About Us 

Emergent Search partners works with industry leading technology firms to deliver strong top-line revenue attainment through the placement of Executive Sales and Technical Sales professionals. Our placements have generated over $1 Billion for their respective firms and enabled successful corporate exits via acquisition or Initial Public Offerings.

From Our Clients

"As a VP of Sales, I’ve worked with Scott, and team, at several Silicon Valley startups: "


Trevor Eddy

VP Sales, tCell.io

"It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Scott and the Emergent team. "


Brent Hayes

VP Sales - Avvasi

"There's no way I could have accomplished as much without the help of high caliber recruiters like Emergent Search Partners"


Doug Kaminski

RVP – Clearwell Systems

"Extremely well networked and knowledgeable with management teams, boards and investors in high-growth telecoms, media and technology companies."


James Robins

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

"Phenomenal in understanding my unique needs, engaging quickly with a multitude of roles simultaneously, in several different countries and regions across the US"


Jeff Wellstead

Global VP HR - SpinVox

"Provided invaluable input, feedback and encouragement that was integral to my placement."


Anthony Fok

Sales Engineer – Clearwell Systems

"You have been a huge part of our success by helping us find great people"



Sequoia Capital and Board Member at Clearwell Systems

As recruiting professionals, we strive to be the best partners for start-ups and mid-lifecycle companies alike by quickly building effective sales forces globally. We create partnerships with technology leaders at the earliest stages of creation and support them as their companies grow and evolve.

We have both the recruiting experience and the technology sales leadership experience to be able to identify, educate and close top performers to fill our clients’ requirements.

Emergent Search Partners assisted companies include:

  • Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT)
  • Air Defense (acquired by Motorola)
  • Bladelogic (acquired by BMC Software)
  • Borderware (acquired by Watchguard)
  • ByteMobile (acquired by Citrix)
  • Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT)
  • Clearwell Systems (acquired by Symantec)
  • Coradiant (acquired by BMC Software)
  • Ellacoya Networks (acquired by Arbor Networks)
  • Equallogic (acquired by Dell)
  • Ironport Systems (acquired by Cisco)
  • Mazu Networks (acquired by Riverbed)
  • NetQOS (acquired by CA)
  • Opsware (acquired by HP)
  • Redback Networks (Nasdaq: RDBK/acquired by Ericsson)
  • Spinvox (acquired by Nuance)
  • Starent Networks (acquired by Cisco)
  • Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY/acquired by Brocade)
  • Virtual Iron (acquired by Oracle)
  • Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo)

Emergent Search Partners roots go back to the late 90’s.

The current team has been together since 2006 and from our Toronto area office provides contingency-based permanent search capabilities to our clients globally. We work with many of the leading Venture Capital providers within the technology industry and have built a network of startup-experienced professionals who know what is required to be successful.

We have significant depth in building sales teams to sell to Telco Service Providers (Wireline/Wireless), MSO’s and ISP’s plus Enterprise F1000 Accounts.

Our clients’ solutions include Network Infrastructure, Mobile Networking, Network/Application Monitoring, all aspects of Security, Storage, Backup & Recovery, eDiscovery, and Virtualization.