Leaders In Search.

Over the past 25 years, we’ve taken great care to build an experienced and trusted team committed not only to successful placements, but to our way of doing business.

Our Values



We’re committed to our clients from the moment we start each engagement. We do not stop until we place the best candidate in your open role.



As an extension of your hiring team, we devote the time and energy to understanding your organizations goals, needs, and pain points.



Our team of executive recruiters work in partnership on each search. “Strength in numbers” approach allows for efficient placements.



Employers, candidates and partners have different perspectives in business. We respect and celebrate them as your search partner.



Recruiting and confidentiality go hand-in-hand. We go to great lengths to create a trusting environment, handling each search with discretion.



 We treat employers, candidates and partners as we wish to be treated. It’s this approach that fosters success and lasting relationships.

Get to KnowThe De Forest Search Team

Jill De Forest
Founder & CEO

Steve De Forest
Vice President & CFO

Jennifer Ure
Senior Executive Recruiter

Cheryl Wright
Senior Executive Recruiter

Gary Bembridge
Executive Recruiter

Todd Markowitz
Executive Recruiter

Suzan Rude
Executive Recruiter

Maureen Christiansen
Executive Recruiter

Cristian Camilo Zarta
Executive Multicultural Recruiter

Jessica Ctvrtlik
Executive Recruiter

Maureen Chianese
Business Development Executive

Cole De Forest
Operations Associate