Our Family of Companies

Sanford Rose Associates® is a network of independently-owned executive search firms assisting clients to fill their mission-critical positions. With over 165 offices in North America and Europe, Sanford Rose Associates® has become one of the largest collaborative search firm networks globally. 12 years of consecutive growth and a 95%+ retention rate has ensured the brand and reputation of SRA remain unparalleled in terms of professionalism, performance, and service that exceeds expectations. Since the acquisition by the founders of Starfish Partners of Sanford Rose Associates in 2012, the number of offices has increased by over 250% while growing the network revenues by over 1500% in less than a decade.
Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions. Direct Recruiters services clients across North America and has years of experience placing candidates internationally as well.

Next Level Exchange Recruitment Professional Services

Next Level Exchange (NLE) was founded in 2006 and is the largest recruiting consulting organization in the industry, and has become synonymous with delivering proven best practices, training, coaching, and digital marketing solutions specifically designed for the search and staffing industry. With over 2,000 clients in 30+ countries around the world, Next Level Exchange represents the best of the best of the entire recruiting community. The work conducted by the Next Level Exchange team has served as a funnel for many successful partnerships, including the acquisition of the Sanford Rose Associates International Network.

Starfish Partners is an expanding ecosystem and investment platform for recruiting firms structured to enhance the collective benefit of all stakeholders. Starfish Partners provides capital for recruiting firms looking to scale, as well as exit strategies for owners seeking to secure value for their firm in cash and/or stock. It also provides liquidity and the ability to monetize some value while simultaneously providing equity opportunities for key producers and leaders.

Full Spectrum Search Group is full service recruiting firm specializing in post-acute senior leadership recruiting. Founded in 2016 and with steady growth until 2020, Full Spectrum joined Sanford Rose and was acquired by the founders of Starfish Partners in 2020 and experienced a 240% revenue growth from 2020 to 2022. Full Spectrum has evolved from your typical rainmaker-ran full desk recruiting firm to a decentralized, scalable, data-centric organization that is poised to scale.

Next Level Marketing Communications (NLMarcom) is digital marketing strategy, design and solutions firm. Comprised of a team of experts focusing in business to business communications for the recruiting industry, NLMarcom is known for delivering excellence with quality design, customer satisfaction and direct return on investment that forward-thinking businesses seek.  Marketing services include branding, web design, email marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization and more.

The Kaye/Bassman Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created for one primary purpose and mission: “To create and perpetuate an environment of charitable giving, to foster hope and personal growth, to support medical research, and to enhance the lives of people in need.” We began in 2001 as a small grass-roots group of volunteers who saw unmet needs and an opportunity to make a difference. We continue today with the help of our generous sponsors, friends and colleagues to make a difference. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over $1,300,000 to our deserving beneficiaries.