Our Team & Beliefs

We believe that all great companies start with great people.

Our consultants are business professionals who made a conscientious choice to leave industry with a working knowledge and begin careers as executive & management recruiters.

Over the last 12 years, we built the right team for us and are ready to help you build yours.

Suzanne Hanifin

After working for both large and small regional recruiting firms, Suzanne decided to build her own boutique search firm, with a non-traditional model promoting a family culture.

A matchmaker for candidates and great companies, Suzanne thrives on making connections.

Karen Anderson

Karen leads the Acumen Talent Search division. She is instrumental in partnering with and helping companies find professionals, to both fit the company culture and excel in their role.

Her passion is helping people, both professionally and in her community.

Molly Norton

Molly comes to Acumen with 15 years of experience in Global HR and Talent Acquisition.

She’s passionate about developing talent and appreciates Acumen’s ethical and holistic approach to developing and nurturing strong talent who in turn change the face of organizations.

Chris Gunter

Chris joins Acumen following a successful entrepreneurial career, having owned and operated an emerging retail store. Chris brings 16+ years of retail experience. She has expertise in customer service, supply chain, logistics, merchandizing.

She is excited to bring these assets to support Acumen’s continued growth.

Megan Castleman

Megan joins Acumen with over 12 years of leadership experience in Human Resources and Compliance in the financial and technology sectors.  Megan is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management allowing her to remain up-to-date with ever evolving employment laws and best practices.

Megan strongly believes building a diverse and inclusive workforce while nurturing culture is key to overall success and enjoys the challenge of finding the right candidate for each position.

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