why hixen search group

We realize we are not the only recruiters out there. Why choose Hixen Search Group? You. We focus on you. And our network of 30,000+ accounting and finance professionals helps.

  • TRUST 

    Every decision counts. We understand how important it is to find the right hire or the right career opportunity to advance your career. Turnover not only costs company’s money but can negatively impact a professional’s resume. We work with you honestly, every step of the way to ensure employers and professionals find a perfect fit for their skill sets, personality, and long-term career aspirations.

  • EXPERTISE

    When you know more than your recruiter does, you have a problem. We pride ourselves on our understanding of both accounting and finance, and professional staffing in the Columbus market. With over 10 years of direct experience in public accounting and recruiting, we aim to be your go-to staffing and career development consultant. We provide honest feedback and expert insight to the local market’s hiring trends. We are more than just a ‘headhunter’, we are your hiring partner.

  • NETWORK

    We know people. Are you evaluating new talent or job opportunities locally in Columbus? Great! We can help. Perhaps your current search for a new CFO isn’t working? Have you considered evaluating professionals from across the country? At Hixen Search Group we work with an extensive network of accounting and finance professionals locally in Columbus and nationally through the American Association of Finance and Accounting.

Did you know Hixen Search Group is the sole Columbus affiliate of the American Association of Finance and Accounting? 

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Chaz Hixen

FAST FACTS

Hometown
Cleveland, Ohio

Graduate of
The Ohio State University

Degree
Accounting

Feel-Good Activities
Volunteers & the President of Board for the Huckleberry House

Children
2

Favorite Thing About Columbus
Food, definitely the food & the diversity of Columbus’ progressive culture

meet chaz hixen

What differentiates a company? Leadership.

A Cleveland-native, Chaz Hixen moved to  Columbus in 2002 to pursue his dreams and become an expert Accounting and Finance Recruiter. You may be asking yourself, ‘Hold up. Who graduates high school with the aspirations of recruiting?’ Okay no, but he did move to Columbus to attend the Ohio State University and earn a degree in Accounting. After college, Chaz stayed in Columbus working for a large regional public accounting firm within assurance where he assisted large, privately held and publicly traded companies with external audit, financial statement reviews, and M&A due diligence.

After working within public accounting for a few years, Chaz decided it was time for a change. In 2008, Chaz joined a large recruiting agency where he was introduced to the accounting and finance talent acquisition industry. He has been a recruiter ever since! Since transitioning from public accounting, Chaz has applied his knowledge and network within accounting and finance to each retained, direct hire or interim search he works on.

CONTACT CHAZ
Phone: 614.578.2264
Email: [email protected]
Steve Gerity

FAST FACTS

Hometown
Cleveland, Ohio

Graduate of
Ohio University

Degree
Business

Feel-Good Activities
Hiking, Being in Nature

Pets
A cat named Luna

Favorite Thing About Columbus
The Metroparks and amazing bike paths are a big draw for me. Definitely recommend exploring!

meet steve gerity

What differentiates a company? Strong relationships and an emphasis on quality.

A Cleveland-native, Steve graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Business in 2011. After spending a few years in sales positions, Chaz hired Steve as an Accounting & Finance recruiter in 2014, and along with Dave, they have been working together ever since. Over the last 6+ years Steve has become an expert advisor for his clients and candidates in the accounting, finance, tax, and audit space.

Steve is driven by the friendly competition with his coworkers and the opportunity to build strong relationships with his network of professionals. With the support of the team, he has contributed to HSG’s reputation as a top recruiting firm in Columbus.

CONTACT STEVE
Phone: 234.380.3630
Email: [email protected]
Dave Walker

FAST FACTS

Hometown
Youngstown, OH (Boardman, in particular)

Graduate of
Youngstown State University

Degree
Accounting

Feel-Good Activities
Hiking, Visiting Dog Parks, Exploring Columbus, Reliving His Youth Through Recreational Sports

Pets
A dog named Mike

Favorite Thing About Columbus
Columbus has tons of culture to take in, and the growth of the city is exciting to be a part of. The beer scene is definitely a selling point, as well!

meet dave walker

What differentiates a company? Creating a progressive culture that is consistently striving to improve and stay ahead of the status quo.

Dave, a Youngstown native, graduated from Youngstown State with his Bachelors in Accounting in 2011. He relocated to Columbus and began his career with a regional Public Accounting firm as an Auditor before joining Chaz and Steve in the recruiting world in January 2014. Dave enjoys building lasting relationships with his candidates and clients and prides himself on being a transparent and honest recruiter with a heart of gold. He was voted “most likely to actually have a golden heart” three years in a row and also won “most sarcastic” during that time.

Dave focuses all his energy in the Columbus accounting, finance, tax and audit space and enjoys being an expert in the industry. The team at HSG works tirelessly to provide excellent service and make lasting partnerships for their candidates and clients.

CONTACT DAVE
Phone: 330.774.9293
Email: [email protected]

Get in Touch

Phone: (614)578-2264