Forbes Magazine names Cornerstone Search to the list of BEST Executive Recruiting Firms (#14) and Best Professional Recruiting. (#16) Firms in America • #1 firm focused on Software Sales • #1 Solo Recruiter • Top 50, 4 years straight • Top 15 in 2022 and 2023 • This is the 4th year in a row Cornerstone has been honored to have been voted to the list by clients and industry peers.  
Who we are

About Us

“Cornerstone: Where elite talent meets visionary companies for unmatched growth.”


Our Story

Since ’96, Cornerstone’s been the backbone for software startups and the VC world, laser-focused on nabbing the finest in sales and leadership talent. We’re not just recruiters; we’re your ace in the hole for growth, trusted by the fastest climbers in the software/SaaS scene to find the chiefs and champs—CROs to Account Execs.

Recognized by those who know best—our clients—landing us on Forbes’ top list for three straight years and ranking us #11 out of 26,000 in 2022.

Looking for a growth partner or your next big break? Cornerstone’s your call.


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Why Cornerstone


Precision Matching

Aligning elite talent with visionary companies.


Industry Expertise

Deep-rooted knowledge in software and SaaS sectors.


Partnership Focus

Building long-term, growth-driven relationships.


About Rich Rosen

I’m Rich Rosen, the force behind Cornerstone, turning talent acquisition into a growth engine for software startups and VCs with over 28 years of game-changing matches.

Rich Rosen has been a leading member of The Pinnacle Society, a consortium of the top 80 headhunters in the world, since 2016.
And Ranked by Forbes as one of the top 50 Recruiters in America 3 years in a row

The Mission of The Pinnacle Society

To provide best-in-class education and collaboration opportunities to our members, anelite group of industry-leading recruiters, in support of the Society’s values of Excellence, Experience, and Expertise in the recruiting industry.


The Pinnacle Society’s Vision

The Pinnacle Society is an elite consortium, recognized as a beacon of excellence and
professionalism within the recruiting industry and the markets we serve, through
continuous education, mutual support, and inspiration of its members.

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