At RSI, we provide our Portland, Oregon customers with numerous recruitment services. At Reaction Search International, we understand and appreciate the fact that people are the heart of any business, and that it is vital to be respectful, professional, empathic and patient with our clients and candidates in order to better council and guide them. We also know that is important, to be remembered and relevant. Our executive headhunters remain remembered and relevant to our clients and candidates by remaining in regular contact with them. They also utilize our developed database, their market expertise and, most importantly, conversations, connections and collaboration to provide you with the most suitable executive candidate for your manager, director, VP and C-level position.


At Reaction Search International, our mission is to help you find the executives and quality talent that will allow your company to achieve levels of success you had only dreamed about. RSI utilizes a national network of executive search recruiters located in major cities across the country that know how to find the best candidates for individual client needs, no matter the industry your, the position you’re looking to fill or the size of your firm. In fact, many of our recruiting experts are industry insiders who have worked in the fields in which they now recruit talent, and they use their extensive knowledge of the industries we serve and their many connections within their particular field, to deliver the superior candidates that, when placed, will begin contributing to your company immediately.

RSI’s elite staff of executive recruiters can find the high-quality candidates you need, when you need them. With RSI’s network of executive search recruiters in Portland, Oregon, your company will soon be performing on a level you didn’t know was possible.


Through in-depth candidate reviews, stringent evaluations and targeting interviews, RSI’s talented team of recruiters can identify, evaluate and source talent that will help you surpass your competition in innovation, strategies and leadership. RSI’s Portland Executive Search consultants are best suited to finding executive candidates in Portland’s foremost industries, including business, retail, government, manufacturing, energy and utilities and technology.

RSI recruits top executives from around the country in a wide range of professions, including: Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Banking, Board and CEO Services, Computer Hardware, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Products, Computer Software and Hardware, Education, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment & Sports, Financial Services, Food Products, Government, Human Resources, Health Care, Hospitality & Tourism, Insurance, Industrial, Internet & New Media, Legal, Journalism & Publishing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Non-Profit, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Retail & Apparel, Sales, Technology, Telecommunications and Transportation.


Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Reaction Search minimizes the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria and would be an asset to your organization.


Reaction Search International has been providing clients with executive search recruitment services for more than 20 years. Throughout our history, we have consistently delivered top-notch candidates to our clients. Sales recruiting is the cornerstone of RSI’s executive search recruiter services. RSI has been involved with recruiting and placing job candidates ranging from corporate sales executives to staffing national sales forces for Fortune 500 companies. Hundreds of companies – both nationally and internationally – have trusted RSI to build their teams of elite executives. Put your trust in RSI – let them find the right executives for your company today!

Portland, Oregon – Executive Search Consultants

In 2012 there were two Fortune 500 Companies in Oregon. Both companies are located in the Portland area. Nike is a major athletic apparel and accessory company in Beaverton and Precision Castparts is a large aerospace and defense manufacturing company in Portland.

However, just because Portland is the home of only two Fortune 500 companies, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have major companies that operate out of this hub city.

Leading Portland corporations that attract top-notch executives include:
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • PacifiCorp
  • Freightliner Trucks
  • Vestas
  • StanCorp


RSI’s Executive Recruitment and Executive Placement services can best suit those executives looking for a premier Portland Executive Search Agency.


RSI, the leading Portland Executive Search Firm, understands the Portland, Oregon market for executives and managers looking to be a part of the team of some of the nation’s top companies. When companies come to us for executive staffing needs in Portland, they are generally looking for a business, retail, government, manufacturing, energy and utilities or technology executive.


Portland weather varies greatly from season to season. In the summer the city is warm and dry. In the winter the city is often overcast, humid, and wet. Compared to the average US city, Portland is cool, cloudy, and rainy.

In the summer, daily Portland temperatures average between 60 and 70°F. Daily highs are usually around 80° and daily lows are around 55°. Rainfall dips to 1-2 inches per month, with the driest periods occurring in July. Average wind speed is 1-2 mph below the national average, morning humidity is around average, and afternoon humidity is below the national average (below 50%).

