For Candidates

Complete Engagement

If you excel in technology sales leadership or sales, we should be in touch – even if you are not in active search mode. Why? Because odds are you won’t retire in your present position and you won’t know your next move well in advance!

Although we work for the client, we work with you. We take that seriously…see some of our testimonials below. We believe in complete engagement with your past story as well as your present situation, to be the best possible influence in your future endeavors.

Due to our engagement model, clients know and expect that we only send 2 to 3 perfectly matched candidates for every opening. Therefore you can be confident in our process of working with you through resume updating, through interviews-to-offer stage, and upon acceptance, the right path through notice of resignation.

Candidate Testimonials

“I first received a call from Eric in his third week as a headhunter in January 1993. Little did I know just how significant that call would be for my career, for my professional development, and for fulfilling my dreams and aspirations. I have had the pleasure of working with Eric on both sides of the recruiting table: from helping me fulfill the next career assignment to helping me find the right talent for my own organizational needs. Eric is a partner who effectively listens, strives for clarity, challenges when appropriate, and drives for the most positive outcome for all involved. He is a consummate professional who cares about optimizing human potential. If you get an opportunity to work with Eric, say “YES!” I am so grateful that I did!”
Holly D. Jenkins - Managing Director, Root, Inc. (Willis Towers Watson)

I first met Eric in late 2006. He always stayed in touch and placed me in 2009 and earlier this year 2022. That says more about a person in his profession than anything else I could write. As a headhunter his competency and integrity are unparalleled. He has a keen ability in matching candidates with open positions that set all parties up for success, and I’m fortunate to have witnessed this first-hand.

Barry Augustensen

“Working with Eric was quite honestly the best experience I have ever had with a headhunter. He is extremely knowledgeable, always had my interests in mind, and presented the opportunities which best fit my professional goals. Eric is a true partner and made me feel that I always had someone who had my back, especially during the compensation negotiation phase. I am so happy with the company where he placed me; he truly found my new home! Eric is a complete pleasure to work with and I am very appreciative to have him as an ongoing valuable resource.”

Sara Brandes
“I’ve worked with Eric Dunlop for over 20 years of my sales and leadership career. He has placed me at some of my most pivotal roles, and he’s also become an indispensable resource to my team building efforts as a sales leader.

Eric doesn’t only identify and present strong talent, he always carefully considers the sales requirements of each role; seeking that fine balance of fit for the career of the individual and the needs of the client organization, never sacrificing one over the other just to make a placement.

He lives his 3 Strands values and it has made him a tremendous business partner. I highly recommend Eric for his sales and executive recruiting, particularly in the difficult professional talent markets of legal, finance and technology.”

Rob Alston, Sales Leader, Legal, Services and Consulting Markets

“It’s an honor to testify about working with Eric Dunlop, as I have never met such a professional and dedicated headhunter. Over our years working together, Eric has aligned me with successful roles which brought me more personal revenue and job satisfaction than I knew was possible. He understands the many factors that go into such an important decision and learns everything I need to know about the companies and personas with whom I interview.”

Kristen Magnusson

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