A different kind of company.
A better kind of partner.

Grey Search + Strategy is a dynamic, strategic search and recruiting firm built on a singular idea for delivering better recruiting results: Look beyond the black and white of resumes and references and you’ll find greatness in
the grey.

With 20 years of combined experience in search strategy, recruiting and team building, we’ve built a breakthrough brand on offering more strategic, long-term focused solutions to matching talent with opportunities. We are driven by a passion for understanding unique challenges, discovering unique talent, and bringing the two together for extraordinary results.


We go on-site to gain the best insight.

This is a human business, and it requires human effort. The secret to our success is based on visiting every, single client facility ourselves–touring plants, meeting teams, getting a feel for the floor. Our willingness to go farther than other firms gives us deeper knowledge and insight for finding talent that truly fits your job-and your culture-the best.

Refreshingly honest.
Respectfully candid.

Long, strong partnerships are built on open, honest communication. Helping you see the greatness in unexpected places is what we do, and we do it with passion. But we balance it with respect and a commitment to delivering the best result. We’ll even acknowledge when we’re not the best fit for a project, even if it means passing on a paycheck. At the end of the day, we’d rather have your trust than your money. 

Moving you forward…
and backing it up.

We admit it. We like to talk about how great we are at meeting your needs. But when the rubber meets the road, we are confident enough in our ability to deliver consistent results for our clients and better fits for our candidates that we guarantee your satisfaction

Matching needs with
talent…not a database.

The best matches aren’t found in outdated databases or bloated candidate pools. Grey brings a unique level of value to your project by customizing a search strategy to meet your specific requirements so we can uncover the best possible fit. In the end, it’s all about people…not resumes.



    Alissa grew up in a small farming town in southern Minnesota and comes from hard working stock. Her dad was a traveling sales rep for the same company for over 32 years and her mom was a teacher. Alissa played volleyball with a junior Olympic team and received a full ride to play at South Dakota State University, where she graduated with a double major in Business Economics and Spanish.

    Alissa has devoted her entire career to recruiting. After working for a large recruiting firm out of college, she started her first business in 2008 and has never looked back.

    She sits on the boards of the International Dyslexia Association and the Minnesota State Chamber of Commerce. For 2018, Alissa was named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s list of “Women Who Lead.”

    Like her husband and partner, Lucas, she adores her family and loves traveling and spending time with them up north.


    Lucas grew up in rural MN in an entrepreneurial family (dad started and still runs a local home improvement and farm store) working from the age 5. He attended the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and graduated with a BS in Applied Economics.

    Lucas’ career has spanned business, sales and entrepreneurship, working in roles such as inside sales, senior pharmaceutical sale rep, architectural sales consultant, recruiter, and as a business owner since 2008.

    He loves spending time with wife and co-founder, Alissa, and their two young kids, as well as traveling, spending time up north, and watching Minnesota sports.

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