Welcome to GRN Coastal!

Recruiting top talent has always been a time-consuming activity for most executives, an activity that takes you away from your key area of focus. At GRN Coastal, we search for top talent from coast to coast. We have worked in the electrical, industrial supply, plumbing, HVAC, PVF, industrial automation and construction segments, and now we are working for companies like yours. Let our real-world experience deliver you your next generations of leaders that can help deliver top-line and bottom-line results.

Award-winning GRN Coastal is not a typical recruitment firm – we are business leaders who understand the impact that top talent can make on an organization. We understand the legal impact of decision making and we can connect with potential employees, whether it is seasoned professionals or college hires. Learn why we are ranked as one of the Forbes Top 25 of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms in both Executive Search and Professional Search, and an Inc. Magazine Top 500 Fastest Growing Company.


Executive Management
Sales and Marketing
Technical / Engineering


Executive Search

GRN Coastal provides executive search services. We acquire top talent from the highest executive role  in an organization to field level sales and support functionalities.

Types of Searches

We perform our searches based on a number of methods. We work closely with our clients to define the best path forward. Search types range from the traditional contingency and retained search methods to priority engaged search project or multiple-opening searches.

Video Interviewing Services

We offer cutting-edge one-way or two-way video interviewing technology to streamline the recruiting process for candidates you are interested in. We use this technology typically in the one-way format, asking the candidate five video questions that can be tailored to your specific needs, to help screen candidates and find your perfect employee before even meeting them. We provide you with a simple URL link to a candidates page where you can review the candidates’ responses, comment, and rate the candidate.

Talent Acquisition Strategy

We work with engaged clients to help position candidates with the proper roles within the organization’s hierarchy. We don’t just try to fill an opening, but rather understand the company’s long-term strategy and work with clients to ensure proper onboarding and establishment of processes to secure accountability and execution of business plans and strategy.

GRN Coastal Recognized as Top Performer

GRN COASTAL WINS multiple awards

GRN Coastal, a leading recruitment firm specializing in the electrical, automation, plumbing, PVF, HVAC and renewable energy industries, was recently recognized as the Top Performing Rookie Office at GRN’s annual meeting. Additionally, John Salvadore, principal of GRN Coastal, was recognized as the Rookie of the Year.

Our specialization

We are from the industry, for the industry. We specialize in finding top talent in actual businesses and industries in which we have worked ourselves. Specific to the positions we recruit for, we have held similar roles ourselves, managed the roles, or interacted daily with people that hold the same title in industry.

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We have many clients in the distribution and manufacturing sectors promoting MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operational) oriented products.


Technically driven top talent in the areas of PLC, Drives, Motion Control, HMI, Controls, Software.


A wide angle sector ranging from Power Transmissions to Industrial Mill Supply.


Clients and candidates that provide customers expertise in Switchgear and electrical, power and conditioning.


Residential, Commercial, Institutional and New Construction


Cloud, software, big data storage


Green initiatives in the area of Solar, Wind, Lighting and HVAC


Pipe , Valve, Fittings, Plumbing Supply

National Accounts

Large, strategic, corporate account sales management

GRN’s College Hire program is all about streamlining the College Recruitment process for employers, universities, graduates and student athletes. Our program connects top college talent with top employers. GRN Coastal partners with colleges and helps their students get their first job in dynamic organizations that present career paths.

Our Leadership Team

Our team consists of industry focused executives and support personal available to our Candidates and clients on a 24/7 basis.

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John Salvadore

Managing Partner

Janice Salvadore

Managing Partner

Chris Salvadore

Director Corporate Accounts and Research

The GRN Advantage

Our Global Network

inc2009_222w2GRN (Global Recruiters® Network) has been recognized as the one of Inc. Magazines fastest growing private companies in America on multiple occasions. At Global Recruiters® Network (GRN) ,our goal is to offer world-class permanent placement services by providing leading companies top performing talent, under the most demanding deadlines, who meet and exceed expectations. We have a global recruiting presence with an expansive network, rapidly approaching 200 locations across North America and have placed over 1700 candidates in over 20 countries across the 5 continents. Our people, technology and experience are the advantage you need in today’s competitive business environment of talent acquisition… and we are all interconnected! When you hire GRN, you get the value and presence of our entire network.

Recruitment: From the Industry, For the Industry

Recruiting for specific skillsets in the industrial and construction trades is very challenging. Companies seek experienced talent, needing the experience to accelerate their speed to growth as unfilled roles can lead to lost sales and/or profitability.

Finding top talent in a marketplace with low unemployment and shortages of top candidates can be a daunting task for HR departments that have many job responsibilities. Talent acquisition specialists are tasked with finding talent for roles in which they typically haven’t had any direct work experience – their searches are based on keywords and competitor names and titles. Surely a difficult task. Having someone on your side who understands these business challenges, who has done sales management, has managed P&L, who understands your customer segments and the product categories, who can sell your company’s virtues, is key to your long-term recruitment success. GRN Coastal provides you with a different alternative to finding top talent.

We are from the industry. This means we’ve worked in your industry or a very similar industry. We understand your industry’s dynamics. Whether it is distribution, manufacturing or services related to the construction and industrial trades, we have walked on factory floors, we have done inventory at distributors, managed sales teams and worked with contractors on job sites. We have firsthand experience programming PLCs, and we understand what switchgear, lighting, VFDs, HMIs, hydronics and butterfly valves are all about. These words have meaning to us beyond being listed on a keyword search. We have real-world industry experience that allows us to qualify candidates by relying not on keywords but on our significant industry experience. We can walk the talk.

And we’ve personally hired the types of candidates you are seeking. We feel that true industry experience lets us talk to candidates from a position of industry knowledge. We know what to look for as we ask ourselves, “Would I hire this person to work for me?” We can:

  • Have the technical conversation about product offerings and talk about the job description.
  • Talk about the marketplace and competition from a long-term strategic view while also discussing industry challenges, dynamics, nuances and opportunities.
  • Clearly show candidates why they should work for your organization rather than your competition because we know your competition.
Our conversations with candidates are not the typical recruiter’s script. We source. We engage. We sell. We help you win.
Being from the industry and working for the industry is the foundation of our success. Today candidates and clients turn to GRN Coastal for our recruiting expertise as well as – since we’re an industry insider – our advice and industry insights on talent acquisition and career development. They trust us with their business, and we work hard every day to help them make the right decisions to keep their trust. We are viewed as an extension of each client’s team and a trusted advisor to our candidates.

Securing All Types of Top Talent


The workforce is constantly changing, and having a search firm that can relate to the challenges of both the client and candidate is very important. At GRN Coastal, we apply our strengths to candidates ranging from the seasoned CEO to the new college hire. Our personnel are focused on delivering results and creating an understanding of your needs and the opportunities for the right candidate. We concentrate on executive management, sales management, technical sales, marketing, engineering and operational roles.

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