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Nationally and internationally knowledgeable and experienced.

Washington Search Partners LLC was formed in the Seattle area by John Hagen, a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident, Nordstrom HR and Customer Service trained and former global head of HR for Tiffany, Gucci, Saks, Catherine’s and VIA International; and, Catherine Pierce, former Heidrick and Struggles consultant and  China executive search business owner and resident, who moved on in a new direction in 2019.

Our vast network of connections and experience throughout the U.S., Canada, the Americas, China, Asia-Pacific and the EU make Washington Search Partners (WASERPA) a truly global talent resource for your Leadership, STEM and HR search, talent pipeline, gender and/or diversity assignments and Culture realignment, revitalization and transformation.

Washington Search Partners know what leadership is, what it looks like and how it transforms organizations. We build long-term relationships with our clients, candidates and referral sources resulting in a shared responsibility for your success. We are so certain we will understand where you want to go, why you want to go there and with “whom” you want to get there with, our results are guaranteed!

The executive recruitment industry currently succeeds in finding a hirable candidate only 40% of the time? This means they fail 60% of the time! We are 100% successful!


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