PE & VC backed companies

Find your perfect hire in 10 days (Not 10 months)

 10 qualified finalists in 10 days for just $1,000. Or your money back.

Still hoping that posting on a job board will bring you the best candidates?

It's not likely. Those are for active job seekers ... the 20% of people who click "Apply" & fill your email with unqualified résumés.

Wouldn't you prefer to reach the 80% of people who are not looking for a job?

You could hire a headhunter like me to target & bring them to you. But that'll cost you tens of thousands.  

“I’m Jeff Hyman, the award-winning recruiter with 3,000 hires under my belt at hundreds of growth companies.

And I have a secret…  

If you already know how to interview candidates (and just need help finding them) then you probably don’t need a headhunter. You simply need a way to pinpoint exactly the right people & get your job opportunity in front of them.

That’s why I created...

It's the only way to meet 10 qualified candidates in just 10 days. Guaranteed.

"SHORTLIST rocks! It saved me $84,000 in headhunter fees on just one search. This changes everything about the way we hire."

Alex Stepien | CEO | Cappex

"The hardest part is choosing from the remarkable candidates they deliver. They put us in front of 4 outstanding VP Sales candidates in days!"

Mike Pytlinski | CEO | Moon Cheese

Yes! Let's give SHORTLIST a try

4 reasons why leaders love it

The most targeted

You'll meet only the candidates who weren't even looking for a job. No more unqualified applicants & stacks of resumes.

4x faster

Traditional headhunters seem to take forever. Now you can hire in 10 days. Not 10 months.

10x less expensive

Why pay a recruiter to interview candidates when you're going to interview them anyway?

Zero risk

If you're not OMG'd 😲 you get your money back. Try asking your headhunter for that!

"In short order, they recruited a talented SVP Marketing to accelerate the growth of our PE-backed company. It's a fast, easy, well-run process."

Kevin Lee | CEO | Kobiton

"We needed a head of Sales that fit our company's culture & matched our needed skills. They sourced 4 excellent candidates & helped us land the perfect fit - in just weeks."

Kurt Reilly | CEO | AwardSpring

Jeff Hyman, CEO of SHORTLIST

  • 3,000 hires
  • 25 years of Executive Search for PE & VC companies
  • Professor at Kellogg School of Management
  • Bestselling author of Recruit Rockstars
  • Named "The Matchmaker" by Inc Magazine
  • Host of Recruit Rockstars Podcast (300 episodes)
  • Featured in Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, Fox Business

How it works

1. Think big.

Describe the perfect candidate that you want to hire. Or just shoot us the job description. In 24 hours, we email you 3 benchmark candidates to be sure we're on track.

2. Say Go!

We unleash our team to research in 37 places online. We find the closest 200 matches to your ideal candidate. We do the research first-hand every time, without job postings.

3. Find & entice them.

We track down each candidate's contact info. We handcraft a compelling message about your role. Then, we get it in front of each candidate.

4. Hired!

In 10 days, you receive your SHORTLIST with 10 interested candidates who match your exact criteria. Each of them wants to speak with you.

"In just weeks, they found our Rockstar head of sales. Plus 3 amazing backup candidates."

Glenn Trout | CEO | VelocityEHS

"They nailed it. Delivered a shortlist of outstanding candidates for me to meet with. The one we chose to join our team is a high-impact player."

Shawn Boom | CEO | Vanco Payments

Any industry. Any US location. Any fulltime role between $50K & $500K (even VP & Chief)



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The best part? Your first SHORTLIST is just $1,000

Online job board

  • Huge stack of unqualified candidates
  • No guaranteed results


  • 10 qualified & interested candidates
  • 10 days
  • Money-back guarantee

Traditional recruiter

  • Hand-held process
  • No guaranteed results

Risk Free Money Back Guarantee

If you're not convinced that SHORTLIST is the best recruiting service you've ever used, we'll give you a full refund.


Can I get the candidates in 10 days?

Can I get your help defining my criteria?

Can I meet only the candidates who match my criteria?

Can I use it for any type of fulltime role?

Even executive positions?

Can I avoid sifting through all the unqualified candidates?

Can I get my money back if I'm not happy?

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