Our Roots

Purple Tree Recruiting began when recruiter Matt Scanlon had a simple thought: hiring should be easier. Years spent recruiting executives and managers for supply chain and manufacturing verticals had shown Matt that there were bottlenecks in the recruiting process that occurred with nearly every client. His idea: create a simple, repeatable system to eliminate these bottlenecks and match the right candidates with the right positions.

Over the last year we’ve made some major changes to Purple Tree including a new logo, a sophisticated new website and a library of recruiting tools and content to improve hiring outcomes for our clients and our readers. One thing that will never change however, is the commitment to service, speed, and satisfaction that inspired Matt to build the Purple Tree team in the first place.

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Success Stories


“I have worked with Purple Tree as both a hiring manager and a job seeker. I have also recommended many of my colleagues to Purple Tree. The recruiting professionals bring a rare and unique understanding of the challenges in the ever-changing world of supply chain management.
Their knowledge allowed them to get the right candidates in front of my team quickly. The fact that they understand the profession enabled me to fill this position with the perfect candidate.”
A.H. Belo Corp


“Your help in placing our difficult-to-find, high level sourcing director position was so appreciated. The pre-work was spot on and completely prepared you for the search. Every candidate that you brought to us met our high standards and gave us excellent comparative abilities for the final decision.
As an added bonus, your communication and facilitation throughout the interview and hiring process was invaluable. It was as a true teammate that you joined in the effort which allowed us to attain the top candidate for the position.
Thank you so much and we will surely call you again when the next opportunity arises.”
David L. Heird
Buckman North America


“My experience with Purple Tree Recruiting was nothing but positive. They kept me informed about every step of the process and they were there to answer any questions I had and help prepare me for the interview process. Whether you are looking to hire an employee or looking for work, I would look at Purple Tree Recruiting.”
Dwayne Harksell

Our Values


More than returning emails quickly or telling you only what you’d like to hear, communication for us means being upfront and realistic, especially when it’s bad news. By dealing head-on with challenges and complications, we turn problems into opportunities. We take the time to listen and understand your unique hiring situation to provide you with service unmatched by other recruiters.


After 15 years spent matching candidates with companies, we understand recruiting better than most. Over the years we have honed our research and investigative skills to provide insight into the market and the motivations of candidates. When you contract with Purple Tree, thousands of hours of research will be at your disposable, ensuring you have the most information possible to help you make successful hiring decisions.


To us relationships are more than just repeat business. We seek to understand our clients and candidates on a level deeper than what can be put down on paper. This empathic approach grants us the opportunity to match candidates with positions that are more fulfilling and ultimately results in higher retention, better career satisfaction, and more productive and profitable teams.

We know what we’re doing here

We have over 15 years of experiencing placing candidates in supply chain, operations management, procurement, and tech positions. Over the years we’ve discovered a wealth of information that is essential to finding exceptional talent who integrate well with your team. We attract candidates who are high-performing, exceptional business leaders with knowledge and experience you need working for you.

Your Team

We are passionate about building long-term strategic partnerships with our clients and candidates. This focus on relationships is what makes Purple Tree your ideal partner in executive search and other placements. The more we know your business, the more we can help you achieve your hiring and growth objectives.

Our Team

Our team is comprised of people who value honesty and teamwork and who are passionate about attracting and placing top talent through industry-leading service. At Purple Tree, we believe in doing the hard work other firms neglect. Most recruiting firms are searching the same pools of talent for active candidates and hiring managers quickly tire of sifting through piles of indistinguishable resumes. Our candidate discovery process identifies the best available active and passive talent that can’t be found on LinkedIn or job boards. The result is outstanding, motivated individuals who make placements that satisfy both our clients and our candidates.

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