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GM Ryan International is a Bethesda based executive search firm specializing in placing senior executives within software and internet sectors including enterprise SaaS, big data/AI, marketing tech, consumer internet, mobile, cyber, and tangential technology verticals. Our services are in high demand and we are expanding our team with key hires in executive search, contingency search, and recruitment support. GM Ryan has earned an excellent reputation for performance with venerable operating companies and investors across the country, and we require candidates who will also strive for excellence on behalf of their clients.

Learn more about our openings below and if you’re intrigued and would like to have an exploratory discussion, please forward your current CV and a brief note to [email protected] who will schedule an initial call for you and one of the Partners at GM Ryan.

Vice President, Executive Search - Bethesda, MD

Vice President – Executive Search (recruiting manager)
GM Ryan is seeking a client-centric rainmaker and sales leader with 5+ years of successful professional recruiting experience to join our team. We are in growth mode and expanding our team with two targeted senior additions to the operation who will have an influential role and clear path to become a Principal at the firm. The ideal player/coach will desire to earn well into 6 figures while helping to further build a professional recruiting practice.

Our Story
Founded in 2005, GM Ryan International is a highly profitable and well-regarded, boutique executive search firm based in Bethesda, MD. Venture capital firms, company boards, CEOs, and other senior executives trust us as strategic advisors who provide world-class recruitment and consulting services.  Specifically, our clients hire us to help them identify, attract, and secure specialized leadership talent for critical roles within their organizations. Throughout the country, we’ve placed CEOs, President/COOs, heads of sales, marketing, product, technology, finance, and other visible positions within our client companies.  We operate at a highly strategic, consultative, and methodical level and consistently earn repeat business from our clients.

Due to demand and opportunity, we’ve also launched rise44, which is a professional contingent recruiting model as well as an emerging recruiting business called GMRcyber, which is focused on the security ecosystem. Our services and reputation are in high demand and we are excited to add exceptional new members to our operation.

Opportunity
We are seeking a proven recruiting professional/leader with minimum 5+ years commercial recruiting expertise (and verifiable success) to lead/manage a division of GM Ryan. This will initially require successful contributions as an individual rainmaker including (some) client development, candidate fulfillment, and mastery of internal methods. Additionally, the hired leader will hire and scale a team of competent recruiters, managing KPIs and inspiring exceptional performance.

Our model is based upon a fully developed, systematic, repeatable process proven to enable competent and disciplined mid/senior career professionals to thrive. That said, it is expected that the Vice President will have their own ideas and will be given latitude to iterate as necessary.

The ideal candidate will be a like-minded entrepreneurial builder, operator, and high-performing sales and recruitment leader inclined to help further scale the businesses. We offer a clear path to Partner status, profit-sharing, comprehensive benefits, outstanding training, and unlimited income potential.

Requirements

  • Verifiable track record of recruiting success, ideally in new business development and/or long-term relationship driven business model
  • Consultative sales approach and empathetic client-centric mentality
  • Consistent career management: solid tenures at previous companies and track record of personal commitment and success
  • Highly organized at the individual desk level and as a team manager
  • Excited and skilled in developing and mentoring individual salespeople/recruiters
  • Entrepreneurial; desire to leverage your experience and scale a long-term business
  • Desire to be in a client-focused environment, long-term relationship sales
  • Ability to bridge collegial communication and relate to influential senior executives over the phone and in person (we are on the phone a lot)
  • Unwavering integrity, reliability, and commitment to winning client outcomes
  • Commitment to a well-organized process requiring strong “attention management” skills
  • Results orientation, driven and motivated to personal success
  • Computer literate, ability to navigate CRM systems and stay efficient
  • Uncanny instincts in business situations and understanding people
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

We offer comprehensive systems and methodology, world-class training, research resources, coordination resources, technology, ongoing collegial support and direction. We require self-actualizing professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and deep personal commitment to succeed.

If you’re intrigued and would like to have an exploratory discussion, please forward your current CV and a brief note to [email protected] who will schedule an initial call with one of the Partners at GM Ryan.  Thanks for your review and consideration.

See these links for additional insights on GM Ryan and careers as an Executive Recruiter.

Careers in Executive Search – Maybe It’s Not for You?

