Alta Search Group is committed to driving superior results  with each and every business opportunity. We assist clients to find the kind of talent they need and we guide candidates to fully realize their career ambitions with rewarded success. Below you will find some character references about Ed Davis Principal Alta Search Group.

Managing Director, Pfingsten Partners, LLC

Denio Bolzan
“Alta Search is a hands-on, team based, responsive organization who doesn’t just get a client and then delegate the search assignment; Ed Davis and his team actually do it. They are 100% vested in you and the search process working with you to understand your needs and expectations. The search is completed timely and more importantly they find the right candidate. We view Alta Search Group as a partner.”

Former Vice-President, Pfingsten Partners, LLC

Larry Taylor
“Alta Search actually works for the client! Ed Davis and his staff may operate a private business but when you become their client that team truly works for you! The Alta team is organized, responsive, adaptive and resourceful. They deliver on their commitments to their clients. Alta Search Group is our preferred search firm and partner in talent acquisition.”

Former President United Airlines

John Tague
“As Managing Director of Talent Acquisition with United Airlines, Ed Davis led the re-engineering of our talent acquisition and executive recruiting programs.  As part of this work, Ed received great candidate feedback and was instrumental in helping us recruit key talent in operations, marketing, finance and administration. I would highly recommend Ed for your talent acquisition and executive search needs.”

Former EVP & Chief Human Resource Officer
United Airlines

Marc Ugol

“Ed Davis was a key member of my leadership team at United Airlines and was successful in implementing major improvements in our Talent Acquisition strategy at all levels, including Executive Recruiting. I would highly recommend Ed as a resource for your executive staffing


Chief Financial Officer – Nexeo Solutions

Ross Crane

“We are operating in a carve out with limited infrastructure and a need for resources quickly. Ed Davis did a terrific job sourcing quality executive-level talent in a very short period of time. He manages the process well, follows up, and takes the worry out of finding good people.”


Cockerham Associations – Diversity Consulting

Haven Cockerham
“I have known Ed Davis for 15 years. We first met when I was Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for R.R. Donnelley and Ed was my VP of Staffing. Ed has excellent knowledge and broad thought leadership in talent acquisition and executive recruiting. In our seven years together at R.R. Donnelley, Ed was instrumental in bringing in high quality and diverse senior leaders for our business units and corporate functions. I would highly recommend Ed as a resource for your executive talent acquisition.”

Founder, Scherer, Schneider Paulick (SSP)

Paul G. Schneider

.“I have had the privilege of working with and knowing Ed Davis for 30 years. He has developed into an outstanding leader in the Talent Acquisition profession. Davis not only has the ability to source top talent but he also is outstanding at presenting your opportunity to candidates. Ed is the search partner you need on your team.”

CEO – Adler Group & Author of “Hire with your Head”

Lou Adler

“Ed knows recruiting top talent inside-out. If you want to hire great people using the latest search tools, technologies and techniques you need to consider Ed Davis’ Alta Search Group. You won’t be disappointed.”


Former Executive Vice-President of Human Resources
ConAgra Foods

Pete Perez

“I brought in Ed Davis to build a staffing organization from scratch at ConAgra Foods as part of our transition from a holding company to an operating company. In a very short period of time Ed brought in and built a strong staffing organization, implemented a best in class staffing software system, and built and executed disciplined and effective hiring processes.