Blue Rock Search

Ruben Moreno

Founder and HR & Diversity Executive Search Practice Leader

Ruben is a Founding Member of Blue Rock Search and leads the Blue Rock HR Executive Search practice specializing in the identification, assessment, recruitment, and onboarding of Chief HR Officers and their teams. As a subject matter expert and highly specialized executive recruiter, Ruben has been dedicated to partnering with his clients to identify, assess, and recruit the best Human Resources leadership talent available for over 15 years. He has helped place hundreds of HR professionals and built deep relationships within the HR Executive community across multiple industry verticals. His clients consider him a trusted partner who takes the time to understand their business and add value beyond executive search.


Ruben also has extensive experience in the design and implementation of recruiting systems, processes, and tools and has worked directly with multiple clients to develop and implement “fit for purpose” talent solutions. Sample work in this area includes: execution of a Talent availability study of five targeted US cities; working with a North American TA leader to build out organizational/staffing plans; providing Interim Global Staffing leadership for a high-growth client; and working abroad as the on-the-ground HR/TA integration resource for a global acquisition.


Prior to entering the world of executive search, Ruben held multiple senior-level HR leadership roles for several well-known Fortune 500 organizations.

Get to know Ruben

Ruben is a jazz fan spending several weekends a year hitting regional Jazz festivals and regularly enjoying jazz clubs in Knoxville. He enjoys traveling with his son, often making their way to a cozy cabin in the woods in the nearby mountains in Tennessee.  

Ruben’s go-to relaxation is a being lost in a good book sitting in a lounge chair by the pool. If he could spend the rest of his days on the white sands of Siesta Key Beach with a stack of Grisham books by his side, he would. Ruben loves Puerto Rican food and a good cigar. In retirement, Ruben hopes to teach part time on a University campus.

Ruben lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his son Luke. 

Fun Facts About Ruben

Ruben's Charity of Choice

“I have a personal passion for this organization that is proactively linking the Latino community in East TN with educational, civic, & economic opportunities in the area. Centro Hispano offers a unique focus on enabling Latinos to positively impact their communities. “

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