Headfarmer is a leading Finance, Accounting, Technology and Human Resources Recruitment and Consulting firm in the Greater Phoenix area.

Our Recruiting Philosophy: Headfarming vs. Headhunting

Unlike other firms that reactively search for candidates—hunting until they find a possible fit for their client’s open position––we take a different approach that nurtures relationships yielding success for years to come.
We have a genuine interest in our client’s needs and culture, and a passion for personalization with our candidates acting on their behalf for the duration of their career.
We’re not headhunters, we’re Headfarmers…so what’s the difference?

Recruiting

Headfarmer recruiting services covers Contingent, Retained and Contained searches for candidates and businesses.

I’m looking for a job I need to hire

Consulting

We provide Interim Solutions, as well as project-based Consultants ready to lead engagements from start to finish.

I'm a Consultant I need a Consultant
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Our Story

It all started when Eric and Jessica were cubemates at one of the largest national recruiting firms in the U.S. They had a passion for helping people and disliked the transactional nature of the recruiting industry. Their vision was to start a boutique firm that would establish a consultative approach to the industry and bring a level of transparency that was missing. After downing a wheatgrass shot at the local Whole Foods, the dream began. Established in 2011, Headfarmer has now grown to be the premier local Finance, Accounting, Technology and Human Resources recruiting & consulting firm in Phoenix. It is our calling and privilege to give back to the local community and make a difference in as many lives as we can.

Our Team

Jessica Corral

Managing Partner

Jessica Corral is a Partner and Founder at Headfarmer, bringing over 20 years of recruiting experience. She started her career in New York City recruiting for Wall Street professionals. In 2000, she moved to Phoenix where she spent seven years working for one of the largest Accounting and Finance recruiting firms in the nation. She co-founded Headfarmer in July of 2011 and thus began the mission to exceed recruiting industry standards and focus on how to be of genuine service to people.
Jessica is passionate about giving back to the community and making a difference. She has chaired local non-profit board positions, is always donating her time to helping people both personally and professionally, and enjoys expanding her network by building relationships with quality people who also put service ahead of all personal goals.  She has served as a trusted advisor to major employers and leaders in the greater phoenix metropolitan area….and she LOVES every minute of it.

Eric Ryan

Managing Partner

Eric Ryan is a Partner and Founder at headfarmer, bringing over 16 years of Accounting and Financial recruiting experience.  Eric grew up in Phoenix, graduated from ASU, and has focused his career on helping professionals and organizations navigate the many facets of the local employment market.
Prior to co-founding headfarmer, Eric spent 10 years working for one of the largest Accounting and Finance recruiting firms in the nation. He also spent a year working as a Corporate Recruiter for a national Audit/Tax consulting firm. This role allowed him the opportunity to work with internal stakeholders and to understand the challenges that companies face when trying to build a strong workforce.
Eric has differentiated himself in the industry by taking on the responsibility of being a career coach and by helping people find the right job, regardless of financial gain. Eric’s willingness to go out of his way to help anyone is one of the foundations of the headfarmer philosophy.

David Bolar

Managing Director, Finance

After graduating with an Accounting degree at Kansas State University and obtaining his CPA, Dave worked in public accounting and the private sector for seven years. While working as an Auditor, he received a call from a recruiter to give a reference for a colleague that was moving on to new opportunities; Dave had a lightbulb moment that you can actually have a career helping others to find that perfect job.
Intrigued by the recruiting process and understanding the needs of a candidate and client, he viewed the matching process as a satisfying puzzle to complete. Through detailed discussions with clients and candidates, he discovered you could understand what made the two come together as a perfect fit.
After the switch from his career in Accounting, Dave worked with a large national staffing firm as an Executive Recruiter and Perm Division Director.  In 2013, he joined Headfarmer as Managing Director for Accounting and Finance and the lightbulb still burns bright.
Originally from Kansas, Dave moved to Arizona in 1993, where he quickly met his wife, Kristen. Married for 20 years, he has two wonderful kids (Sam and Annalie). He likes to spend his free time with family going to club volleyball or club swim meets and occasionally has the opportunity to golf, fly fish, or explore and hike here in the southwest.

John Brennan

Managing Director, Technology

A born and bred Northeasterner, John headed west to the desert in 2005 to pursue a career in the golf industry. He quickly ascended through the ranks to manage one of North Scottsdale’s premier golf courses. Having long been interested in both Technology and Recruiting, John decided to make a career of it in 2014. His transition to Technical Recruiting was a seamless one, as he naturally repurposed his experience hearing and responding to the voice of his customer while striving to be the best in a highly competitive industry.
Since entering the recruiting world, John has immersed himself in the dynamic and rapidly evolving world of Technology, so as to create candidate-client relationships that are rewarding on both a personal and a professional level. Having served as a Sr. Technical Recruiter, Recruiting Manager, and National Account Manager, John has experience with every phase of the recruitment life-cycle and is devoted to both his clients and his job seekers. With extensive seasoning supporting time-sensitive projects, John is well prepared to execute Headfarmer’s detailed, consultative methodology, while helping clients meet deadlines, and stay on schedule.
John likes to spend most of his free time swimming or playing games with his two terrific daughters, Avery and Colbie. The golf bug hasn’t left him either, as he loves to get up at the crack of dawn for an early morning tee time whenever he can.

