Family Business

Your Family Businesses Executive Search Firm Partner

A family business is different from other organizations. You are carrying forward a multi-generation family legacy and culture which you want to maintain, but sometimes it’s time to bring in a new executive or consider succession planning. We have a proven history of working well with family businesses and can help you too.

  • Nordstrom

    Sr Dir Product Mgmnt

    Dir of Talent Acquisition

  • Oberto

    VP of Operations
    VP of Sales

  • Laird Norton Company
    Laird Norton Company

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Les Schwab
    Les Schwab

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of Accounting

    Dir of IT

    Dir of Marketing

    (Meritage Group)

  • Cadwell Laboratories
    Cadwell Laboratories

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Operations Officer
    VP Operations

  • DW Fritz
    DW Fritz


  • Kemper Development Company
    Kemper Development Company

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Corwin Beverage
    Corwin Beverage

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Smith Brothers
    Smith Brothers

    VP of Operations

  • Collins

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Umbra Group
    Umbra Group


  • Frontier Door & Cabinet
    Frontier Door & Cabinet


    Recruiting Consulting

  • Uwajimaya

    Chief Operations Officer (COO)

  • Territorial Seed
    Territorial Seed

    General Manager

  • Rosewood Properties
    Rosewood Properties

    Real Estate Development Mgr (Seattle)

  • Jerry’s Home Improvement
    Jerry’s Home Improvement

    VP of Human Resources

    VP Merchandising

    VP Store Operations

  • Wild Mike’s Pizza
    Wild Mike’s Pizza

    VP of Sales

    VP Food Service Sales

  • Congdon Orchards
    Congdon Orchards

    President & GM

  • Synder Roofing & Sheet Metal
    Synder Roofing & Sheet Metal

    VP Operations

  • Griffith Polymers
    Griffith Polymers

    General Manager (GM)

  • Northwest Administrators
    Northwest Administrators

    VP of Trust Administration

  • Anderson Hay & Grain
    Anderson Hay & Grain

    Chief Operations Officer

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of HR

    Sales Mgr (Japan)

  • HD Fowler
    HD Fowler

    VP Supply Chain / Purchasing

    Dir of IT

  • Kwik Lok
    Kwik Lok

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Chief People Officer


    Operations Manager


  • Coriander Designs
    Coriander Designs

    Plant Manager

  • Martin Smith
    Martin Smith

    Property Manager

  • Auburn Mechanical
    Auburn Mechanical

    EVP Construction

  • Hartung Glass Industries
    Hartung Glass Industries

    General Manager (Portland)

  • Walter E Nelson
    Walter E Nelson

    Dir of Purchasing

  • Bellmont Cabinet
    Bellmont Cabinet


    Dir of Supply Chain

  • Clarius Group
    Clarius Group

    Associate Advisor

  • Electric Mirror
    Electric Mirror

    Chief Operations Officer

    VP Sales

Clients partner with Herd Freed Hartz for a few key reasons:

Proven Track Record – Since 2001, our firm has successfully worked with 400+ Northwest clients on nationwide, executive-level searches. Forbes also recognized us as the “Top Executive Search Firm in the Northwest” for 3 years in a row.

Results That Matter – We deliver the candidate quality and speed you are looking for. Our “Time to Candidate” average over the last 3 years is 37 days. 95% of candidates we place are still in the role 18 months later. We deliver a high ROI and peace of mind by ensuring you are surrounded by an “A-player” executive leadership team, giving you a competitive advantage.

Recruiting Partnership – Clients enjoy our trusted, long-term partnership that goes beyond just filling the role. We provide customized strategic recruiting insights, methodologies, and best practices, which can be used across all your hiring needs. We believe in the “art of recruiting” by crafting your story in a compelling way, helping you stand out from the pack and attract top-talent you would not find on your own. Our goal is to make working with our team a professional and fun experience.