Talent Recruitment Markets

  • New York, New York
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  • Washington, D.C. (Hagerstown)
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California
  • Boston (Manchester), Massachusetts
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota), Florida
  • Phoenix (Prescott), Arizona
  • Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Florida
  • Cleveland-Akron (Canton), Ohio
  • Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), North Carolina
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • San Diego, California
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Hartford & New Haven, Connecticut
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Austin, Texas

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What We Do

Our team is a unique blend of talent, skill, and drive that makes us one of the best-known recruiters in the world.

We’re a global platform for recruiters, which means we can provide you with access to not only our clients but also the most talented individuals in your industry. This gives us an edge over other companies because we don’t just know who you want us to find, but we also know how to find them.

We specialize in identifying great individuals specifically for investors in private equity, venture capital, and alternative asset classes. The motivation behind what we do is clear: every search gives us special access to enthralling and gifted individuals. It is quite inspiring to work with them to develop their teams or professions.

We frequently spot trends first and communicate them to our network thanks to our unique market perspective. We never give up and look forward to the challenge of working longer hours, going further, and using more original thought processes—which eventually brings us the satisfaction of a job well done!

At BrainWorks, we understand that you need to be able to draw the right people into your organization. This is why we take the time to understand your business, culture and industry trends. We then create a tailored recruitment process that focuses on personal fit with our panel of experts. This means that even if you’re short on time, we can help you spot the best candidates for your business with an unmatched focus on quality.

Our Services

Recruiting For Senior Roles

If you’re looking for someone who will add value to your firm and help make it even better, we want to hear from you.

At BrainWorks, we are committed to helping you find the right people for your organization. We make sure your search is as efficient as possible by assessing potential employees’ personality features and track records, so that we can find someone who not only can offer value to your organization but also matches your company culture.

We understand how important it is for you to find the right people for the right jobs, so we take time to really get to know each candidate before moving forward in our search efforts.

Recruiting For Junior Roles

At BrainWorks, we focus on the best talent. Our technology and methodology combine to deliver the best result for your business. Searching for candidates that match your criteria? Access BrainWorks’ managed data platform and use advanced technology to find the perfect solution for you.

Executive Profiling

Executive recruitment is a very competitive process. The Private Equity Recruiters team of experts has dedicated assessment professionals, who have researched and profiled hundreds of candidates suitable for many positions. Our in-depth research enables us to highlight your desired executive profile, enabling you to make the best decision on who they are suitable to be your next executive recruit!

Executive Discovery

Our Private Equity Recruiting team is dedicated to helping clients create a positive pipeline of talent and support their efforts to bring new, top-tier professionals into the fold.  We identify and recruit executive talent that can help drive business goals – quickly and effectively.

Candidate Services

Executive Assessment

At BrainWorks we believe that every executive must be evaluated as to their individual strengths, weaknesses, and expectations for success. The team will identify a candidates profile alongside performance in order to determine if they are the right fit for your organization. We take pride in being the caliber recruiters you want on your team.

Executive candidates are evaluated on a number of factors including diversity, ethics and behavior, evaluation based on initial introduction to the business and current operation, personal qualities and leadership traits. A thorough interview process complements this assessment to determine if an executive is a fit for the company.

Executive Search

At BrainWorks, it is our goal to assist you in making your job search process as smooth and effective as possible. Our executive recruiting consultants are highly knowledgeable and skilled in finding exactly the type of candidate you are looking for. From initial phone screen, through onsite interviews and background checks, we will create a process that fits your needs and delivers results!

Serving Candidates

We have spent considerable time building relationships with private equity principals, investment banks and other firms that are involved in private equity. Our network is extensive, highly engaged and an invaluable resource for information in all areas of the talent acquisition process.

At Brainworks, our private equity recruiting professionals are committed to serving our clients and the growing business community with exemplary candidates. We take pride in our ability to successfully find the right executive candidate with the right skills, experience and personality for every role.

Why Brainworks

Don’t let your business suffer from a recruitment problem. We can help you identify the right candidates to fill vital vacant positions and recruit the best possible employees.

Our service is focused on finding the best career opportunities and ensuring that the right person is appointed. We embrace recruiting as an integral part of the business development process, and set ourselves apart by providing a comprehensive service tailored to your specific needs.

How We Work


Our recruiters have direct professional experience in the industries in which we place talent, which means we have unparalleled insight into the roles on which we work. As advisors, we are able to help you define what you need and work to find the top talent that will fulfill your firm’s needs.


At BrainWorks, we understand the value of partnering with our clients. We work in partnership with them to access opportunities and articulate the value of their firm’s talent strategy. Our consultants are also your extension of the team who work closely with you to ensure every hire is a success.

Our team of private equity recruitment specialists aims to understand your goals and translate them into an effective search strategy that can access the right talent. We work in partnership with our clients, not as an outsider looking in.


At BrainWorks, our focus is on not just bringing in great people, but helping them succeed. It’s all about the creative process. We create a private equity recruiting funnel based on your firm’s specific needs and capabilities, so that you can focus on making key hires for your team. The result is a personalized approach to recruiting which is tailored to each firm’s unique challenges and opportunities, so that we can help you find the best talent.

We’re always looking at new ways to meet candidates’ needs. In fact, our customized search process is one of the things we’re best known for! We’ll work with you to find the perfect person for your firm’s unique needs and culture.

Comprehensive Approach

The Selection Process

We are passionate about finding the ideal person for our clients, using as many resources as possible for a comprehensive and highly personalized approach. The selection process is not just about evaluating resumes and references. It’s also about assessing each candidate’s value to the company, and their ability to function in an organization.

Unique Candidate Screening Process

We take the time to understand what motivates each candidate, providing personalized guidance for their opportunity. Because we view each candidate as an individual, we are able to provide clear direction and understanding of what drives them towards success in their career, allowing us to provide our clients with high quality hires.

Maintaining Long-Term Relationships with Clients and Candidates

We are committed to finding the right people for our clients. In order to present only the best candidates, we focus on the details; the needs of our client vs the career path of our candidates. This view allows us to create long lasting relationships with mutual benefits that focus on making productive and enduring connections between the right people

Our Specialty

At BrainWorks, our mission is to exceed the expectations of our candidates and clients by partnering with you on a truly personal basis. Our staff is fully dedicated to your success. By delivering value beyond compensation and benefits, we help build a culture that empowers our people to be their best self while at the same time providing them with the tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive markets. We help you find your next great opportunity. We have deep networks and experience recruiting for private equity firms at all levels. Our team is made up of recruiters, sales associates, support staff and others who will match you with the best opportunities.

Our Partners

Our partners are some of the most award-winning businesses and organizations in the world. They work together to solve the problems that make today’s big companies successful and outperform their competitors. Our dedicated Partners and their teams have made it their mission to partner with you to build your team, increase sales, drive profitability and meet your business goals.

Industry Expertise

At BrainWorks, we have worked with many private equity firms in all stages of their business. Our industry expertise and the unique sourcing experience we’ve developed over 30 years have enabled us to deliver the highest quality services and candidates at a fraction of the cost that you see elsewhere.

Completed Private Equity Searches

  • Portfolio Leadership and Management
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • COO / CSO
  • CHRO
  • Operating Partners
  • Head of Corporate Development
  • Controller
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Practice Leaders

  • Farah Napack
    (908) 608-8863

    Over 15 years of experience

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  • Andy Miller
    (908) 608-8850

    Over 30 years of experience

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  • Todd Shiner
    (908) 608-8862

    Over 20 years of experience

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