the key competencies needed for the role. When referring candidates, he is upfront on their strengths and opportunities relative to the key competencies. I find this extremely useful as sometimes the positions we are hiring have a broad range of expectations and it’s not always feasible to have strengths in all areas. Josh and I are able to identify the critical vs. nice to have competencies which allows him to submit the best candidates. The other great aspect of working with Josh is he strives to communicate via my preferred method. He knows I’m in back-to-back meetings most days and so while we try to connect via the phone, it’s not always feasible. He’s great at working through email so I can respond as time allows, and he’s been flexible for calls before or after traditional work hours. Overall, my experience with SkyWater, specifically with Josh, has always been professional, engaging, and nothing but enjoyable."

VP of Finance Operations – Human Resources Software Provider | February 2019 HUMAN RESOURCES

"I love Skywater and Brain does an excellent job.  Really outstanding job on all fronts."

VP of Sales – Consumer Packaged Goods | February 2019 SALES

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