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SearchWide is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries. We specialize in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

Headquartered in the Twin Cities and several regional offices, we're able to serve clients and candidates nationwide. Founded in 1999, we have remained focused on our four core values for almost two decades: INTEGRITY, ETHICS, PASSION and RESPECT.

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  • How to Know if a Company is the Right Fit for You – Before Accepting the Position

    Many times prospective candidates do not do enough of their own homework and evaluation of the company they are interviewing with to determine if this move will be a move filled with success, and even more important, the happiness they seek. Based on our many......

    Jul 19, 2016
  • Evolving Opportunities

    A word from our Vice President, Nicole Newman on the future of the MPI Southern California Chapter as she steps into the President role.    Wow! It’s an honor to be selected to serve as the 2016/2017 Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter President. I am......

    Jul 06, 2016
  • Things to do Near the Minneapolis Convention Center

    Are you attending a convention in Minneapolis and looking for some great things to do during your down time? We’ve put together a list of attractions nearby the convention center, along with distance and travel time. SearchWide is looking forward to joining clients, colleagues, friends,......

    Jun 24, 2016
  • DMAI Reveals Annual ‘30 UNDER 30’ Recipients

    Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Chair Bob Lander and President and CEO Don Welsh today announced the 2016 ’30 Under 30’ Class. DMAI received 95 submissions for the 2016 experience, the largest response since the program’s inception in 2011. “Selecting 30 recipients from a record......

    Jun 09, 2016
  • The IAVM Foundation Announces the 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2016

    IAVM’s commitment to identifying and developing future leaders is very important for the venue management industry and SearchWide is proud to help sponsor those efforts through the 2nd annual IAVM Foundation 30|UNDER|30 program, along with Ungerboeck Software Systems and IAVM Foundation donors.   As part......

    May 31, 2016
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SearchWide is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries.

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We specialize in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

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Our proven ability to connect clients with exceptional candidates is the trademark of our work. We are able to serve our clients effectively and efficiently by staying closely connected to the most talented people.

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Our Core Values

Integrity

Ethics

Passion

Respect

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Our work affects people’s lives every single day and what we do is important, rewarding, and fun.

 

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