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.
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.
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.
Here is how everything starts… a cup of coffee and an honest and open conversation about future and success. Discover cultural fit and behavior traits of an ideal hire for your business.
Our 92.7% retention rate over the first three years of hiring tells us we are doing something right. We know your business isn’t just business. We consult and strategize to build a team that will help you get to your goals.
Our mantra: great companies start with great people. After creating a customized search for your ideal candidate, we start calling. We don’t simply pull a resume from a database.
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.
Our Amazing Leadership TeamWe believe that all great companies start with great people.Over the course of 12 years, we've built a successful team of consultants who are ready to help you build yours.
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 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.
Chris Billett joins Acumen following a successful entrepreneurial career, having owned and operated an emerging retail store. Chris brings 16+ years of retail experience. She is expert in customer service, supply chain, logistics, merchandizing. Chris, received her B.S. in Psychology from Western Oregon University.
She is excited to bring these assets to support Acumen’s continued growth.
Molly comes to Acumen with 15 years of experience in Global HR and Talent Acquisition, with a focus in the areas of leadership development and global performance management. She’s passionate about developing talent and organizations and appreciates Acumen’s ethical and holistic approach to developing and nurturing strong talent who in turn change the face of organizations.
Megan joins Acumen with over 12 years of leadership experience in Human Resources and Compliance in the financial and technology sectors. Megan is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management allowing her to remain up-to-date with ever evolving employment laws and best practices.
Megan strongly believes building a diverse and inclusive workforce while nurturing culture is key to overall success and enjoys the challenge of finding the right candidate for each position.
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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!
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!"