“Integrity, leadership, and industry expertise are the hallmarks of any successful recruiting firm. Having them all in one package, as HansenBack does, is exceptional.”

Kevin Vick, COO

“Brian Back quickly became my number one choice for Executive Recruitment after the first time working with him. His focus on story is what leads to a successful match.”

Angie Robinson • VP Human Resources

Harry Urschel is a true professional, with integrity & ethics as his foundation. Harry is well networked, knows this market very well and is well respected”

Ron Conroy, CEO

We Enable Executives to Find, Recruit and Retain Ideal Hires

HansenBack is an Executive Recruiting firm based in Minneapolis. We have a 30+ year track record of helping our Clients hire and retain excellent executive leaders. Our Ideal Hire™ Framework is based on a relationship-building approach that has an industry-leading retention success rate of 97%. We have guided CEOs, Board of Directors, and C-Level executives through the hiring process with remarkable results. We are a specialty boutique search firm and all of our searches are exclusively conducted by our Managing Partners.

Brian Back executive search consulting




For over 2 decades I have thoroughly enjoyed helping my clients dramatically exceed hiring, performance and retention expectations. This success is accomplished when partnering with you to challenge the executive recruiting status quo.  I take great pride in our client’s 97% retention rate (industry average is only 60%) and see it as proof that our Ideal Hire Framework identifies great executive leader candidates. 

I lead clients to move from surface level scientific/academic candidate evaluations to a deeper understanding of a candidate by building a relationship focused on a candidate’s results, history of exceeding expectations, desire to take responsibility, moral/value foundations, creativity in solving problems, and history of value creation. It is extremely rewarding to use this unique framework every day to help organizations form an authentic, trust-based relationship with their ideal candidate.  



I took advantage of a recruiting opportunity before me over 30 years ago and have been exceptionally fortunate to have landed in a career I truly love. I help organizations find new leaders that can make a positive impact; and I help people navigate one of the more important decisions they can make in their lives, a career change. Through the years, I’ve learned how to find the authentic stories within organizations, as well as from the candidates I seek. I help my clients do the same so that they can hire the people that will fit best and be highly successful for years to come.

In addition to my professional vocation, I’ve been grateful to have used what I’ve learned to help build a thriving social ministry that helps corporate professionals navigate a successful job search. Locally, MN Crossroads Career Network (www.mncrossroads.com)  serves nearly 250 people per month. It’s a wonderful thing when work and ministry can be aligned!


Tiffany Hansen executive search consultant




Tiffany is a co-founder of HansenBack and provides on-boarding and HR consulting services.  With many years experience as both a human resources leader trying to fill key positions  and as an executive search recruiter, she understands the key to hiring and retaining excellent executives is building relationships. Throughout her career, she has spent years creating leadership, on-boarding and coaching strategies aimed to attract, retain, and develop successful leaders.

By bringing my organizational development experiences to the table, I provide not only a better hire but a more successful leader for the organization. I also create a better experience for the candidate in which their goals are met. Our process enables people to wake up and do their best in an organization that not only recognizes their contributions but thrives because of them.



Jeff brings a thoughtful approach from lessons learned over nearly 20 years as a business development executive, recruiting leader and community engagement leader with organizations from entrepreneurial start-ups to the Fortune 500.  He is an accomplished business development, career consultant and leadership guide, widely endorsed as a “Master Connector.” Jeff has built a career on his passion for trusted relationships, and nothing excites him more than the art of connecting good people. 

Blessed by multiple career moves, he enjoys a broad and deep network in the finance, information technology, human resources, and nonprofit sectors. Jeff has been active in Rotary International for over 22 years, and remains very active in supporting church and nonprofit causes.



Angie has spent over 20 years as a human resources professional exploring how leadership impacts employee engagement, help clients consider the positive impact created when individuals are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.  She believes successful organizations nurture successful individuals when they create cultures in which individuals thrive.

Angie is a consultant, coach and facilitator who works to increase individual and organizational value by helping leaders learn how to truly lead. By elevating self-awareness and facilitating change, companies who make people a priority and whose culture align with their vision, mission and values outperform their competitors.  Her services include: Individual + Team Coaching, Organizational Development Consulting, Talent + Leadership Development, and Facilitation. 


We work with you to develop the most effective recruitment strategy for your unique needs and requirements.
Here some of the recently completed career searches that we successfully completed :



CFO, Wholesaler

VP Human Resources, Service

VP Marketing, Food Service

CFO, Non-Profit

Finance Director, Healthcare

VP Finance, Healthcare

Director of Operations, Service