Founder and CEO

Bryan Erkkila, Founder and CEO of Yellow Tree, brings 22 years of experience in placing Consulting Executives across the U.S. His primary focus involves retained search and placement of Partners, Managing Directors, Principals, and individual contributors. Capability areas include:

  • Management Consulting and Strategy
  • Data and Analytics / Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cloud Software Development and Migration
  • Digital & E-Commerce
  • Cloud and Managed Services
  • Organizational Development & Change Management.

Yellow Tree Executive Search stands out as the Twin Cities’ premiere relationship-based Executive Search company today, thanks to Bryan Erkkila’s unwavering commitment to customer focus.

Prior to founding Yellow Tree, Bryan spent seven years recruiting Executive Consulting Leaders from Big 4 / National Consulting firms and Fortune 500 for a top-tier Strategic Advisory and Project Execution firm. Before that, as the first employee hired by the President of one of Minnesota’s top search agencies, Bryan played a crucial role in growing this agency into one of the most respected agencies in Minnesota and the U.S.

Bryan, a second-generation Executive Recruiter and agency owner, earned his Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University.