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Chuck Rauenhorst


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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 went above and beyond our expectations.”

    Tonka Water of Minneapolis has been a client of Rauenhorst Recruiting Company over the last 15 years for very good reasons. Rauenhorst has maintained excellent service through the periods of growth and contraction the building and municipal trades have gone through in the last decade.

    Most recently, we had a need for a very specific and hard to find candidate to fulfill a strategic growth initiative. The individual that Rauenhorst found was one of those rare people who could consultatively build on our outstanding reputation and be instrumental in our growth. Within our qualifications, we required a stellar technical background on top of management, mentoring, teaching, and communication competencies.

    Rauenhorst was able to deliver a candidate with superior qualities meeting all our requirements, including extra competencies which were a bonus for us. Their exhaustive search led to a candidate who fits within our culture and is passionate about our mission and values. Rauenhorst truly went above and beyond our expectations…and that is why we look forward to working with them for our strategic placement needs in the future.

    Tom Davis, President, Tonka Water

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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