Locations in Albuquerque & Santa Fe

More than 27 years experience

Three Respected Employment Agencies. One Long-Term Partner.

Since 1987, The Hire Firm has combined the best of three long-standing and respected hiring agencies — Santa Fe Services, Marcia Owen Associates and Group Powell One. For more than 30 years, our employment services have lowered company HR costs, helped businesses raise their productivity and resulted in better employees for them. We have helped find and hire the best better employees, from c-suite executives to individual contributors, for companies large and small, non-profits and government entities. From temporary staffing to executive recruitment, we match specialized individuals with some of the best companies in New Mexico.

We Know New Mexico.

Personal networking still matters — especially in a state the size of New Mexico. We are certainly experts in employment services here in New Mexico, and our reach is also nationwide. We are different from other hiring agencies, in that our expertise lies in knowing how to find passive candidates who are not actively looking for new job opportunities and not currently working with employment agencies. And, we do our recruiting with the utmost confidentiality.

We Know Our Industries.

We have found top talent for New Mexico companies that span all business functional areas , including finance & accounting, office administration, executive management, legal, light industrial, technology and IT and more. The learning curve is short for The Hire Firm to step in and find the right employee for your company.

We Like To Work Flexibly.

Your company culture sets the tone. The Hire Firm works strategically with you, as a long-term employment services partner. We know you have options when it comes to hiring agencies.  When you choose The Hire Firm, you’ll partner with a flexible and adaptable New Mexico employment agency.   We are relentless in our pursuit of the right candidates for your open positions—especially when those positions are critical to the health and vitality of your business.

For more information about our full range of employment services, call us at 505-983-7775, or fill out our Contact Us form.

Nice To Meet You.

Carlos V. Duno

Chief Executive Officer and Owner

Carlos is Chief Executive Officer and Owner of The Hire Firm, specializing in executive recruitment and business consulting.

His experience is deep and diverse. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Carlos served in senior management roles with Scott Paper Company. His early career included international assignments with McKinsey and Co. and Eli Lilly. In the late ‘90s, Carlos served as President of Business Development and Planning for Vitro S.A., a $3-billion multinational glass company in Monterrey, Mexico. He was Chairman and CEO of Clean Fuels Technology, a leading developer of emulsified fuels for transportation and power generation. Since 2003 he has served on the Board of Directors of publicly traded Libbey, Inc. Since 2004 he has been the Owner and President of CDuno Coaching and Consulting, providing management consulting and coaching services.

Originally from Mexico City, Carlos has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Mexico, as well as a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, and an MBA, both from Columbia University, New York. He is also a Certified Executive Coach, trained at the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara.

Silas Peterson

Chief Operating Officer and Owner

As Chief Operating Officer and Owner of The Hire Firm, Silas is primarily focused on executive recruitment.

Silas has extensive training and experience as a recruiting consultant. His recent searches include work across a variety of industries, including technology and manufacturing, hospitality and food services, financial services, non-profits, education, gaming, construction, tribal governments, energy, healthcare, and construction, in the functional areas of human resources, finance and accounting, operations, executive management, customer service, and administration.

Silas holds the SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) designation from SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the SPHR (Senior Professional of Human Resources) from HRCI, the Human Resource Certification Institute. He is also an American Staffing Association designated CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) and holds the PRC, CIR, ACIR, CSSR, and CDR certifications from AIRS, the global leader in recruitment training. Silas has a Master’s Degree in Eastern Philosophy.

Abby Dietz

Account Manager

Abby is originally from Pennsylvania and has made Santa Fe her home for the last three years. She has a strong background in sales and customer service that she has effectively used to become a very successful staffing and recruiting manager over the last three years. Abby has a fantastic ability to quickly understand clients’ needs and match those needs with talented candidates. Abby focuses on temporary staffing and filling permanent jobs for administrative and clerical positions as well as middle management.

Guillermo Yañez

Executive Recruiter

Guillermo Yañez was born and raised right here in New Mexico.  Guillermo spent the first fifteen years of his career working as a paramedic in Albuquerque.  While working in EMS, Guillermo attended college and graduated with a degree in computer science and moved his career to database programming and systems administration.  For fifteen years he worked in Information Technology for some great companies, like Presbyterian Medical Services, the State of New Mexico Supreme Court, Lockheed Martin and PNM.

Guillermo has been working as an executive recruiter in New Mexico for three years and enjoys finding outstanding employees for great companies.  He believes that great professional relationships create great business relationships.  His nearly twenty years of experience in IT comes in handy when helping companies find the right technology professionals.