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.  

Forbes, Names Cornerstone Search Associates one of the Top Recruiting firms in America for the 4th year in a row


May 06, 2023, 9:00 ET | Source:

Boston, May 06, 2023, Cornerstone Search Associates, a  leader in Sales and executive recruiting for the software industry, announced today that it was named to the Forbes 2022 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms for the third consecutive year. 

  • Ranked #14 out of  over 5,200 clients and industry voters
  • Ranked as the #1 Software Sales focused firm 
  • Highest-ranked Solo recruiting firm on the list

Rich Rosen, Founder of Cornerstone, said, ” It’s an incredible achievement to be a solo firm and make the top fifty out 4 years in a row, let alone the top 15 firms for 4 consecutive years.  It’s A testament to giving back to the recruiting community and working with only the best companies and candidates in software.  It’s an honor to participate in their growth!  I truly appreciate the great partnerships we have formed with our clients, candidates, and peers.”

About the Forbes list;

Forbes partnered with analytics firm Statista to survey over 5,200 hiring managers and peers who had worked with recruitment agencies. Respondents were asked to nominate up to 10 recruiting firms in the executive and professional search categories, and those working in firms were not able to vote for themselves. Approximately 36,400 nominations were considered in the final analysis, and firms with the most recommendations ranked highest on the list.

The Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms list is based on nominations from survey participants in a couple of target groups:

  • External recruiters (e. g., headhunters, HR consultants, staffing experts)
  • HR managers/hiring managers from companies as clients of recruiting firms

About Cornerstone Search Associates

The 2023 award consists of 200 Executive Search Firms, and  Cornerstone Search has been named #14 by Forbes. This year’s ranking is the latest of several accolades that Rich Rosen and Cornerstone Search have received in 2023.    Rich was also named to the Board of The Pinnacle Society.  The Pinnacle Society is made up of the 80 top-performing recruiters in the industry.  

Cornerstone Search was founded and is entering our 23th year in business. Dedicated to improving the recruiting experience for both candidates and clients.  Cornerstone has been a leading recruiting partner to VC firms and start-up software companies across North America.  Placing over 1000 sales professionals and executives in the software space.

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