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Downtown Recruiting
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Founded in 2004, Downtown Recruiting Inc. fills a need in the Boston market for a boutique placement agency that cares about the needs of both the client company and the candidate. We get to know the needs and expectations of both the company and the candidate and carefully match them based on common goals, opportunities for advancement and learning and mutual success. We choose our company clients carefully and respect their time by presenting a short list of candidates who we feel will make a lasting, positive impact.

We excel at new challenges and opportunities and create new and innovative solutions to ensure our mutual success. We work diligently to match our clients to candidates based on more than a job description. We work to uncover the business need and understand the culture of our clients. This is important as our candidates expectations align to the company’s culture, level of opportunity for advancement, and workplace flexibility. Candidates want to feel that they are supported and appreciated in their roles.


John was truly one of the best recruiters I have worked with. Even though he was not able to place me with one of his clients, the help and advice he gave was incredible. He even helped me with introductions to hiring managers that were not his clients at the time.- Candidate
John is an exemplary executive recruiter. He not only has passion for his corporate client’s needs, he does a great job evaluating, preparing, and positioning candidates. His attention to detail and professionalism make him a real standout in his industry.- Brad Bortner, Senior Strategy and Go-to-Market Expertise
John is one of the best recruiters in the industry and I frequently recommend him to other companies who have a need in one of his specialty areas.- Candidate
Of the eight consultants I’m using during my career transition, John is the most professional. He is a great listener, very informed, and his networking has opened doors. I will continue to use his services and refer transitioning professionals to Downtown Recruiting. - Phillip Farrow, Area Manager
John really cares about me and about finding a company that fits my personality and goals.- Candidate
John works hard to find that right fit for his clients. He has excellent follow up skills and great intuition. I very much enjoyed working with him, and have recommended him to friends in the job market. Call John!- Liz Buchanan, Senior Project Manager


Being a boutique placement firm, we specialize in the following areas:

Depend on our team of Project Management thought leaders to select and vet your next Project Management candidates. Whether Project or Program Manager, you can trust our team to bring you the best for your needs.
Project management includes Project Managers, Project Implementation Specialists/Coordinators, Program Managers, Portfolio Managers and PMO Leadership roles.


Management consultants are seen as experts and advisors in their field. We source candidates for a variety of different consulting partners in all of the areas listed above. Most of these roles will require travel as part of the role, sometimes up to 100%. The career building potential of these types of roles makes them attractive to many candidates.


The Product Management role has become very popular in recent years. These resources work with your customers and teams to define the Product, manage the launch and ensure you are competitive in the market. These are highly competitive positions in the Boston, NYC and SFO markets.


Companies focused on accelerating Product Timelines and making process more efficient to stay competitive seek out Agile and Lean transformation resources. Roles can be full time with client companies or consulting firms and include Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners.


We offer retained search options for Executive Team searches. Examples include CTO, President, COO, CPO, CHRO, etc.


ERP systems are the back office backbone for many of our clients. Candidates specializing in specific applications are always in demand. ERP includes Finance and Accounting, Supply Chain and many other business areas. HRIS encompasses Human Resources and the processes supporting the function, Benefits and Payroll.


Business Analysts are integral to the success of any project. They work with the various stakeholders on a project to define business requirements and can work in an agile or traditional project structure.


Our business depends on personal and professional referrals. Our trusted clients and candidates commonly refer new company clients and candidates to us. If you like the service we provide, think about others in your network who could benefit from establishing a relationship with us.



We work with clients to find candidates who not only meet the requirements of the position, but are also a cultural fit for the company and department. We offer retained search and contingency search options, depending on the position being searched.

Executive search services require a retained search agreement.

Our search team conducts comprehensive launch and interview processes to ensure you only see the most qualified candidates for your roles.