Blue Rock Search

Attracting the hard-to-find talent you need to achieve your goals

"I was introduced to Blue Rock by a trusted colleague. I learned very quickly how much value they bring. Blue Rock has not only brought us high caliber talent but have been a great partner. They have taken the time to understand our business, our people, and our culture. This both enhances the quality of the candidates that we receive and enables Blue Rock to be a much broader resource for us."

— Joline Manning, Chief Human Resources Officer, Shearer's Foods
“I have worked with Nancy Estep for over 20 years. She is a pleasant, hard-working leader who is not afraid to take on a challenging project. She is reliable, tireless and a take-charge person who is able to present creative strategies and tactics, and clearly communicate the benefits both up and down the organization chart.”

— J.J. Sorrenti
President Safeguard Business Systems; Former SVP & GM GNC Franchising; Former CEO Huntington Learning Centers
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Our Practices

Human Resources Executive Search

As one of Hunt Scanlon’s HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65, we specialize in the targeted identification, evaluation, and acquisition of high-quality, transformative HR executive talent. Drawing on years of HR experience, we can help you design processes to achieve your business and cultural goals. We are your full-service executive search and talent solutions partner, including consulting support to ensure alignment between 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, taking your organization to the next level and inspiring confidence from your franchisees. 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.


Private Equity Executive Search

Our expertise has earned Blue Rock Search a top 20 ranking on the Forbes listing of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and a place on the Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Recruiting Power 100. We specialize in finding transformative leadership talent for your team and your portfolio companies, all with the necessary skills and vision to drive exceptional growth and strong returns. We prioritize speed, agility, and discretion in a search, and at every step, you’ll reap the benefits of proactive communication, subject matter expertise, and a true partnership approach.


CX Executive Search

People and culture are essential to achieving your organization’s vision, success, and continued growth. You require confident, empathetic decision-makers with functional expertise who can envision and implement strategic plans, contribute to key business priorities, and improve outcomes. With our CX Practice team, you’ll get the expertise you need to build your CX team and transform the customer’s journey into profitable business initiatives.


Higher Education Executive Search

Institutions choose Blue Rock Search for a partner who is highly connected in the higher ed community and well-versed in the nuances of talent acquisition and selection processes. Our search practice uses a performance-based hiring methodology alongside technology and tools designed to accommodate your unique needs to secure preeminent, innovative talent in today’s competitive marketplace. We curate an experience designed to attract dynamic leaders at the director and C-suite levels who can positively impact your academic, enrollment, retention, and advancement goals.



Data & Downloads

HR Compensation Guide

Comprehensive data for HR and

Diversity roles in 6 regions.

Franchise Compensation Guide

Comprehensive data for 10 functional

areas in 18 metropolitan locations

Total Reward Audit Framework

The guide to developing a

best-in-class Total Rewards program.


Get the latest insights to stay on top of trends and plan your talent strategy in Pinnacle.


Blog Posts

Recent Placements

CertaPro Painters

Chief Brand Officer

Shoreline Equity Partners

Human Capital Partner

Front Row (Trivest)

Vice-President of Human Resources

Papa Johns Pizza

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Pet Wants

Brand President


Chief People Officer


Country Ops Manager, Canada


Vice President of Franchise Development


Global Head of Talent Acquisition



PE Power 100

Blue Rock Search is proud to be named to the Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Recruiting Power 100. Hunt Scanlon Media is the most widely-referenced source for information in the human capital sector and private equity is a central area of focus for Hunt Scanlon. Blue Rock’s inclusion on this list acknowledges our demonstrated expertise and in-depth understanding, and that we are a trusted private equity executive search partner for this specialized enterprise category.


Blue Rock Search is proud to be named to the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65.

For over 32 years, Hunt Scanlon’s global news network has shared teh latest news and the top expert commentary with an audience of talent management professionals. Their offerings include dialy newswires, annual leadership and “stateof the industry reports,” market intelligence sector briefings, and a signature Executive Search Review newsletter.

Best Firm

Blue Rock Search is proud to be part of the Sanford Rose Associates network. As a member of the SRA community, Blue Rock Search is part of a global consortium of 200+ search firms from which they can access resources, professional search experts, and a network of consultative support for their clients. Sanford Rose Associates is ranked #20 on the Forbes listing of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and is ranked “10th Largest U.S. Search Firm,” by Executive Search Review.

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.

Associations and Partnerships

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