10 Recruiting Firms That Specialize in Sales Hiring

Hiring salespeople is more difficult than ever. As a result, it can be tempting to think that the answer to hiring fast and well is to simply reinvent the wheel. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, sometimes the answer is right under your nose in the form of recruiting firms.

In addition to the litany of strategies we’ve shared in our library of blog posts, building relationships with recruiting firms that specialize in sales hiring can be gold. 

This is especially true when you need to scale quickly.

Below are 10 recruiting firms that specialize in sales hiring:

Acquirent – A leading provider of outsourced sales services, Acquirent works with companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 organizations. They specialize in three main factors: recruiting, training, and managing their clients’ sales teams. In some instances, their team is a strategic part of their clients’ sales infrastructure. In others, they become their clients’ entire sales engine. Acquirent’s sales delivery and management teams are committed to delivering a transparent and completely accountable solution while focusing on metrics, training, and the latest sales technology. CEO: Joseph Flanagan

Treeline Sales Recruiting – Treeline is the Nation’s top sales search firm, and they are dedicated to helping companies recruit and build sales organizations. Thousands of clients and tens of thousands of sales professionals have turned to Treeline to reach new altitudes. Founded in 2001, Treeline is consistently recognized by clients nationally as a trusted advisor in market trends and as an advocate for sales professionals. CEO: Dan Fantasia

Culver Careers – One of the top recruiting firms in the nation, Culver combines targeted searches, a deep bench of top-tier candidates, and proven methodology to deliver the sales candidates you’ve been dreaming about. In fact, they go so far as to promise referrals as quickly as 5-10 days while reducing your average time to hire by 83.3%. Culver Carers focuses on the full gamut of open positions, from entry-level to C-level. CEO: Timothy Culver

Pursuit Sales Solutions – Pursuit Sales Solution offers many of the same services the rest of the recruiters on this list provide, but focuses its efforts into finding the perfect candidate for your unique company versus looking solely at what’s on a resume. Pursuit’s specialty is in recruiting for sales organizations, and by humanizing the recruiting process, they insist that they are changing the game in their industry. CEO: Carter Hopkins

The Porter Group – With more than 35 years of sales recruiting and staffing experience, The Porter Group has become a leader in business-to-business sales and sales management recruiting and staffing.They have filled thousands of sales and management jobs for Fortune 500 corporations and small to medium sized companies. The Porter Group is currently ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. CEO: James Porter

Peak Sales Recruiting – Unlike job boards, general staffing firms, and traditional recruiters, Peak Sales Recruiting uses a rigorous and scientific methodology proven to help B2B companies quickly and easily hire the sales talent needed to drive revenue and growth. Peak Sales Recruiting promises to help reduce your time to hire by 80%. CEO: Eliot Burdett

Sales Talent Agency – Based in Canada, Sales Talent Agency focuses on streamlining your recruiting processes so that you attract the best sales talent possible. Since opening its doors in 2007, Sales Talent Agency boasts over 6,400 sales hires made and over 12,000 recruitment projects. According to its website, they have facilitated over $550M in salaries while maintaining one of the lowest replacement rates in the industry at 3%. CEO: Asad Zaman

KAS Placement – KAS Placement offers a dynamic team of marketing and sales recruiters to help fill roles for everything from account management to marketing jobs nationally and on a global scale. Their resume includes such companies as From Google’s Double Click Division to Travelocity, T-Mobile, Lindt Chocolate, and John Deere all the way to start-ups seeking a first sales hire. CEO: Ken Sundheim

Talentfoot – Talentfoot’s tagline is “Hire the people who drive growth.” They are experts in C-Suite recruitment, executive headhunting, staffing, and business advisory services. Talentfood was founded in 2010 and has reached the very center of digital business. CEO: Camille Fetter 

Lucas Group – As North America’s premier executive recruiting firm, Lucas Group works with thousands of companies and talented professionals across a variety of industries and functional specialties. Since 1970, Lucas Group recruiters serve clients with an unrelenting commitment to achieve clear executive search and hiring goals. CEO: Randy Marmon 

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Author: Dario Priolo

Dario brings over 20 years of experience in the sales enablement and talent development industry. He has led marketing and strategy as CMO for leading companies like the Hay Group, Miller Heiman and Profiles International and has been part of 4 successful exits, including his own start-up.