Public Sector & Government

Public Sector & Government


Your Government & Public Sector Executive Search Firm Partner

We appreciate the leaders and public sector organizations we entrust to deliver great service and resources for the citizens they serve. Leading a government, or private-public partnership is challenging and complex, and finding the right leadership can make all the difference in achieving your key policy outcomes.

  • University of Washington
    University of Washington

    Director of HR

  • Port of Seattle
    Port of Seattle

    Executive Director

    Director of HR

    Director of Labor Relations

  • Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation
    Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

    Researcher (Tobacco)

  • King County Library System
    King County Library System

    Executive Director

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    Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

    Finance & Operations Manager

  • Alaska Aerospace
    Alaska Aerospace

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • City of Des Moines
    City of Des Moines

    Assistant City Manager

  • KCLS
    KCLS

    Executive Director

    Dir of Marketing

  • Urbanova
    Urbanova

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Port Blakely
    Port Blakely

    Sr Dir of Corporate Strategy

  • Kitsap Library
    Kitsap Library

    Dir of Human Resources

  • Aurora Launch
    Aurora Launch

    Spaceport GM

    Construction Proj Mgr

  • Future of Flight Foundation
    Future of Flight Foundation

    Executive Director

  • Woodland Park Zoo
    Woodland Park Zoo

    Chief Operations Officer

    VP External Relations


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.