Our Story.
Accountability. Transparency. Execution.

Our clients invest resources to differentiate themselves in their markets, executing strategies to serve their customers and drive growth. Manhattan Resources is no different. Founded in 1999, Manhattan Resources provides accountable, transparent support for hiring the talent our clients need to achieve their objectives.

Manhattan Resources is trusted for its ability to make smart decisions and serve its fast-growing client base. Why waste valuable time with a cookie-cutter approach to find the executive talent you need to grow your business? You are not a one-size-fits-all business, and neither are we.

The Story of Manhattan Resources

  1. Re-Imagining Search

    January 16th, 2014

    Founder Chris Schoettelkotte starts Manhattan Resources in 1999 with a pledge to honor his professional commitments first and provide true value to his clients by re-imagining the search process and providing transparency and lasting results.

  2. Approach

    February 28th, 2014

    Manhattan Resources becomes an executive search firm  — providing exclusivity without excessive fees, improving the vetting process for candidates, engaging the client to a greater degree, and providing greater transparency in the process.

  3. Retention Excels

    July 09th, 2014

    The clients of Manhattan Resources experience tremendous retention rates and the runway for leadership promotion through their ranks is significantly above average. The model is a great success. Word spreads quickly and the company is recognized by its peer organizations.

  4. Rapid Growth

    November 20th, 2014

    Rapid growth and changing technologies led by oil and gas are a quick call for expansion in expertise and ideal for the development of Manhattan Resources’ high performance teams and industrial diversity that would later sustain it during the oil and gas downturn in 2014-17.

  5. Evolution

    January 30th, 2015

    Manhattan Resources fosters professional relationships with its clients through a host of support services that soon becomes the solid framework for its suite of business advisory services.

  6. The Vision

    December 20th, 2015

    Making good on foundational promises, Manhattan Resources forges a third decade on executive search, interim professional  and business advisory solutions based on core standards that differentiate it from competitors — with a mission to help clients build high performance teams that enable them to achieve critical business objectives.

I wanted our clients to see a transparent search strategy and process; that is still our strategy today. Yes, it was different from the rest…but it was important to do things differently, even if that meant shaking up the status quo.

Chris SchoettelkotteFounder of Manhattan Resources