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a different perspective on human capital


why treehouse partners?

  • Our goal is to unlock leaders, build teams, and accelerate organizations, and we’ve been helping companies do this for over 13 years
  • We are proudly woman-owned and led
  • We are former business leaders and hiring managers – we are uniquely qualified to understand, find, and deliver the very best talent
  • 100% of our candidate interviews are conducted by top tier MBA graduates
  • Our tenacious candidate search team is clever, creative, and scrappy
  • We genuinely love what we do – and we’ve been told it shows!

our process



Listen to our client – understand the organization, culture, and expectations for the role



Align with you on candidate must-haves, role description, interview process, and timeline



Aggressively search for qualified candidates across databases, professional groups, and the Treehouse network



Treehouse will conduct 2+ interviews with qualified candidates, and we will help the very best navigate your interview process



Manage the interview and offer process – scheduling, logistics, references, background checks, negotiate and present offers



Stay in touch with client/candidate during the first year to ensure a strong fit and a path to success

employer faqs

how does all this work?

We are your partner during the full life-cycle of the recruiting process:

  • Listen: We listen to our client – understand the organization, culture, and expectations for the role – so we can find talent with the right resume, but also the right fit
  • Align: Treehouse will align with you on the role description, interview process, timeline, and candidate “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves”
  • Search: This is the phase where we find incredible people, and we’re known for our creative, scrappy, and comprehensive efforts across databases, professional groups, job boards, and the incredible Treehouse network
  • Interview: Treehouse will conduct at least 2 interviews with qualified candidates, and we will help the very best navigate your interview process
  • Hire: We will manage the entire offer process – logistics, references, background checks, and negotiation on your behalf – and then bring your amazing candidate across the finish line
  • Follow-Up: Treehouse will stay in touch with both you and the candidate during the first year to ensure a strong fit and a path to success

what kind of recruiting does treehouse do?

While many recruiting firms focus on a specific industry, function, or role, the Treehouse approach is different. Our specialty is two-fold:

  1. Deeply understanding our clients – culture, working style, personalities, priorities, etc. Industry matters, but we’ve found a company’s unique character to be more important and nuanced as we find talent that is going to flourish.
  2. We most commonly partner with companies of from small through the middle market seeking talent across business and professional functions (Strategy, Finance, Operations, Marketing, HR, Sales, Legal, etc.), with roles ranging from Associate to C-suite. Our backgrounds, as business leaders and hiring managers, uniquely qualify us to understand, find, and deliver the people who will make your business thrive.

how much will this cost?

We offer a range of search options and fee structures, but most commonly, our clients pay a placement fee, which is typically around 25% of the candidate’s first-year salary. To create some “skin-in-the-game,” we do require a non-refundable deposit at the start of a search and a milestone payment at the midpoint of the search– both are applied to the eventual placement fee.

We have also offered flat rate searches, contract arrangements, and hourly consulting services. We pride ourselves on being flexible, creative, and accommodating in every aspect of our business; including our fees.

why should I pay you rather than just doing this myself?

This is one of our favorite questions! We encourage our clients to attempt the search on their own, making use of your existing networks, connections, and current team. If that’s too challenging, costly, or time consuming, consider partnering with us. We’re a recruiting firm. All we do is find and recruit talent – we love what we do, and we’re really good at it!

how long will the search take?

Our goal is to have great candidates for your review within 10 days of activating the search. This accelerated timeline is, of course, dependent on equally responsive, communicative, and motivated clients !

what if I don’t like the people you find?

We will continue sourcing, interviewing, and presenting candidates until we find the best fit for the role. The feedback you give us throughout the process will help us refine our sourcing and interviewing until we find “the one.”

what if I hire one of your candidates and it doesn’t work out?

This is very rare, and is almost always because of a personal event for the candidate . Having said that, Treehouse offers a 60-day guarantee on all candidates we place. If this uncommon situation occurs, we will re-engage our search at no additional cost.


  • Kate and Treehouse did a wonderful job with recruiting two professional-level roles for us. One was a VP of HR, and the second was a Director of Rights and Permissions. The latter area was a new segment for Treehouse, they had not recruited for a similar role before. Kate was circumspect and thoughtful about whether they could do this or not. Unlike many consultants, she did not immediately overpromise game-changing results. This is the kind of trust-building behavior that exemplifies the Treehouse modus operandi. After consideration, Kate decided that she wanted to give it a try. And the outcome, as with the VP of HR, was as good as we could have hoped for. Both hires have turned out to be two of our best in recent years. I would gladly work with Treehouse again – their communication and followup are top-notch, and they deliver great candidates.

