Inviting a new executive onto your team is one of the most critical decisions that you will make.


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New employee recruitment and onboarding are mission-critical for any organization.  Contact us to find out how we can uniquely assess your needs, match candidate's talent profiles with your needs, and ensure success through ongoing work with both the hiring manager or group and the successful candidate.


  • Focused Execution - Retained search services for any key municipal position - City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Secretary, Economic Development President/Director, Department Directors, etc.

  • Custom Job Profiling - We profile the job using a proven process.  Our process helps draw out the key talent requirements for success in the position.

  • Sourcing of Quality Candidates -  Using the job profile, we actively seek out the best-qualified candidates and recruit them.  We ensure a pipeline of qualified, desirable candidates - or we will restart the search at no additional cost.

  • Personalized Assessment for Fit - Each qualified candidate will be assessed for fit and individually ranked.  We work to maximize both the efficiency and effectiveness of the search committee or hiring manager using an innovative review system that cleverly combines clarity, efficiency, and transparency.

  • Expert Guidance through the Entire Process - Each hiring committee meeting is professionally facilitated to ensure engagement and key stakeholder inclusion.

  • On-boarding Design for Success - We don’t stop when the hiring decision is made; we ensure a plan is in place to help the new executive transition over the first year.  We call it a best practice and consider it critical.  We include 3/6/12 month on-boarding follow-up triad meetings with the new hire and the manager/selection committee.

  • Real Experience - Our team has not only conducted searches and provided training, but we have personally hired and managed hundreds of employees in municipal governments.  We understand the impact of hiring decisions, first-hand.

  • Our Commitment - Our clients make the best decision for today and for the future through a process that actively creates alignment every step through the process.


Some of our Recent Recruitments:

Nacogdoches CVB


CVB Executive Director Recruitment

When the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitor's Bureau was in need of a new Executive Director, they turned to our SmartSearch executive recruitment methodology to help. We helped them better understand exactly what they were looking for in a new Executive Director, and helped them review, select, and hire Sherry Morgan, a veteran of the East Texas tourism industry for the role.

Gun Barrel City EDC


Economic Development Director Recruitment

The Gun Barrel City Barrel City Economic Development Corporation is hiring an Executive Director, and they have asked us to help them find great candidates using our SmartSearch process. This is our 2nd engagement with Gun Barrel City, and we are excited to help them recruit an outstanding economic developer.

City of Anna, Texas


Water Superintendent Recruitment

The CIty of Anna is growing at a fast pace. To keep up with the growth, the City is beginning to grown its Public Works Department and is providing focus to its water, streets, and wastewater divisions. We've customized our SmartSearch executive recruitment methodology to provide them and affordable limited recruitment for the Water Superintendent position.

City of Sidney, Nebraska


City Manager Recruitment

The City of Sidney, Nebraska was seeking a new City Manager for the first time in over 15 years. We provided our SmartSearch Executive Recruitment methodology to engage candidates and provide the City Council and Selection Committee a depth and breadth of information on the talents, motivators and behaviors of each candidate that allowed the City a very high degree of confidence of their selection of Ed Sadler as their new City Manager.

City of Gun Barrel City, Texas


City Manager Recruitment

We put our SmartSearch executive recruitment methodology to work for Gun Barrel City, Texas. The City was looking for a chief executive that could help them establish a strong and recession-resistant general fund revenue stream and professional management of the city that serves as the heart of the Cedar Creek Lake area. The City selected Bret Bauer as their new City Manager and now as part of our methodology, we are providing follow-up and coaching for a two year span to help the City transition quickly, fully and smoothly.



Business Line Manager Recruitment

iChoosr is a company that specializes in being an independent expert for group buying programs. iChoosr aggregates residential energy accounts for volume savings all over the world. We worked with iChoosr to recruit a new Business Line Manager for the state of Texas.

City of Hutto, Texas


City Manager Recruitment

Hutto's vision is to passionately serve the public through innovation, sustainability, and diversity for the enrichment of current and future generations. Hutto was seeking a City Manager to help shape one of the fastest growing communities in America. Located 25 miles from downtown Austin, Hutto combines the quality of life of small-town Texas, the activity and energy of the state capitol, and the rare opportunity to build a community. We are working with the City to find that leader.


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