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great company

That's what you're in when you engage us.



great company

That's what you're in when you engage us.


some of our clients

recent searches by industry

President | construction manufacturing

CFO | public utilities

Head of Investor Relations | steel manufacturing

COO | reclaimed wood products

VP of Sales and Business Development | SaaS (software)

VP of Human Resources | lumber

Director of Communications heath insurance

VP and GM of Solutions | telecommunications

Head of Sales heath insurance

AVP Center of Excellence/Lean l insurance and financial services

Director of Hardware | wearable electronics

VP of Human Resources | healthcare

Director of Business Development | telecommunications

Corporate Controller | wood products

CEO | sporting goods

Investment Directors | venture capital

CIO | public utilities

CFO | solar energy

VP Corporate Controller | semiconductor

VP of Human Resources | SaaS (software)

VP of Finance heath insurance

VP of Human Resources | engineering consultants

Corporate Controller | sporting goods

Director of Engineering | sporting goods

AVP Marketing Strategy l insurance and financial services

VP of Human Resources | professional sports

Senior Director of HR | semiconductor

Medical Director heath insurance

+ many more


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the word is out

Read what our clients say about us.

the word is out

Read what our clients say about us.

Rick Ludeman

The Math Learning Center

If you want a search partner that delivers then you need to hire Talence Group. They ask the hard questions that bring clarity for both clients and candidates. Talence Group focuses on addressing the immediate need but simultaneously advocate for a long-term perspective and ultimately that’s why they’re so successful.

NW Natural has had the opportunity to work the Talence Group on several critical recruits over the years including our CFO and CIO positions. They are extremely professional, thorough, and wonderful to work with. I am pleased to provide my endorsement to the team at Talence.

David Anderson
President & CEO

NW Natural

Erik Krieger

Riverlake Partners

Key leadership development was a critical element of our strategic business plan for Guerdon Modular Buildings.  We needed a partner that took the time to truly understand our model and culture, assess our existing team’s strengths and weaknesses and rapidly fill gaps with world class talent.  The Talence Group came on board with the assignment of locating and recruiting several executive and mid-level hires.  From the start, we have been impressed with Talence Group’s focus, dedication, market expertise, and, ultimately, success in finding and closing on qualified candidates.  

We partnered with Talence Group for an executive-level HR search and were thrilled with the end results. Talence Group did an excellent job of learning about our organization by interviewing key stakeholders on our team. Talence Group garnered valuable information about our organizational culture and vision and determined precisely the kind of executive that would fit us best. All of the candidates selected by Talence Group were top-notch HR Executives, and we hired an individual who will play a significant role in our future development.

Chris McGowan
President & CEO

Portland Trail Blazers & Seattle Seahawks

I reached out to Sherry and the team at Talence after receiving a strong recommendation from a trusted colleague at a local manufacturing company.  We were so pleased with the quality of their work and the candidate they found for our Chief Information Officer position that we worked with them again for our Chief Financial Officer search.  The process utilized was exemplary relative to other executive search firms I have used over the years.  They thoroughly dig in to understand the business needs for the position being filled and they thoroughly scrutinize each candidate to ensure that we were only interviewing candidates that met the specifications for the job as well as being a good cultural fit.  Not only was the process outstanding, working with the Talence team was a fabulous experience.

Lea Anne Doolitte
SVP & Chief Administrative Officer

NW Natural

As a board member at Leupold & Stevens, I led the search committee to find a new CEO and selected Talence Group as our search partner. Sherry and her team did an exceptional job of working with each of our board members to find points of alignment around the skills, values, leadership styles and strategic abilities needed by our next CEO. Talence Group narrowed a wide variation of expectations and presented us with a clear and concise job profile around which we aligned for our search. The most important attribute brought to our search was Talence Group’s extraordinary ability to assess candidate qualifications. Sherry and team’s judgment of candidates’ leadership styles, personalities, experience, intellect and background proved to be spot-on. I confidently and enthusiastically recommend Sherry and Talence Group without reservation.

Jake R. Nichol

Tool Group



Monica Enand
CEO, Chairman &


I have known Talence Group’s founder in a professional capacity for nearly 20 years. Sherry is amazingly driven and has developed a true expertise in recruiting. She is incredibly diligent and successful. I really enjoy having her staff our positions.

