Financial Services

Financial Services

Your Financial Services Executive Search Firm Partner

Time is money. We have placed key executives across banks, credit unions, insurance, investment banking and Fintech. With our 37 day “Time-to-Candidate” metric track record, we’ll make sure your bottom line doesn’t miss a beat and you hit your key growth metrics. Other financial service companies have benefited from our unique approach to executive search, and let’s connect to see how we can help you too.

Our methodology enables us to quickly recruit the executive talent you are looking for to give you peace of mind about your team leadership.

  • Premera

    CIO / CISO
    Chief Financial Officer
    Medical Director (2)
    SVP of Provider Strategy
    SVP Provider Relations
    VP Medical Management
    VP Infrastructure
    VP of HR
    VP Customer Experience
    Dir of Talent Acquisition
    Dir of Clinical Programs
    Dir of Strategic Development
    Dir of Business Intelligence
    Strategic Programs Dir – Integrated Health

  • BECU

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Laird Norton Company
    Laird Norton Company

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • OnPoint Credit Union
    OnPoint Credit Union

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental

    President & CEO (WA subsidiary)

    President (VA subsidiary)

    Chief Information Officer

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of Strategy

  • EECU

    Chief Information Officer

  • Milliman

    Chief Operations Officer

    Chief Financial Officer


  • Columbia Pacific
    Columbia Pacific

    SVP Loan Origination

    VP Asset Management

  • The Standard
    The Standard

    Sr Dir of Total Rewards

  • HomeStreet Bank
    HomeStreet Bank

    Chief Information Officer

    SVP of HR


  • Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway

    VP of IT

    AVP Business Applications

  • Professional Credit
    Professional Credit

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    VP of Technology

    (Tonka Bay Equity)

  • Heritage Bank
    Heritage Bank

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Rain City Capital
    Rain City Capital

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Cascadia Capital
    Cascadia Capital

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Wyssta


  • Blueprint Capital
    Blueprint Capital

    Chief Financial Officer

    VP Builder Services

  • Investco (Tarragon Properties)
    Investco (Tarragon Properties)

    Dir of Asset Management

  • Territorial Bank of American Samoa
    Territorial Bank of American Samoa

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Northwest Administrators
    Northwest Administrators

    VP of Trust Administration

  • Safeco Insurance (Liberty Mutual)
    Safeco Insurance (Liberty Mutual)

    AVP of Global Supplier Management

  • WAMU

    Chief Info Security Officer
    SVP Retail Lending Sales
    SVP Internal Communications
    First VP of Info Security
    First VP of Employee Communications
    Division Finance Officer

  • Builders Capital
    Builders Capital

    Sr Risk Analyst, Valuation

    Sr Risk Analyst, Borrower Performance

  • SeaBright Insurance (Enstar Group)
    SeaBright Insurance (Enstar Group)

    Chief Information Officer

    SVP of Sales

    Dir of IT Planning

    Dir of Development

    Dir of Infrastructure

  • Clarius Group
    Clarius Group

    Associate Advisor

  • Guidant Financial
    Guidant Financial

    VP of Marketing

    VP of 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.