Meet the Team

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.