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

Blue Rock Search Names Leader of Private Equity Practice

Blue Rock Search has appointed Joshua Jones as practice leader for the firm’s growing private equity practice. “Joshua’s invaluable contributions, deep understanding of executive search and private equity sectors, persistent pursuit of excellence, leadership skills, and robust client and candidate relationships, uniquely position him for success as our PE practice leader,” said Ruben Moreno, founder and

Leveraging AI for Executive Search Success

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, the role of executive search firms has never been more critical in helping organizations identify and recruit top-tier leadership talent. The demand for exceptional leaders who possess a unique blend of skills, experience, and cultural fit has intensified, prompting recruiters to explore innovative solutions to stay ahead of the competition.

The Evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Executive Search

Over the past few years, every aspect of the business world has been touched by the growth of the diversity, equity, and inclusion field. As organizations attempt to move towards more expansive definitions of belonging and culture, finding the right leaders is critical for shaping the future, according to Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue

Blue Rock Search Recruits Global Head of DEI for Papa John’s

Blue Rock Search has assisted in the recruitment of Candace Barnes as the new vice president, global head of DEI of Papa John’s. “Blue Rock was pleased to work with Papa Johns on the search to identify their vice president, global head of DEI,” said Ruben Moreno, founder and HR practice leader at Blue Rock Search.

Press Releases

Joshua Jones Named Private Equity Practice Leader at Blue Rock Search

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search announced that Joshua Jones has been named the Practice Leader for the firm’s growing Private Equity Practice. Since joining Blue Rock in early 2018, Joshua has established himself as a key influencer in the executive search community. His insights have been featured in top-tier publications like the Wall Street Journal,

Blue Rock Search Named to Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Recruiting Power 100

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search announced that the firm has been included in the Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Recruiting Power 100. Hunt Scanlon Media is the leader in information on the human capital sector, covering news and sharing expert commentary, globally, on talent management and leadership solutions. Their annual Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list is

Barbara Grubbs Joins Diamond C Trailers as Vice President of HR

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search recently partnered with Diamond C Trailers to place Barbara Grubbs as the company’s new Vice President, Human Resources. Based out of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Diamond C Trailers has been an industry leader in the trailer manufacturing sector since 1985. With over 200 Dealer Partners around North America, Diamond C Trailers offers a robust

Robert Irby Joins Lume Cannabis Co. as Sr. Director of Manufacturing

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Searchrecently partnered with Lume Cannabis Co. to place Robert Irby as the company’s new Senior Director of Manufacturing. Lume is a Michigan-based cannabis company focused on quality from seed-to-sell, with best-in-class grow facilities, an unparalleled variety of products and flower, world-class talent, and a five-star customer experience. It caters to recreational,