Founders

Elizabeth Middleton
Co-Founder, Business Development Manager
Elizabeth previously worked at a leading Executive Search firm based in Southern California for nearly 20 years. She developed her own progressive methodology of building out nationwide relationships with selective clients. By narrowing the scope of clientele, this avoids recruiting candidates out of the clients' talent pool. This loyal methodology produced an exceptional rate of job orders and placements. Elizabeth was a pioneer and trail blazer helping take the company from a California focus to a national level. Within this rebranding internally, she was highly instrumental in building out a network of over 2500 candidates and clients covering each major insurance hub city. Elizabeth is passionate about Executive Search that is efficient, effective and an enjoyable experience for clients and candidates!
Tara Middleton M.A.
Co-Founder, Account Executive, Marketing Specialist
Tara brings a unique perspective on executive recruiting to HireGrowth. With a strong background in both psychology as well as marketing, Tara works to combine communication theories in order to provide clients and candidates with nothing but the highest quality results. In order to match qualified and interested candidates with positions they will flourish in, Tara utilizes strategic thinking that encompasses skills developed through her previous recruiting work in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. Tara is also responsible for HireGrowth’s marketing strategies and efforts. She recently graduated from Emerson College with her M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications. This combined with her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont has prepared her to build the HireGrowth brand.

Team & Affiliate Staff

Mary Arneson
Special Projects Coordinator
Mary graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art. Mary previously held a position of Executive Assistant to the owner and President of an Orange County insurance recruiting firm for 11 years assisting both the president and other recruiters. Mary is now working for HireGrowth as our Special Projects Coordinator. She's excited to be able to contribute and be a part of this new company in 2015.
Matthew Reis PhD.
Affiliated Staff Organizational Consultant for OrgSynergy Consulting
Educator, researcher and consultant with expertise in leadership and organization behavior. Matthew works with people at all levels on how to improve effectiveness at the individual, team and organization levels. He has extensive experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of employee and organizational development programs in a variety of corporate, service, and not-for-profit environments.