Cornerstone Search Associates was established in 1996 to provide executive and management level Recruiting services to the high tech marketplace, exclusively placing software sales professionals and executives. Cornerstone Search encompasses a network of over 1000 offices allowing us to quickly and effectively fill your needs across North America.

Our Industry Specialization

We believe that our knowledge of your industry is the best guarantee of success. Cornerstone has a reputation as the industry expert in the software world. Successfully helping to build sales and management teams with early stage from angel to Pre-IPO venture funded companies.

Building teams for some of the hottest companies to come out of the Business intelligence, ERP, infrastructure (Data Center, Virtualization)

Past clients include Akorri, BladeLogic, Blackboard, Cassatt, Commvault, Data Domain, Hyperion, Nlyte, Netezza, Nexsan, Peoplesoft, ProfitLogic, RSA, SPSS, Newscale, Quattro Wireless, Quantum Retail, Red Hat, Unica, Virtual Iron.

Our Approach with hiring managers

First and foremost we listen, we don’t waste your time. As your business partner, we help you eliminate the risk of making the wrong decision. We invest the time to understand your culture, your style, and your requirements. We ask questions that very often have the client re-evaluating the requirements and allowing you to make a much better hiring decision. By asking these deeper questions. we best get to know the hiring managers personality and develop a strong relationship which is paramount in finding the right candidate.

As your trusted partner, our goal is to make the right match between the best candidate and the best job for that candidate. We are committed to conducting effective searches for the most able people who fit well into our clients’ companies.


To ensure a continued focus on high quality results, Cornerstone search limits the number of assignments it accepts. Our emphasis is on developing long-term relationships with each client. We are therefore very committed to not only the placement, but to your overall success. Our limited client base also allows us to recruit from a far broader range of companies. Allowing us to get you the best possible candidates.