Purpose-Based Leadership Search Firm

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About Y Scouts

Y Scouts is a leadership search firm that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

Purpose-Driven Organizations

You are a purpose-driven organization that attends to a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. You are in search of a leader who fits into your culture with a shared sense of purpose and has the professional chops to get the job done.

Selecting new leaders to join your team is increasingly challenging in today’s professional landscape. Y Scouts will introduce you to a unique and differentiated way of finding leaders to join your cause.

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Purpose-Driven Leaders

You have dreams and aspirations of work that far transcend a paycheck. You want to grow, do meaningful work, and feel valued for all you contribute. You want to be able to fully express your arsenal of talents for a leadership role in which you were meant to play – a role where you feel a profound connection to your work and are fully on board with your organization’s purpose.

Y Scouts will help you get there. Start your search by joining our Leadership Community.

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Why Purpose Matters

Today’s employees want their work to have meaning. Today’s leaders have the largest influence in creating meaning in the workplace. Here’s why you must become a purpose driven organization to successfully attract, select and retain the best people who care about something more than a paycheck and bottom line.


Percent Of America Dislikes What They Do For A Living


 Billion In Lost Productivity Due To Poor Engagement At Work


Percent Would Trust A Stranger Over Their Boss


Percent Of Employees Would Take A New Boss Over A Raise

Our Team

We are here to take a stand for the future that you are committed to creating through your life’s work.

Max Hansen

Max Hansen

Co-Founder & CEO View Details
Brian Mohr

Brian Mohr

Co-Founder & Managing Partner View Details
Paul Eisenstein

Paul Eisenstein

Leadership Search Director View Details
Marc Ruter

Marc Ruter

Leadership Search Director View Details
Jessica McGrath

Jessica McGrath

Leadership Search Director View Details
Adam DiBiase

Adam DiBiase

Research Manager View Details
Max Hansen

Max Hansen

Co-Founder & CEO

I’ve been lucky enough to spend my entire career focusing on putting people to work. My experiences range from working at a multi-billion dollar staffing company to organically growing Job Brokers from the ground up. I co-founded Job Brokers in January of 2002 and have grown Job Brokers into a formidable multi-million dollar staffing company.

I have worked nearly every type of position in almost every industry over my career in the recruiting industry. I’ve come to realize the most gratifying feeling in the recruiting business is connecting passionate clients and candidates with a purpose. This ultimately led me to understand my “why” of helping other executives discover their why.

A little more about me:

  • Father to an unbelievable son named Maxwell
  • Enjoys coaching Maxwell’s sports teams
  • Avid golfer
  • Insanely connected in the Valley
  • Great backgammon player
  • Above average wit
  • Vertically challenged
Brian Mohr

Brian Mohr

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Growing up in small town in Northwest Indiana, my parents gave me the following advice. “Do great in high school so you can go to a good college. Get your degree so you can find a job with a stable company. Work your way up the ranks, and do whatever the company asks of you. Then, when you’re ready to retire you can go do what you love.

…that advice, at the time, sounded logical to me.

For the first 5 years of my professional career, I took their advice. I went into the financial services industry and began building my career. I worked hard, hit my goals, climbed the corporate ladder, earned a very nice compensation, and managed to spend my earnings as fast as I could make it. I had all the material possessions I thought I needed to live a happy life.

…then something horribly magical happened, I got laid off.

At the time, a lay-off seemed like the end of the world, but as I reflected on the situation, I realized I never had a sense of connection to the work I was doing—it was simply a means to an end. Did I want to spend the rest of my career doing work I didn’t feel connected to? Did the money I was making justify the unhappiness I felt?

As you might have guessed, I decided to change careers and do something that provided me with a sense of purpose, something that left me fulfilled at the end of a hard day. I joined a small technology start-up by the name of Jobing.com. For the next 11 years, we grew the company from nothing to more than $38MM in annual revenue and from 5 employees to more than 400. It was my first exposure to the power of Culture, the power of Values, and the power of Purpose. More importantly, it was my first exposure to doing work that truly mattered to me.

…why couldn’t everyone feel this type of alignment and connection?

In early 2012, I teamed up with Max Hansen and Brett Farmiloe to see if we could build a company that would allow anyone to connect, to align, and to build a career based on something other than just money. Y Scouts is a new kind of Executive Search Firm—a Purpose-Based Leadership Search Firm.