The Myths and Realities of Executive Search

So You Want to be an Executive Recruiter?

Don’t Work with Clown Recruiters

Senior Director, Executive Recruiter - Bethesda, MD

We are seeking proven professionals with 10+ years of successful business experience, earnings expectations well into six-figures, and a desire to build their own business.

GM Ryan International is a highly profitable, boutique executive search firm based in Bethesda, MD.  Venture capital firms, company boards, CEOs, and other senior executives trust us as strategic advisors who provide world-class recruitment and consulting services.  Specifically, our clients hire us to help them identify, attract, and secure specialized senior talent for critical roles within their organizations. We’ve placed CEOs, President/COOs, heads of sales, marketing, product, technology, finance, and other visible positions within our client companies.  We operate at a highly strategic, consultative, and methodical level and consistently earn repeat business from our clients.  Our work is highly rewarding and equally lucrative – conservative first year earnings expectations in six-figures with 2nd year+ performers earnings from 200-500K+ annually (uncapped).  Based on tenure, consistent performance, and integrity-aligned values, you’ll also earn a path to become eligible for profit-sharing and equity as a true Partner in our overall company.

As a 12-year young firm, we’ve historically focused within Internet and software sectors such as digital media (advertising, mobile, video, etc.), data sciences and analytics, ecommerce, marketing technology, and SaaS. Due to demand and opportunity, we are excited to add new leadership within our existing practice areas and we are equally considerate of opening new tangential practice disciplines. It’s up to you: as long as you’re passionate about the industry you serve and committed to your vocation, the vertical discipline is far less important than the character and ability of the executive recruiter serving that vertical.

We are seeking proven professionals/leaders with 10+ years commercial business experience who want to build their own professional services practice within our walls.  If you’ve never considered a career as an executive search professional, you’re not alone.  Our existing Partners all enjoyed rising and financially rewarding leadership careers for 10-20+ years prior to becoming executive recruiters.  We’ve leveraged our previous business experience while mastering the art and science of executive search. Done correctly and at the organizational levels in which we operate, this is not a transactional business. Our model is based upon a fully developed, systematic, repeatable process proven to enable competent and disciplined mid/senior career professionals to thrive.

Our Requirements:

  • Verifiable track record of success, ideally in new business development and/or long-term relationship driven business model or consulting; sales is nice to have, but not required
  • Consistent career management: solid tenures at previous companies; track record of personal commitment
  • Entrepreneurial; desire to leverage your experience and scale your own business
  • Desire to be highly effective at your profession, committed to quality performance
  • Desire to be in a client-focused environment, long-term relationship sales
  • Ability to bridge collegial communication and relate to influential senior executives over the phone and in person (we are on the phone a lot)
  • Unwavering integrity, reliability, and commitment
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to a well-organized process requiring strong “attention management” skills
  • Results orientation, driven and motivated to personal success
  • Computer literate, ability to navigate CRM systems and stay efficient
  • Intellectually curious and considered a “thought leader” by industry colleagues
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

We offer comprehensive training, resources, technology, ongoing support and direction, however we require self-actualizing professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and deep personal commitment to succeed.  See these links for additional insights on GM Ryan and careers as an Executive Recruiter.         Careers in Executive Search – Maybe It’s Not for You?, Don’t Work with Clown Recruiters, The Myths and Realities of Executive Search

This is not an easy business to break into, but once committed and established, extraordinary success is highly achievable and sustainable. If you’re intrigued and would like to have an exploratory discussion, please forward your current CV and a brief note to [email protected] who will schedule an initial call for you and one of the Partners at GM Ryan.  Thanks for your review and consideration.

