Horizontal Talent: Not just another staffing agency

We believe that the right person in the right career opportunity can spark a chain reaction of success. It’s about more than work, benefits and a paycheck—we provide unparalleled support, opportunities to develop new skills and open and honest communication.


To us, success means building relationships where businesses and people bring out the best in each other to unlock their full potential. Find out what makes Horizontal Talent different.

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You're more than a number to us

But we think these numbers are worth mentioning

We’ve taken a different approach to attract, vet, curate, support, and redeploy top IT, creative & digital marketing, and business & strategy management talent in the market since we opened our doors in 2003. We pride ourselves on continuous engagement and feedback, understanding our clients’ needs and the needs of our talent, and ensuring a smooth and seamless process for all involved.


Assignment completion—the industry-recognized benchmark of satisfied talent and clients

5+ years

Our recruiters’ average field experience—they’re equipped with people skills and business smarts

< 36 hours

Average time to match qualified talent to an open role

24 x 7 x 365

We provide our clients with the agility, flexibility, and ability to work any time, from anywhere


Consultants who would recommend us to others


We respect expertise and individualism

In today’s market, it’s more critical than ever to find the right project, environment, and culture fit for both talent and our clients. It’s incumbent upon us to keep our clients competitive in their industry, and our recruiters do this day in and day out. No one has time to sift through dozens of resumes or wait weeks to interview.


Horizontal Talent is made up of innovators, collaborators, and connectors. Our team has an average tenure of 15 years and the subject matter expertise to find and vet top talent quickly. We recognize the need for partnership and talent strategies that enable the future of work, and we insist on providing it.


Meet our team

The differences start at the top. Horizontal Talent is made up of innovators, collaborators and connectors—with an average tenure of 15 years.

Our leadership combines their unique backgrounds and skillsets to fuel new possibilities. We pour our positive energy, strong work ethic and sense of community into everything we do.

Co-Founder & CEO, Horizontal
Co-Founder & CEO, Talent
Regional Vice President, US – West
Regional Vice President, US – East
VP, Strategic Initiatives
Sr. Recruiting Director, US – East
Recruiting Director, US – West
Sales Director
Regional Delivery Director
Sr. Director, Global Marketing, Product & Technology
Sr. Director, Human Resources
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Corporate IT Manager

See what others have to say

We don't often toot our own horns, but we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished and the awards we’ve received. These are some of our favorite accolades because they showcase our ability to serve both clients and our talent, and we think that’s pretty special. Toot toot.

Top Work Places in Minnesota by Star Tribune

Largest Ethnic Minority-owned Business by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Fastest-growing Private Companies by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

America’s Fastest-growing Private Companies by Inc. 5000

Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts

Diversity-Owned Staffing Firms list by Staffing Industry Analysts

Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction by ClearlyRated

Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction by ClearlyRated

Best of Staffing Employee Satisfaction by ClearlyRated

Information Technology Breakthrough Partner of the Year by Right Sourcing

Supplier of the Year Award from North Central Minority Supplier Development Council

Great Place to Work® India

Certified Minority Business Enterprise

Horizontal Talent is not only a certified minority-owned business, we value the benefits a diverse workforce brings—both internally and to our clients. We bring a unique perspective to the work we do. This translates to meaningful insights, productive conversations around our client’s brand and culture, and a commitment to deliver diverse talent globally. We know this translates to improved profitability, innovation, and a workplace that all workers feel inspired to contribute.

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We are passionate about innovation

Emerging technology, automation, and globalization is revolutionizing every industry, and the staffing industry must keep up. Horizontal Talent is ahead of that curve. Not only does our cloud-based Applicant Tracking System provide client job requirements in real-time to our talent pipeline, it keeps all parties in the loop throughout the candidate lifecycle.

Additionally, our video interview process helps us efficiently screen and vet candidates immediately. From sourcing to redeployment, we utilize AI throughout our staffing process without losing the power of human interaction.

Finally, our proprietary talent cloud platform allows our clients another sourcing strategy to find talent in the marketplace. We know times are changing and we intend to change with them.

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We have offices around the world—from Minneapolis to Bangalore, Dallas to Malaysia. Our global presence enables us to meet you where you’re at and work around the clock on your behalf. 

We’d love the opportunity to work with you.
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