Public Company

Your Public Company Executive Search Firm Partner

We deliver nationwide retained executive searches for public companies with top brands and reputations. We help you stand out from the pack, partner well with internal recruiting teams and bring you talent you would not find otherwise. Let’s connect and see if 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.

  • T-Mobile

    VP Advanced Wireless
    VP Integrated Solutions
    VP Creation Center
    VP IT Operations
    VP E-Commerce
    Sr. Dir Product
    Dir @Work Sales
    Sr. Dir Enterprise Sales
    Dir Federal Sales
    Dir of Communications
    Dir Retail Real Estate
    Dir Tablets
    Dir Broadband

  • Juno Therapeutics
    Juno Therapeutics

    VP of People

    Dir of Recruiting Operations

  • Starbucks

    Corporate Architect

    Dir of Business Intelligence

    Regional Director of Operations

  • F5

    Chief Information Officer

    VP Engineering

  • Zillow

    VP Search Eng
    VP of IT (CIO)
    Sr Dir Prod Mgmnt (New Ventures)
    Sr. Data Scientist
    Sr Dir Data Eng
    Sr Dir Zestimates AI
    Dir of Prod Mgmnt (Mortgages)
    Dir of Big Data Engineering
    Dir of Product UX
    Dir of Experience Design

  • Nordstrom

    Sr Dir Product Mgmnt

    Dir of Talent Acquisition

  • Coinstar

    VP Product

  • Nautilus

    SVP of Global Innovation

    VP/GM of Direct to Consumer

  • Crane Aerospace
    Crane Aerospace

    VP of HR

  • Amgen

    Medical Director (2)

  • Blue Nile
    Blue Nile

    SVP of Technology

  • The Standard
    The Standard

    Sr Dir of Total Rewards

  • Philips Medical
    Philips Medical

    Global Services Marketing Manager

  • Plum Creek
    Plum Creek

    Sr. Manager of Corporate Audit

  • HomeStreet Bank
    HomeStreet Bank

    Chief Information Officer

    SVP of HR


  • Kite (Gilead)
    Kite (Gilead)

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    Alliance Mgr (Clinical Trials)

  • Monolithic Power Systems
    Monolithic Power Systems

    Head of People

  • Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway

    VP of IT

    AVP Business Applications

  • Microsoft

    Dir of Marketing, Office

    Dir of Enterprise Sales

    Dir of Product Management

    Country Mgr (China)

  • Swiss Water / Ten Peaks
    Swiss Water / Ten Peaks

    Head of Marketing


    VP Food Service

  • Amazon

    Head of Merchandising Mgmnt

    Head of In-Stock Mgmnt

  • Disney

    Dir of Data Services

  • RealNetworks

    Chief Financial Officer
    GM of IT
    SVP of Digital Strategy
    SVP of Consumer
    VP of Sales
    VP of Marketing
    General Counsel
    VP of Game House

  • Alaska Airlines
    Alaska Airlines

    Managing Dir – Brand Marketing

  • Best Buy
    Best Buy

    Sr. Dir of Mobile Engineering (Seattle)

  • Intermec (Honeywell)
    Intermec (Honeywell)

    SVP of Sales & Marketing

  • Glanbia

    COO (Southwest Cheese)

    VP of BD (Nutritionals)

    BD Mgr (Nutritionals)

    BD Mgr (Cheese)

  • 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

  • Entre Prises (USA; ABEO Group)
    Entre Prises (USA; ABEO Group)

    Managing Dir (USA)

  • Jones Soda
    Jones Soda

    Chief Financial Officer

    VP of Sales

    VP of Marketing


  • Fallback Image

    Global VP of HR

  • Seattle Genetics
    Seattle Genetics

    VP of Business Development


    VP of WW 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.