Senior Director, rise44 Executive Search - Chicago, IL

We are seeking proven professionals with 10+ years of successful business experience, earnings expectations well into six-figures, and an entrepreneurial desire to build a business practice within our overall business.

rise44 LLC is a highly profitable, boutique executive search firm and a division of GM Ryan International. Senior executives trust us as ‘strategic advisors’ who provide world-class recruitment services. Specifically, our clients hire us to help them identify, attract, and secure specialized professional talent for critical roles within their organizations. We focus on a variety of functional areas including sales, marketing, BD, client success, ops, product, finance, and other visible positions within our client companies. We operate at a highly strategic, consultative, and methodical level and consistently earn repeat business from our clients. Our work is rewarding and equally lucrative – basic first year earnings expectations in six-figures with 2nd year+ performers earnings from 200-500K+ annually (uncapped). Based on consistent performance over time and integrity-aligned values, you’ll also earn a path to become eligible for Partnership in our overall company.

rise44 largely focuses within “internet enabled” businesses such as digital media (advertising, mobile, video, etc.), big data and analytics, ecommerce, marketing technology, and SaaS. We work with venture-backed startups through F500 corporations, representing companies in both consumer and enterprise modeled businesses throughout North America and western Europe. Due to demand and opportunity, we are excited to add new hires within our existing practice areas as well as new tangential industry sectors. The recruiters at rise44 bring a unique perspective to the business having been in the digital and/or software space in a variety of roles.  As sellers and operators ‘in the trenches’, rise44 recruiters understand the real-world challenges and opportunities from both a candidate and client viewpoint.

As noted, we are seeking proven professionals/leaders with minimum 10+ years commercial business experience who want to build their own professional services practice within our walls. The common theme in all professional services paths is that you, the ‘professional’, are the primary solution. We have outstanding systems, methodology, technology, marketing, etc. but the product we sell is our personal ability to communicate, represent our clients, and deliver efficient and positive results. Clients buy the value they perceive in the consultant (or they don’t).

If you’ve never considered a career as an executive search professional, you’re not alone. Our existing Partners all enjoyed rising and financially rewarding leadership careers for 10-20+ years prior to becoming executive recruiters. We’ve leveraged our previous business experience while mastering the art and science of executive search. Our model is based upon a fully developed, systematic, repeatable process proven to enable competent and disciplined mid/senior career professionals to thrive. This is not a job – it’s a professional service and long-term vocational vehicle for personal and financial independence through influencing and growing client relationships and outcomes.

Our Requirements

  • Verifiable track record of success, ideally in new business development and/or long-term relationship driven business model or consulting; sales is nice to have, but not required
  • Consistent career management: solid tenures at previous companies, demonstrated track record of personal commitment
  • A desire to separate yourself from other recruiters being best in class to both your candidates and clients
  • Entrepreneurial: desire to leverage your experience and scale your own professional services business within a bigger business
  • Desire to be highly effective at your profession, committed to quality performance
  • Desire to be in a client-focused environment, long-term relationship sales
  • Ability to bridge collegial communication and relate to influential senior executives over the phone and in person (we are on the phone a lot)
  • Unwavering commitment to “self-propelled sales activity”
  • Unwavering integrity, reliability, and dedication
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and in writing
  • Commitment to a well-organized process requiring strong “attention management” skills
  • Results orientation, driven and motivated to personal success
  • Productive in a mostly work from home office environment
  • Computer literate, ability to navigate CRM systems comfortably, incredibly organized
  • Intellectually curious and considered a “thought leader” by industry colleagues
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

We offer comprehensive training, resources, technology, ongoing support and direction, along with an opportunity for uncapped earnings, however we require self-actualizing professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and deep personal commitment to succeed.

The point of entry into recruiting isn’t all that difficult, but it’s littered with failed attempts due to inadequate focus on the fundamentals and a poor understanding of the complexities involved. That said, once a competent dedicated professional is committed and established, extraordinary success is highly achievable and sustainable. If you’re intrigued and would like to have an exploratory discussion, please forward your current CV and a brief note to [email protected] who will schedule an initial call for you and one of the Partners at Rise44.  Thanks for your review and consideration.

Please review these links and conduct your own due diligence for additional insights on rise44 and careers as an Executive Recruiter:
So You Want to be an Executive Recruiter?

Careers in Executive Search – Maybe It’s Not for You?

