Cornerstone Search is a goto resource for early stage and emerging software companies. Focused on sales and executive talent acquisition Since 1996, Cornerstone has been a trusted recruiting partners to many of the fastest growing software companies and VC firms across the world.

Helping to put in place key executives (CRO/VP of sales) to the first Account Executive and pre-sales person in the company or region. Sales leaders and Human Resources trust us to get the cultural as well as the technical fit and chose Cornerstone when quality is a critical factor.


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Change can be hard, and not every company handles it well. Sales targets and commission structures start moving. Long term customers go out of business. Whatever your reason for reaching out to us, know that we understand. There is no better time to have a professional recruiter on your side.

We’ll take the time to speak with you to learn what your background holds. what type of role you want, your strengths and weaknesses, and what type of environment will suit your personality and success correctly. We never send people out on interviews just to send them out. Our time and yours are too valuable to waste.

One guarantee we can make for all candidates. We don’t put you in front of a company we wouldn’t want to work for.

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We design a specific, targeted plan for each and every search assignment we accept. We then conduct extensive research to uncover potential candidates. Once we identify great talent, we make contact with them on a direct, personal basis. After thorough interviewing, we present you with only a few highly qualified people. You interview and decide, while we standby with expert advice and counsel. It’s your decision, but we’re available to help.

If you need the step-by-step details of our process, give me a call and I can talk you through it.

For you, this couldn’t be easier. We listen and deliver.

You tell us exactly what you are looking for and what  you need  accomplished  to be successful within your organization. We work with the hiring managers and Internal staff for the smoothest process possible. Then you worry about your strategic objectives, and leave me to find the rainmaker you need. When we show you the best, you talk to them, and decide who you like. We keep the process to a minimum, maximizing your time and our value.

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6 Critical Factors for Selecting the Right Executive Search Firm 

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. Whether you are bolstering your C-suite to support continued success and growth or seeking executives to help redefine your strategy in the face of change, you need an executive search firm that can connect you with leading-edge talent. A new report from The Bowdoin Group and

Executive Recruiters Weigh in On a Biden Presidency

The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the Presidency promises significant change in Washington, D.C. for the next four years. Many questions remain about whether the incoming administration will be able to achieve its agenda, for better or worse, depending on one’s outlook – and the results of two Senate races still to be

Cornerstone Search Associates Launches Service to Assist Companies Seeking Funding

Cornerstone Search, a partner to software / SAAS firms for the past 25 years, has launched Cornerstone Venture Capital Partners. The new platform “was set up to help our emerging software companies land needed funding, bridge loans or debit equity to extend rounds via our network of venture capital and private equity firms,” said founder Rich Rosen.

Americans Continue to File for Unemployment In Big Numbers 

The Labor Department reported this morning that 881,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. This exceeds analyst expectations and marks the lowest weekly total since the pandemic began. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a total of 950,000. Nevertheless, the latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market The

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Cornerstone Search Partners with Mike Brodsky to Help Place IT Candidates

(Dec. 8, 2020) Cornerstone Search Associates, a partner to software/SAAS firms for the past 25 years, has partnered with Mike Brodsky to assist placing IT candidates within an organization. Rich Rosen, founder of Cornerstone, has been instrumental in helping companies grow their software ales departments. Forbes has rated the executive recruiting firm in the top

Cornerstone Named One of Forbes Top 50 Executive Recruiting Firms

Cornerstone Search, an executive search firm dedicated for early stage and emerging software companies, has been named to Forbes list of top 50 executive recruiting firms for 2020. Focused on sales and executive talent acquisition since 1996, Cornerstone has been a trusted recruiting partner to many of the fastest growing software companies and venture capital firms


“On more than one occasion Rich has helped me find great employment opportunities that fit my skills and professional goal.s. Without a doubt he is the finest recruiter that I have ever worked with. He has never come to me with opportunities that weren’t a good fit. Rich what great at keeping me informed and providing valuable insight throughout the interview process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to be placed and also to any company looking to hire quality people” – James Philpott, Senior Sales Executive, JAGGAER

“Have worked with Rich for many years and he has a solid reputation and track record of finding great talent that stays, produces, and adds value in the short and long term. His process is very good and contractually he is very easy to work with. Would gladly recommend him without hesitation” – Chuck Daymude, Regional Vice President of Sales, SightCall

“Rich is one of the best recruiters that I have worked with over my 20+ year career. Rich is a true professional who works to find the right person for the right role every time. Rich’s deep network of connections helps find the right people and the right positions for those needing assistance. I highly recommend working with Rich if you are looking for a new employee or a new role” – Joe Lazewski, Head of Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications, JAGGAER

“I recently reached out to Rich about a role at a company he was well connected in. He told me I wasn’t a good fit and gave me some candid feedback about my LinkedIn profile and resume. I applied Rich’s recommendations and got a few unsolicited requests to interview. As a result, I accepted a role at my current company. I appreciated his time, candor and counsel. As a result, I highly recommend Rich, whether you are an employee or employer” – Mark Pendergast, Sales Director, Zappix

“I strongly recommend Rich Rosen to any software professional that is looking to step up their game from a career and earnings perspective. Rich clearly enabled me to break through the glass ceiling laid upon me by my previous giant telecom employer and matched me with the hottest Global pioneering company in the AR/VR tech space! Go to www.cornerstonesearch.com now to see for yourself!” – Jay Cantwell, Consultant, CanCorp

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