We Are People For A Hire Purpose

ForceBrands is the leading strategic recruiting firm for consumer brands. Our industry-specific divisions — BevForce, FoodForce, BeautyForce, HerbForce, and PetForce — help employers connect to specialized talent at all levels.

Josh Wand. Founder & CEO

Our History

It all started with a mojito.

I ran a rum company in the early 2000s where I built deep industry relationships from my experiences hiring my team, managing business development, and running a national sales and distribution network.

The idea for ForceBrands can be traced back to the conversations I had in 2006 when I was promoting our brand at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival in Miami. I was making mojitos with my feet in the sand when someone from a champagne company approached me and asked, “I’m looking to hire a Regional Sales Manager; do you know anyone?” It was the question that started it all. A few minutes later, I met someone from a different champagne company who asked me, “I’m interested in changing jobs. Do you know anyone who’s hiring?” And just like that, my professional matchmaking career was born.

It was this simple interaction that cultivated within me a desire to fill a specific need in the market that didn’t exist at the time: high-quality recruiting for the beverage industry. The few recruiting firms that did exist in the space were either traditional agencies with a limited candidate pool or big firms that knew nothing about our specific industry, emerging brands, or entrepreneurial companies. I knew there was a better way to connect great people to great jobs. In 2007, BevForce was launched.

Equal parts expertise and heart.

We have built a fully remote company, with employees across the US., that strives to engage with job seekers and employers in a real way — getting to know their strengths, weaknesses, and goals for the future. From day one, we wanted to collaborate with clients as friends and trusted colleagues in the pursuit of transformational goals.

While the ForceBrands’ portfolio has expanded over the years — creating distinct divisions, each with an intense focus on consumer brand categories — we remain true to our core principles. We approach recruiting through a human lens, recognizing that the connections we’ve established and the relationships we’ve built are the heart of what we do. We’ve always measured our success in clients and candidates who tell us that we’ve changed the trajectory of their lives for the better.

Meet the Team

Josh Wand
Founder & Motivator in Chief
Sean Conner
Co-Founder & Chief Progress Officer
Alexandra Clarke
Chief Growth Officer
JP Silvashy
Chief Technology Officer
Karl Schroeder
Chief Financial Officer
Julie Fabricant
Chief Marketing Officer
Rachel Mayse
Chief Human Resources Officer
Rachel Doueck
Senior Director, Client Strategy
Erin Linfonte
Client Strategist
Monica Iglesias
Staff Accountant
Christine Darwin
Senior Executive Recruiter
Keith Nash
Engineering Manager
Nina Lapenta
Senior Executive Recruiter
Megan Byrne
HR Generalist
Amanda Cohen
Executive Recruiter
Rebecca Fryer
Editorial Director
Lisa Lanza
Senior Executive Recruiter
Connor MacWilliams
Senior Director, Executive Recruitment & Operations
Melissa Golden
Division Director
Brooke Westley
Senior Executive Recruiter
Simone Schroeder
Director of Client Strategy, Digital
Luke LaClair
Client Success Manager
Kevin Quinn
Client Strategist
Jessica Tully
Director, Client Strategy & Operations
Dennis Sauvé
Tech Lead & Engineer
Loralei Matisse
Sr. Executive Administrator
Adina Rothfeld
Sr. Director, Executive Recruitment
Andrea Turitz
Senior Executive Recruiter
Eva Scofield
Director of Client Strategy
Annette Kim
Senior Client Strategist
Dustin Cherry
Senior Client Strategist
Kiana Williams
Executive Recruiter
Jennifer Tierney
Senior Executive Recruiter
Emily Wallace
Executive Recruiter
Allisyn LaBarca
Design Lead
Danielle Weiss
Senior Executive Recruiter, Team Lead - Food and Beauty
Lauren Nitting
Division Director
Bailey Brown
Executive Recruiter
Madison Burch
Executive Recruiter/Full Desk
Gary Schneidkraut
Director - Spirits, Wine & Beer
Elizabeth Osman
Associate Executive Recruiter
Megan Aguirre
Senior Executive Recruiter
Griffin Bradley
Associate Executive Recruiter
Alexis Devaiah
Executive Recruiter
Amy Donahue
Executive Recruiter
Shaun Kelleher
Director, Digital Marketing
Hannah Touby
Team Lead
Lindsay Norton
Executive Recruiter
Daniel Sivertsen
Director, Client Strategy
Anna Johnson
Senior Partner - Executive Search
Bruce Brustmeyer
Vice President, Finance
Marisa Symeonides
Executive Recruiter
Abigail Rassel
Senior Executive Recruiter
Chelsea Hahalis
Client Strategist
Samantha McManus
Senior Executive Recruiter
Rose Massa
Executive Recruiter