Blue Rock Search

Colin Boggess

Managing Director, Executive Search

As Managing Director, Executive Search, Colin’s primary focus is shepherding the search process – from intake call to candidate placement. He partners closely with our clients to ensure that Blue Rock’s assigned search team is fully aligned with their vision for the role and is delivering quality results at every step of the process.

With 4+ years’ experience in talent sourcing, market research, and recruiting operations, Colin brings an understanding and appreciation of the technical side of search. Throughout his time at Blue Rock, he has been instrumental in developing and implementing much of the process, infrastructure, tools, and tech that now define and differentiate how Blue Rock executes search. Colin was also a key partner in transforming our employer branding and recruitment marketing efforts, including building and operationalizing the Spec Sheet, a cornerstone of every retained search.

Despite his technical skillsets and contributions, it’s the softer side of search that most authentically aligns with Colin. The relationships, the communication, the partnership. His goal is to “humanize search” – to establish with every client and candidate a foundation of trust, respect, accountability, and open dialogue. Colin believes these ingredients are essential if we want to not only execute successful search but also provide an experience that inspires long-term partnership and friendship. 

Prior to Blue Rock Search, Colin was an HR Specialist for Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization. Supporting 1600+ employees across 60 locations, Colin counseled 110+ people leaders on all HR matters, with a strong focus on culture/engagement, employee relations, performance management, and HR compliance.

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Get to know Colin

Having spent much of his twenties as a farmer/rancher and wilderness guide, Colin has a special connection to nature and love of outdoor activities. When he’s able to disconnect, he enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. He also likes gardening, making music, boxing, and investing.

 

When asked what he would do if he was given unlimited resources, Colin shared that “I’d buy a large tract of land, then recruit innovative farmers/ranchers, environmental engineers, botanists/scientists, artisans/craftsmen, homesteaders, primitive/pioneer skills experts, nature-based educators, etc. to live on the land and develop a closed-loop, self-sufficient demonstration farm and intentional community. This Farm Community would serve as an experimental model and research/education center for regenerative agriculture; decentralized, just, artisanal economies; rural arts & culture; and appropriate technologies.”

Fun Facts About Colin

Colin's Charity of Choice

“Sticking to my hometown roots, I’ve chosen Roanoke, Virginia-based LEAP (Local Environmental Agriculture Project) as the 501(c)3 non-profit to which I’d like Blue Rock to donate. As someone who passionately committed much of his twenties to regenerative farming and ranching, I support and believe in LEAP’s mission “to nurture healthy communities and resilient local food systems” through connecting the local farmers, food producers, culinary entrepreneurs and community members.”

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