About Us

Blue Rock Search is an MBE Certified, minority-owned executive search firm. As a member of the SRA Network, we are also 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 (4) distinct practice areas – Human Resources, Franchising , Customer Experience, and Higher Education. Blue Rock’s processes, technology, tools, and search methodology are designed to flex to the unique needs of each of our highly valued clients.

Relationships, executive search expertise, and experience management are at the core of our success. Our founding partners are recognized thought leaders in their functional verticals and together have more than 50 years combined experience in their respective practice areas. While our primary goal is to assist our clients in attracting and hiring leaders that make a positive difference in organizational culture and business results, we believe it is also essential to provide clients/candidates with an exceptional experience.

If you are interested in building a relationship with a search partner that can help you find the people who will make a difference in your organization, you can connect with us at 941.952.955 / http://www.bluerocksearch.com.

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Blue Rock Search is an executive search firm specializing in the targeted identification, evaluation, and acquisition of high quality, passive, talent. Their systems, processes, and tools are designed to flex to the unique needs and expectations of any search and to fill critical roles quickly.

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The Blue Rock Search Experience is a highly methodical and time-tested process grounded on continuous stakeholder engagement.

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News Briefings

The Role of Values-Based Hiring in Talent Attraction and Retention

Today’s employees are more concerned than ever with aligning their work lives and their personal beliefs. This shift has given rise to a trend of values-based hiring, which can help to attract like-minded talent while increasing retention rates, according to a recent report from Blue Rock Search’s Ruben Moreno. “June is home to both Pride Month and

How Recruiters Facilitate Founder-PE Firm Agreements When Sourcing New Talent

In the high-stakes world of private equity acquisitions, aligning the strategic visions of PE firms and the founders of the companies they acquire is pivotal for achieving aggressive growth targets and operational excellence. However, this alignment often encounters its first significant hurdle regarding talent acquisition—a critical component for scaling operations and enhancing value, according to

Blue Rock Search Appoints Director of Business Development

Blue Rock Search has expanded with the addition of Madison Rountree as director of business development. “Blue Rock Search is delighted to welcome Madison Rountree to our team,” said Ruben Moreno, HR & diversity practice leader of Blue Rock Search. “Madison brings considerable experience in business development and client outreach, as well as a growth mindset

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments for 2023

2023 was a challenging year of many sectors. But it was also a year when the best recruiting leaders stepped up their game. Across the board, from non-profits, universities, and even the royal family, to start-ups, the Fortune 500, and PE-backed companies, top leaders were in high demand to help guide organizations through formidable challenges

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Blue Rock Search Announces the Release of the 2024 HR Compensation Mid-Year Report

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is thrilled to announce the release of its 2024 HR Compensation Mid-Year Report, in collaboration with Paidwell. The 2024 HR Compensation Mid-Year Report includes coast-to-coast data for six different regions and 18 unique metropolitan areas. Blue Rock’s HR and Recruiting specialists and Paidwell’s Compensation and Technology professionals have worked together to provide comparative compensation data

Ruben Moreno to Moderate Session at Private Equity Talent Forum

Sarasota, FL—Blue Rock Search is pleased to announce that Ruben Moreno, founding partner and Private Equity Practice Leader, will moderate a session at the upcoming PE Operating Partners Talent Forum: Designing a New Talent Playbook for Growth. Hosted by Hunt Scanlon Media, the forum focuses on the critical role that the Operating Partner plays in operational improvements, talent

Ian Poole Joins Subway as Vice President of Development, North America

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to have partnered with Subway to place Ian Poole as the company’s new Vice President of Development for North America. Subway is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant brands, serving freshly made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, salads and bowls to millions of guests, across over 100 countries in more than

Madison Rountree Joins Blue Rock Search as Director of Business Development

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to announce that Madison Rountree has joined the Blue Rock team as a Director of Business Development. Rountree joins Blue Rock following a role at Vista Title and Escrow, where she served as the Sales Manager and oversaw the company’s Business Development Team. She led the conceptualization and execution of


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Tech Driven Operations: Elevating Your Franchise Strategy
The Importance of Personalizing the Customer Experience
How Today’s CEOs Are Planning for Workplace Culture Shifts
Generations in the Workplace: Who They Are and What They Want
Shades of a Conversation: DEI Past, Present, and Future
The Mediator’s Playbook: How Executive Recruiters Facilitate Founder-PE Firm Agreements when Sourcing New Talent
Transforming Workplaces: The CHRO’s Role in Mental Health Advocacy
What to Know About HR Technology and Recruiting in 2024
Three Companies Leading the Way with Gender-Diverse Hiring
Augmented Reality: Enhancing the Customer Experience
Adapting Talent Attraction Strategies in Private Equity: Navigating a Climate of Ample Capital, Salary Stabilization, and Longer-Term Commitment Expectations
Harnessing High-Tech Solutions for Franchise Success
Strategic HR Analytics: Enhancing Total Rewards for Maximum Impact
Pros and Cons of Return to Office: What CHROs Should Keep in Mind
Higher Education and Compensation in 2024
The New Food Franchise Frontier: The Ghost Kitchen
Heads Up, Franchises: Minimum Wage Hikes Are Here
Looking into the HR Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead for Leaders and Organizations
‘Lazy Girl Jobs’: On Burnout and Stereotypes
Strategic Hiring: Pinpointing the Right Traits for Enrollment Leadership in Higher Ed
Strategic HR Analytics: Enhancing Total Rewards for Maximum Impact
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