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Chuck Rauenhorst

President - Visionary

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Chuck has twenty years of experience in the executive search business. In 1996, he formed Rauenhorst Recruiting Company, a retained executive search firm specializing in building management teams for companies embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. Prior to starting his own firm, Chuck worked for twelve years for a national recruiting firm where he was a top performer placing sales professionals throughout the Midwest. Prior to entering the recruiting field, he worked as a business analyst where he consulted with companies ranging in size from $1mm to $50mm in size. He also was a teacher for five years prior to entering the recruiting profession.

"Helping companies grow, building teams and promoting professional careers is what makes my job not a job."

Chuck has served in a number of offices with the Minnesota Association for Personnel Services including the office of president, he has been a group leader for Dale Carnegie's Training program, and has authored two publications, “How to Create an Effective Advisory Committee” and “How to Create an Effective Board of Directors”. While growing his firm, he has been active in a number of organizations: The Roundtable for Tec International, an organization dedicated to training business CEOs and founders, YMCA Roundtable, Rotary International, The Inner Circle, Skylight Club, Minneapolis Business Forum, the University of St. Thomas Family Business Roundtable, The Association for Corporate Growth and The National Association of Boards of Directors. Chuck has a B.S. degree from the University of Hawaii.


  • Rauenhorst is tenacious if finding the “right” fit for win/win placements.

    I worked with Rauenhorst Recruiting Company on a recent transition from a Fortune 50 firm to a key leadership role for a growing commercial contractor. They provided the professionalism, yet personal care needed to help make me feel comfortable making the transition, but also represented my interests better than I could have possibly imagined.

    The Rauenhorst staff took the edge off introductions, negotiations, and made sure neither party’s time was wasted. Their tenacity, flexibility, and positive spirit helped move the decision-making along on both sides, but also struck the right balance to find the “right” fit for both of us.

    Rauenhorst Recruiting Company provided a service that was unforgettable, and I am proud to say that RRC will be the first firm I think of when finding the next fit for my new firm. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. I have enjoyed our relationship thus far, but I look forward to what may be able to come. It’s been an absolute pleasure.

    Joel Peters, Senior Project Manager, Fendler Patterson

About Rauenhorst Recruiting

In today’s business climate, Rauenhorst Recruiting consistently demonstrates its proprietary retained search process results in strategic hires that drive revenue and propel real, profitable business growth. Rauenhorst Recruiting has a long history of building teams for many top firms in Minnesota and the United States.

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