Year in Review: Refine Search Reflects on Recruiting in 2020

by Refine Search on in Blog, Quarter in Review

Denver, CO – Refine Search, a prominent leadership search firm, has reported the placement of a number of professionals during Q4 as it looks back on a successful year of recruiting managers, directors, and VPs for prominent clients. While it was a challenging time due to the global pandemic, Refine Search is proud to have persevered while delivering the high-quality search partnership that clients have come to expect.

“There’s no doubt that 2020 shook up recruiting in every industry,” shared Mason Smith, Partner and Co-Founder. “However, there will always be a need for exceptional talent. I’m proud we did whatever it took to help our clients weather the storm and find the professionals who will lead them into brighter days.”

In addition to notable successful searches and placements, Refine Search enjoyed many other highlights during 2020. One of these was the launch of their brand-new website. Created from the ground up, the new site focuses the firm’s recruiting experience across functions and industries while delivering the information clients and candidates need. Additionally, Refine Search interviewed great industry minds such as Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer of data company Cologix, who shared insights about the evolution of CROs in technology. Another highlight of the year was the introduction of a new geotechnical engineering practice along with several successful projects for some of the top geotechnical engineering firms in the country.

As Refine Search looks back on a unique but productive year, there are a number of exciting placements throughout the country and across industries worth noting. Broken down by sector, these include:


Building Products:

  • Director of Building Envelope – Greater NYC
  • Regional Sales Manager – Southeast Region
  • Global Marketing Manager – Cambridge, MA
  • Category Manager – Cambridge, MA


Energy & Utilities:

  • Chief Information Officer – Denver, CO
  • VP of Supply Chain – Tampa, FL
  • Sr. Director of Economic Development – Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN
  • Sr. Director of Customer Strategy and Solution – Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN
  • Director of Supply Chain – Denver, CO


Healthcare & Med Device:

  • Director of Operations – Rockies Region
  • Regional Operations Manager – Arkansas/Missouri
  • Account Executive – Kansas / Missouri
  • Account Executive – Des Moines, IA


About Refine Search

Refine Search is a Colorado-based strategic leadership search firm backed by decades of HR and talent acquisition experience. The firm focuses on recruiting high-level talent in sales, marketing, HR, operations, engineering, and supply chain roles for Fortune 500 clients. Refine Search concentrates these efforts in a number of industries, including the energy & utilities, building products, healthcare & medical device, and geotechnical engineering sectors. To learn more, visit


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