You asked, we listened!

We are proud to introduce our new sister division Acumen Talent Search to serve mid-level managers and professionals.
We bring our in-depth market knowledge, customized candidate search process
and relationship-based approach to achieve a cultural fit that meets and exceeds expectations.

Why Acumen

Acumen Talent Search

For Employers

Experience Cultural Fit That Meets and Exceeds Hiring Expectations.

We are the go-to recruiters when you want the right person! Our commitment to you is to narrow the field and focus on finding the best candidates for your openings. We spend hours in interviews and selection so we do not waste your time sending candidates that are not a fit.

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Acumen Talent Search

For Candidates

Our best friends are hiring managers of different sizes and industries.

We are committed to helping our candidates find the best match for their skills. By providing strategic consultations, we identify the steps necessary to advance you toward your ultimate career goals.

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About UsExperience Our Management Consulting Approach

Acumen is Portland’s premiere recruiting and executive search agency with a global reach. With local offices in Oregon, we have been fast expanding to serve Washington and California. Since 2007, we have been helping Oregon executives and hiring managers to build a better company from the inside out, finding the right executives, directors and now managers and professionals.

We know the time value of money and make sure we respect your time by delivering quality (not quantity) candidates. Our approach is consultative and we develop a thorough understanding of the organization in order to find candidates you wouldn’t find through customary sources.

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Our Amazing TeamWe believe that all great companies start with great people.Over the course of 7 years, we've built a successful team of consultants who are ready to help you build yours.

Suzanne Hanifin

Suzanne Hanifin

After working for both large and small regional recruiting firms, Suzanne decided to build her own boutique search firm, with a non-traditional model promoting a family culture.

A matchmaker for candidates and great companies, Suzanne thrives on making connections.

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

Karen leads the Acumen Talent Search division. She is instrumental in partnering with and helping companies find professionals who will both fit the company culture and excel in their role.

Her passion is helping people, both professionally and in her community.

Amanda Szeto

Amanda Szeto

Amanda’s values, goals, and passion for making a difference and affecting change, make her a perfect fit at ATS.

Her outgoing nature and aptitude for working with a diverse set of people are what gravitated her toward recruiting.

News & Events

Portland is a big small town, and we are the recruiters who understand the quirks of the local job market and talent.
We are actively involved with our community as volunteers, sponsors and often are invited to speak in workshops and events. Stop by and say hello!

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TestimonialsHear what our clients and candidates have to say about us!

"Suzanne and the staff at Acumen are a delight to work with. I am impressed with their ability to ask the right questions in order to gain a thorough understanding of a position, company culture and candidates. I can’t recommend them enough!"

Mark H - CEO

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