Suzanne Hanifin is the founder and CEO of Acumen Executive Search. Acumen is a boutique recruiting firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of professionals, C-level, and directors for a select clientele. Over the past few years, Acumen expanded their capabilities to support companies in transition with succession.
Acumen’s proven 9-step approach to the Executive Search process is what sets them apart. They are able to deliver a customized solution for both candidate and company – measurable successes include 92.7% retention rate after 3 years and 83% repeat and referral business.
Suzanne earned her BS in History and Marketing at Southern Oregon University before going on and earning her MBA at University of Portland.
After college, Suzanne went to work for a Fortune 500 International CPA and Consulting firm. Like most good consultants, she was hired by a client to work in Finance (M&A) with a large Fortune 100 Telecom company.
Suzanne Hanifin moved on to work for both large and small regional recruiting firms before deciding to build her own boutique search firm with a non-traditional model promoting a balanced culture in pursuit of excellence. A matchmaker for candidates and great companies, Suzanne thrives on making connections.
Suzanne is a co-founder of Leaders and Executives Across Professions (LEAP), member of Vistage and Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).