"As a VP of Sales, I’ve worked with Scott, and team, at several Silicon Valley startups: Clearwell, Skyhigh and now tCell.io. As you know, acquiring the top talent is a make or break component of any successful startup, especially when starting from inception. Scott and the team at Emergent Search Partners have been an invaluable partner providing access to A-player human capital for over 12 years."

Trevor Eddy
VP Sales, tCell.io


"It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Scott and the Emergent team. Over the years, He has assisted me multiple times in building strong sales organizations that can deliver. Scott’s professionalism and industry understanding is unparalleled. Emergent Search Partners is a great recruiting partner to have on your team."

Brent Hayes
VP Sales - Avvasi

Clearwell Systems

"When I started at my current company, I was given a tall order: build your sales team from scratch, do it quickly, and also increase sales at the same time. In the course of 2010, I was able to build from one sales rep to 7 while also increasing sales to nearly triple the previous year's total. There's no way I could have accomplished as much without the help of high calibre recruiters like Emergent Search Partners. Scott McDonald and his team consistently brought great candidates to the table, followed up, and followed through. I'm now positioned to do as well in 2011 with the team of solid sales performers I have."

Doug Kaminski
RVP – Clearwell Systems


"I instinctively turned to Scott to recruit high calibre personnel throughout North America and across Latin America. Scott is extremely well networked and knowledgeable with management teams, boards and investors in high-growth telecoms, media and technology companies. He is astute and understands both the technological and commercial drivers in the TMT space. His real strength is the ability to find the right person for a role from a diverse brief."

James Robins
SVP Marketing – Myriad Group (former SVP Marketing at SpinVox)


"I engaged Emergent Search Partners while I was the Global HR Director at SpinVox - a fast growth, high-tech company based in the UK, but expanding into North and South America and throughout Asia Pacific. Scott and his team were phenomenal in understanding my unique needs, engaging quickly and professionally with a multitude of roles simultaneously, in several different countries and regions across the US - finding me some of the best candidates in sales, marketing, voice recognition and customer service delivery that I have ever seen. Emergent Search remain a valued trusted advisor and close business partner and I would happily recommend their services to anyone."

Jeff Wellstead
Global VP HR - SpinVox

Clearwell Systems

"Scott was very helpful during the recruitment process. Other than being responsive to my questions he provided invaluable input, feedback and encouragement that was integral to my placement. He is definitely a recruiter I would recommend to anyone interested in a great placement."

Anthony Fok
Sales Engineer – Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems

"Thanks Scott, much appreciated. You have been a huge part of our success by helping us find great people and I hope you take some pride in the outcome too."

Sequoia Capital and Board Member at Clearwell Systems