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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 began our successful search by first getting to know our company.”

    Our experience with Rauenhorst Recruiting Company was not only successful but has assured us that placement services of this type are available that also align with our company principles.

    The integrity that was integral to their process reflects our approach to business and allowed us to be successful in our search, despite our very specific and selective criteria. Their assessment process of our existing personnel proved critical to finding a good fit and was an added benefit to our company as it created a tangible staff profile for future use and planning.

    Rauenhorst Recruiting has provided us with immeasurable service, filled a critical staff position, and continues to be a part of our company’s forward planning process.

    Steve Rempe, President, Rempe Construction Company

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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