OVERVIEW - Acumen Resources’ mission in providing contingent, exclusive and retained recruiting services is to “in the timeliest manner translate your hiring goals and organizational priorities into actionable results achieving your current and future competitive objectives”. Our mission and recruiting services mirror a consistent approach – direct, straight forward, unpretentious and customer-focused.

Recruiting Priorities

Acumen Resources serves its employer clients and recruited candidates in a unique way compared to most recruiting firms.


Time is not saved and ROI is not realized without the more extensive fact-finding that Acumen conducts, as well as the being forthright in honestly addressing problem areas. We take seriously the recruiter's role in helping to build companies and change individual lives by taking every measure possible to ensure we are providing value which will have an impact long after the search is completed and the placement hired.

One of the ways Acumen delivers on this goal and finds its candidates is that Acumen has an unparalleled network of Senior Manufacturing Leaders/Professionals which we leverage for recommendations and introductions. Acumen is typically only 2-3 touches or degrees of separation away from most anybody in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and National manufacturing markets

 It has been suggested that it takes talent to find and identify talent. Because “eagles fly together” your competitive advantage begins with an industry focused Executive Recruiter possessing an engineering management background, literally "thousands" of search experiences and one who enjoys the trust and loyalty of a dynamic network of peers and previously successful placement

Assignment Scope

While Acumen Resources’ recruiting services have a limited an industry focus within manufacturing, our sector versatility includes, but is not limited to: fluid power; engines; industrial automation; metal fabrication and processes; complex electro-mechanical assemblies; power generation; automotive; plastics; medical devices; and machining.

Similarly, Acumen Resources’ range spans a broad array of functions within these areas. Our recruiting resourcefulness of finding the right candidate for your organization’s culture and business needs encompass: C-Level Executives, Directors, Managers and Supervisors, as well as Front Line Contributors with advanced technical and engineering in: Manufacturing; Quality; Supply Chain; Materials Management; Product Development; Reliability; Logistics/Warehouse; Maintenance; Field Service; Research; Sales; Customer Service; Accounting/Finance; and Marketing.

For Acumen Resources, concepts such as Poke-Yoke, TS: 16949, Six Sigma Black Belt, DFMAIC, PPAP, APICS, Weibull Analysis and Sarbanes-Oxley to name a few, are not just buzz words, but matters in which we have a fundamental understanding of their everyday application and integration into your business strategy.

Acumen Resources strengths focus on the Milwaukee and Wisconsin manufacturing markets. But, it has also successfully conducted national searches for candidates and positions elsewhere in the country, while still targeting local markets to avoid relocation expenses.