Executive & Leadership Search

Acumen’s Proven Consultative Search Process

Acumen Executive Search (Acumen) is a strategic consulting firm that specializes in the placement of perfect fit executive and management talent for select clients. A woman-owned and operated business that is more than just recruiters – we are all experienced professionals who have worked in leadership positions and know what it takes to find the right top talent. Founded by Suzanne Hanifin in 2007, Acumen is recognized as the leading certified woman-owned Executive Search Partner in the Pacific Northwest with a global clientele.

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The heart of Acumen’s success is our proven 9-Step Methodology that begins by understanding the culture and core value alignment between our client companies and candidates. For each placement, your Acumen team will get input from all key stakeholders to develop a recruiting process that fully considers your unique culture, values, and requirements. With this mentality, Acumen is not looking for hundreds of candidates, but that one candidate that is the unique right fit for your organization.

We source, attract, and qualify world-class executive and management talent for organizations to support them in achieving their organizational goals.​ Due to our focus and local network, which is both broad and deep, we are able to leverage best practices across a broad range of industries. We employ an equity lens throughout the recruitment process.

We use a high-touch approach that provides a level of customization unmatched by employment websites or the reach that typical staffing firms can provide.