Heidi Hansen « Matchstar

"Our focus is on finding high impact players – candidates who can literally change the trajectory of a company."

Heidi Hansen

Senior Vice President of Operations & Research

Heidi co-founded Matchstar in February 1999. She currently oversees the development and maintenance of MatchStar’s proprietary database and is credited with sourcing over 2,000 new executive candidates into the Matchstar network. Heidi is also responsible for the operation and management of recruiters and research personnel. These staff members enable MatchStar to “flex up” in high capacity periods and meet the demand requirements of clients with highly tailored industry needs.

Carolyne and Heidi have worked together since 1986, when she originally assisted Carolyne with her property management company. In 1997, Heidi worked with Carolyne to launch the first Job Store, where she was responsible for the account management and development of over 50 new clients in her first year. Heidi recruited, interviewed, trained, and placed candidates in the environmental, banking, media, government contract, non-profit, high tech, and communications industries. This experience led to the development of a new process for recruiting, interviewing, and training teams, which served as the platform for Matchstar’s current placement services. She began her industry career in Human Resources at First Union National Bank and is certified in Targeted Selection © behavioral interview training by Development Dimensions International (DDI).

Heidi earned a B.S. in Business Management with a Finance concentration from Clemson University. She enjoys hiking, bicycling, and refinishing antique furniture and lives with her husband and three children in Maryland.

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"After having experimented with close to a dozen recruiting firms, I have decided to go exclusive with MatchStar.  The reason for that is the speed and efficiency of their recruiting model.  Few weeks after a deep dive interview and a calibration call I had access to a database of ~200 targeted resumes and 67 six page questionnaires filled out by candidates addressing my specific requirements for the open position.   Carolyne was very efficient helping me narrow down the pool and I ended up hiring not only one but two of the top candidates.  I will be partnering with MatchStar for many years to come."  Attila Toth