Family of Companies

Starfish Partners is an expanding ecosystem and investment platform for recruiting firms structured to enhance the collective benefit of all stakeholders. Starfish Partners provides capital for recruiting firms looking to scale, as well as exit strategies for owners seeking to secure value for their firm in cash and/or stock. It also provides liquidity and the ability to monetize some value while simultaneously providing equity opportunities for key producers and leaders.

Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Kaye/Bassman International, founded in 1981, is a global search and recruitment solutions firm. With expertise in over thirty specialty practice areas, Kaye/Bassman is ranked in Hunt Scanlon Media’s Top Ten Largest Search Firms in the Americas listing.

With over three dozen partners with average tenures of 14 years, Kaye/Bassman recognizes that our people are our most valued asset, and has earned the distinction of the #1 Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal as well as the #1 Best Company to Work For in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions. Direct Recruiters services clients across North America and has years of experience placing candidates internationally as well.

Sanford Rose Associates® is a network of independently-owned executive search firms assisting clients to fill their mission-critical positions. With over 165 offices in North America and Europe, Sanford Rose Associates® has become one of the largest collaborative search firm networks globally. 12 years of consecutive growth and a 95%+ retention rate has ensured the brand and reputation of SRA remain unparalleled in terms of professionalism, performance, and service that exceeds expectations. Since the acquisition by the founders of Starfish Partners of Sanford Rose Associates in 2012, the number of offices has increased by over 250% while growing the network revenues by over 1500% in less than a decade.
Next Level Exchange Recruitment Professional Services

Next Level Exchange (NLE) was founded in 2006 and is the largest recruiting consulting organization in the industry, and has become synonymous with delivering proven best practices, training, coaching, and digital marketing solutions specifically designed for the search and staffing industry. With over 2,000 clients in 30+ countries around the world, Next Level Exchange represents the best of the best of the entire recruiting community. The work conducted by the Next Level Exchange team has served as a funnel for many successful partnerships, including the acquisition of the Sanford Rose Associates International Network.

Full Spectrum Search Group is full service recruiting firm specializing in post-acute senior leadership recruiting. Founded in 2016 and with steady growth until 2020, Full Spectrum joined Sanford Rose and was acquired by the founders of Starfish Partners in 2020 and experienced a 240% revenue growth from 2020 to 2022. Full Spectrum has evolved from your typical rainmaker-ran full desk recruiting firm to a decentralized, scalable, data-centric organization that is poised to scale.

Raymond Search Group recruits talent for leading organizations across the United States in Construction, Real Estate, Engineering, Architecture, HVACR/R, Building Automation Systems, and Manufacturing. With a track record of success and an exceptionally talented team, Raymond Search Group was acquired by Starfish Partners in 2022 and continues to solve the most complex human capital challenges for their expanding list of repeat and referral client base.

Next Level Exchange Recruitment Professional Services

Global People is a talent management solutions provider across four continents. Since our inception in 1999, our dedicated team has successfully placed thousands of crucial professionals in esteemed Fortune 1000 companies and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Our expertise spans a wide array of positions, ranging from the C Suite and Executive Management to Middle Management, Sales, Marketing, IT, Engineering, and more, within our specialized vertical markets.

Global People takes pride in being an award-winning team of talent management professionals, strategically spread across four continents. Our primary goal is to tackle mission-critical people challenges by identifying, attracting, and delivering top-notch talent to our clients. At Global People, we construct winning teams, carefully selecting each player one at a time.

Next Level Exchange Recruitment Professional Services

Ninja Jobs is a Virginia-based recruiting and staffing firm operating across North America specializing in matching exceptional talent with opportunities in the Cybersecurity sector. Our revolutionary job platform is designed by information security experts, and it sets us apart with its exclusive focus on cybersecurity positions, guaranteeing a personalized user experience.

Since its establishment in 2013, NinjaJobs has stood out from the crowd by fostering strong ties within the cybersecurity industry. Recognizing the needs of both hiring managers and job-seeking professionals, NinjaJobs was born to bridge this gap. Our approach combines cutting-edge technology with the expertise of dedicated recruiters to deliver unparalleled service. Founded by cybersecurity professionals, we leverage our industry expertise and combined 30+ years of recruitment experience to find the best talent.

The Starfish Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created for one primary purpose and mission: “To create and perpetuate an environment of charitable giving, to foster hope and personal growth, to support medical research, and to enhance the lives of people in need.” We began in 2001 as a small grass-roots group of volunteers who saw unmet needs and an opportunity to make a difference. We continue today with the help of our generous sponsors, friends and colleagues to make a difference. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over $1,800,000 to our deserving beneficiaries.