In the winter, Portland is not especially cold. Average daily winter temperatures are around 40-45°. Daily highs are about 50-55° and daily lows are around 35-40°. Rainfall here peaks in the wintertime, at 6-7 inches per month in December and January. Humidity levels in the city get fairly high. Morning humidity is around 85% and afternoon humidity is between 70 and 80%. Winter sunshine levels are very low (20-30%) and 90% of time the sky is at least partly cloudy. Also, Portland receives about 3 inches of snow in January. The city’s snow season lasts from November to March.

What to do in Portland…


International Rose Test Garden:

The International Rose Test Garden is a gigantic rose garden in Portland’s Washington Park. It contains over 550 types of roses and 7,000 total rose plants on 4.5 acres of land. The garden first opened in 1917 and today is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the US. At the garden, roses are tested color, fragrance, disease resistance and other attributes. It is the reason one of Portland’s nicknames, “City of Roses,” has stuck. Today, the American Rose Society operates the garden and its collections: Shakespeare Garden, Gold Medal Garden, Royal Rosarian Garden, and Miniature Rose Garden. The American Rose Society also operates other rose testing grounds in the US and issues awards to roses of merit throughout the world.

Oregon Brewers Festival:

Portland is also known for its many microbreweries. One of its other nicknames is “Beervana.” Craft Breweries are small, independent microbreweries that produce fewer than 6 million US beer barrels a year. Portland is home to over 40 breweries. This is more than any other city in the world. Every July, Portland hosts the annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Admission to the festival is free and guests can sample beer from the many different beer makers. The festival also includes live music, beer-related exhibits, and plenty of food. In 2011 the festival featured 85 craft beers from 14 states’ breweries. Over 2,000 people volunteered and 80,000 guests attended the four-day festival.

Portland Art Museum:

Another cultural staple of Portland is its artwork. As stated earlier, Portland is home to over 10,000 professional artists. The Regional Arts & Culture Council manages the city’s public art and helps fund non-profit organizations like Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera, and Portland Art Museum. The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum on the West Coast. Several businessmen and cultural leaders founded the museum in 1892 after establishing the Portland Art Association. Today it is one of the largest museums in the country, with over 42,000 works of art in its permanent collection. Some notable works include: “Water Lilies” by Vincent Van Gogh, “River at Lavacourt” by Claude Monet, and “Nativity” by Taddeo Gaddi.


Portlandia is the most famous piece of public artwork in Portland. It is the second largest copper repoussé statue in the United States, after the Statue of Liberty. The statue sits outside the Portland Building, a municipal building in downtown Portland built by famed architect Michael Graves in 1982. The 35-foot statue depicts a classically dressed woman holding a trident. She is crouching and peering down ominously at Portlanders on the street. Some have referred to the Portlandia statue as “creepy” and “disturbing.” They requested that it be moved to a new location, but the statue’s sculptor, Raymond Kaskey, will not approve of that happening.

Pioneer Courthouse:

The Pioneer Courthouse is the oldest federal building in the Pacific Northwest. It is a federal courthouse (and until 2005 a post office as well) designed by architect Alfred B. Mullett in 1869. It was almost demolished several times in the early 1900s but saved due to the efforts of Portland residents such as John C. Ainsworth, A.E. Doyle, and publishers of the Oregon Journal. Today, the courthouse is one of four locations in which the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments. The Pioneer Courthouse is the center of downtown Portland. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1977.

St. Johns Bridge:

There are eleven Portland bridges over the Williamette River and three over the Columbia River. The city’s plethora of bridges has earned it the nickname “Bridgetown.” The St. Johns Bridge is the only suspension bridge in the Williamette Valley and the tallest bridge in Portland. Its green, Gothic towers stand 408 feet tall and its total length spans 2,067 feet. The bridge was built between 1929 and 1931 at a total cost of $3.25 million. It provided many Multnomah County residents with work during the Great Depression. At the St. Johns Bridge’s opening ceremony, its chief engineer David Steinman referred to it as “the most beautiful bridge in the world.” Around 25,000 cars cross the St. Johns Bridge every day.

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