Matt Hart

Vice President of Executive Recruiting 

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Matt has earned his VP Executive Recruiting Status by closing **100%** of his retained searches since he began his career with us in 1997. He was hired directly by Charles Wadlow, the President of the CRW search team, who recognized Matt’s prior 9 years of successful sales experience built from calling on Fortune 200 clientele across 13 states.

He is a Seattle native and graduated from Washington State University with a Psychology and Business Management degree. He has worked with Public & Private Corporations Nationwide & Internationally to improve their Executive Teams by placing crucial and hard-to-find candidates with our preferred clientele.

Matt’s persistent nature is key to his consistent success within the executive search industry and his clients favor him with additional searches because of his ability to get the job done right the first time.

Matt runs the search process from start to finish, which creates a high degree of accountability for his clients.

Matt works across all industries, however has excelled in Agriculture, Construction, Distribution, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail,  Services and Transportation.

► 20+ years of demonstrated success in the recruitment field placing Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales & Operations executives at public and private companies ranging from Fortune 100 down to start-up phase.

► Candidates placed include both top-school MBA’s for Business Development, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Real Estate, Sales and Treasury positions and CPA’s with Big 4 Public Accounting background for Accounting & Tax related positions (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC).

► I pride myself on being an exclusive and confidential 3rd party extension to the hiring officer to conquer each executive search. I look forward to working with you!

Client Testimonials

“I have nothing but positive things to say about Matt. We have worked with him on a number of searches for our top management placements, and he has excelled each time at finding top-level talent. There was one search in which frankly we were skeptical that any recruiter would be able find a solid candidate, (it was in a fairly remote geography) but Matt delivered, and we could not be happier with the quality of candidate he found for us. Matt works harder, delivers more, and brings us better candidates than any other recruiter we’ve worked with in the recent past. I’m pretty sure he’s a wizard, because his results are magical.

Brien D. – President, Holman Distribution

“Matt has hired several people in a short time frame for Helix Electric including a Project Executive, Project Managers and Superintendents. What I like about Matt is he is super passionate about protecting us as a client and also staying in constant contact with the candidates all the way through process until they start. Matt is also a fantastic negotiator, and came up with outside the box ideas to make the candidate comfortable to accept our first offer. He knows the Construction industry, is a true head-hunter and prequalifies each and every candidate before presenting and does thorough reference checks post offer. His candidate presentation is top notch with just the right amount of exec level detail to enable quick decision making. He is worth his fee as we only had to confirm technical capability and check for culture fit at the end of the day. Matt is a gem to partner with and won’t let you down.”

Loretta M. – Former Director of HR, Helix Electric (Construction)

“As the Sr Director of Talent for Walmart International for 4 years, Matt was integral in supporting our unique talent needs / demands within Finance, Operations and Merchandising. He was responsible for helping us land over 16 executives during our years of engagement. He placed COO’s, CFO’s, Head of Merchandising, Strategic Planning, M & A, Financial Planners and Controllers for me.
His ability to understand customer needs, the company, and varied leadership styles availed him to source the best candidates for all stakeholders. Matt acted consistently with integrity while working with both sides, creating a positive and professional working partnership for all concerned. Since leaving WMT, I reflect on the many times we collaborated on searches with one lingering thought – Matt was true partner who made my job just that bit easier. Thank you, Matt for supporting & teaching me!”

Melinda L. – Former Sr. Director of Talent, Walmart International (Retail)

“I engaged Matt several times to recruit Finance & Operations domestic, international and EXPAT searches while I was CFO of Global Procurement at Walmart. We worked on North America and China searches together.
From a client perspective; Matt is very good at understanding the needs of the position and the traits / experience that will make candidates successful in your company. He seeks and accepts feedback on his candidate assessment nomination process to better focus his search. After the first engagement, he knew what I was looking for in candidates, thus saving a lot of my time in the recruiting process.
From a candidate perspective; I was always impressed with Matt’s persistence and advocacy. He would continually push through the company bureaucracy to ensure his candidates got opportunities and stayed in touch with them to keep them apprised. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a recruiter to help them in the job search process.”

David B. – Former VP Finance, Walmart Stores, Inc. (Global Retail)

“I highly recommend Matt for any senior-level finance search. Matt is very focused on understanding and meeting the customer’s needs. He understands the critical management and leadership capabilities required of an individual at this level. I was also impressed at CRW’s access to quality candidates and the speed of the process. Matt was able to access candidates we could have not have reached on our own and had our search closed in under 30 days.”

Darren M. – VP Finance, TrueBlue, Inc. (Services)

“Matt excels at finding top-notch talent. What sets Matt apart from other executive recruiters is that he quickly develops an understanding for company culture, business needs and fit. Matt carefully manages the complicated interpersonal dynamics involved with top-tier placements. Above all, Matt is a great guy and really fun to work with.”

Renee T. – SVP HR & Legal, Interstate Distributor Co. (Transportation)