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What We Do
We specialize in CxO, VP and Director level searches in Data, Engineering, Operations, Security and Product for venture capital and private equity backed businesses. Our industry expertise includes Consumer Internet, eCommerce, SaaS, Digital Media, FinTech and Advertising. Every search conducted has a team of 3-5 dedicated researchers led by a Partner enabling further reach and significantly shorter time to close than our competitors at Global search firms.
Venture Capital & Private Equity
We've placed key technology hires for some of the most well known brands in the portfolios of Sequoia, A16Z, Comcast Ventures, Thrive, Index, RRE and Union Square Ventures
Hedge Funds & Asset Managers
Placement of multiple CTO and Director Level professionals as well as contracting engineers for Long Short Equity Funds ranging from 3B AUM to 25B AUM.
Consumer Internet, SaaS & E-Commerce
Whether it’s Cloud Terraformation, Data Engineering or DevOps, we’re at the cutting edge and our talent pipelines are full in every sector.
Board of Directors & Advisory
Sector experience & network is the differentiator in building a great board. We can confidentially secure an advisory team with domain and functional experience to help guide a business through any phase
We've engaged Brogan Search on more than a dozen critical searches including our Director of Marketing Analytics, Director of Data Engineering, Director of Site Experience, Senior Data Engineer, Senior Software Engineer for Site Experience and Sr SRE which were all completed on a very tight timeline. Ryan and his team have integrated seamlessly onto our systems, including Greenhouse, and Ryan engrained himself into our processes and values at Casper to gain a full understanding on who will be a strong fit on our team. He also developed strong relationships and trust with our hiring managers. We'll continue to use Brogan Search across our business lines as we grow.
Working with Brogan Search has set a high bar for what I expect out of any Recruiting firms I work with in the future (hint: we might not work with any others because this was such a positive experience). We engaged them on a recommendation from our investors to conduct our search for a VP of Engineering. They met deadlines, maintained excellent communication throughout the recruitment process with regular updates on ongoing research pipelines and delivered exactly the kind of confidential talent we were after for this critical role. We're looking forward to continuing the partnership for critical new hires across all departments as Hive continues to grow. Hats off to Ryan and the team!
Brogan Search helped us build out WeWork with numerous searches, most notably — our first VP of Technology, Head of Solutions Architecture, and Head of People. All were transformational leadership hires for our organization (before we raised our Series B) as we have a very distinct culture which we need to preserve and cultivate as we scale domestically and internationally. Ryan was able to recruit and deliver quickly on both searches. Most notably, recruiting Google and Facebook’s former Head of Talent. I’ve had great success working with Ryan, would do so again.
Ryan is an incredibly well-connected headhunter. We’ve worked with him at Bombas on key leadership searches including CMO and Head of People and I’ve referred him, with great success, to my network of entrepreneurs to help them build out successful teams. He has a unique process steeped in research that brings everyone to the table to make the best hire and he has entrepreneurial experience that helps him understand the dynamics of high growth startups where culture fit is as important as position qualifications. He’s disciplined and process driven but flexible to adapt to ever-changing needs and always delivers a diverse slate of diverse candidates.
I was lucky to be introduced to Ryan during a pivotal time in the development of our global Product & Engineering organization while I was with Xaxis. Ryan listened to the needs of our organization to deliver real-time market data and the right executive talent including our Global CTO at GroupM, several SVP's of Product at Xaxis and our CEO for Light Reaction. Ryan was a true partner with excellent client management. Ryan delivers and is just great to work with!
Inclusive-People First Talent Acquisition Leader
We had a critical need for a Creative Director. The team successfully secured a great hire for us in 3 weeks. They add tremendous value as an extension of our company and are able to recruit the best candidates in the market with a system that really works.
CEO, Felix Gray
Ryan sought me out as the perfect candidate for the top position in content at AOL. Ryan walked me through the extensive hiring process making sure both sides stayed engaged and consulted me on closing the best deal. Ryan is very connected at the highest level and has the vision to connect power players and visionaries!
Recruited by Brogan Search
We came to Brogan with a tall-order to find someone to lead UX Research & Design for an award winning product that is being adopted by the world’s leading retailers. Ryan Brogan delivered a slate of candidates from a great list of target companies that were that were relevant to our consumers, our industry, and that were candidates doing exciting things with UX at their respective companies. We made a hire quickly and successfully. Search professionals who can effectively conduct a search like this are few and far between and we’ll definitely be bringing new challenges their way in the future. We’re seeing the business impact of this hire paying off in spades.
