David Zimmel, President and Founder of InPursuit, leads the practice efforts in talent acquisition. His recruiting career is highlighted by attracting difficult-to-find candidates that quickly become high-impact contributors. His ability to successfully market to high-potential candidates directly relates to his multifaceted knowledge of the company, its growth goals and culture—and his desire to uncover mutually beneficial candidate selections.
Having decades of experience in productive talent acquisition, Dave is an expert at using research and recruiting technologies to rapidly reach candidates. He develops strategies to locate top talent in the marketplace by researching industries, companies and career professionals who meet the well-defined criteria.
Once he locates a slate of candidates, he conducts a detailed analysis of strengths and weaknesses as well as character and culture assessments to ensure a fit for the organization. Dave’s metrics of success are based in partnering with repeat customers and quickly delivering high-performing leaders who meet the strategic position profiles and provide longevity with his client organizations.
Prior to forming InPursuit Search, David was a key contributor in the development of the executive search practice at McGladrey & Pullen. He also served as Vice President of Executive Search for a local technology staffing firm, Director of Recruiting Services for techies.com and Talent Acquisition Manager for St. Paul Travelers.
Dave holds an Economics degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Married to Kathleen, an HR executive, he is the proud father of Brendan, Ryan and Nolan.