Sean Turner


Sean Turner has over 16 years of expertise in executive recruitment at all levels of retained, exclusive and contingency search.  His diverse background offers multiple focus areas including Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Marketing, Operations and Sales.  Sean brings an unparalleled and authentic approach to partnership which is what separates him from the rest of industry. He believes in an honest, transparent approach and will always do what’s best for his clients and candidates.

Sean moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 2004 and began his professional recruiting career with a boutique search firm placing finance and accounting talent with leading publicly traded and privately held Fortune 500 organizations, middle market, and early stage businesses.  He quickly climbed the ranks and was consistently recognized as a leading producer within the organization. In 2011 Sean joined Jumpstart which is a venture development organization, combining the principles of venture capital and economic development to help entrepreneurs start and grow companies.  Sean partnered with the JumpStart portfolio companies and clients to guide and educate entrepreneurs on the best practices surrounding talent acquisition, as well as leading the recruiting efforts to ensure optimal talent was sourced and hired for key positions within their companies. In 2013 Sean joined a northeast Ohio based entrepreneurial search firm where he was responsible for Business Development and providing direct recruiting assistance for publicly traded, privately held, private equity backed high-growth, and emerging companies.

Sean Co-founded Peerless with longtime competitors Robb Christenson and Chuck Nauman. The foundation of Peerless is based on trusted partnerships, transparency and authenticity. Sean strives to serve Peerless clients with the same passion, integrity and tenacity which have defined his career.

Sean is a graduate of The Ohio State University and obnoxious Buckeye fan. When not engaged in a wrestling match with his two boys, you can find him on the golf course or playing tennis.

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Peerless is the Midwest’s leading boutique search and talent solutions firm.  Our depth of experience allows us to expertly assist our clients on permanent, temporary, and project consulting needs.  We pride ourselves on taking a consultative approach and providing not only the best candidates but perspective on market conditions, compensation, and hiring trends.

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