Blaze Search is a women-owned, retained executive search firm. We love working with passionate, purpose-driven leaders who enhance people’s lives with their products or services, and aim to do good for the world.
Yes, a pillow can be life-enhancing. But we’re more excited about a company that democratizes a platform, allows a person access to information or products that were out of reach, and gives a business the opportunity to compete with others on a more even playing field.
We love finding great talent for great people.
We are engaged, super-responsive, and driven. Our goal is always to find you the right person as quickly as possible, but we are also in this with you for the long-term. Our broader purpose is to help leaders build companies that are personally meaningful and socially beneficial. We work with both B2C and B2B companies across many verticals.
Meet the Team
Julie Puckett, Founding Partner
Julie is the Founding Partner of Blaze Search. She has diverse and global experience hiring executives for high-growth companies. She started her recruiting career at Korn/Ferry, then moved in-house to Vistaprint and TripAdvisor, where she led global executive recruiting. Julie spent the past 4 years as a Partner at True Search, working with digitally focused organizations. Her clients include companies such as Shopify, Spotify, SeatGeek, Bright Health, SpotHero, TheSkimm, PrecisionNutrition, and Snag. Julie has a BA from Northwestern and an MBA from Northeastern. She has lived in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Geneva, Paris, and Lima.
Kim Goidell, Founding Principal
Kim is a Founding Principal of Blaze Search and focuses on connecting executives with purpose-driven organizations across verticals, functions, and geographies. She was previously an early employee of True Search, where she helped recruit executives to high-growth technology companies including Casper, Rent The Runway, and HelloFresh. Kim started her executive recruiting career in the life sciences space at Park Square Executive Search. Before that, she spent time in labs studying behavioral science. Kim has a BA in Psychology from Hamilton College where she was also a captain of the basketball team.
Clients who have worked with us will tell you this: We have the same energy and enthusiasm on day 90 as on day 1. We have the relationships, the analytical capability, and the drive to partner with you to understand your company’s culture, and to help you hire executives who will have a huge impact on your business. Some of our past and current clients include:
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