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.

  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Recruitment Research
  • All Industries
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  • 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 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.

Blue Rock Search Seeks Provost for Linfield University

Blue Rock Search has been selected by Linfield University to lead its search for a new provost. The provost serves as the chief academic officer for the university, including its three colleges, and provides academic leadership, guidance, resources, and bridges between the academic and student affairs units on campus to create an integrated student experience.

Blue Rock Search Partners with White Drive North America

Blue Rock Search has been selected to handle recruitment process outsourcing for White Drive North America. “Blue Rock is proud to partner with White Drive as their RPO services provider,” said Ruben Moreno, founder and HR practice leader at Blue Rock Search. “Our approach is designed to make the whole recruiting process, from position opening

Targeting the Right Talent Pools

Whether you call it the Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle, or any of the many names given to the COVID-era hiring woes, the fact remains that hiring in the CX world is tough these days. Competition for talent is intense, employees are changing their priorities, and the result is a frustratingly large number of job

Press Releases

Matthew Ashabranner Joins PPG as Global Learning & Development Leader

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to have partnered with PPG to place Matthew Ashabranner as the company’s new Global Learning & Development Leader. PPG is a Fortune 200 company with 52,000 employees in more than 75 countries, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. The company’s dedicated teams

Brad Guy Joins Shoreline Equity Partners as Human Capital Partner

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search was pleased to have partnered with Shoreline Equity Partners to place Brad Guy as the firm’s new human capital partner. Shoreline Equity Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on actively partnering with leading management teams to create “win-win” propositions for shareholders, employees, customers, vendors, and communities. With over

Basant Pandey Joins Cummins as Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search was pleased to have partnered with Cummins to place Basant Pandey as the company’s new global head of talent acquisition. Cummins, Inc. is a global power leader committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity. Its complementary business segments design, manufacture,

Rob McClenaghan Joins Parker Hannifin as Corporate Human Resources Manager

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search was pleased to have partnered with Parker Hannifin to place Rob McClenaghan as a corporate human resources manager. Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Its


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