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A Retained Executive Search Firm with International Reach

Sheer Velocity is a boutique retained executive search firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in Seattle, Chicago, St. Louis, Boulder, San Francisco, and Scottsdale. We also partner with INAC, an association of international executive search companies in over 30 countries, to meet the needs of our international clients. We specialize in finding the right fit for our clients with our unique Cultural Alignment Survey, personality assessments, and innovative onboarding processes.

Our Recruiting Philosophy

Every hiring decision puts your company’s profitability on the line. Hiring mistakes are costly and rehiring only compounds those financial blows. Integrating the wrong candidate into your organization also wastes other precious resources: time, energy, and morale. At Sheer Velocity, our executive recruiters operate efficiently and transparently to maximize returns on your human capital investment. We will never cut corners on diligence simply to force a placement, and our guaranteed transparency means that you will always know exactly where you stand in the search process.

We also understand that speed is integral in signing top talent, so you can count on us for swift results. And we remain lean by design, to assure you a straight-forward fee structure with no hidden expenses. With Sheer Velocity, you will receive the benefits of agility without limitations, and unmatched expertise to extend your reach.

We pride ourselves on the fact that most of our client relationships are long-term. We earn your loyalty by being consistently effective, energetically responsive to your needs, and tenaciously committed to your ongoing success. Our experienced executive search consultants work closely with you to bring your strategic talent and governance needs into sharp focus, then help you craft and successfully execute thoughtfully focused action plans that delivers results.

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Our Search Process

We’re more than simply headhunters; we work closely with you to find candidates who will fit in with your culture for maximum retention and ROI.

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Our Practice Areas

We work with leaders across nine essential practice areas ranging from startups, private equity backed companies, to large publicly traded companies.

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Our Team

Sheer Velocity’s executive search consultants have owned boutique retained executive search firms and served at the highest levels inside industry-leading top executive search firms. What’s more, we’ve worked on the other side of the curtain, at entrepreneurial start-ups and large corporations.

Matching proven performers with critical roles inside our own organizations has galvanized our respect for the challenges you face hiring professionals. Sheer Velocity puts this valuable perspective to work on your behalf.

We proudly encourage our team members to give back to the communities that support us by volunteering at nonprofit organizations that feed their individual passions.

Jon Gordon

Managing Partner

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Debra J. Young

Managing Partner

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David Quigley

Managing Director - Denver

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Angie Engel

Managing Director - Chicago

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Leanne Fesenmeyer

Managing Director - Consumer Practice

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Todd Cowles

Managing Director - Seattle

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Kirsten Parus

Vice President, Strategic Accounts

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Bobbi Pike

Partner

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Kim DeCoste

Partner

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Michael Burroughs

Practice Leader

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Rui Borges

European Search Advisor

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