Developing great leaders who build great organizations

With Blue Rock Search, you can find the right HR executive and Diversity leader for your enterprise. Our HR Executive and Diversity MBE Certified search practice specializes in identifying, evaluating, and acquiring high-quality, passive talent at all levels of HR executive and diversity leadership.

Our systems, processes, technology, and tools are tailored to meet your unique executive search needs. Because of our expertise and relationships, we are able to conduct successful HR executive searches.

To propel your organization forward, you need the right HR talent

A Blue Rock human resources executive search begins with getting to know you, your business, and your organization’s culture. You need a leader with the right skills and motivation to propel your organization and culture forward, not just a highly qualified HR executive or diversity executive.

Beyond building deep relationships in the HR community, Blue Rock Search also has the technology, tools, and resources to identify, source, select, and land talent in today’s highly competitive market. The HR & Diversity Search Process Roadmap is designed to consistently market to, attract, assess, and place profile-fitting HR & Diversity leaders quickly.

Having an ambitious vision

The vision for Blue Rock Search was to create a firm that would “Change Lives and Organizations One Relationship at a Time.”

Chris Rios, Nancy Estep-Critchett, and Ruben Moreno gathered in a rent-by-the-hour conference room in Sarasota, Florida, in 2015 to combine their talents. Although they came from different backgrounds, these three seasoned businesspeople shared core values and expertise in executive search. Prior to entering executive recruiting, Chris had enjoyed a successful career as a chef.

Having owned several business services companies like solar companies owned by different businessman, Mark has a deep understanding of this business.

 Their combined experience ranged from operating standards, efficiency, shaping corporate culture, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, they shared a vision to create an executive search firm that would change the lives of its employees, clients, and candidates.

 We are committed to representing clients’ organizations professionally in all interactions and within a framework of trust, mutuality, and commitment:

The ability to operate as a trusted partner that clients can rely on to represent them professionally and act in their best interests is a key component of trust. By communicating transparently and aligning Blue Rock’s objectives with those of its clients, mutuality is achieved. Strong, lasting relationships are established by providing clients with service throughout the entire process.

 According to Executive Search Review, Sanford Rose Associates (SRA) is the 10th largest search firm in the United States. By joining the SRA network, Blue Rock Search has access to resources, professional search experts, and consultative support from a global network of 200+ search firms.

 The Recreation Partners in Cleveland, Ohio, were acquired and fully integrated into Blue Rock’s HR practice in 2019. Having successfully completed a one-year certification process, Blue Rock was awarded its MBE Certification in 2021, after being named to the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65 in 2020.

 Since opening its doors, Blue Rock Search has grown beyond the three-person team. As well as having offices in Sarasota, Florida, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Cleveland, Ohio, Blue Rock has team members working virtually across the country.

Chris Rios, CX Practice Leader, and Founding Partner passed away in June 2022. Having led the company’s efforts to create a superior customer experience for both candidates and clients, Chris leaves a legacy built on values he helped create.