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At Headwaters Search, we specialize in connecting Twin Cities businesses with exceptional executive talent. Our two decades of expertise in Minneapolis-St. Paul positions us as your partner in securing leaders who drive success and embody your values. Our "Engaged Search" method efficiently identifies financial leaders for key roles, including CFO, VP of Finance, and Controller, ensuring your company thrives in a competitive landscape.

Benefit from our deep community ties and a track record of fostering lasting professional relationships. Choose Headwaters for a trusted partnership that enhances your leadership team and propels your company forward.

Testimonials

What our clients and candidates are saying

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Dave recently helped me with career planning strategies and advice. I got more in my first meeting than I could have ever expected. Extremely resourceful, energetic, empathetic and very in tune to today’s job search environment. I was impressed by the attention to detail that Dave provided me. Very highly recommended!

CRU Technical Supervisor

Dave is a joy to work with. He is personable, kind, and always professional. He took the time to understand what I have to offer a potential employer and if the client he was doing a search for was a good fit for me. His advice and counsel are outstanding. I highly recommend Dave for both candidates and clients as he strives for excellence in his work with both.

Internal Audit Manager

I highly endorse David Dodge as a recruitment professional. Talent is extremely important to business success. Companies need the best and the brightest talent. Given the very low unemployment rates, this talent is very difficult to find. David has created a niche business for recruiting, with specialties in engineering and technical. He is extremely savvy with identifying talent that meets organizational needs. At the same time, he is very good at working with individuals, helping to match people with roles that are best suited for the next steps of their career. I highly recommend David as a resource for companies and individuals in the search process, and for individuals who are not looking actively for a job but just wanting to keep options open.

Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair

David is a consummate professional. He quickly builds the trust of the hiring company and the candidate in the search process. He has tremendous experience and has seen most every situation in the hiring process. I was particularly impressed when he sat down with me as an employment candidate to debrief how the hiring process worked and what could have gone better. He takes the feedback seriously and is constantly looking to improve his practice. Well done, Dave!

C-level leader | CEO | CFO | COO | Shareholder Value Creator

Through all the noise and all the resumes, David was able to identify a great fit that wasn’t immediately obvious on the surface. Often, many companies or managers looking to add someone to their team think they know what or who they want, but don’t always know who they need. It’s quite a trick to find a cultural fit, but yet, do it with someone different, someone who compliments the set of skills that already exist on the team. David seems to have a knack for just that!

Controller

David is an excellent CEO/President. He is dedicated to his staff in every way and shows this by offering effective management, mentoring and relationship building skills. He is a resourceful, creative and solution-orientated person and therefore, applies those standards to his organization as a whole. His company provides a challenging work environment while maintaining a fun atmosphere and a great work-life balance. I would highly recommend David and Professional Alternatives.

Account Executive

From the start, David was excellent to work with. He approached me with potential job opportunities and took the time to grab lunch, and actually listen to what my career aspirations were. As we continued discussions, David maintained this high level of professionalism with a personal touch – I never felt like I was just another resume on his desk! I would highly recommend David for both potential candidates as well as companies searching for their next excellent hire. Finding the right person for the job is so much more than just matching a list of criterion. Rather, it is about the long-term fit where both parties can have a bright future partnering together. David can help you find the best fit!

Senior Tax Manager

David is wise and provides sage counsel. His ability to manage candidates (like me) in a professional manner while serving with excellence is exemplary. His strong network, his search strategies, and his perseverance are a blessing for both clients and candidates. I strongly recommend companies searching for executive talent contact David.

Proven C-Level Leader

David is a great business leader. He works very closely with his team, the industry and does a great job of networking. I went on sales appointments with David and enjoying selling our services together. He was great to work for and as President has a great vision for business and growing his company. I would recommend partnering with David as a client, employee or for networking in the Twin Cities.

Senior Business Development Executive

David has been an outstanding manager to work for and with. Together we have created a wonderful team and working environment that lead us to winning the City Business “Best Places To Work” award two years in a row. David has excellent sales skills and has a very creative entrepreneurial approach to business. I’ve enjoyed working with Dave and the team for over 8 years.

Executive Recruiter

I’ve worked with David for awhile now. He is very ambitious, detail orientated, creative and ethical. All qualities that are very well appreciated in a client! To top it off, he’s also a great guy…

President

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