I had the pleasure of dealing with Colleen and Steve as a candidate for executive role they were looking to fill with a client. Their process was thorough, their questions were pointed, and I found their professionalism, candor, and prompt and informative updates most refreshing. Riderflex certainly is among the best recruiters with whom I’ve worked.
Riderflex is a global recruitment firm and business advisory company led by former c-suite executives ready to support winning the talent war. We combine our real-life experiences with a thorough recruiting process that always starts by understanding our client’s culture.
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The Riderflex team is top notch. They found my tech start-up firm multiple solid CTO candidates. More importantly, they understood our culture and found the ideal fit. I’m super pleased with the results.
Every aspect of working with Steve and his team has been wonderful. I have worked with top executive search firms in the past and I have never experienced such a thorough engagement process. The team is thorough from the opportunity overview to the full supporting documentation. You will be provided details about the position in a way that helps you envision whether or not it’s a true fit, plus you’ll have at your fingertips an understanding of every aspect of the people, the organization, and the product. You typically don’t gather this level of detailed information they provide until you’ve actually been in the position for weeks. More importantly, I enjoyed each and every interaction with Steve and his team…
Great experience working with Steve and Scott. They relieved a major burden from our organization by getting us pre-screened, pre-interviewed candidates. The video services allowed us to get a flavor for each candidate before we committed additional executive team time to interviews. Our fee arrangement guaranteed that we would get the talent that we wanted. Thanks guys. Your team was a great help to our team.
An excellent team! Throughout my professional career, I’ve worked with many recruiting organizations. Working with the Riderflex team has been a pleasure. With a few recent openings, we were having trouble locating and hiring the right match; cultural as well as skill set. Riderflex was able to quickly assess the need and bring the right folks to the table. The thoroughness of their process is second to none. I would highly recommend this group of dedicated professionals.
After being employed by the same company for over 12 years, I suddenly found myself back in the job market searching for the next opportunity. It had been over 15 years since I had to look for a job, and in that time the market had changed substantially. I came across an ad on LinkedIn for a job listing through Riderflex and decided to apply. Steve and his team did a fantastic job of answering all of my questions and were very understanding. They made me feel very comfortable and really helped ensure I was informed and prepared through every step of the process. The best part? I was actually just offered the position that I applied for and am starting next week! It is a FANTASTIC opportunity that I would not have found had it not been for the great team at Riderflex. Thank you!
Steve has over 30 years of Leadership & Hiring Manager experience at multiple levels. He has held CEO, COO & President level positions for several $40+ million-dollar companies. He also holds Advisory Board positions for several Colorado companies. Steve enjoys camping in the mountains with his family any chance he can.
Chief Executive Officer | Colorado
Scott comes to Riderflex with over 30 years of sales, sales management, account management and relationship building experience. His expertise lies in retail chains and horticulture. He has managed revenue over $30 million. He has built revenue streams with major retailers from $0-$2 million in under 1 year. Scott enjoys sports and spending time with his family.
Chief Revenue Officer | Colorado
Kelley Padilla, PHR, SHRM-CP
Kelley joined Riderflex with a background in human resources, training, and full-cycle recruiting. Her experience working in a variety of industries and organizational structures enables her to successfully partner with leadership to discover and nurture the best and brightest talent. Kelley’s intuitive skill of assessing organizational needs and individual talent, coupled with her knowledge of HR trends and best practices, make her a valuable and trusted advisor. In her spare time, Kelley is an avid equestrian and enjoys traveling, hiking and camping with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Dexter.
Chief Human Resource Officer & Executive Recruiter | Virginia
Brianna joins Riderflex with a background in recruiting and operations. Her experience lies primarily in the healthcare industry, where she managed recruiting new associates and training of current associates. She has extensive experience in full-cycle recruiting, including sourcing candidates across all industries. She has become a subject matter expert in aggressively searching for passive candidates using multiple platforms. She also has proven success in sales, becoming a top sales associate within the healthcare industry. Brianna enjoys spending time with her family and teaching dance classes.
Operations Manager | Colorado
Rani D. Salehi
Rani Salehi has over twenty-five years of executive experience driving the development and implementation of global marketing, communications and digital strategies aligned with corporate business plans and sales goals worldwide. Her senior level management positions have required thoughtful organizational transformation shifting team dynamics to become healthier, cohesive teams, growing expertise and leveraging individual intelligence to contribute to higher business revenue. Rani brings B2B industry influence working with companies from 100 to 300,000 people and $5M to $10B+ in revenue with a proven track record of marketing contribution of revenue increasing customer acquisition, growth and highly skilled organizational team structures.
Chief Marketing Officer | California
George Kelly has been leading teams as an executive for over twenty years. He brings to Riderflex a diverse background in technology, engineering, construction, and field service in companies ranging from $200M to over $25B in revenue. His responsibilities included organizational restructuring, strategic planning, technological enablement of business processes, and automation of sales and operational activities resulting in increased top line performance as well as cost reduction. He has demonstrated experience in building high-performance teams in challenging environments efficiently and effectively. George is also an aspiring winemaker and vineyard owner.
