Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

Yellow Tree Executive Search has 22 years of experience as both a Retained Executive Search & Mutually Committed Search Partner across the U.S..  We have been recognized by several business magazines as one of the best Executive Recruiting firms in the United States in 2021, 2022, & 2023.

Why Yellow Tree:   Yellow Tree has always kept one thing a top priority — “a core focus on our customers.”  The Partner you meet with at Yellow Tree does the work.  With a bigger firms, you often meet a Partner, only to have your search handled by a Junior Associate.  This is not only in research but in many important stages including candidate communication.  We work primarily with high-growth small to well-known National Technology Consulting firms.

With Yellow Tree, each client and every assignment is especially important to us.  The Yellow Tree difference is “you’re our #1 priority.”  The Yellow Tree Partner you meet with performs the execution and will assure your satisfaction.

In addition, due to our size, we have relatively wide open hunting grounds.  We are not constrained by off-limits requirements in the way that some of our larger competitors are.  Our experience gives us access to the resources and provides the reach of some bigger firms, yet allows us to remain agile and “highly accountable” to our clients.

Every search at Yellow Tree begins with new and fresh research utilizing the best Next Generation sourcing and search technology.  Every client and need is different.  Every search we perform draws on our experience and networks – and is built on a uniquely constructed search plan.  The perfect candidate is often found in unexpected places.

We will personally consult with you to fully understand the search assignment.

  • We’ll create and implement the strategy for pulling in candidates.  We’ll also….
  • Assist in writing the role profile, if needed
  • Draft the litmus test of key criteria which will be used to establish our “top candidate list”
  • Perform market research and identify target organizations
  • Interview and assess candidates
  • Prepare and present the list of recommended candidates
  • Schedule and support the interview process as agreed upon
  • Brief and debrief candidates, assist you in locating your “top candidates,” as well as, help with selection and offer negotiation

The Yellow Tree difference is a combination of all of the above, but in the end, the real difference is “you are our #1 priority.” You will have access to your Yellow Tree Partner whenever needed — early morning, during work day, or late at night.


Client’s Chairman of the Board retained Yellow Tree for CEO search in 2023.  

“You’ve gone above and beyond, so your efforts have been very much appreciated.  We know we’re on the right track and are going to make the best leadership hire using Yellow Tree.  Thank you, Bryan”

Client retained Yellow Tree in 2016 and continues to hire Yellow Tree to present —

We began using Yellow Tree in 2016 to provide search and placement services for Sales and Marketing employees.  Our verticals are in highly competitive areas and demand the full attention of a trusted agency.

Yellow Tree has proven itself to be a partner in the search process.  In working with Yellow Tree, I performed weekly status check meetings with their Founder and CEO.  Yellow Tree regularly provided a candidate pipeline of rejected and passed-through candidates for tracking and reporting on search progress.  Unsolicited, they provided formal candidate presentations with resumes, they partnered with our talent organization on scheduling interviews, sending itineraries, and assisting through the full process.  We’ll continue to use Yellow Tree because they’re responsive and organized, and they fully understand our culture and our needs. 

Overall, I have no hesitation in giving any prospective client my highest recommendation of Yellow Tree’s search and placement capabilities.  (Managing Director of Technology Company in Minnesota)

I have been partnering with Yellow Tree for nearly 3 years.  Yellow Tree has proven itself to be responsive, and very organized, and they understand our culture and our needs.  Yellow Tree has a strong and positive reputation with our Executive team who have continued to refer Yellow Tree to other groups within our company such as Sales & Marketing, Product Development, and Information Technology.  I’m happy to recommend the services of Yellow Tree Search.   (Senior Director – Minneapolis based Tech Client)

Our Mission

At Yellow Tree Executive Search our mission is to help our clients build extraordinary teams and leadership organizations.

Our Values

  • Integrity Above All
  • Client Focus is our maxim
  • Partnership:  The Yellow Tree path to the best results
  • Clear Communication:  Essential to any engagement and relationship