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Exclusively Serving PE/VC and growth orgs 

Realize your vision faster.

Better people. Less risk. More confidence.

We recruit strategic leaders for Full-time, Fractional, and Advisory roles across the Sales and Marketing, Technology and Product, Finance and Operations silos

Vetted through our proven method so you get People who can make your growth journey extraordinary.

Mis-fit hires.
They look great on paper...

They may even be perfect for another type of team, but once they’re in the mix and friction starts, the costs can be devastating – putting your brand or product at risk, delaying your goals, and even pushing great team members away.

The clues of a mis-fit hire can be nuanced and easily missed if sizing up talent isn’t what you do all day every day. 

Culture fit and network integrity are core drivers of our matching approach, ensuring experience, wisdom, diversity and creativity that align with our clients’ teams and their strategic goals.

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Potential cost of recruiting, hiring and onboarding a new employee1
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The percentage of a hire’s annual salary it costs a company should the relationship go south2


1. According to Jörgen Sundberg, CEO of Link Humans, an employer branding agency in London – https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/infographic-what-cost-hiring-wrong-employee/

2. According to the U.S. Department of Labor

We curate top tier leaders with proven track records of driving revenue and increasing profitability--and guarantee they’ll be a great fit for your team and goals.*

*Free replacement should someone not work out

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For Companies Looking to Maximize Results Leveraging Executive Contract Resources that have “done it before”.


Talent Search

For Companies with Mature Departments Looking to bring on a Full-time Executive Leader that can get them to “the next-level”.

Our Free Agents are dynamic growth experts

Through our proven methodology, we connect you with top leaders in their fields to help you meet your precise challenge.

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10+ Employees


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The Free Agent Conducted a Confidential Search to help fill our Chief Product Officer Role

I’ve worked with many executive headhunters over the years – some not so great, and some spectacular ones. Beau Billington and team fall into the latter. After only one meeting reviewing our needs for our very niche, executive role, Beau submitted several qualified candidates that hit the mark in all key areas; in fact, the quality and fit were so spot on, it made my hiring decision that much harder deciding which candidate to select. We ultimately ended up with a fantastic hire who is meeting and exceeding all expectations. Beyond the superior quality and fit of the slate of candidates, Beau was extremely professional, provided superior candidate overviews, and his follow through and responsiveness was top notch – everything you want in an executive headhunter. Highly recommend!

Taryn Owen
President & COO, TrueBlue, Inc.
In the recruiting and talent acquisition space you will not find a better partner.

“I have worked with Beau for several years now, as both a candidate and a hiring manager, and his dedication and attention to detail and skill set is unmatched. In the recruiting and talent acquisition space you will not find a better partner than Beau.”

Cheryl Poole
Head of Client Relationships, Americas
Beau’s team does what no other recruiting firm does: They find people who really “click” with our team and our organization.

There are plenty of smart people who can get the job done–but The Free Agent finds the ones who make tackling our challenges enjoyable and positive, and everyone is better for it.

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I really enjoyed my conversation with [Free Agent] – he is fantastic. A lot of what he has done at [Current Company] directly aligns with what we are doing here – overhauling an old system + building and innovating.
– President of a $1.5B technology company
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Feedback from a Confidential Search for a $100M Company looking for a new Head of Sales

“I wanted to let you know, you have done an incredible job staying in contact, staying involved, and helping to drive the discussion and engagement with both the client and me.  You are running laps around the competition in the executive search space. “

Head of Sales
Head of Sales Candidate- $100M growth company (Confidential Search)
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The quality and candidate flow has been perfect and easy to manage.  Far better than anything I have ever received internally, good job.

– SVP of Operations

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“Working with The Free Agent has been an excellent experience. They take time to understand your business, so they can identify candidates that not only deliver, but also align with your culture and business values. Unlike other firms we’ve worked with, The Free Agent screens and fully vets candidates before recommending them.”

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VP of Operations, CompliancePoint
Fractional CRO- Helping a budding AppDev firm uncover its gaps

I can’t thank you enough for connecting us with (Name Omitted). He has helped me so much with big picture stuff and blind spots that I have. I am very grateful.

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CEO- Application Development Firm
Feedback from a Confidential Search for a $1.6 Billion Dollar Company Looking for a new SVP of Sales

“You level of professionalism, responsiveness, and engagement is far superior to the other firms I am actively engaged with.  I rarely have to send you an email to check in and never have to chase you down.”

SVP of Sales
SVP of Sales (Candidate)- $1.6 Billion Dollar Technology Company (Confidential Search)
The Free Agent has helped us fill important roles across sales, delivery, technology, and leadership.

“We first engaged with The Free Agent about 2 years ago. They have established themselves as trusted advisors to our business and to me personally, often extending beyond talent placement to talking through strategic initiatives. I have interacted with many other firms in the space and The Free Agent is the best, I highly recommend them.

Rob Tate
SVP of Possible Now and CompliancePoint

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