As leaders throughout the Twin Cities investment community are well aware, the competition for investment management and executive talent has grown increasingly fierce over the past two years. In response to the growing demand for executive recruiting expertise in this area, SkyWaterSearch Partners is pleased to announce the launch of our new Financial Services Practice area, to be led by Julie Amende.
It goes without saying that 2020 was tremendously unique year. Through it all, we've done our best to broadcast the industry trends that we have been able to observe through our access to the job market in the industries we serve. Recently, we shared the single biggest hiring mistake we've seen in 2020, which speaks to a trend we saw of companies freezing their hiring of key leadership roles out of caution.
In the eight years since SkyWater Search Partners first opened our doors, we have partnered with law firms and corporate legal departments to match highly talented attorneys with exceptional career opportunities throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In response to growing client demand, we recently made a strategic decision to expand our legal practice and bring in a leader with the experience and insights to oversee that growth.
SkyWater Search Partners has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as a Top Executive Recruiting Firm in its 2020 ranking of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. Compiled by analytics firm Statista, this year’s Forbes rankings were based on a survey of more than 18,000 participants. While thousands of firms across the country were considered for inclusion, SkyWater Search Partners was one of only 200 firms that made the list, including only 3 in Minnesota.
Since we first opened our doors in 2013, SkyWater Search Partners has been matching marketing professionals with their dream jobs throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In that time, client demand for marketing recruiting has grown steadily. To continue meeting our clients’ needs in this dynamic segment, we recently made the decision to strategically grow our marketing practice – and launch our own talent search for the right person to oversee that expansion.