Recruiting, Retaining, and Transforming Talent for Exponential Business Growth

Our Values

Help first

Our top priority in leadership recruitment, executive search, and succession planning is to provide value in every interaction with our clients, partners, candidates, and referrals. Embracing a ‘help first’ mentality, we believe it drives both others’ success and our own.

Deliver on promises

We make commitments to our customers through our proven processes. Every member of our team holds themselves accountable and remains focused on living up to these promises. No shortcuts. No exceptions.

Courage to tell the truth

At times, we have to deliver difficult messages in the best interest of our clients, potential clients, candidates, and each other. Even if it may jeopardize a sale, we are committed to always being honest and forthright.

Committed to growth

Our commitment to growth goes beyond revenue and profitability. We invest in the growth of our people and are always adapting, evolving, and innovating.

Better together

We value each individual’s contributions and believe that teamwork is paramount in executive search. When our clients hire us, they benefit from the combined talent and experience of our entire team, ensuring the very best outcomes. 

Our Purpose:

We are passionate about matching great leaders with great companies. We believe that the BEST owners and CEOs identify opportunities, make strategic investments, and create jobs that contribute to the growth of our economy.

Our Niche: Executive Search & Leadership

We help the BEST private companies achieve their business growth plans through their leadership talent. Our belief is that great Leaders create a positive work environment that fosters growth and development.

Our Team

Mary Nutting



Mike Frommelt


Tony Bednar

President & Integrator

Bill Frommelt


Todd Johnson


Rick Rittmaster


Kelli Schutrop

Fractional CMO

Julie Steenerson

Senior Vice President, Project Leader

Andrew Kuderer

Sales and Marketing Director

Sofi Wyers

Operations Director

Cassandra Barten

Vice President, Executive Recruiter

Julie Baker

Vice President, Executive Recruiter

Matt Zimmerman

Vice President, Executive Recruiter

Beau Berling

Vice President, Executive Recruiter

Samantha Nelson

Vice President, Executive Recruiter

Cara Hoang

Vice President, Executive Recruiter

Sydney Haglund

Senior Recruiter

Claire Kosel

Senior Recruiter

Alison Pye

Finance and Administration Manager

Meaghan Nelson

Sales Operations Leader

Sarah Erickson

Marketing Coordinator

Strategic Talent Partners, executive recruitment


Welcome to the future of Executive Search and Leadership Solutions! We are thrilled to announce the merger of CorTalent and KeyStone Executive Search. Joining forces as Strategic Talent Partners, we bring together more than 250 combined years of experience in positive client outcomes, tenure of collaborative partnerships, and a shared belief that your success results from hiring and retaining the right leadership talent.

What does this mean for you? We’re the same team you’ve trusted for years, now with even deeper expertise in:

  1. Executive Retained Search including CEO transition and board searches, Chief Officer searches, and functional leadership searches, and
  2. Leadership Solutions including leadership assessments, leadership and team workshops and programs, and talent strategies and succession planning.