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.

Solutions And Expertise

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
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Franchising
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

How Diversity Initiatives Have Become More Prevalent

There is a quiet revolution taking place that is affecting every company that is looking for transformational leadership. So what is that revolution? Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue Rock Search, explains that one in which candidates are saying: “I am no longer going to take full responsibility for moving a company’s DEI initiatives forward.

The Benefits of Having a Diverse Skill-Set

Regardless of industry, size, or goals, every organization will face its own set of ongoing challenges, from new competitors and market fluctuations, to media scrutiny, to evolving technologies. A leadership team and board that embraces a diverse combination of skill-sets and perspectives is better equipped to navigate challenges as they arise. A recent analysis by

Blue Rock Search Recruits VP of Global Talent Acquisition for LiveRamp

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive, and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

Looking into the HR Crystal Ball

2022 is halfway over, so it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of the predictions Blue Rock Search made when the year first started. How are the year’s biggest workplace trends playing out so far? Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue Rock Search, joins Hunt Scanlon Media to lay it all out.

Press Releases

CXPA Welcomes Blue Rock Search as a Partner

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to announce the firm has partnered with the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) to provide career-enhancing resources for CXPA members. The first joint project is the “Guide to Developing CX Job Descriptions,” providing in-depth information on five CX positions. The second collaboration is a compensation guide for positions in the

Hunt Scanlon’s 2022 Top 40 Global Search Firms

Congratulations are in order! Sanford Rose Associates is honored to be named in Hunt Scanlon’s 2022 Top 40 Global Search Firms! The annual list recognizes the best search firms across the globe, and SRA is delighted to be included among such remarkable company. Blue Rock Search is a member of the SRA network and honored to share

Blue Rock Search Sponsors Hunt Scanlon DE&I Conference

Blue Rock Search is pleased to be one of the sponsors of Hunt Scanlon’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference this fall. Proud Sponsor The conference will convene hundreds of talented business professionals in one place to discuss the ongoing impact of the Great Resignation, the central role of DE&I efforts, how DE&I is transforming the

Cleveland A. Jackson Joins Xavier University of Louisiana as Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is proud to have partnered with Xavier University of Louisiana to place Cleveland A. “Tony” Jackson as the University’s new Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, Catholic HBCU in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1925 by Katharine Drexel, Xavier University is the


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Recent Blogs:
Customer Experience and Branding
Quiet Quitting: How Franchises Can React
Edu-Tate: A Positive and Impactful Experience
Are You Recruiting from the Right Talent Pools?
The Future of Hybrid Work
The State of CX in 2022
The Talent Attraction & Retention Trinity: Culture, Compensation, and Career
Three Areas Where Training Pays Off for Customer-Facing Franchise Employees
Competing with Multiple Brands
Building a World-Class Team in a Work Anywhere World
Can You Facilitate a DEI Initiative Without a Dedicated Department Head?
Equity Issues: A Conversation with Esther Aguilera
The Talent You Need for Crisis Leadership in Higher Ed
The Pop-Up Office and Corporate Culture
Unionization: What Franchises Should Know
Recruiting for Higher Ed in Rural America
The Talent You Need for Crisis Leadership
UPDATE: Looking into the HR Crystal Ball
Generations in the Workplace: What to Know
Should Your Next Vice President of Enrollment Understand the Online Education World?
What Companies Should Know About Custodial and Single Dads
Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion Through Pride Month and Beyond
CX in Manufacturing: How Diamond C Trailers is Taking a Leadership Role
What New College Grads Really Want
Game Changer Strategy: Transform Your Organization with the Right Customer Experience (CX) Leader
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
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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