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Meet 10 qualified & interested candidates in 10 days for just $1,500

You have a vision–for your company & your future. And you’ve got the funding. There’s just one piece holding you back: Talent. Without a Rockstar in every seat, your business–and your dreams–are stuck in neutral.

Shortlist can help. Tell us about your perfect candidate. In just 10 days, we’ll deliver a Shortlist of 10 interested candidates who match your specs. You take it from there.

Your first Shortlist is half off.

NO credit card required.

Winning Teams Use Shortlist

Why Growth-stage Companies Love Shortlist

  • You receive only hand-selected candidates
  • Passive candidates are people who are working, not surfing job boards
  • Ridiculously fast. We’re done in 10 days.
  • No software to learn. We do all the work
  • It’s 10x faster than Headhunters
  • It’s 10x cheaper than Headhunters

Your first Shortlist is half off.

If you’re like most leaders, you sometimes feel:


You have key roles that have been open for months. And new hiring needs hit your inbox every day.


Your investors wonder what’s taking you so long to find the right people. You don’t want to look like you’re in over your head.


You worked hard to raise capital from your investors. The last thing you want to do is hand it over the high-priced Headhunters.

Imagine if there was a faster, easier way to find Rockstar talent. You’d be able to build a dream team, hit your numbers, and blow away your competitors. How cool would that be?

Jeff Hyman
Creator of Shortlist

“If you want to scale your business, exit at the highest multiple, and spend the rest of your life in bucket list mode, you need top talent. Because I’ve started 4 companies -and sold 3 of them- I know how hard it is to attract Rockstars. But the fact is: talent is the #1 predictor of your company’s success – more than brand, technology advantage, or capital raised.

There’s no substitute for a high-performance team. To succeed, you need to put a Rockstar in every seat. Shortlist lets you do that–faster & cheaper than ever before.”

How Shortlist works

Tell us about your perfect candidate.

In just 10 days, we’ll send you a Shortlist of 10 qualified & interested candidates.

Shortlist focuses on passive job seekers (people who are employed, but interested in speaking with you)

The list is yours - hire as many candidates as you need.

Normally, you’d pay a Headhunter between $20,000 and $100,000 per hire.
But Shortlist does it for just

Your first Shortlist is half off.

We just give you the names

Shortlist is the smart new way to find the right candidates – without the long wait or insane Headhunter fees.

You pay Headhunters massive fees to find & interview candidates – up to $100,000 per hire. Yet if you stop and think about it, this makes no sense–considering that you & your internal team are going to interview the candidates anyway. So, we broke the traditional headhunting model. We identify highly-qualified candidates. Then, instead of us interviewing the candidates, we compile them in a Shortlist and email it to you.

Shortlist vs. Traditional Headhunters

Shortlist: the fastest way to build a high-performance team

Define candidate criteria

Review 3 benchmark profiles

Research to identify candidates

Track down candidate contact info

Outreach to candidates for interest level

Deliver Shortlist of 10 finalist candidates

Just 10 days

First Shortlist is half off

Traditional Headhunters: the Old. Slow. Expensive Way.

Define candidate criteria

Review 3 benchmark profiles

Research to identify candidates

Track down candidate contact info

Outreach to candidates for interest level

Phone screens, in-depth interviews, reference checks

Up to 6 months

Fees of $20,000 to $100,000

We find Rockstars for these positions

  • Board of Directors
  • Business Development
  • CEO / COO / President
  • CFO
  • Client Service
  • Consulting
  • Customer Success
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
  • Recruiter
  • Sales
  • Software Development
  • UX / UI

We know & serve these verticals

  • Banking
  • Biotech
  • Computer Security
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Foodservice
  • Gaming
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Hardware
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Information Services
  • Legal Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Software & SaaS
  • Venture Capital

Shortlist is everything we say it is.

But don’t take our word for it.
Listen to what Shortlist customers have to say.

Dan, Alex, and Dawn are just the beginning. Hundreds of growth-stage companies love Shortlist. For 4 simple reasons:

Targeted results

We only present highly qualified candidates–most of whom are passive job seekers, i.e. they’re currently employed, not surfing job boards.

10x faster

Meet 10 finalist candidates in just 10 days (vs. months of waiting for traditional Headhunters).

10x cheaper

Why pay a headhunter to interview candidates when you & your team are going to interview them anyway.

Zero risk

Your first Shortlist is half off.

Find passive job seekers in days …not months

Finding top talent keeps getting harder. Headhunters take too long & charge too much. Job boards give you quantity, not quality. That’s because they generally attract candidates who aren’t working. Quite often, there’s a reason why they’re not working…because they’re not the Rockstars you’re looking for. To get your Shortlist of hand-selected candidates in just 10 days, start now.

Your first Shortlist is half off.

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