With more than 70% of the workforce disengaged in their work, we knew there had to be a better way to help leaders and companies connect in the recruitment process. Bad leadership is the #1 reason for poor engagement, and we believe purpose-driven leadership will reverse that trend. In fact, we’ve witnessed awe-inspiring transformations that prove purpose is not just an ideology, but instead it’s a bottom-line strategy and a competitive advantage.

The highest currency in today’s employment market is meaningful work, not just a paycheck. If that statement doesn’t ring true for you, connect with us.

A little more about me:

  • Jackie’s husband
  • Taylor’s and Riley’s dad
  • Tom and Nancy’s oldest of three boys
  • Passionate music enthusiast
  • Above average Texas Hold ‘Em poker player
  • Deathly afraid of, yet strangely obsessed with sharks
Paul Eisenstein

Paul Eisenstein

Leadership Search Director

Since college, my goal has always been to “put a dent in the universe”. I’ve been driven to help those who struggle become successful. After having the opportunity to run a youth program through AmeriCorps in San Francisco, I returned to St. Louis where I worked in the nonprofit sector. I spent a few years at Big Brothers Big Sisters, connecting mentors with children who could benefit from a caring friend.

In 2008, I joined The Mission Continues, an innovative start-up with the goal of helping veterans transition home through continued service. The Mission Continues was founded on the premise that our returning veterans should be treated as community assets rather than societal liabilities. Military veterans take so much pride in their military service, but many struggle to find their sense of purpose when they return home. Through my experience at The Mission Continues I came to recognize that building and nurturing a sense of purpose is a critical ingredient for life satisfaction – whether or not we’ve served in the military.

Today, I’m a Leadership Search Consultant at Y Scouts and I help organizations recruit incredible people. I joined Y Scouts in 2012 because I believe that each of us should connect our working lives with where we find meaning and value. I also believe that organizations who hold a higher purpose beyond an immediate monetary ROI are much more successful over the long-term and able to attract the most passionate and talented people.

I also…:

  • am married to the lovely Kim and a proud father to Asher
  • recruit mentors for the Cleantech Open
  • enjoy monsoons but love snowstorms
  • love to fish but mostly come up empty
  • grew up in Tucson playing in the creek/wash beds
  • am a big-time Cardinals (baseball) fan
Marc Ruter

Marc Ruter

Leadership Search Director

I am a lot like you, and I am here to help you find your Why.

I spent the first 22 years of my career in the mortgage industry, and worked my way up from entry level customer service representative to owning my own company, with stops at different positions along the way. I was successful and could have remained in the mortgage business for the rest of my career.

But there was one problem! I wasn’t happy. Good thing it only took 22 years to do something about it.

Over the last two years, I watched as my friends Brian and Max began a new company with a different goal, a company built to connect great people with purpose-driven companies. I saw their passion and genuine desire to change the way people and companies connect. And I was inspired by what they were doing.

So, after a few months of gentle persuasion, here I am. I am using skills acquired during my career and applying them here, helping great people find great opportunities, and it feels great.

A little more about Marc:

  • Father to Juliana
  • Husband to Helana
  • Marginally proficient skier, golfer and tennis player
  • Love my Dutch heritage
  • Proud Virginia Tech graduate
Jessica McGrath

Jessica McGrath

Leadership Search Director

I love to connect people. It feeds my soul and makes a huge impact in people’s lives, families and communities. I have been a successful recruiter for the past 10 years. I have been in staffing, executive headhunting, and worked for 2 Fortune 200 Financial services companies.

I joined Y Scouts because the future is now. People no longer have to work for just a paycheck. They can be inspired and perform at the same time. Companies are waking up to the fact they have to take care of profit and people and the planet. Y Scouts is the best place for me because my purpose is connecting people on purpose. I always say that if I am going to get out of bed every morning and leave my children and my husband then it better be worth it…and it is!

I have had amazing opportunities to grow and develop into a leader, teacher, mentor and business partner while still focusing on the fundamentals of recruiting. I am relentless and determined in my goals because my attitude and passion are contagious.

I work because I have to I recruit because I love to.

A little more about Jessica:

  • Married to Jim
  • Mother to Cade and Taylor
  • Loud music enthusiast
  • Healthy video game addiction
  • Voracious reader (fiction mostly)
  • World Traveler – 14 countries and counting
Adam DiBiase

Adam DiBiase

Research Manager

What makes everyone around me tick? What separates the people who are perpetually unhappy from those who seem to have their life figured out?