Chief Technology Officer & Executive Recruiter | New Jersey
Jo Stone is a Finance and Operations professional with over 30 years’ experience partnering with CEO’s, executives and owner/founders placing financial tactics and strategies into practice. Working with organizations ranging from $10MM to $100MM, her expertise includes start-up, high growth and positioning organizations for acquisition or sale. Jo’s passion for the organization’s success is what drives her. Jo loves spending time with her family, skiing, is an avid runner and if that wasn’t enough, loves to throw in a Crossfit workout.
Chief Financial Officer | Colorado
Colleen comes to Riderflex with ten years of full-cycle recruiting and operations experience. Her background in fast-paced and dynamic industries such as recreation/sports, fitness, and health care, has resulted in an ability to pivot quickly to the needs of clients. Colleen’s operational expertise allows her to assist growing organizations build solid platforms for success by recruiting highly-qualified candidates in an efficient and well-organized manner. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband.
Account Manager & Senior Recruiter | Colorado
Senior Recruiter | Oklahoma
Skylynn joins Riderflex with a robust background in HR compliance and corporate recruitment. She has a deep passion for people and finding the right individual for the job. Skylynn recently obtained her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership specializing in Organizational Training in Development. She holds a masters certificate in Human Resource Management from Cornell University and has a BS in Communication from Colorado State University. Skylynn plans to utilize her experience to assist companies in ensuring the right culture fit and to find the best people. Skylynn is a Colorado native who recently moved to the midwest with her husband Andrew and her sweet Yellow Labrador named Paisley.
Senior Recruiter | Iowa
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Analis joined Riderflex with over 10 years of customer service, sales and operation experience. With a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and soon completing a master’s in human resource management from the University of Southern California.
Recruiter | Puerto Rico
Chris Deutschman brings a background in building businesses, sourcing top talent, and managing culture, people, and systems. His success building and managing teams enable him to successfully find, vet, and target talent based on skill, culture, and job fit. Through a forward-thinking mindset (majored in Labor Relations at Cornell) and the data importance behind hiring by culture first, Chris’s approach to talent evaluation is based on identifying and targeting candidates that best match a company’s specific job and team DNA. Chris’s family dominates his happy and free time including a ton of time spent in the mountains hiking, skiing, camping, and just plain hanging out outside.
Senior Recruiter | Colorado
Kerry joins Riderflex as an experienced Senior Technical Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working with Fortune 500 Companies. Skilled in Executive Searches, Technical Recruiting, Professional Services, and Staffing Services. Strong human resources professional who graduated from Cornell University Human Resources Management Program.
Senior Recruiter | Nebraska
Jennifer joins Riderflex with over a year of human service work experience as well as research experience. She studied psychology and chemical dependency during her undergraduate career and is currently working towards a masters degree in industrial organizational psychology at Sacred Heart University. In her free time she enjoys basketball, spending time with her family, and being outdoors.
Recruiter | Rhode Island
Erica joins Riderflex with over 5 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer service. Recognized as a top sales performer, she has proficient experience in the retail and multifamily housing industry. She studied public relations in her undergraduate career and has extensive knowledge in relationship building, sourcing leads and administrative support. In her spare time, Erica enjoys organizing her planner, taking road trips with family and trying new restaurants.
Recruiter | Oklahoma
Tom comes to Riderflex with 40 years of business experience from a broad and diverse mix of industries primarily performing C-Suite sales and marketing leadership roles. This includes a decade of consulting providing solutions to business problems and ensuring revenue growth for both public and privately-owned corporations with revenue ranging from $10M to $3B. Tom’s current recreation includes spectator sports, nature walks and visits with extended family across the county.
Executive Recruiter | Pennsylvania
Regional Sales Manger | Arkansas
Executive Recruiter | Wisconsin
Michelle joins Riderflex with a unique background in office management and administration, journalism, acting, and even casting! With a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University, she’s excited to be translating her communication and people skills in a way that will connect others with their dream jobs. In her free time, Michelle pursues her own dreams as an actor in New York City and can almost always be found in the nearest coffee shop enjoying a cup of tea.
Recruiter | New York
HR Intern | Colorado
Rider has 1 yr of experience in creating enjoyable workplace cultures with an emphasis on fitness. He provides fitness opportunities for the Riderflex team through cardio and good old games of fetch. His goal is to put a smile on the faces of his team every day!
Flexter has over 3 years of experience in relaxation and meditation techniques. He has honed his skills by traveling throughout the country in exploration of the most ideal tranquil locations for the Riderflex team. So far, his top picks are the Rocky Mountains and any place that has A/C. His goal is to provide relaxation opportunities for his team to increase employee satisfaction.
Lucy has over 4 years of experience securing people, places and things, so her watchful eye is protective and engaging. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running through creeks, and scaling mountains. She is an energetic and happy addition to our Riderflex team giving input every day!