Client Referrals

Colleen Hanlin founded CHR Search in 2004 and brings more than 19 years of recruiting experience to the company.

Colleen is one of the best recruiters I’ve ever had the chance to work with to staff positions on my team. She’s an excellent source of great candidates for very challenging positions to fill.

What I’ve been most impressed with Colleen is her vast network of resources that she leverages. She’s built up an army of contacts over the years and it shows as she’s been more successful filling very specialized roles on my team for over a year. I’m sad to see her leave Blackboard, but her next company is very lucky to get her.

Steve Feldman
VP Of Engineering, Contrast Security (worked with Colleen at Blackboard)

Colleen was fantastic helping Daylife recruit our rock-star team. Diligent, resourceful, and a delight to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough – any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Upendra Shardanand
ex-CEO, Daylife Inc., Current start-up advisor and board member

Colleen has done a great job finding candidates for a variety of positions and I would recommend her. She has worked very hard on our behalf.

Lon Otremba
CEO, Bidtellect (worked with colleen at Tilted and Access 360 Media)

I can highly recommend Colleen as a recruiter in the field of software engineering (QA/Dev). She has outstanding sourcing and recruiting skills – there is no one better out there!

Jens Meggers
SVP and General Manager, Cisco (worked with Colleen at Symantec)

Colleen was hired by our company to provide us some qualified technical candidates quickly. Colleen quickly observed and understood our company’s culture, listened well to understand our specific staffing needs, worked as many hours as were required to fill the positions and demonstrated great results. I would definitely use her services again!

Michael Gibson
Director, PMO bcbgmaxazia group (Worked with Colleen at SOA software)

I have worked with Colleen as my client at Symantec when she was a Contract Recruiter and from that experience when she started her own recruiting business, we teamed up and placed a couple of full-time candidates together!

She is a great recruiter, is thorough in her presentations and qualifying the candidate, can identify soft skills that are needed by clients as well as the technical side! I loved working with Colleen! On top of that, she is a positive and enthusiastic person.

Sheryl Rooker
CEO Peopleware, Inc.

Colleen does a very good job trying to understand the needs of the hiring manager – both hard and soft skills required in the candidates. Colleen is excellent at prescreening and providing a steady flow of candidates. Colleen works hard, long hours to satisfy her clients needs. Very nice and easy to work and to establish a good rapport with. I would work again with her any time!

Dan Tampanaru
Director of Development, Symantec

At Symantec Colleen was able to integrate and satisfy an extremely high-technology customer in a fast paced high demand environment. She was a great recruiting partner. She recently became a vendor to and is supporting our hiring effort though her agency CHR.

Scott Simmons
Lead Recruiter, Groupon (formerly worked at Amazon)

Colleen is great at her job, very detail-oriented, knowledgeable and willing to do what’s necessary to make things happen; and a pleasure to work with.

Valeria Melenchko
Senior Development Manager, Expedia (worked with Colleen while Amazon)

Colleen is, bar-none, one of the most skilled recruiters I know – and I’ve worked with many both as colleagues as well as as my vendors when I was a hiring manager. She is thorough, dedicated, detail-oriented, and all that good stuff – but more importantly, she has a rare instinct about people that you just can’t teach or train. She’s a gem and pleasurable to work with.

Patricia Wintermuth
VP of Marketing, Gamechanger

Colleen is very good at what she does – recruiting. She is extremely responsive and did a fantastic job at selling the company to potential candidates. She was able to find outstanding candidates for some highly technical and specific assignments

Javed Khan
Vice President, Cisco (worked with Colleen at Symantec)

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