    David Herzberg
    COO at WPS Publishing
  • The Treehouse has been instrumental in helping me build out my team as my business has grown. Finding the right talent is incredibly difficult and Kate and her team have worked tirelessly to find the right candidate for the job, in some cases bringing in such great talent that I had to create additional positions. I am incredibly grateful for the hard work and thought that Treehouse Partners put into every recommended candidate, and I can confidently say that my team would look very different if THP had not been involved.

    Ryan Perdue
    Founder at Perdue Farms
  • We’ve used talent recruiters for years, for a variety of roles. But Treehouse is the firm we rely on. They’re unique in that their approach isn’t to cast a wide net and then hard sell you on big slate. They took the time to understand our company culture and what success looks like in our organization, and they are effective at communicating our unique value to candidates. They take feedback on candidates that didn’t work to continually sharpen the search. And they manage themselves to a high standard to bring only candidates they truly believed we’d be happy to meet. This has saved us a lot of time and helped us connect with candidates who share our values and standards.

    Jon Cohen
    President at COO at Innovation Protocol
  • The Treehouse team is an excellent recruiting partner and so much more.  They not only help us find great teammates to support our team and business growth, they make sure we succeed.  Examples include:

    • Providing specific onboarding plans for new teammates so they get off to a fast and successful start
    • Advising on engagement and retention opportunities to proactively make sure our best people succeed here
    • Providing strategic and tactical HR guidance so our team and business are ready to succeed with internal team dynamics and external growth opportunities

    Hire them.  They’ll exceed your high expectations.

    Adam Shaivitz
    Founder and President at Accelerate Performance Sales Cosulting
  • Sharon Strauss

    I am lucky to say that I’ve worked on both sides with Treehouse, they helped me with both finding my current job and with placing multiple candidates for me in my new role. I have been so incredibly impressed with their work. They acted as a coach for me when I was interviewing and a true consultant when helping me find new employees. They took time to get to know our business, the type of people we look for, and narrowed down the field to really make my job easier – exactly what I needed in a partner. Their success rate has been 100% for all candidates hired lasting for 2+ years. That’s a crazy impressive rate in this environment. I couldn’t recommend working with them more!

    Sharon Strauss
    COO at Provisors
  • Cliff Claflin

    I have worked with Kate and her team both as a candidate and as a client. As a candidate, Kate helped shepherd and support me into my current role. She served as an honest, consistent, and collaborative partner as I navigated the search process for my next career move. The impact is that I have found a role suited to my passion and purpose in education that I may not have found without connecting with her team. As a client, Kate and her team presented and connected us with a high-quality, mission-aligned, and diverse candidate pool that allowed us to hire several regional and campus leaders that are having strong success in their roles to date and are crucial in our success so far. As we grow and expand as an organization, we will no doubt be reaching back out to Treehouse to support finding great leaders to help us serve our mission.

    Cliff Claflin
    Executive Director in Charter Schools
  • Renee Cullinan

    We came to Treehouse with a big ask: Help us find two amazing people to join a small company in the middle of a pandemic and when the company itself was going through an ownership transition. Undaunted, Treehouse really came through for us. They found us multiple qualified candidates for each role. And because Kate and her team took the time to really “get us,” we liked everyone we interviewed. The process was so smooth and easy — and the people we hired have been spectacular additions to the team. This was our first time using a recruiter as opposed to tapping our networks and I can say with certainty that investment was very worthwhile.

    renee cullinan
    co-founder: stop meeting like this
  • Julie Moore

    I am so grateful to Kate and Treehouse for shepherding me through a recruitment process that ultimately helped me land in a perfect company and role for me. I’m still not sure how Treehouse found me, but they instantly knew the opportunity would be a fit for me and vice versa – and the match between my experience and what I was looking for with the company and role I ended up in was like threading a needle, and yet that’s exactly what she did. Equally important to recognizing the potential fit was Treehouse’s partnership through the process. I consistently felt like she had my best interest at heart and can point to several instances where she stepped outside the “normal” role of a recruiter to make sure I felt confident, supported, and cared for throughout the process. And now a year later, Treehouse continues to check in on me and make sure I’m thriving – which, thanks to them, I definitely am!

    Julie Moore
    Strategy & Leadership Consultant
  • Keith Ferrazzi

    For all intents and purposes, Kate is our Head of Talent Acquisition… she has not only found us great people across a number of positions (from EA to COO), but partnered with us to help us think differently about how we recruit and retain our team. She and her team work tirelessly for us, with an integrity and honesty that we haven’t always experienced with other recruiters. I have no hesitation in whole-heartedly recommending their services.

    Keith Ferrazzi
    Author, Never Eat Alone And Founder/CEO Ferrazzi Greenlight

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