The Executive Search & Rescue Placement Firm is owned by Dan Bloodhound. Dan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Portland, majoring in communications and computer science. Dan spent his first three years at a then emerging company called Tektronix. At Tektronix Dan did business-to-business sales. This experience was particularly valuable as it was his first introduction to sales in an emerging company. At the end of the three years, Dan was longing for a position that offered him more responsibility, so he moved to Mentor Graphics and took on a supervisory role in the sales department. The Mentor Graphics position was valuable because it gave Dan more interaction with the other departments in the company. Dan was responsible for coordinating the sales program with the different departments.
After Mentor Graphics, Dan fell into a wonderful opportunity at Timberline Software that provided him with even more responsibility within the company. The new responsibilities that Dan had, coupled with being introduced to an new sector in the high-tech community became quite an asset for Dan. He finally decided with his experience in the emerging business industry, in addition to his incredible network of colleagues, it made perfect sense to start his own executive search firm.
The staff will consist of Dan working full time. Executive will hire a full-time secretary/receptionist in month two, a part-time generalist in month three, and a full-time account executive in month four. From month four until the foreseeable future, the organization will be able to survive with a four person headcount.