Starfish Partners is an expanding ecosystem and investment platform for recruiting firms structured to enhance the collective benefit of all stakeholders. Starfish Partners provides capital for recruiting firms looking to scale, as well as exit strategies for owners seeking to secure value for their firm in cash and/or stock. It also provides liquidity and the ability to monetize some value while simultaneously providing equity opportunities for key producers and leaders.

Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Kaye/Bassman International, founded in 1981, is a global search and recruitment solutions firm. With expertise in over thirty specialty practice areas, Kaye/Bassman is ranked in Hunt Scanlon Media’s Top Ten Largest Search Firms in the Americas listing.

With over three dozen partners with average tenures of 14 years, Kaye/Bassman recognizes that our people are our most valued asset, and has earned the distinction of the #1 Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal as well as the #1 Best Company to Work For in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions. Direct Recruiters services clients across North America and has years of experience placing candidates internationally as well.

Dimensional Search, the cardinal division of the Sanford Rose Associates Network, provides entrepreneurs an accelerative platform from which to launch their executive search and staffing businesses. Founded in 1959, and with an Executive Leadership Team boasting a combined 300+ years and nearly 25+ average years of experience in the recruiting industry, the Sanford Rose Associates and Dimensional Search Network is the strongest group of search firm experts ever assembled. Dimensional Search allows the opportunity to be in business for oneself, but not by oneself, with the freedom and flexibility to grow yet surrounded with the structure and support from others who have paved the way.

Full Spectrum Search Group is full service recruiting firm specializing in post-acute senior leadership recruiting. Founded in 2016 and with steady growth until 2020, Full Spectrum joined Sanford Rose and was acquired by the founders of Starfish Partners in 2020 and experienced a 240% revenue growth from 2020 to 2022. Full Spectrum has evolved from your typical rainmaker-ran full desk recruiting firm to a decentralized, scalable, data-centric organization that is poised to scale.

Next Level Exchange Recruitment Professional Services

Next Level Exchange (NLE) was founded in 2006 and is the largest recruiting consulting organization in the industry, and has become synonymous with delivering proven best practices, training, coaching, and digital marketing solutions specifically designed for the search and staffing industry. With over 2,000 clients in 30+ countries around the world, Next Level Exchange represents the best of the best of the entire recruiting community. The work conducted by the Next Level Exchange team has served as a funnel for many successful partnerships, including the acquisition of the Sanford Rose Associates International Network.

Starfish Partners Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created for one primary purpose and mission: “To create and perpetuate an environment of charitable giving, to foster hope and personal growth, to support medical research, and to enhance the lives of people in need.” We began in 2001 as a small grass-roots group of volunteers who saw unmet needs and an opportunity to make a difference. We continue today with the help of our generous sponsors, friends and colleagues to make a difference. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over $1,800,000 to our deserving beneficiaries.