Engineering & Development


Your Engineering (CTO) Executive Search Firm Partner

If you are looking for your next Chief Technology Officer (CTO), VP Engineering, Director of Software Development, AI / Machine Learning, Chief Scientist, or Head of Analytics of Operations, we understand this profile well and bring a proven executive search track record filling this function.

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

  • 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

  • Flexe

    Chief People Officer

    Chief Technology & Product Officer (CTO)

  • Porch

    Chief Technology Officer


    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)

  • New Engen
    New Engen

    VP of Customer Success

    Chief Technology Officer

    Dir of SaaS Sales

  • Auth0

    VP of Customer Success

    Sr Dir of Sales

    Dir of Sales Operations

    Dir of Product Marketing (2)

    Dir of Developer Services

  • Space Needle
    Space Needle

    VP of Technology

  • Vouched

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

    VP Sales

    VP of AI Engineering

    Dir of Engineering

  • Blue Nile
    Blue Nile

    SVP of Technology

  • PipelineDeals

    VP of Engineering

  • Big Fish Games
    Big Fish Games

    SVP of IT & Engineering

  • Cyrus Biotechnology
    Cyrus Biotechnology

    VP of Engineering

  • Ossia

    VP of HW Engineering

  • Ideoclick

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Atigeo

    VP of Engineering

  • Agilysys

    Dir of SW Engineering

  • MCG Health
    MCG Health

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

  • Zonar Systems
    Zonar Systems


    Chief Talent Officer

    Chief Strategy Officer

    VP Technology

    VP Marketing

    QA Manager

    Sr. Product Mgr


  • WhitePages

    VP of Engineering

  • Professional Credit
    Professional Credit

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    VP of Technology

    (Tonka Bay Equity)

  • Globys

    SVP Engineering
    VP Development & Operations
    VP Client Services
    VP Delivery
    Dir of Consulting Services

  • Blue Label Labs
    Blue Label Labs

    VP Engineering

    VP Delivery

    Dir of Client Experience


    VP of Engineering

    CRO/VP Sales

    VP Product Management

    VP Marketing

    VP Talent & Culture

    Recruiting Consulting

  • DENNIS Uniform
    DENNIS Uniform


    VP of E-Commerce & Marketing

    VP of Merchandise Planning

    (SBJ Capital)

  • Best Buy
    Best Buy

    Sr. Dir of Mobile Engineering (Seattle)

  • Puppet

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Cabana

    VP Engineering

    Head of Design

  • Author-it Software
    Author-it Software

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Hunt A Killer
    Hunt A Killer

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Alpha Technologies
    Alpha Technologies

    VP Engineering

  • Interloc Solutions
    Interloc Solutions

    VP Product & Technology

  • Altrec

    Chief Technology Officer

  • ShareBuilder (ING Direct)
    ShareBuilder (ING Direct)

    Chief Technology Officer

    VP of Business Development

  • Serials Solutions (ProQuest)
    Serials Solutions (ProQuest)

    General Manager

    VP Technology

    VP Product Management

  • Ubiquity Networks
    Ubiquity Networks

    Dir of Product

  • Dolly

    VP Product & Engineering

  • Lighthouse

    VP Engineering

    (Lightyear Capital)
    (Constitution Capital Partners)

  • See Kai Run
    See Kai Run

    VP Sales

    VP Product Development

  • Anitian

    Sr. Dir of Engineering

  • Fallback Image
    Fierro Tech (Fire & Vine)

    Technology Architect

  • GlowForge

    VP of Hardware Development

  • Yapta

    Chief Technology Officer

    VP Engineering

    Principal Scientist

    VP Product Management

    Dir of Sales

  • Modumetal

    VP Product Development

    Director of Engineering

    Sr. Process Eng (Electrochemical)

  • Giving Compass
    Giving Compass

    VP of Technology

  • MeteorComm

    Dir of Technology Services

  • Clinicient

    Chief Technology Officer

    VP of Sales

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Airbiquity

    VP of Engineering

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.