Recent Search Placements

Following is a sampling of recently closed search placements conducted by SkyWater Search Partners across the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest area. View all recent placements >

Sales & Marketing IT Engineering & Operations Accounting & Finance
National Sales Manager - Leading International Medical Device Manufacturer Director Of IT - Construction Equipment Manufacturer Sales Application Engineer - OEM manufacturer, electrical distribution equipment Vice President of Tax - Durable Goods Company
Category Manager - Privately Held Manufacturer’s Representative Firm Sr Software Eng - Health Equipment Manufacturer Customer Service Representative - Engineering design and applications support, automation and motion control products Chief Financial Officer - Software as a Service
National Account Manager - Market Leading Fitness Products Manufacturer Sr Javascript Engineer - Vc-backed Saas Startup Electrical Controls Technician - Manufacturing and design, refrigeration systems Vice President, Warranty and Technical Service - Durable Goods Company
Sales Analyst - International Beauty Products Manufacture Sr Software Eng - Seo Software Company V.P. of Product Development- Utility service provider in the upper Midwest Director of Finance - Durable Goods Company
Category Manager - National Manufacture’s Representative Senior Automation Engineer - Wellness Company Director of Engineering- Leading manufacturer of industrial construction supplies Chief Financial Officer - Financial Services Company

We put the right candidates on your Short List.

Led by a group of seasoned search industry professionals, SkyWater Search Partners brings new focus to a novel concept, “short list search”. Our purpose is to leave a lasting impression on the clients we serve by providing individuals who will make a measurable difference in their business. We strive to consistently deliver great results to our clients in a very timely manner.

Meet the Leadership.

An interdisciplinary team with big ideas and challenges.

Tony Fornetti

CPA (inactive) Partner

Tony was a Partner and spent nine years with a leading Minnesota based executive search firm. View bio >

Kurt Rakos, CPC


Kurt Rakos is a founder and Partner at SkyWater Search Partners. View bio >

Paul Beard


A founding Partner of SkyWater Search Partners, Paul has dedicated his career to the world of executive search. View bio >

Adam Hoffarber, J.D.


Adam brings sought-after technology expertise, and executive recruitment & legal background.View bio >

Brian Rudolph

Managing Director

Brian Rudolph is a veteran consumer-packaged goods (CPG) recruiter.View bio >





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What I like is, they don't believe in super long searches… They concentrate the search… Put a ton of energy into it, and want to get done...

John Puckett, Punch Pizza

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