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Minneapolis Marketing Veteran Joins Versique to Launch New Direct Hire Division

Versique Search & Consulting, the hiring leader in Minnesota, has hired Shawn Murnan as Practice Director of their newly created Marketing Direct Hire division. In his role, Shawn will work with hiring leaders in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to place Marketing Leadership roles at the CMO, VP and Director levels.  Shawn’s focus will be Product Marketing, Brand Marketing, Marcom, Digital Marketing and Consumer Insights. This new practice complements Versique’s leading Nationwide Demand Generation & Marketing Technology practice led by Wes Lieser.

Murnan joins Versique after spending 25 years in Marketing Leadership and Client Management roles. He started his career at Fallon in 1997, and joined Best Buy for 13 years playing various marketing roles including Sr. Director of Marketing and Brand Advertising. Most recently, he led Client Strategy for the SellCheck business at RAZR Marketing in Minneapolis. 

“Shawn is a perfect fit to lead our new Marketing practice area as a well accomplished, respected, and experienced marketing practitioner,” said Steve Yakesh, President of Direct Hire and Executive Leadership Search. “His marketing background coupled with his extensive client-facing experience make him the ideal person to help local Minnesota companies build their marketing teams.”

“I am beyond excited to get started. Throughout my career, my greatest strength has been bringing together the right group of talented people to get a job done.  I enjoy the process of identifying the business need and then switching to the people side of the equation. The opportunity to join Versique is simply the perfect fit.”

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About Versique

Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm based in Minneapolis, MN specializing in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Our experienced functional recruiting teams work within a variety of areas of expertise (HRFinance & AccountingDemand Generation, Marketing, IT, and Engineering) and broad industries (Healthcare, Banking, Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Private Equity, and Family-Owned). Voted as a “Star Tribune Best Places to Work” three years in a row by our employees, Versique is one of the largest and fastest growing staffing and recruiting firms in the Midwest. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation: ver-seek.