What makes Gnu Talent different from any other search firm out there?

Our knowledge, process and experience leads to better talent search results.


We know what to look for in technology leaders because we’ve held the roles of CIO, VP of IT Strategy, VP of Applications, and Director of IT. We’ve led cloud operations, infrastructure teams, development teams, and project teams. We’ve built product strategies, IT strategies, and cloud strategies.


  • We keep it simple and we respect your time
  • We ask the right questions so we fully understand your needs
  • We create a straightforward, on-target candidate profile
  • We perform a customized, focused search
  • We send you only highly qualified, vetted candidates
  • We guide the interviewing and final-decision process
  • We keep you informed. You’ll always know what’s going on.


We started helping clients hire the right technology leaders in 2005, and we’ve been building and honing our search process ever since. This makes your job easier because we never waste your time.

Better results.

We find leaders that fit your culture and can help you address your challenges, achieve your objectives, and take advantage of your business opportunities.

When John sat down with us, he listened to our business drivers and needs, then came back and offered ideas for how IT could transform our business by leveraging all parts of our business process—to raise the bar for what we offer clients. It was a total shift in our thinking, and was the kind of fresh thinking needed at our executive table. It also defined the role of our next CIO.
— Gus Simonds, President, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
What I most appreciated about John’s approach was his willingness to invest a significant amount of time with me and our CEO, up front, to understand our business and what we needed. Most importantly, he wanted to know our business vision and aspirations for the future.
— Steve Suter, President & Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Management Administrators, A Cambia Health Solutions Company
John is deep listener, and he asks powerful questions. He brings his broad business acumen to the table to fill in the blanks that a lot of other IT recruiters would not even know are blanks.
— Wes Moorhead, Chief Operating Officer, Lighthouse eDiscovery