"The Blue Rock team has made a direct impact on our company’s ability to meet our growth targets."
Jennifer Lucas; Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer; Tricentis
"Blue Rock is by far the most attentive recruiting firm I have encountered in my career. They care more about making a great fit rather than making just a placement, and that speaks volumes for who they are as a firm."
Sam Haider, Global Director, Leadership and Organizational Development
Gilead Sciences
"The Blue Rock Search team is not afraid to take on a challenging project. They are reliable, tireless, and take-charge, and integrated themselves into the leadership team to drive results."
J.J. Sorrenti, President
CEO; Best Life Brands
"Our experience with Blue Rock has been has been a game changer with regards to HR talent. The team has been extremely service minded and demonstrated a level of flexibility and agility that has helped us land fantastic talent.
Ben Matos, VP, Field Human Resources
"Blue Rock was able to take our goals and turn them into results that made a positive impact on our organization. They are diligent, engaging, and ultimately put their best foot forward every time."
Sharawn Tipton, Chief People Officer
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About Blue Rock Search

Blue Rock Search is an MBE Certified, 100% minority/female-owned executive search firm, an SRA Network member, a Hunt Scanlon Top 10 global recruiting firm, and a member of the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65.  We specialize in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of executives across four distinct practice areas: Human Resources, Franchise, Higher Education, and Customer Experience.

Blue Rock’s partners are respected and trusted thought leaders with more than 50 years of combined experience in their respective practice areas. Our systems, processes, and tools are designed to flex to fit our clients’ unique needs and reflect our philosophy of built-to-last relationships.

As your Executive Search Consultant, we partner with you to curate an experience designed to attract leaders that will make a positive impact on your organizational culture and business performance. If you seek a partner who takes time to understand your goals, is highly connected in their respective talent communities, and can help you land desired talent, Blue Rock Search can help.

Hunt Scanlon

Blue Rock Search is a proud partner of Hunt Scanlon Media, the most widely-referenced source for information in the human capital sector. For over 32 years, Hunt Scanlon’s global news network has shared the latest news and the top expert commentary with an audience of talent management professionals. Their offerings include daily newswires, annual leadership and “state of the industry reports,” market intelligence sector briefings, and a signature Executive Search Review newsletter.

Sanford Rose Associates

Blue Rock Search is proud to be part of Sanford Rose Associates (SRA), an elite network of independently owned and operated executive search firms, with a mission to provide personal service and undivided attention to clients and candidates. We have longstanding relationships with candidates, as well as a deep understanding of cultural nuances, comparative structures, critical skill sets, and compensation and benefits intelligence, allowing us to fill roles efficiently and enhance organizational capability.

MBE Certification

Blue Rock is proud to be a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certified firm. Offered by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), MBE Certification recognizes for-profit enterprises that are at least 51% minority-owned, managed, and controlled. Eligibility is established by the NMSDC by conducting a series of reviews, screenings, interviews and site visits. MBE membership offers numerous unique opportunities for networking, growth, and more.

Our Practices

HR Executive & Diversity Search

Our HR Executive & Diversity Practice is Minority Business Enterprise Certified and one of the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65. We specialize in the targeted identification, evaluation, and acquisition of high-quality, transformative HR executive and diversity leaders. The HR function has a unique opportunity and responsibility to support their organizations in building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As former HR leaders ourselves, we can help you design processes to eliminate bias and achieve these cultural goals. Whether you’re looking for your next Chief People Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, or any other HR executive, we are your full-service executive search and talent solutions partner. Our team provides consulting support to ensure alignment between the organizational structure and business objectives.

Franchise Executive Search

Blue Rock Search has the skills and network to find executive-level talent for both established and emerging franchise groups across a wide range of industries. Our search team starts with in-depth discovery to understand your goals and culture. We identify where you are looking for business impact to drive growth and lead in your market. Need us to take recruitment off your hands? Through our Recruitment Process Outsourcing Service (RPO), we act as an extension of your team to develop a scalable talent acquisition model designed for your unique needs. The candidates we present have the expertise to take your franchise organization to the next level and inspire confidence and loyalty from your entire network of franchisees.

Customer Experience Executive Search

People and culture are essential to achieving your organization’s vision, success, and continued growth. The Customer Experience leaders you bring on board must be innovative, empathetic, and business-minded. You require confident decision-makers with functional expertise who can envision and implement a strategic plan to transform the customer’s experience, contribute to key business priorities, and improve outcomes.

Our CX Practice team specializes in retained executive search for key roles across the CX platform. Get the expertise you need to build your Customer Experience team and transform the customer’s journey into profitable business initiatives.

Higher Education Executive Search

Institutions choose Blue Rock Search because they need a partner who highly is connected in the higher ed community and well-versed in the nuances of higher ed selection processes. Our higher ed search team starts by getting to know you,
understanding your institution’s goals and culture, and the needs of your specific stakeholders and selection committee members. Blue Rock’s search process uses a performance-based hiring methodology alongside technology and tools designed to
accommodate your unique needs. We combine this with resources that allow us to identify, source, select, and secure preeminent, innovative talent in today’s competitive marketplace. As your Higher Education Executive Search partner, we do more than look for your next transformational hire. We curate an experience designed to attract dynamic leaders, ensuring you get the right candidates to positively impact your enrollment, retention, and advancement goals.

Current Executive Openings

Blue Rock Search is currently seeking exceptional candidates for the following:

Recent Placements


Vice President, HR Strategy & Operations

Papa John's

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Director of Leads & Franchise Sales

Impossible Foods

Vice President, Talent Aquisition


Western Division, Vice President Operations

Mobile Outfitters

Chief Development Officer

Hungry Howie's Pizza

Vice President Operations


Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

Mountain Mike's Pizza

Vice President of Development

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Associations and Partnerships

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