Executive Search

Business moves fast, so do we. As Minnesota-based executive recruiters, we have access to the most highly qualified, fully vetted, local candidates. We’re very persistent in our search for performers in the executive space. Our rigorous sourcing and evaluation process can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to hire the right talent.

What We Hear From Our Clients

  • We’re growing, and that means bringing in new leadership. As we do, we need to make sure we’ve structured our organization in a way that can sustain our growth rate.
  • It’s difficult to source talent based on non-competes and valued relationships within our space.
  • We are looking for an experienced leader who is familiar with the industry and customer type that we sell to.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who has the right experience for the role but is also a good fit for our company culture.

Why SkyWater?

  • If your company is based in Minnesota, chances are you’re looking for a Minnesota executive search firm like us, to present the best local talent first. We have long-standing relationships with clients and candidates in Minnesota, with a proven track record placing the best talent with companies just like yours.
  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your consultant for how your teams could be structured. We truly act as an extension of your organization.
  • The leader who has the experience you need as well as the personality to fit your team could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those leaders.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft-skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.
  • We offer Candidate Assessments through our partnership with a team of highly experienced, nationally respected industrial-organizational psychologists, we provide in-depth assessments of your final candidates. This service can be added to a Retained or Engaged search agreement.

We’ll find, vet and secure executive talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your Short List ™.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

Accounting & Finance

The SkyWater Search Partners Accounting and Finance recruiting practice is founded on long-standing relationships with leading companies in the Midwest, and an extensive network of top accounting and financial executives throughout the Minneapolis and Chicago areas.

As financial recruiters, our focus is to find and secure the best accounting and finance talent for our client’s specific business needs. A short list of best choices – defined by qualifications, experience, expectations, and insight.

What We Hear From Our Clients

  • Sometimes we lose great candidates to other competitive offers.
  • We lose out on top talent because people don’t recognize our brand or product.
  • Our position has been posted for over a month, and our internal efforts just aren’t bringing in the right candidates.
  • There’s a shortage of talent because of all the changes in accounting policy, specifically in the areas of revenue recognition and new lease standards.
  • We’ve outgrown our current ERP system and need talent that can take us to the next level.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who not only has the technical capabilities for the role, but also excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.

Why SkyWater?

  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need to be filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft-skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet, and secure accounting and finance talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your Short List .

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

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Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain

Our operations, engineering, and supply chain recruitment group is made of a team of specialists who have extensive experience recruiting for positions in the engineering, supply chain, and operations disciplines. Our recruiters take the time to understand the complexities of your business and hiring needs. We also understand how competitive finding and hiring top technical talent can be in today’s employment market. That’s where our extensive network of connections offers you a distinct advantage.

What We Hear From Our Clients:

  • We need talent that has the necessary experience and have demonstrated longevity in their career.
  • Growth is exciting but difficult. Especially for newly created positions, we may not be looking for the same profile as our existing employees. We may be looking for a breath of fresh air.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who not only has the technical capabilities for the role, but also excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.

Why SkyWater?

  • We provide our clients with candidates who are currently employed, not applying on their own, but open to hearing about advancement opportunities within their particular location.
  • The best candidates want to utilize their full skill set and know that they’re making an impact. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft-skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

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. You’ll only see the best choices based on your specific requirements and ideal personal characteristics. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your short list.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

Human Resources

Our human resources recruitment group is made of a team of specialists who have extensive experience recruiting for positions in the human resources discipline. Our recruiters take the time to understand the complexities of your business and hiring needs. We also understand how competitive finding and hiring top talent can be in today’s employment market. That’s where our extensive network of connections offers you a distinct advantage.

What We Hear From Our Clients

  • We’re not sure that we have the network to be able to find top-level Human Resources leaders.
  • We’re growing, and need to find the next-level leader for our HR group.
  • This position has been open for months and we haven’t been able to attract the right HR candidates using our own resources.
  • If we work with a firm, we need to choose a recruiter who will work as an extension of our organization, working well with our internal HR team.

Why SkyWater?

  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need to be filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that tactical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for both tactical and strategic skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet and secure HR talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your short list.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

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IT Recruiters

Looking for the next member of your technology team? You’ve come to the right place. Our IT recruiters are very persistent in your search for top talent. As recruiters in the information technology space, our focus is to find and secure the best IT talent for our client’s specific business needs. Our detailed sourcing and evaluation process results in clients only seeing top-tier candidates – their short list.

We’ll find, vet and secure talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective.

What We Hear From Our Clients:

  • We need fresh talent that has had exposure to a variety of technologies.
  • We can teach the ways of our business, but we need someone who can come in and contribute right away.
  • Our short-list promise is backed with data: In 2018, for every 3 candidates interviewed, one is hired.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who not only has the technical capabilities for the role, but also excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

Why SkyWater?

  • We not only thoroughly screen each IT candidate ourselves but also use our extensive network and resources to test a candidate’s technical ability. This ensures that every candidate our client sees has the necessary experience to be successful in the open role.
  • The best candidates want to utilize their full skill set and know that they’re making an impact. We have access to those candidates.
  • In 2018, 85% of our clients returned to partner with us on additional roles.
  • We need a higher caliber candidate. Today, sifting through applications is time-consuming and not fruitful.
  • To ensure we understand the culture of a company, we meet with the decision-makers and hiring managers to gain an understanding of your company’s culture and goals.

We’ll find, vet, and secure IT talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your short list.

