Clare Cizek


Clare Cizek is a Partner based in the Twin Cities for DHR International.

Clare has over 30 years of experience working at top-ranked global, national, and single office boutique retained executive search firms. In addition, she spent five years leading corporate talent acquisition and leadership development at two public companies. As a seasoned search expert, she has completed over 400 retained executive searches covering the gamut of industries and functions. Her clients are primarily Minnesota based organizations from a variety of sectors. She has placed leaders from the CEO/Executive Director/Superintendent to the Chief Functional Officer/ VP levels for HR, Talent, Finance, IT, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Service, Operations, Engineering, Technology, R&D, Supply Chain & Procurement.

Before joining DHR International in 2011, Clare spent twenty-three years conducting retained searches with Twin Cities based retained executive search firms including early career training at KPMG International. Clare’s corporate career included leading talent acquisition at Apache Corporation, formerly based in Minneapolis and serving in training and leadership development at Honeywell. This blend of consulting and corporate experiences enables her to quickly understand what type of leader clients are seeking and effectively guide clients, candidates, and search teams through a complex and thorough search process.

Clare has particularly strong expertise recruiting executives to relocate and successfully onboard into client headquarters in the Twin Cities. Clare earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She served a three-year term on the Minnesota Dance Theatre & Dance Institute Board. She served several years as an ad-hoc career consultant to graduate students at the University of Minnesota. She is currently a member of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. Clare and her husband are long term residents of St. Paul, Minnesota and active members of their communities.

  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Onboarding