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Why Clients Partner With Us

NW Insight. National Reach.

We combine our deep understanding of the PNW with our national reach to offer you a unique blend of local insight and national oversight.

The Art of Recruiting

Our hands-on, tailored, and responsive approach delivers peace of mind to help you get to the next level and craft a legacy of success

Results That Matter

With a proven track record of 20+ years in the business, our experience is your asset and is reflected in the impactful results we deliver.

Charles Krause

Board Chair

Midwest Dairy

"Working with Herd Freed Hartz far exceeded my expectations. They were true professionals throughout the entire process. We had a strong talent pool to interview and select our next CEO from. I would highly recommend them to any organization going through an executive search."

Brian McGuigan


"It was a pleasure working with Herd Freed Hartz on this CFO search.  You surfaced some great candidates, listened well and provided good advice at the points where I most needed it.  I look forward to working together again."

Laird Norton

Parley Dixon

"You did a solid job of understanding what we were looking for, culture fit, listening to our team and crafted a nationwide search. You recruited quality candidates, helpful insight and guided our process on a President & COO as well as CFO search key hires."


Patriot Erectors

Sheri Buretta

"After a comprehensive nationwide search in partnership with executive recruiting firm Herd Freed Hartz, the Board is pleased to have found the ideal CEO candidate to continue charting our course for future growth at Chugach."

Chairman of the Board

Chugach Alaska Corporation

Christy Pettey

"You placed me here and then I came back to hiring Herd Freed Hartz for our CFO search which was a great experience. We had multiple fantastic candidates to choose from. You are the biggest bang for the buck and enjoyable to work with!"

Chief People Officer

Kwik Lok

Karen Lucas

"Thank you for being such wonderful partner on this search.  You have been so fun and fabulous to work with, and I’m thrilled with the speed of our process, and of course, with the best outcome I could’ve hoped for.  I appreciate every step of the journey together."

SVP Sales & Marketing

Aegis Living

Karen Lucas

Jenafer Park

"When looking for a recruiting partner, we wanted a close partnership and a firm that would work within our needs, provide flexibility and a high-touch experience which is why we chose Herd Freed Hartz. We felt you listened and cared about creating alignment with us and made each search process seamless and fluid across many successful searches."

Head of Technology Recruiting


Kyle Buehner

"You delivered quality candidates quickly, understood our unique culture and I appreciated your consultative style. I wanted to hire the best leadership team I could and you helped me upgrade my team to get us to the next level of growth which helped set us up for a successful acquisition."



Maree Wacker

"Herd Freed Hartz was a vital partner for our CEO search. You delivered the perfect balance of insight, understanding of the qualities we were looking for, and persistence. You were also a fast study on learning our unique non-profit culture. All of this delivered with enthusiasm and energy for the effort we had in front of us. I highly recommend them as your partner for your executive search."

Former CEO

Fora Health

Paul Kemp

"I’ve known the team at Herd Freed Hartz for 20+ years and used them several times at various organizations. I always know they will make me look good in quickly finding a great mix of candidates, understand our unique culture and provide a personalized approach. You get results and are fun to work with!"

Chief People Officer

Zonar Systems (prior T-Mobile / Starbucks)