I love to learn, and to connect different pieces of information into the bigger story – especially when it comes to understanding people. I believe we all have a purpose to fulfill, and that living a life deeply connected to that purpose brings more real satisfaction than money, power, or fame ever could.

After spending over seven years with Valley of the Sun United Way in a fundraising capacity, I realized that while my belief in the great work we did for the community never changed, I knew there was something missing in my life. I found Y Scouts, and was deeply moved by the belief in connecting people and organizations based on shared purpose. They offered me the chance to bring my whole self to work every day, and I didn’t look back!

In my role here as a Research Manager, I’m blessed with the chance to learn everyday about our clients and find fantastic, purpose-based leaders who will do amazing things if given the right opportunity. I am motivated to search far and wide to discover the needle in a haystack – the right leader for our clients who can make a huge difference for years to come.

You could say that research is in my blood, and my wife Katie would agree! We met online in 2006, after I discovered her during a search that narrowed everyone on Match.com down to just 85 people. Sure enough, about 18 months later we were married – she was my first great find!

A little more about Adam:

  • Husband to Katie and father to Luke (with a daughter on the way!)
  • Valley native and lifelong Cardinals/Suns/D-Backs/Coyotes/ASU fan
  • Political junkie who wrote a Master’s thesis on attack ads
  • Member of Palm Valley Church in Goodyear

Our Approach

Y Scouts offers a unique and differentiated way of finding leaders to join your cause. We hope you are intrigued by the possibility of a different way, discovering as our clients have, that the best hires come by connecting through a shared purpose.

Company DNA Discovery

This phase provides the Y Scouts team with the story of why your company exists and the larger contribution you seek to share with your stakeholders.

Candidate Purpose Discovery

This phase conceals the company and specific job details to enable us to understand the real desires, motivations, passions, and purpose of each individual.

Personality Benchmarking

During this phase, the Y Scouts team facilitates a process that yields a comprehensive understanding of your culture and the personalities within your organization.

Candidate Personality Discovery

Once a potential candidate establishes genuine purpose alignment with your company and the position, we assess their personality fit to further ensure they have the appropriate personality ‘DNA’ to be successful in the role.

Position Benchmarking

During this phase, the Y Scouts team facilitates a process that yields a comprehensive understanding of the purpose of the role.

Candidate Professional Discovery

This phase focuses on a candidate’s professional experience and background, specific knowledge and skill sets, performance milestones, and reference validation.



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Y Scouts is a certified B Corp. We work exclusively with purpose-driven organizations that attend to a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.

  • Adam Goodman, President of Goodmans Interior Structures

    “Wow! You guys hit a home run. Really like the candidates from Y Scouts.”

    Adam Goodman, President of Goodmans Interior Structures
  • Kevin Fallon McCarthy, McCarthy Law

    “If you need a passionate leader, the approach Y Scouts takes will attract the right talent.”

    Kevin Fallon McCarthy, McCarthy Law
  • Matt Altman, Co-Founder & Principal of Sportiqe Apparel

    “The approach Y Scouts took provided us with unique candidates that fit with our culture.”

    Matt Altman, Co-Founder & Principal of Sportiqe Apparel
  • Adam Goodman, President of Goodmans Interior Structures

    “Wow! You guys hit a home run. Really like the candidates from Y Scouts.”

    Adam Goodman, President of Goodmans Interior Structures
  • Kevin Fallon McCarthy, McCarthy Law

    “If you need a passionate leader, the approach Y Scouts takes will attract the right talent.”

    Kevin Fallon McCarthy, McCarthy Law
  • Matt Altman, Co-Founder & Principal of Sportiqe Apparel

    “The approach Y Scouts took provided us with unique candidates that fit with our culture.”

    Matt Altman, Co-Founder & Principal of Sportiqe Apparel
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Y Scouts Leadership Community

If you are a purpose-driven leader, we invite you to join our confidential Leadership Community.

By joining the Leadership Community, you’ll be part of a growing movement of leaders who want to make the world a better place; a place where purpose is at the very heart of the work you do.

As more companies recognize the importance of purpose in the workplace, Y Scouts is the retained search firm companies rely on to help identify and select their new leaders. Becoming a member of the Leadership Community will solidify your consideration as a purpose-driven leadership candidate.

Please answer our questionnaire to begin. In doing so, you’ll help us understand where you find purpose and meaning in your work and the ideal role that would make you want to jump out of bed each day. We’ll reach out to get to know you more when an opportunity with one of our clients aligns with your purpose and goals. We’re excited to learn more about you!


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