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About Us

Spectrum Search Group is an executive recruiting firm providing end-to-end recruiting services in Accounting, Finance, Tax and Investment Banking for the DFW and Houston areas.  Our partners have a combined 20+ years of experience recruiting and hands on experience in the fields they recruit.  We understand your business and are experts at finding the right candidate for the right role.

Best Accounting, Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Recruiting Firm in Dallas-Fort Worth
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Our Team

Kirk Kelley - Co-Founder of Spectrum Search Group, LLC in Dallas, TX
Kirk Kelley
Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Kirk graduated from the University of North Texas with an Accounting degree and began his career in public accounting as a Financial Auditor.  He later gained hands-on accounting experience when he was hired by a large healthcare company in Dallas. Kirk joined SNI Financial and spent 5 ½ years focused on the accounting and finance sector.  He was promoted to an Associate Partner and maintained status as a top-biller nationwide. Kirk co-founded Spectrum Search Group in 2016.


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Chendo Gonzalez - Co-Founder Spectrum Search Group, LLC in Dallas, TX
Chendo Gonzalez
Co-Founder & Partner


With over 15 years of recruiting experience, Chendo began his recruiting career at Accounting Solutions. In 2000, he was one of the founding partners of Southwest Search, where he began to develop his expertise in banking and finance-related positions. In 2008, he founded Gold Lion Recruiting. In recent years, Chendo has built new groups within recruiting firms including the Banking/Capital Markets group for SNI Financial and the Banking group for VIP Search Group. In January of 2016, Chendo co-founded Spectrum Search Group. He is a native Texan and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M.


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Chendo Gonzalez - Co-Founder Spectrum Search Group, LLC in Dallas, TX
Beth Ryan
Partner - Spectrum Staffing Group

Beth’s networking strength is behind the success of Spectrum Staffing Group’s contract and direct-hire practice.  She has served six terms as a Board Member for the Fort Worth and Dallas chapters of the American Payroll Association.  DFW hiring managers consider her as the foremost authority on payroll and disbursement accounting talent.  Out of 100+ offices, Beth was named Rookie of the Year.  Since then, she has achieved “Top Producer” status at every company, including the #2 rating at her previous national company and earning the Diamond-level award in 2016, just prior to joining Spectrum Staffing Group.  She is an innovator on trend identification for staffing and brings a modern approach to partnership recruiting for her clients.  Beth also serves as a panelist for the Dallas Community Colleges for professional job forums and is a Professional Improvement Event speaker for the Dallas Chapter of the American Payroll Association.  She is a proud UTA Maverick, earning a BFA in Journalism.


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Chendo Gonzalez - Co-Founder Spectrum Search Group, LLC in Dallas, TX
Patrick Mayo
Associate Partner


After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Texas Tech, Patrick moved to the Dallas area to start his career in Risk and Controls Consulting with Protiviti before transitioning into the Executive Recruitment space.  Since then, he has worked in both agency and corporate recruiting with a focus in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Tax, Audit, and Management Consulting.  Patrick was the founder and owner of Taylor Hiring Solutions before being acquired by Spectrum Search Group to help continue to grow out their Accounting and Finance Permanent Hire Solutions group.


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