We are a hands-on executive search firm focusing on marketing & sales

Our competitive advantage comes from our founder who has 30 years of hardcore executive marketing and sales experience, and now dedicates his career to helping others pursue their passions and unleash their potential.

Our Principal…

Bruce Allenbaugh

Founder & President

…and Our Principles

Connect Great People to Great Companies


Sublime Service


The World Is Your Oyster


Build Relationships, Build Value


Companies in S&P 500 with new CEOs in 2013

Source: Spencer Stuart

Average CMO/VP tenure in months in 2013 (up from 23 months in 2004)

Source: Spencer Stuart

Average number of days for a Fortune 500 company to fill a senior executive position

Source: Execunet Executive Job Market Intelligence Report (May, 2013)

Number of years workers expect to stay in each job (millenials almost half that)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014)

“I only work with people that I can trust. Bruce understands what it takes to build a team and was a core player on the Safeco executive team as we turned around our company and returned it to growth and profitability. He sets a great example to others and contributes with his knowledge, humility, marketing skills, and ability to find great people.”

Mike McGavick

Former CEO, Safeco Insurance; CEO, XL Group

“Bruce knows what it means build a company from the ground up, and to find the talent required to grow it. He is a highly capable, creative and connected business executive. Not only did Bruce help create a national marketing organization, he helped foster a company culture focused on team building – and results! He pulled many people into the company with the right stuff who helped us succeed.”

Jim Voelker

Founding CEO, Nextlink; Former CEO, InfoSpace

“I have known Bruce for a long time, as he and I started in brand management together at Pepsi-Cola many years ago! His work in startups and high-growth companies showed his colleagues and friends what it was like to take risks and succeed. Bruce has always been a connector of people. Heck, we’re even Facebook friends.”

Gary Briggs

VP, CMO, Facebook

What are other business leaders saying?

Are We a Good Fit For You?

There are thousands of executive recruiters, but few have been leading practitioners in the field of marketing and sales. We have a uniquely qualified perspective, with years of hands-on experience in C-level marketing positions.

Ask yourself, “Whom should I trust to help look out for me, for my career, and for the best employment opportunities?” We’d like the opportunity to help you answer that question.

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We are a small, focused, retained executive search firm dedicated to senior-level searches for marketing and sales leadership, and senior maagement roles. Our network of candidates and our years of experience on the company/employer side make us the ideal partner to get you the best candidates – in an aggressive and realistic timeframe.

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Recent Perspectives

Enough Already About The Job-Hopping Millennials

Enough Already About The Job-Hopping Millennials

3:10 PM By BEN CASSELMAN Re-posted from FiveThirtyEight.com website As more and more millennials enter the workforce, companies are scrambling to figure out how to retain their younger employees. Or at least so says The Wall Street Journal, which is the latest...

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Marketers: Your Mission is Growth (by David Edelman)

Marketers: Your Mission is Growth (by David Edelman)

(Reposted from David Edelman; April 24, 2015) Marketing is going through so many changes that I find I need to remind myself (and others) that marketing needs to be focused on the big picture. And that big picture is driving growth for the business. If marketing isn’t...

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How Are Job Seekers Searching for Jobs?



79% rank referrals as important. This is in line with recruiter preferences: recruiters rate referrals as the highest-quality source of hires.


Job Boards

88% of job seekers locate jobs on job boards, and then apply directly on the employer site.


Job Search Engines

Active job hunters value job search engines over job boards. But the random sample was more likely to use a general job board or search engine.


Mobile Devices

43% of job seekers have used their mobile device to engage in job-seeking activity.