Private Equity

Private Equity

Your Private Equity Executive Search Firm Partner

We enjoy partnering with Private Equity firms and understand the unique PE-backed company approach with your portfolio investments as professional operators. Our executive search track record of nationwide search ensures you have the right leadership to increase your portfolio returns and success.

  • Les Schwab
    Les Schwab

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of Accounting

    Dir of IT

    Dir of Marketing

    (Meritage Group)


    Chief Revenue Officer
    VP of Sales
    VP of Marketing
    VP Brand & Corp Comm
    VP IT Operations
    GM Auto OEM BD
    Dir Fleet Sales
    Principal Scientist
    (Runway Growth Capital)

  • ZoomCare

    Chief Technology Officer

    Dir of Health Plan Operations

    Inside Sales Mgr

    (Endeavour Capital)

  • Skykick

    VP Engineering

    VP Finance

    VP Product

    VP Marketing

    (Morgan Stanley)
    (Schechter Private Capital)

  • Vigor

    GM (Specialty Finishes)
    VP of HR
    VP of US Fab
    Prog Mgr (US Fab)
    Sr. Proj Mgr (Vigor Marine)

    (Endeavour Capital)

  • Viewpoint

    SVP of Sales

    Chief Customer Officer

    VP Sales

    Inside Sales

    (Bain Capital)

  • Chateau St. Michelle
    Chateau St. Michelle

    Director of Procurement

    (Sycamore Partners Management)

  • Cascade Coffee
    Cascade Coffee

    Chief Operations Officer (COO)

    VP Quality

    (Westward Partners)

  • Chugach Alaska Corporation
    Chugach Alaska Corporation

    Chief Executive Officer

  • PhysioControl (Medtronic)
    PhysioControl (Medtronic)

    VP Global Operations
    VP Customer Care Services
    Sr. Dir of IT

    (Bain Capital)

  • Classic Accessories
    Classic Accessories

    VP Operations

    (CID Capital)

  • Global Harvest Foods
    Global Harvest Foods

    VP Finance

    (Endeavour Capital)

  • Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway

    VP of IT

    AVP Business Applications

  • Rescale

    VP Sales

    VP Marketing

    (M12 & Samsung Catalyst Fund)

  • Professional Credit
    Professional Credit

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    VP of Technology

    (Tonka Bay Equity)

  • Valence

    Chief Revenue Officer

    (Acacia Partners)

  • DENNIS Uniform
    DENNIS Uniform


    VP of E-Commerce & Marketing

    VP of Merchandise Planning

    (SBJ Capital)

  • Paula’s Choice
    Paula’s Choice

    Chief Information Officer

    (TA Associates)

  • Intelius

    Chief Financial Officer

    Chief Marketing Officer

    (HIG Capital)

  • Ivy Softworks
    Ivy Softworks


    Head of UX & Design

    Executive in Residence

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images

    VP of E-Commerce

    VP of Technology Services

    (Carlyle Group)

  • AuthenticID

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    VP Sales

    Recruiting Consulting

    (Long Ridge Equity Partners)

  • Vertafore

    Chief Information Officer

    VP of Marketing

    (TPG Capital)

  • EMPWR Nutrition
    EMPWR Nutrition

    VP Sales, N. America

    BD Director, N. America

    (Waterland Private Equity)

  • Cascadia Capital
    Cascadia Capital

    Chief Financial Officer

  • DriveShop

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    (Union Capital)

  • Faithlife


  • PayScale

    VP of Marketing

    (Warburg Pincus)

  • Patriot Erectors
    Patriot Erectors

    President & COO

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    (Ranch Creek Partners)

  • Reliable Parts
    Reliable Parts

    Chief Financial Officer

    (Svoboda Capital Partners)

  • Sono Bello
    Sono Bello

    VP Center Development

    VP Finance

    (Alaris Equity Partners)
    (Garrison Capital)

  • Convergence Networks
    Convergence Networks

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    (Riverside Partners)

  • Subsplash

    Chief Operations Officer

    Recruiting Consulting

    Outplacement Consulting

    (K1 Capital)

  • Samson Rope
    Samson Rope

    Chief Executive Officer

    VP Sales & Marketing

    (Wind River Holdings)

  • SAFE Boats International
    SAFE Boats International

    COO/EVP of Mfg

    Chief Financial Officer

    (McCarthy Capital)

  • Brooks

    Manager of IT

    (Berkshire Hathaway)

  • ProKarma

    VP of Sales (3 office locations)

    (Endeavour Capital)

  • Rainier Welding
    Rainier Welding

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    (Ranch Creek Partners)

  • Online Shoes
    Online Shoes

    Dir of E-Commerce & UX

    (Hardy Capital)

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.