To talk more with our IT recruiters about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

Legal

We specialize in placing associate and partner-level attorneys in both law firms and corporate legal departments. We understand how competitive finding and hiring top attorneys and legal talent can be in today’s employment market. That’s where our previous legal experience and extensive network of connections offers you a distinct advantage: our Legal division, led by Lauren Swartout, has 20+ years of combined recruiting experience with attorneys-turned-recruiters that understand both the nuances of the legal field & recruiting.

WHAT WE HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS HIRING LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

  • “We’re not sure that we have the network or time to find and attract top-level legal professionals.”
  • “We’re growing, and need to find the right legal resource for our new challenges.”
  • “If we work with a firm, we need to choose a recruiter who will work as an extension of our organization, knows the legal landscape, and will work well with our internal recruiting team.”
  • Qualified candidates are often content in their current roles and not actively looking for new opportunities. We have access to passive talent and will help attract top professionals to your organization.

WHY SKYWATER FOR LEGAL RECRUITING?

  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization in the broader market.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients’ best interests at heart. We understand that tactical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for both tactical and strategic skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet and secure legal professionals with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your Short List.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

 

Sales Recruiters

Our sales recruiters are a team of specialists who have extensive experience recruiting for positions in the sales discipline. Our recruiters take the time to understand the complexities of your business and hiring needs. We also understand how competitive finding and hiring top sales talent can be in today’s employment market. That’s where our extensive network of connections offers you a distinct advantage.

What We Hear From Our Clients

  • Sometimes we lose great candidates to other competitive offers.
  • We’re growing, and that means bringing in fresh talent. However, we’re short on training resources, so we’d like our candidates to have enough experience and training to be successful on day one.
  • It’s difficult to source talent because we may have a non-compete agreement in place.
  • We are looking for an experienced sales team member who is familiar with the industry and customer type that we sell to.
  • It’s hard to find a candidate that will stick around for more than a year.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who not only has the technical capabilities for the role, but also excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.

Why SkyWater?

  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need to be filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft-skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet and secure sales talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your short list.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

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Marketing

Marketing talent in Minneapolis moves fast, and so do we. We are experienced marketing recruiters in Minneapolis. Let us show you the most highly qualified, fully vetted marketing candidates first. We’re very persistent in our search for performers in the marketing & communications space. Our rigorous sourcing and evaluation process can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to hire the right talent.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

What We Hear From Our Clients

  • Sometimes we lose great digital marketing candidates to other competitive offers.
  • We’re growing, and that means bringing in fresh talent. However, we’re short on training resources, so we’d like our marketers to have enough experience and training to be successful on day one.
  • We just don’t know how much of our current marketing efforts are working for us. We need someone who can come in and tell us what we don’t know.
  • We are looking for an experienced marketing team member who is familiar with the industry and customer type that we sell to.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who not only has the technical capabilities for the role, but also excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.
  • We know that Minneapolis is a hot spot for marketing talent, but we are not sure how to find top marketing people in the twin cities. The best may currently be employed and not looking.
  • We don’t want to work with a firm that is so large and general, that they sling any marketing resume at us. We specifically want to work with a professional recruiting firm for marketing that has a proven track record.

Why SkyWater?

  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need to be filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes (for example, experienced digital marketing managers) could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those marketing candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft-skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals. Each marketing resume we send to you, has been fully vetted.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

Financial Services

Talent in the financial services sector moves fast, and so do we. We are experienced executive recruiters in Minneapolis. Let us show you the most highly qualified, fully vetted financial services candidates first. We’re very persistent in our search for performers in the marketing & communications space. Our rigorous sourcing and evaluation process can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to hire the right talent.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

What We Hear From Our Clients

  • Sometimes we lose great financial services candidates to other competitive offers.
  • We’re growing, and that means bringing in fresh talent. However, we’re short on training resources, so we’d like our hires to have enough experience and training to be successful on day one.
  • We are looking for an experienced financial services team member who is familiar with the industry and customer type that we partner with.
  • We know that Minneapolis is a hot spot for talent in financial services, but we are not sure how to find it. The best may currently be employed and not looking.
  • We don’t want to work with a firm that is so large and general, that they sling any marketing resume at us. We specifically want to work with a professional recruiting firm for financial services that has a proven track record.

Why SkyWater?

  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need to be filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes (for example, experienced Institutional Sales professional) could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those marketing candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients’ best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals. Each resume we send to you has been fully vetted.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

Construction

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

What We Hear From Our Clients:

  • We’re simply having trouble finding people. With the shortage of qualified professionals in the market place, we don’t know where to look to find qualified candidates.
  • We have a professional within our organization that is leaving or retiring. We do not have the time or the resources to professionally train within. We’d like to find someone who can hit the ground running with similar experiences to alleviate our workload and responsibilities.
  • Growth is exciting but difficult. We’ve outgrown our current organizational structure and as we have an idea of the type of individual we are seeking, we really need help pinpointing professionals with the expertise to help with our decision-making.

Why Skywater?

  • We have the network, database, and connections to help pinpoint passive and active candidates to shortcut your search. We work 24/7 while you continue to focus on your business. As the market tightens, our team hones in on targeted-specific professionals who cannot only do the job but continue for future success as your organization grows.
  • Unexpected planning is tough, especially when someone leaves or is about to retire. SkyWater has over 35 in-house recruiters with decades of experience from all-levels of filled placements from entry-level to transitional owners. Depending upon the type of position, we have the horsepower to present candidates in a 2-week turnaround to reduce transitional times and workplace gaps.
  • Different times call for different measures. From small, medium to large corporate-scaled companies we can consult on various growth models, personality behaviors and organizational structures to ensure your company is geared for its next level of success.

We’ll find, vet, and secure technical, construction, architectural and engineering talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your short list. To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.

JOB SEEKERS CLICK HERE FOR OPENINGS

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