Don’t Work with Clown Recruiters

The Myths and Realities in Executive Search

Next Level Exchange YouTube channel

Senior Director, rise44 Executive Search - Bethesda, MD

We are seeking proven professionals with 10+ years of successful business experience, earnings expectations well into six-figures, and an entrepreneurial desire to build a business practice within our overall business.

rise44 LLC is a highly profitable, boutique executive search firm and a division of GM Ryan International. Senior executives trust us as ‘strategic advisors’ who provide world-class recruitment services. Specifically, our clients hire us to help them identify, attract, and secure specialized professional talent for critical roles within their organizations. We focus on a variety of functional areas including sales, marketing, BD, client success, ops, product, finance, and other visible positions within our client companies. We operate at a highly strategic, consultative, and methodical level and consistently earn repeat business from our clients. Our work is rewarding and equally lucrative – basic first year earnings expectations in six-figures with 2nd year+ performers earnings from 200-500K+ annually (uncapped). Based on consistent performance over time and integrity-aligned values, you’ll also earn a path to become eligible for Partnership in our overall company.

rise44 largely focuses within “internet enabled” businesses such as digital media (advertising, mobile, video, etc.), big data and analytics, ecommerce, marketing technology, and SaaS. We work with venture-backed startups through F500 corporations, representing companies in both consumer and enterprise modeled businesses throughout North America and western Europe. Due to demand and opportunity, we are excited to add new hires within our existing practice areas as well as new tangential industry sectors. The recruiters at rise44 bring a unique perspective to the business having been in the digital and/or software space in a variety of roles.  As sellers and operators ‘in the trenches’, rise44 recruiters understand the real-world challenges and opportunities from both a candidate and client viewpoint.

As noted, we are seeking proven professionals/leaders with minimum 10+ years commercial business experience who want to build their own professional services practice within our walls. The common theme in all professional services paths is that you, the ‘professional’, are the primary solution. We have outstanding systems, methodology, technology, marketing, etc. but the product we sell is our personal ability to communicate, represent our clients, and deliver efficient and positive results. Clients buy the value they perceive in the consultant (or they don’t).

If you’ve never considered a career as an executive search professional, you’re not alone. Our existing Partners all enjoyed rising and financially rewarding leadership careers for 10-20+ years prior to becoming executive recruiters. We’ve leveraged our previous business experience while mastering the art and science of executive search. Our model is based upon a fully developed, systematic, repeatable process proven to enable competent and disciplined mid/senior career professionals to thrive. This is not a job – it’s a professional service and long-term vocational vehicle for personal and financial independence through influencing and growing client relationships and outcomes.

Our Requirements

  • Verifiable track record of success, ideally in new business development and/or long-term relationship driven business model or consulting; sales is nice to have, but not required
  • Consistent career management: solid tenures at previous companies, demonstrated track record of personal commitment
  • A desire to separate yourself from other recruiters being best in class to both your candidates and clients
  • Entrepreneurial: desire to leverage your experience and scale your own professional services business within a bigger business
  • Desire to be highly effective at your profession, committed to quality performance
  • Desire to be in a client-focused environment, long-term relationship sales
  • Ability to bridge collegial communication and relate to influential senior executives over the phone and in person (we are on the phone a lot)
  • Unwavering commitment to “self-propelled sales activity”
  • Unwavering integrity, reliability, and dedication
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and in writing
  • Commitment to a well-organized process requiring strong “attention management” skills
  • Results orientation, driven and motivated to personal success
  • Productive in a mostly work from home office environment
  • Computer literate, ability to navigate CRM systems comfortably, incredibly organized
  • Intellectually curious and considered a “thought leader” by industry colleagues
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

We offer comprehensive training, resources, technology, ongoing support and direction, along with an opportunity for uncapped earnings, however we require self-actualizing professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and deep personal commitment to succeed.

The point of entry into recruiting isn’t all that difficult, but it’s littered with failed attempts due to inadequate focus on the fundamentals and a poor understanding of the complexities involved. That said, once a competent dedicated professional is committed and established, extraordinary success is highly achievable and sustainable. If you’re intrigued and would like to have an exploratory discussion, please forward your current CV and a brief note to [email protected] who will schedule an initial call for you and one of the Partners at Rise44.  Thanks for your review and consideration.

Please review these links and conduct your own due diligence for additional insights on rise44 and careers as an Executive Recruiter:
So You Want to be an Executive Recruiter?

Careers in Executive Search – Maybe It’s Not for You?

Don’t Work with Clown Recruiters

The Myths and Realities in Executive Search

Next Level Exchange YouTube channel