Tiffany Bunnell

Manager, Client Services

Tiffany comes to the farm-family with twelve years in the education field. Our industry was a natural draw as Tiffany loves making connections and positively impacting the lives of others. With her focus on business development and client support, Tiffany is all over the Valley of the Sun, identifying Consulting and Direct Hire needs for our valued clients.

She is originally from Dallas, Texas, and has lived in Amarillo, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi, a true Texan at heart! Tiffany moved out west to attend Arizona State University, where she majored in Secondary Education, emphasizing English. Outside of academics, she’s served as a Devils’ Advocate, Recruitment Chairman of Pi Beta Phi, and managed group tours for ASU Athletics. She pursued a fulfilling career in education where she taught honors English, directed the AVID college preparatory program, and coached soccer, cheerleading, and cross country. Tiffany is excited to bring her experience to the Headfarmer team!

Tiffany is very active with her three children Aubrey, Bella, and Cruz. The family keeps her entertained and having fun. Together they enjoy playing sports, traveling, hanging by the pool, and always love movie nights. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, hiking, and yoga.

Elizabeth Burns

Staffing Manager

Elizabeth came to the Headfarmer team in December 2017 looking for an opportunity to use her customer service skills and love for helping others. She’s found that at Headfarmer! New to the industry, she is eager to make connections and learn as much as she can!
Arizona native, Elizabeth is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in marketing, looking to graduate from Arizona State University in 2019. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys trying out local restaurants, spending time with family, her better half ‘Kevin’ and their two fur babies.

Kerri Francisco

Executive Recruiter

A native to Arizona, Kerri launched her career within the staffing industry, recruiting for a large national firm. She quickly became passionate about recruiting because it afforded her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives she served – both job seekers and employers.

Now a staffing industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the Phoenix market, Kerri has recruited for a variety of functional skill sets including Accounting, Finance, IT, and HR. Her network includes highly sought-after executives, managers, and high-potential professionals for Fortune 500, middle-market, and growth-stage companies.

A Sun Devil at heart, Kerri graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. She is also a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, a community leadership development program, and a current Board Member of Scottsdale Leadership, serving on multiple committees.

Kerri lives in the Phoenix metropolitan area with her Nebraska Cornhusker-loving husband and two children. She loves fitness, spending time with her family and friends, watching college softball, and going to the beach!

Pinal Patel

Assistant Manager of Accounting/Operations

A newbie to headfarmer, but certainly not a newbie to numbers game, Pinal brings half a dozen years of accounting experience to the table. She holds Bachelors in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. Having worked as an accountant in diverse fields ranging from financial services to health, Pinal has obtained an excellent grasp on A/P, A/R, and financial reconciliations.
Born in the land of spices (India) and raised in diner capital of the world (New Jersey), it is no wonder Pinal is an avid cook. During weekends she indulges in the culinary arts along with her tech geek better half, Shreyas, who can match her stride to stride in the kitchen.

Amanda Ryan

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Amanda has been with Headfarmer since its inception and brings with her an extensive background in Accounting, Finance and Treasury Management. As her career and responsibilities grew, she found new professional opportunities that took her career path into Organizational Change Management, Public Relations and Operations. She enjoys the agility and dynamics of the staffing industry and demonstrates through her daily activities the importance of Community and Acts of Service. In her free time Amanda is dedicated to supporting her husband, their two children, school activities, including fundraising for the parent teacher organization, and service to other local non-profit organizations within our community.

Ximena Sanchez

Recruiting Coordinator

Ximena comes to Headfamer as an experienced and influential leader within the Hospitality industry. She most recently received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University. Her extensive knowledge and experience in lodging include working for upscale hotel chains such as Marriott, Hilton, and Disney Vacations. Ximena’s expertise within the hospitality industry has provided her with the needed attributes and resources to be an efficient and talented recruiter. Her effectiveness in creating diverse and experienced teams have made her a well rounded and valued leader.

When Ximena is not in the office, she is usually taking part in outdoor activities such as paddle boarding or biking with friends. She enjoys periodically packing her Mickey Mouse ears and taking a weekend trip to Disneyland or enjoying some time on the beach with her friends and family.

Headfarmer in the Community

At Headfarmer we believe our commitment to stakeholders goes above and beyond the clients and candidates we represent. We feel a deep responsibility to give back to the local community in any way we can.

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