About Us

Blue Rock Search is a 100% minority/female-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 75 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.

  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Recruitment Research
  • All Industries
  • BioTechnology
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Franchising
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

Curating an Exceptional Culture 

Culture is what draws individuals to an organization, and it is the glue that, more often than not, keeps them there. More simply put, culture is why people join and it’s why they stay. Culture is a mindset, rooted in a philosophy. It’s mission in action. “Every organization has a culture. It exists in the

Blue Rock Acquires ReCreation’s Executive Search Practice 

Blue Rock Search has acquired ReCreation’s human resources executive search practice. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ReCreation’s consulting practice will remain an independent entity, separate from Blue Rock Search. Founded in 2008, ReCreation’s executive search practice has built relationships with an impressive client list, including Amazon, Oshkosh, Fluke Networks, Charles Schwab, Spectrum

Evolving the Conversation Around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are three concepts that are connected but not interchangeable, which is why it is important to touch on all three, according to Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue Rock Search. “Diversity is about heterogeneity, where a group intentionally has many different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences,” Mr. Moreno said. “Equity is an

Corporate Culture and Performance: What CEOs Need to Know

Every company, organization and team has a unique culture, characterized by a specific set of behaviors, and performance expectations. While a few norms are defined and documented, many in fact are “tribal rules” established and reinforced through informal channels, according to a new report by Blue Rock Search. “Leadership has a responsibility to proactively establish,

Press Releases

Blue Rock Search Announces MBE Certification

(May 10, 2022) Blue Rock Search, LLC is proud to announce its recent Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification for NAICS Code 561312. To be certified, Blue Rock had to fulfill the rigorous requirements set forth by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, where Blue Rock maintains its corporate headquarters. Blue Rock is 100% minority/female-owned.

Hunt Scanlon Media Releases 2022 DE&I Report

(April 29, 2022) Ruben Moreno, Founder and HR/Higher Education Practice Leader at Blue Rock Search, is one of the HR experts featured in Hunt Scanlon Media’s 2022 DE&I Report, “Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace. The report focuses on the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in building teams, particularly at the executive level, and

Carrie E. Glass Joins Xavier University of Louisiana as the New Director of Financial Aid

(March 2022) Blue Rock Search is proud to have partnered with Xavier University of Louisiana to place Carrie E. Glass, M.Ed., as the institution’s new Director of Financial Aid. Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, Catholic HBCU in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1925 by Sister Katharine Drexel, this prestigious institution is the nation’s only

All Things Considered CX Podcast Features Blue Rock Search’s Christopher Rios

(Jan. 2022) Christopher Rios, Founder and CX Practice Leader at Blue Rock Search, was recently featured on an episode of the podcast All Things Considered CX with Bob Azman. Chris discussed a variety of HR and CX issues, from the Great Resignation to CX trends and the challenges in finding a great CXO. Throughout the


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Recent Blogs:
X-ray Searches: The Secret to Uncovering Specialized Candidates
5 Potential Barriers Stopping Moms from Returning to Work
The Growing Focus on Corporate Communications within HR: An Interview with Amy Flood, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer at Corcept Therapeutics
Environmental Factors Impacting Talent Acquisition
The Emergence of the Franchise Development Officer (FDO)
Microsoft Report Reveals Key Takeaways for Human Resources Professionals
Total Rewards in Today’s Terms
Using Scenario Analysis as Part of the Higher Education Executive Search Process
Why CX Leaders Should Care About Blockchain
Women in the Workforce in 2022
Curating an Exceptional Culture
Economic News: What Job Growth Means for Franchising
Black Entrepreneurs We Admire and Celebrate
The Increasingly Important Role of the CX Analyst
Three Steps to Take to Win in the Great Resignation
Looking into the HR Crystal Ball: 2022 Predictions from Blue Rock Search
Boomerang Employees: Views from Three Franchise Leaders
Why Your Next VP of Enrollment Needs a Deep Understanding of Finances
Evaluating Wages and Lost Opportunities: A Skill Every Franchise Owner Needs to Succeed in Tight Labor Markets
The Growing Role of the Latinx Community in the Economy
Building the Right Enrollment Management Team
Adjusting Strategies for Today’s Labor Market
Spotlight: Centro Hispano de East Tennessee
Spotlight: Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Franchise Staffing Strategies in a New Market
Recruiting Top Talent in Technology Industries – Four Factors to Consider
The Right Customer Experience Leader Can Positively Impact Your Business
What the 2020 Census Statistics Reveal for the Future of Recruiting
Corporate Culture and Performance: What CEOs Need to Know
[UPDATE] Looking into the HR Crystal Ball: 2021 Predictions from Blue Rock Search
The Economy – How It Is Playing Out for the Franchise World
HR Leaders – Get Ready for Questions, Quagmires, and an Unprecedented Opportunity to Build Competitive Advantage
Is Chief Experience Officer the Right Career for You?
New Report: The Incentives That Might Bring America’s Workers Back to the Office
[UPDATE] Looking into the HR Crystal Ball: 2021 Predictions from Blue Rock Search
Your DE&I Journey – HR’s Role in Eliminating Bias in the Hiring Process
How to Approach Hiring an HR Executive Search Firm
When Your Employment Brand Doesn’t Match Your Market Brand – What Happens? 
Sustainability and Human Resources Executive Search Recruiting
How to Improve Your Team Dynamics Through Psychology – 10/29/20
Essential Leadership Soft Skills – 10/22/20
How to Optimize Your Return to the Office – 10/15/20
Best Practices to Improve Work Relationships – 10/8/20
How Employee Experience and Customer Experience are Intertwined – 10/1/20
How Company Culture Can Improve Your Franchise – 9/24/20