Blue Rock was founded in 2015 when Nancy, Ruben, and Chris met in a small Sarasota conference room they rented by the hour. They all had experience both in the business world and in recruiting. Ruben managed HR teams in large corporate environments for globally recognized brands for many years. Almost a decade earlier, Chris had enjoyed a successful career as a chef before switching to executive recruiting. In addition to owning several business services companies, Nancy was also an expert in franchising.
Their combined experience covered a range of corporate operational standards, efficiencies, shaping corporate culture, and entrepreneurship. More importantly, they shared a vision of creating a trusted partner for clients through executive search.
Blue Rock Search is committed to being a trusted partner that clients can trust to represent their organization professionally and within a framework of trust, mutuality, and commitment.
Our firm establishes trust by representing clients professionally and acting in their best interests at all times. We demonstrate mutuality by operating transparently and aligning Blue Rock’s goals with those of our partners. Building strong, long-term relationships with our clients in pursuit of their cultural and business objectives.
The decision to form Blue Rock Search was followed by another major decision to join Sanford Rose Associates (SRA), Executive Search Review ranked us as the 10th largest U.S. search firm. As part of the SRA network, we have access to systems, professional search experts, and a network of consultative support.
The three-person team that opened Blue Rock Search has grown tremendously over the years. Our company is MBE certified and focuses on executive recruitment in four areas: Human Resources, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education. With offices in Sarasota, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as recruiters working virtually around the country, we provide recruiting and staffing services to clients of all sizes around the world.
We value trust, mutuality, commitment, and lasting relationships at Blue Rock, no matter where we are located.
Blue Rock Search (bluerocksearch.com) is an MBE-certified, minority-owned executive search firm that identifies, assesses, and places high-impact leaders. In their four dedicated practices: HR/Diversity, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education Executive Search, their founding partners bring over 75 years of direct, relevant search experience. In order to meet any search’s unique needs and expectations, Blue Rock’s agile service delivery model flexes to meet those needs and expectations quickly. A successful search and strong client relationships begin with the “Relationships Built to Last” philosophy of Blue Rock Search. The Blue Rock Search (bluerocksearch.com) firm is an MBE-certified, minority-owned executive search firm that identifies, assesses, and places high-impact leaders.
Together, their founding partners bring over 75 years of direct, relevant search experience to their four dedicated practices: HR/Diversity, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education Executive Search. In addition to meeting any search’s unique needs and expectations, Blue Rock’s agile service delivery model is designed to fill critical roles quickly. Blue Rock Search believes the starting point for a successful search and strong client relationships is its “Relationships Built to Last” philosophy.