A Boutique Recruiting Firm that Makes the Process of Finding your Critical Hires Easier, Timely and Successful

We are a team of highly experienced and well-networked recruiters that believe all great companies start with great people. An eye for the right fit in addition to the right skill set is what sets us apart.

Portland Recruiting Firm

Since 2007, we have matched thousands of companies and high performance executives, directors, managers and professionals.

Partner with us and experience the real boutique approach to your search.

Expect Exceptional Results when Working with Acumen


Employee Retention Rate

Triple the national average.


Success Rate

Retained searches


Referral or Repeat Business

Considering all Acumen activities

Our model is simple, consultative and people focused.

We come from business and we know business isn’t just business – it’s relationships.

  • We match candidates with skills, personality and culture that fits.
  • We value proactive communication: we listen and stay in touch at each stage.
  • We invest hours strategizing, selecting and deliver you results quickly.

Recruiting Now


Latest News

Case Studies

How One Well-Placed HR Business Partner Can Transform an Enterprise and Mitigate Risk

January 14 , 2020 Claudia Haque

The Challenge A decades-old international transportation company was urgently in need of a cultural shift in order to support safety, compliance, leadership development, and effective

read more

Acumen Facilitates Succession Plan at the Eleventh Hour

January 7 , 2020 Acumen

Challenge A mid-sized aerial services company with a family environment was looking to hire its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to help the succession from

read more

Product Marketing Manager Sought to Fill Gaps and Prepare Prior To Product Launch

March 20 , 2019 Claudia Haque

“Acumen was easy to work with. I felt both Amanda and Karen genuinely looked out for my welfare. They kept in touch and clearly care

read more

Back to Old School Recruiting

January 29 , 2019 Claudia Haque

  By Christine Billett

Finding the Unicorn Locally

January 10 , 2019 Acumen

By Molly Norton

Pro-Bono Executive Development Board Hires Executive Director

July 27 , 2018 Claudia Haque

Pro-Bono Board Supporting Economic Growth Opportunities

July 16 , 2018 Claudia Haque

Focused Leadership Takes Good to Great

July 5 , 2018 Claudia Haque

The Right Person Opens the Door

July 5 , 2018 Claudia Haque

Narrowing Scope & Aligning Internal Strategies

October 27 , 2017 Acumen

Game Changing Technology

October 27 , 2017 Claudia Haque

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

May 20 , 2017 Acumen

Changing Corporate Culture from the Inside Out

May 20 , 2017 Acumen

When a Lateral Change is the Right Change

May 20 , 2017 Acumen

Changing Corporate Culture from the Inside Out

May 20 , 2017 Acumen

Company Reaches Crossroads and Contemplates Future

May 20 , 2017 Acumen

Contact Us

Ready to experience the real boutique recruiting firm approach?
Start building a better company from the inside out by contacting us today!

Phone: 503.430.0294  |   info@AcumenESearch.com

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message