As a member of the Southwestern Family of Companies and its rich history in the sales and recruiting profession, ThinkingAhead is uniquely suited to identify, attract and evaluate top sales talent. Our team has more than 50 years of collective sales experience with many team members having started their careers in sales, literally knocking on doors.

We specialize in recruiting and placing top-performing, hard to find sales professionals, at all levels and across all industries and geography. From partnering with startup companies scaling a salesforce to longstanding businesses looking to take their sales production to the next level with proven leaders, our unique process delivers quality candidates in a timely manner.

Our search expertise expands to a variety of industries ranging from healthcare, medical device sales, real estate, industrial and financial services, wealth management, energy efficiency, technology, construction (commercial roofing and building supplies), insurance, and software sales. From entry-level positions to C-Suite roles such as Vice President of Sales, Regional Sales Managers, and Directors of National Sales Teams, our team is committed to connecting the right people with the right organization at the right time.

Track Record

Over 800 candidates placed into sales/sales leadership positions since 2010


4 out of 5 resumes we share with clients are interviewed


The average timeline to candidate offer is 48 days

Success Rate

95% of our placements are generated by direct recruiting methods

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Danny Johnston


Kadri Lumsden


Lucy Olosova

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