The Purpose-Driven, Performance-Proven Executive Search Firm

We help leaders hire on purpose, so their businesses have the greatest positive impact.

YScouts Purpose

Why: Our Purpose

We believe today’s hiring process overlooks the human behind the resume, resulting in a detrimental disconnect between business and leader. Why commit to Hiring on Purpose?

YScouts Our Vision

What: Our Vision

We desire a world where everyone finds fulfillment from the work they do and where businesses have the greatest positive impact. Want examples of leadership impact?

Y Scouts - Approach

How: Our Approach

Leveraging our proven Y Scouts Leadership Model and covert approach, we’re always searching for the WHY. How?

We are Y Scouts

Through our Hiring on Purpose process, we help define our client’s success outcomes and connect aligned leaders with meaningful, impactful work. Our expertise finding and connecting exceptional leaders to mission-driven companies has proven successful through the hundreds of long-standing leadership placements we’ve made over the years. In short, we’ve created a better way, for a better reason, that achieves better results for our clients and the candidates with whom we matched them.

SaaS and Product Innovation

SaaS & Product Innovation

Non-Profit and Social Impact

Health & Wellness

Consumer Goods

Social Impact

HR & People Operations

People & Culture

High-Growth Leadership

High-Growth Leadership

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Hire Your Next Leader

We don’t do placements. We align leaders and work. Placement is a cold top-down approach, focusing on resumes and filling empty seats. By hiring on purpose, we take the broken vertical model and flip it on its side, creating horizontal alignment between leader and company. We bridge the gap between the business’ purpose and a leader’s passions and strengths. It is purposeful and methodical and driven by empathy. It’s why we exist.

Ann Rhoades

There was a time when it was only about the resume when searching for a leader. Y Scouts has literally redefined executive recruiting to assure we have the right leader driving the bus.


I’ve had the pleasure of being recruited by Y Scouts and subsequently have used Y Scouts twice to source C-Level resources. The Y Scouts engagement with both Clients and Candidates is far beyond anything I’ve seen in my 20+ years as a hiring manager at a Fortune-500 firm working with internal and external recruiters. Y Scouts works collaboratively to ensure that you understand and can define clearly what you are looking for as a Client, and they work equally hard to identify and present only candidates that are legitimately ready to exceed your expectations. Their unique level of engagement and leadership through this process is refreshing and adds significant value in allowing leaders to better understand ‘what and why’ they are looking for in their next critical leadership member; and then they find them.

Denis Bacon, COO, Blue Heron
Joe Fidalgo, Managing Director at MOWI

After using many different recruiting firms throughout my work experience, I can say that I was very impressed with them and was able to notice the difference immediately. The ability to track the ongoing process from a platform, not only with weekly meetings, was very valuable to me from a time savings perspective, but also allowing me on my own time to review the applicants and potential candidates in the most detail I have ever had. I would highly recommend Y Scouts to anyone, we will definitely use them in the future.

Chad Miraglia

The Y Scouts process was fast and efficient. From company info gathering to digging into the job requirements, Y Scouts had a reason for everything. The presentation to potential candidates was extremely well done and effectively attracted extremely high-quality candidates. Ultimately, we were able to hire a candidate the exceeded our expectations. Thank you Daniel, thank you Y Scouts!

Chad Miraglia, CEO of Thrivos
Paul Leblanc

Y Scouts is the ultimate matchmaker, taking the time to connect purpose to positions. They put as much effort into understanding our needs as they did in finding us high-quality candidates. The end result was a perfect fit that has produced immediate, positive impacts on our business. We’ll surely use Y Scouts again as we continue to grow our team.

Tony Schmidt

Y Scouts process is extremely well designed from beginning to end. It enabled our team to be aligned and focus on the right candidates. IncStores will continue to use Y Scouts as our executive team grows.

Daren Riley

I would recommend Y Scouts because they have a very structured recruiting approach that yielded many qualified President candidates for our manufacturing business in rural Arizona.

Roger Popovec

Y Scouts was the best experience I had working with a recruiter from a recruiting standpoint. I was not looking for a position when I was contacted, but they answered all my questions, showed me the time and attention needed, and were totally transparent the entire time. Very professional, extremely engaged throughout the recruiting process. In the end, I accepted a higher-level position with a fantastic company. Thank You Y Scouts!

Ed Sofia

The team at Y Scouts were fantastic partners in my search for the right executive position. Deborah spent time getting to know me, & my interests which led to a position at a great company with a great culture. I would highly recommend Y Scouts, to any company looking to fill an executive role with talent AND aligned values, or to any candidate looking to make a lifelong career choice.


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