Blue Rock Search

Executive Recruiting Expertise in Private Equity, HR, Franchise, Higher Education, and CX

Blue Rock Search finds transformational leaders to drive performance and build your culture.

"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 and the Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Power 100.  We specialize in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of executives across five distinct practice areas: Private Equity, Human Resources and Diversity, Franchise, Higher Education, and CX.

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.

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 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.

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.

Our Practices

Our expertise has earned Blue Rock Search a place on the Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list – Hunt Scanlon’s annual roundup of the top executive search firms serving the private equity sector. We specialize in finding transformative and diverse talent for your team and your portfolio companies, all with the necessary skills and vision to drive exceptional growth and strong returns. Blue Rock PE clients who partner with our dedicated team get the benefit of our team’s broad reach and extensive knowledge of the sector across multiple industries. Our proven search process quickly connects our PE clients with profile fitting talent. If you are looking for discretion, speed, and agility in a search, we’ve got it covered, and through every step of every search, you’ll reap the benefits of proactive communication, subject matter expertise, and a true partnership approach.

HR & Diversity Executive 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.

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 academic, enrollment, retention, and advancement goals.

CX Executive Search

People and culture are essential to achieving your organization’s vision, success, and continued growth. The CX 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 CX team and transform the customer’s journey into profitable business initiatives.

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

Recent News

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