Greg Loeber

Surgent Networks




I hate using executive search firms.  I think they cost too much, never provide the value they claim to, and are more interested in quantity versus quality.  Well, that’s now all changed…

The Talence Group worked hard to understand our culture, listened intently to what we needed, had a well-defined approach to managing the search process, brought a smart, industry-savvy recruiter to the table, offered sage advice, and saved me countless hours of time building a profile, researching target companies, sourcing and interviewing candidates, collecting information, and managing the offer process.  After 20 years of hiring people, I’ve finally found a search firm that I’m happy to partner with for life, have fun with through the process, and am happy to pay in the end!  Even better, I know I can trust them, and that they will stand behind their work.

Talence Group doesn’t just recruit for us. For the past two years, Talence Group has been our trusted advisor and partner not only on a range of executive and management recruiting assignments, but also on executive-compensation and senior-management change initiatives. I've worked with a dozen recruiters in my career, and Sherry and team are the only ones I really trust. They are great listeners who keep me in the loop on their activities and call with ideas and questions to ensure they are meeting my recruiting needs. 

Andrew W. Miller
President & CEO

Stimson Lumber

I have worked with a number of search firms over the years and have not seen anyone do as thorough or as effective a job understanding our culture and learning about what we were looking for in a position as the Talence Group.  Sherry has a special ability to both identify talent and to recognize how culture, personality and management style translates into a successful hire.  As a result of Sherry and the Talence Group, we made two senior executive hires that have been clear home runs.

Gregg Kantor

NW Natural

We engaged Talence Group for a CEO search. Sherry has an uncanny ability to read people, and her customer service is impeccable. Most importantly, she helped me identify an incredible new leader for our organization who is a great fit with our culture, is passionate about the industry we serve and has strong, demonstrated leadership skills. If you need to find an executive, I highly recommend Talence Group.

Kimberly King
Vice President,
HR and OD

Leupold & Stevens


Todd Lewellen
HR Director

Intel Corporation 

Talence Group founder Sherry is one of the best staffing professionals I’ve worked with and someone you always want on your team. She knows how to sit down with business leaders and develop a strategic hiring roadmap followed by a clear plan to fill the pipeline and recruit the best talent. Her ability to develop a winning value proposition for candidates is top-of-class, and she’s proven it across a diverse mix of companies. She brings energy and enthusiasm to every assignment, rolls up her sleeves and delivers.

Talence Group founder Sherry Cadsawan is the best strategic Talent Acquisition Director  I've worked with during my 30 years in corporate human resources. She is ambitious, driven, resourceful and astute. She knows how to identify the best and the brightest and surgically extract them from their current roles. Sherry is passionate about candidate care, understands the strategic implications of staffing, and knows how to build a recruiting team that shares her commitment to excellence and urgency

Dennis Hopwood
VP of Human Resources

The Standard

Talence Group goes beyond sourcing candidates and presenting them to clients. Sherry and team truly believe there must be a perfect fit with a company's strategy and culture, and they work hard to deliver that fit. They treat potential candidates, not just the companies they work with, as clients. Talence Group is an amazing resource to senior managers and executives, and I recommend the firm highly. 

Debi Muchow
HR Director

Intel Corporation 

I’ve partnered with Talence Group’s founder, Sherry, on numerous recruiting projects spanning technical engineering to senior management. Talence Group is one of the most results-oriented, persistent recruiters I’ve worked with. The team drives hard to provide a solid selection of qualified candidates, not just one, and always delivers. Their expansive network and passion for talent sourcing also set them apart from other search firms. 

Sean Riley
Corporate VP/GM Infrastructure Business Unit

Lattice Semiconductor

We worked with Sherry of Talence Group while on assignment with Lattice Semiconductor. We were constantly impressed with her experience and knowledge, as well as her ability to get things done and build relationships at all levels of an organization. Smart, creative and proactive, she’s an extremely talented recruiting and HR professional and would be an asset any company.

Brian Bedford
Executive Consultant

Executive Solutions

Katherine Durham
VP, Corporate Marketing & Communications and Individual Disability Insurance

The Standard

I recently worked with Talence Group to hire a VP in my Marketing organization.  I was incredibly impressed with the Talence Group approach.  They brought in a small team to quickly get to know our needs by interviewing stakeholders in the organization and getting a clear picture of what we were looking for in skills, experience and cultural fit.  They brought us a number of qualified candidates and were always focused on finding a good long-term fit for us, not a quick close for them. I highly recommend Talence Group for any leadership search work.