Steve Yakesh

Executive Vice President | Executive Search

S.Yakesh-19959 RET 5x7As Executive Vice President, Steve leads Versique’s award-winning permanent placement division with more than 17 years of experience. Additionally, he guides strategy for Versique’s eight practice areas, including IT, HR, Finance & Accounting, Engineering & Operations, Sales, CPG, Digital Marketing and Executive Retained Search.

His diverse background and wide breadth of expertise add considerable value to Versique’s executive retained search team. Prior to Versique, Steve held numerous sales and marketing leadership roles and gained extensive experience inside both a global 50 and fortune 500 company.


Steve’s Approach

With a background in sales and marketing, Steve brings a unique skill set to the team and understands there’s no room for error in the selection of critical roles like CEO. He has a natural aptitude for leadership, which was developed through roles at a variety of companies prior to joining Versique over twelve years ago. Steve has spoken nationally to audiences ranging from business owners and leaders to agency recruiters on the topic of generating qualified candidates and leads, which has led to significant financial results for those in attendance as well as for the organizations he has recruited for.

Steve is a recruiting practitioner who intimately understands the industry and the issues facing each position he fills. Additionally, he has the expertise to identify which candidates are capable of effectively operating within each role and, equally as important, within the culture of each organization. Steve’s approach accounts for each candidates competencies, personality traits, motivating factors and the past experiences that make them a good fit for the role.


About Versique

Versique is one of the largest talent acquisition firms in the Midwest, and specializes in both consulting and permanent placement. Our team has more than 350 years of combined experience, and specializes in the following practice areas: IT, HR, digital marketing, demand generation, engineering/operations, finance/accounting, sales, CPG (consumer packaged goods), executive leadership, manufacturing industry, healthcare industry, and family owned businesses. We have filled thousands of positions and our network of connections is one of the strongest in the industry. We create amazing connections.

What our clients are saying...

"I have worked with many recruiters over the course of my career and, I can say, NONE have matched Steve's level of professionalism and thoroughness."

Eric Lindquist, President, EDCO Products

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