Heartland Search Company is committed to delivering exceptional talent, not only to save you time and opportunity costs, but to make sure you’re investing in the best talent for your team.

By understanding your organization, team and hiring scenario, we customize our approach and will do everything in our power to assist you from start to finish.

We also view our firm as an extension of your organization and feel it is our job to deliver a strong message to the market as we talk with candidates, gain insight and market feedback about you, interview process strategy, just to name a few.

Why We Excel


of our Candidates accept their offers


of our Candidates are still employed with our client companies after 3 years

business days from engaged search to qualified Candidate presentations

resumes presented per engaged search hire (on average)



We work closely with Hiring Managers and Human Resource Managers to understand your company, your team and the type of talent you need. Based on your answers, we put together our search plan and presentation to execute within the marketplace and beyond.


We will then leverage our resources and staff to pursue qualified talent. We understand that A-Players who are successful and happily employed are exactly the caliber of talent you want access to. This is where our performance, skills and relationships come into play.


We know your time is valuable. We put our candidates through an extensive evaluation process in order to accurately filter down and present only the most qualified individuals.


Your success is our success. We are involved with our candidates well past the interview stage and want to ensure a smooth transition to your company. Heartland Search Company provides our candidates with preventative counter-offer strategies, resignation assistance and continued onboarding support.


"I would recommend Wes Schulte and Heartland Search Company to anyone and everyone.  Working with Wes was very positive - his communication and preparation materials were excellent.  He was very open and honest about all aspects of the interviewing process and through the acceptance of the position as well.  I used a recruiter in the past and I can tell you that not all recruiters are the same.  Wes is someone that will help you through the process the entire way and will be a resource in the future as well."

S.G. - Senior Commercial Banker, Iowa


"Wes was very proactive with us. We had a need for a Portfolio Manager and called to introduce us to a very strong candidate – one who we likely would never have found without his services.  Wes is very straightforward, quick to respond and fair to deal with. I would recommend his services to any bank in Iowa in need of good lending candidates."

Pat D. - EVP, Senior Lending Officer


“I recently worked with Wes Schulte and Heartland Search Company regarding an addition to my Business Banking staff. Wes was extremely prepared when calling me to present information.  He took the time to talk through exactly what I was looking for in a candidate as well as presented to me the positives of the candidate he was working with, and why that person would be a great fit for my sales team. Wes’s follow-up was professional and not at all over-bearing.  When asked to follow-up with me on certain dates, he was responsive. I really appreciated the fact that Wes took the time to analyze my needs as the hiring manager, and wasn’t just trying to push the candidate onto me. Wes was patient with my timeline, and maintained a professional conversation with me throughout the process. I would absolutely utilize Heartland Search Company for new transactions and would be happy to refer them to my colleagues in the future.”

Stacia P. - VP, Business Banking Team Manager


"We have utilized the services of Wes Schulte (Heartland Search Company) for several important hires, and we have been very pleased with the results.  Wes has proven to be a consummate professional throughout our searches. He is very respectful of our time and puts a lot of energy into finding potential candidates that he thinks would be a good match for us. Wes has taken the time to get to know and understand our culture to more fully grasp the type of candidates we are looking for. Wes receives my highest recommendation. He is one of our go-to resources and has been a great partner for our organization.

C.P - VP, Human Resources


"Wes is thoughtful, considerate and professional. He is a superb executive search professional who represents his clients very well. I would recommend him to any financial services person seeking a new position."

Carlotta O. - Managing Director, Business Development & Client Service - Asset Mgmt