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Steve Yakesh

President & GM, Direct Hire & Executive Leadership Search

As President, Direct Hire & Executive Search, Steve leads Versique’s award-winning permanent placement division with more than 20 years of experience. Additionally, he guides strategy for Versique’s twelve practice areas, including IT, HR, Finance & Accounting, Engineering & Operations, Sales, CPG, Digital Marketing, Executive Retained Search, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Family Owned and Demand Generation.

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 fifteen 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.

Get to know Steve

If you weren’t working at Versique what would you be doing?

Coaching high school football

What do you like to do for fun?

Spend time with my Traeger

What’s your favorite quote?

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” -Vince Lombardi

Steve Yakesh

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About Versique

Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm that specializes in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. Our team of experienced professionals and seasoned leaders across various areas of expertise and industries have been in your shoes. We quickly assess your whole people picture and identify key elements that will take your business to the next level.

At Versique, we believe people are more than a resume. People invent, propel, unearth, and build. They transform teams, markets, industries, and bottom lines. People do more than just fill an open position. They open greater potential. We’re here to help fill your human potential and build your human capacity. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique”, hinting at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation.

In 2019, 2020, and 2021 Versique was recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, was nominated as a Best of Business Finalist by Twin Cities Business, and made the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal’s list of Twin Cities Largest Executive Search Firms.

We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Let’s find your people together. And make the best possible.