About Us

We're in the Business of Leadership

Founded in 2013, HRSE is a boutique women-owned retained search firm focused on recruiting top market talent across people, talent and culture for the technology industry. Together, founder JANET TRAYNOR, partner BROOKE PRICE and their team leverage a deep, diverse talent network curated over many years to create the strategic partnerships with senior leadership that position their clients for success.

Janet Traynor

Janet is progressive recruiting professional with over twenty years of talent acquisition and management experience in various industries including Entertainment, Technology, and Digital Media. For Twelve yeas prior to founding HRSE, she scaled and led high performing recruiting teams at both startups and publicly traded companies, partnering closely with HR leaders across various functional areas to drive talent initiatives. By focusing solely on People Operations, she’s developed an intimate understandings of HR disciplines, in addition to recruiting senior talent for established brands, such as YAHOO and ZYNGA. Simply put, she get HR in a way that’s unique to most executive search firms and is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise with HRSE clients.

Brooke Price

Brooke is a highly seasoned recruiter with deep ties to both Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Formerly in finance and investment banking, she worked for global Fortune 500’s, including J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers. Brooke’s talent in communicating with people and an entrepreneurial appetite led her to shift gears away from the execution side of investment banking and launch a successful career in the competitive landscape of retained search in investment banking and hedge fund recruiting. Over the years, Brooke has fallen in love with technology and the ever-changing and challenging scope of Silicon Valley. She brought her strengths and keen business acumen to HRSE, where she has found her niche in consultatively recruiting for and building relationships with executives in people, talent and culture realm. Brooke differentiates herself by leveraging a deep knowledge of business as well as the same level of service to her candidates and clients that made her stand out in the investment banking world. When she isn’t building long-lasting work relationships, you can find Brooke and her young family skiing and hiking in the mountains of Park City, UT. brooke@hrsearchexperts.com

Brooke Blakely

Brooke Blakely brings over a decade of experience across talent acquisition and client management to our team. She dove headfirst into recruiting at a boutique recruiting firm, specializing in scaling tech startups across Sales and Marketing roles. Brooke moved on to internal recruiting, working across a variety of industries in tech, including adTech, social media, fintech, gaming, and entertainment at the likes of Quantcast, Snap Inc., and Riot Games, successfully building teams across corporate, sales, go to market, and executive functions. Working across multiple tech companies at various stages, she discovered the value and importance of a strong People team. From being a member of the People Ops team to partnering with People leaders to build out their team, she realized how much she enjoyed being involved in that side of the business. Brooke cares deeply about upholding a customer-centric mindset and a high-touch candidate and client experience in every aspect of her work while building genuine relationships to make meaningful connections along the way. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her family, attending a pilates or Peloton class, exploring new restaurants, fostering kittens, and traveling as much as possible.