executive searches

Real Recruiting for Non-profits, Foundations and Businesses

Expert Executive recruiting in Colorado and beyond

Our approach is simple and thorough, disciplined and adaptable. Our executive search process is grounded in best practice but is not cookie cutter. We work with you to understand the unique needs of your organization and stakeholders to design a process and source the best possible candidates. We aren’t a corporate firm, which allows us to conduct searches with a personal touch.

We tap into our deep roots in Colorado and our broad network of leaders across the US. We know that database searches, job boards and eblasts aren’t sufficient.  We thrive real recruiting, which means research, legwork and actively pursing our referral network to find a candidate pool that will leave you answering the tough question… how do I pick just one?

OUr process for success

7 Keys to Sucessful Executive Searches

  • Local-focus with a national reach
  • Confidential search capability
  • Powerful assessment tools
  • Smart strategy for building a diverse and inclusive candidate pool
  • Ability to secure candidates focused on mission not compensation
  • Scale and complexity expertise 
  • Track record of success
A few of our Recent clients

“White River Strategy has earned my respect as a stand-out partner for our searches and recruiting efforts.  I highly recommend that anyone considering a high-level, strategic, confidential search invest some time getting to know this firm – they will not disappoint. Those seeking cookie cutter, formulaic approaches should look elsewhere.”

Katie Kramer, President & CEO, Boettcher Foundation

“As a former candidate in a search White River Strategy lead, I am impressed by their level of communication, strategy, and confidentiality. At no point was I wondering what was next or left with unanswered questions about the position, organization, or process. I appreciated working with them and believe they are a cut above the rest.”

Kristin Todd, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

How we get the job done

Our team uses a proven methodology to deliver seamless, workflow-driven talent acquisition strategies that help you secure the right talent quickly and effectively. WRS is committed to working alongside you to meet your needs. Prior to the launch of a talent search, we collaborate with key stakeholders to understand the cultural and strategic context of the organization, outline the job description and candidate profile, and create a customized process for identifying, attracting, and retaining the ideal candidate.

Our work isn’t complete when a candidate is identified. We are committed to supporting you through the entire onboarding process from offer negotiation, to a robust onboarding strategy, to transition coaching.

Within each stage of the search process, we create a customized work plan and approach based on the needs of your organization.

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