We had a very tall order. Not only did they deliver an amazing hire in 2 weeks–it was over Thanksgiving Holiday. They saved us months of time and presented a hire that is truly transformational to our org and has been so from day one. This team knows the New York market better than any firm we’ve worked with.
In addition to Ryan’s deep business knowledge and vast connections, I value and admire his commitment to his work and delivering the very best solution for his clients. He is a true partner. He was able to refine the candidate pool as we further defined our requirement. Through to completion, the team executed reference checks and professionally completed the process. I’d recommend Ryan to anyone and will engage him on future searches with full confidence that he’ll make a killer placement.
Vice President, Human Resources - NBCU
We retained Brogan to secure a Director of Online Marketing for Voxy. This was a challenging and transformational hire for our team involving International experience and subject matter expertise. The team were not only successful, but found a candidate living abroad with the exact profile we were looking for who would relocate for the opportunity to join our team. The return on investment has been incredible and we’ll definitely use them as our secret weapon on hard to find talent in the future.
We retained Ryan to help us secure several creative roles for our product, creative and tech teams. The three most recent searches were for two Senior Art Directors on our Product/UX team, and a Lead Interaction Designer. Ryan moved quickly and identified some heavy hitters for us which have changed the game for our product team and resulted in a great new app as well. The team is easy to work with, and they make the process of screening, coordinating, and ultimately extending offers and scheduling start dates a breeze.
Creative Director, TheLadders
As an organization going through lots of changes, we needed a very transformational hire to lead our sales team and penetrate new verticals. Ryan presented a slate of promising candidates with the required industry expertise we wanted to see as well as the kind of leadership ability and dynamic personality we wanted to add to our organization. We received all deliverables on time, if not ahead of schedule, and they were a partner from start to finish. Ryan came to the table not just with great talent, but with consultative input based on their industry experience which really helped us strategically.
Chief Revenue Officer, Hollywood.com
We came to Brogan with several key searches including a Chief Revenue Officer and SVP of Mobile Sales in our org that required a very specific skillset. They delivered an ace in the hole on their first submission and he has turned out to be a rock star. We have worked with literally dozens of recruiters and know that when we need to bring in the heavy artillery, Brogan is the headhunter we will call.
Chief Revenue Officer, NTENT
Highly endorsed by our SVP of HR, I partnered with Ryan on VP level searches and I was very engaged with our collaboration on all fronts. Ryan led both tracks with a high command of the industry (& talent) landscape, the approach needed, and a steady, unwavering hand from end to end. We were notably pleased with both outcomes and I highly recommend Ryan for your next, critical, executive level, search.
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Search Practice Areas & Fee Structures
Retained Executive Search
Fee is a percentage of the candidate's total compensation.
Fee paid in installments or as a flat fee.
Research and data driven.
Focused exclusively on leadership positions (VP and C Suite, Board members, Advisors).
Free 90 day replacement guarantee.
Weekly touch-points and detailed reporting customized to the hiring manager.
We only conduct contingent searches on an exclusive basis.
Paid upon completion, our fee is a negotiated % of placed candidates total compensation.
We guarantee 3-5 Candidates in the first 4 weeks.
We target to close every search in 6 weeks, often sooner.
Free 30 day replacement guarantee.
Weekly reporting and status calls.
Multiple searches to build out a team at one flat monthly fee.
Negotiated flat monthly fee.
We guarantee 3-5 Candidates in the first 3 weeks.
We close every search in 6 weeks.
Free 30 day replacement guarantee.
Weekly reporting and status calls.
Diversity & Reach
We always present a diverse slate of candidates on a number of levels and place the utmost importance on culture fit and emotional IQ.
Startup, Scale & Exit Minded Search Experience
We’ve invested in and hired key talent for dozens of measurably best of breed companies and are constantly striving to work with cutting edge companies.
Highly Vetted Referrals
We back-channel our candidates and our clients to ensure the story measures up.
Our network isn’t comprised of people looking for “jobs”. They are busy building winning brands and will only consider the best opportunities on the market. Our clients are ONLY the leaders or the biggest up and coming disruptors in their industries.
We’ve been through more re-orgs and pivots than we care to mention and love to partner with an organization ready for a successful turnaround.
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