Looking for a true fit…
not playing the lottery

Effective executive recruiting is not a numbers game. No one wins by throwing a bunch of resumes at the wall, hoping someone sticks.

At Grey, we take a more strategic and customized approach. Rather than rely on bloated, outdated candidate databases, we go to uncommon lengths to explore that “grey area” beyond ink and paper to understand what makes our clients and candidates tick. We visit every client facility, collaborate with leadership, meet with staff, ride along with sales reps…whatever it takes to become a virtual extension of your business, embrace your brand, and customize a search strategy that delivers team members that truly fit your unique culture…not just fill your job.



We leverage a multi-step process to bring you all the advantages of a search strategy tailored to each of your needs and opportunities, while offering the most flexibility and scalability.

Mid- to Executive-Level Searches

Project-Based Recruiting

For volume-based searches, we offer a project-based engagement that provides a consistent, planned retainer schedule, volume pricing and improved cash flow planning.

5+ Searches Per Year


For forward-planning companies interested in reviewing a regular stream of amazing candidates throughout the year, Grey can build a qualified pipeline of people for positions most often needed.

Ongoing Searches


01/ Research + Discovery

01/ Research + Discovery

Our process begins with digging deeply into your company DNA–your mission, culture, goals, team dynamics, operation and pain points. We do what it takes to establish an employee-level understanding of what makes you unique, including touring your facilities, ride-alongs with sales reps, sitting in on meetings and more.

02/ Strategy Development

02/ Strategy Development

You’re not a one-size-fits-all company. So we take the crucial, core elements of your company learned in Discovery and customize a set of strategic search criteria that delivers candidates better qualified for your positions and better suited to your culture.

03/ Customized Assessment

03/ Customized Assessment

Grey employs a multitude of best-in-class assessment tools to identify team and human capital talent gaps, strengths and individual needs to create stronger, more effective leaders and teams, including P60 personality assessments, engagement surveys, sales assessments and experience questionnaires.

04/ Selection Alignment

04/ Selection Alignment

To find a longer-lasting alignment between the candidate and your company, we’ll review the job profile with you and assess the pros and cons of each candidate against not just the functional aspects of the job, but how suited they are to your organization’s culture and values.

05/ Support + Feedback

05/ Support + Feedback

The groundwork we’ve laid to deeply understand the job, the client and the candidate helps us provide a smoother transition and more effective cultural integration for our candidates. We establish 30-, 60- and 90-day check-ins to help solidify their fit in their new role and provide a feedback loop to ensure long-term success.


If both sides feel the relationship is not what was expected, we will return your retainer. We also provide a 6-month guarantee for placements up to manager level and 12 months for executive roles.

Why are we so confident we can deliver? Because we’ve NEVER been asked to refund a retainer.

Need more proof? Here’s a few words straight from our clients’ mouths….


  • “Lucas at Grey Search + Strategy helped staff my entire sales team, including myself. I couldn’t ask for a better partner in recruiting and vetting top talent when it comes to building a strong team!”

    JOE RANDAZZOInside Sales Supervisor / Sennheiser Electronics Corp.
  • "Alissa is always professional, knowledgeable, flexible and prepared with innovative options. She is connected throughout the industry and is dedicated to her searches. Grey understands the importance of exceptional service and satisfaction to us as a partner, and they’ve treated all the candidates they presented to us with dignity and courtesy."

    TOM CARMAN & VICKIE SKALAHR Leadership Team / Wenger Corporation
  • "Grey has a unique recruiting approach that focuses on a long-term partnership with us to understand our company, culture and candidate needs on an in-depth level. Through their thorough and pro-active recruiting process, Grey has successfully found us highly qualified candidates that have been great team members for Pella Northland."

    PAM BJERKE, PHRDirector of HR & Customer Experience / Pella Northland
  • “Finding the right fit culturally is an important part of our recruitment process. We appreciate the time Alissa and Lucas have invested in understanding and finding candidates with the skill set, experience and cultural fit required for our positions.”

    HEATHER STAYHR Generalist / Sportech

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