Sarah Hermanson

Iowa Business Recruiting Practice Leader
Best Iowa manufacturing Recruiter


Partnering with top Iowa organizations in attracting, recruiting, hiring and on-boarding excellent talent including:

Manufacturing: Production Supervisors, Production Managers, Operations Management, Plant Managers, Maintenance Managers

Quality: Quality Supervisors, Quality Managers, Safety Managers, EHS Managers, Lean Specialists

Engineering: Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, Electrical, Design and Continuous Improvement Engineers, and Engineering Managers

Accounting: Financial Analysts, Accountants, Controllers and Chief Financial Officers

Human Resources: HR Director, Manager, and executives

Marketing: Marketing Specialists, Managers or executives

Practice Director

Manufacturing Business


Sarah began her career with MRI in 1996 and during her 14 year tenure, her recruiting practice expanded to include training and leadership coaching.  She then joined a vibrant start- up company, ClickStop, Transamerica, and the Cedar Rapids Tourism office.

With a 20 year history of recruiting, Sarah returned as the Manufacturing Practice Director of MRI Cedar Rapids in October 2016.  Sarah’s commitment to building deep and effective client and candidate relationships makes her the top choice for manufacturing talent across Iowa.  Sarah’s passion for growing Midwest businesses, particularly those in Iowa, is a unique aspect of her practice which allows her to find the best fit, not just for the job, but for the company’s culture.

I worked with Sarah and was impressed with her diligence and ability to gather the information needed to present the right candidates in a very urgent manner. She not only asked very detailed questions about the responsibilities of the position, but really wanted to understand our company’s culture, our team dynamics, and numerous other items to ensure the right fit. This approach, made our placement a huge success. Sarah was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend using her services.

Director of Finance, multi-location manufacturing company

I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah to pursue filling open positions at Bankers Trust. In each case she has been responsive to our needs and competently handled the recruiting and search process. She is a search professional, and provided valuable input to us as we designed and implemented the searches. I would highly recommend her.

Executive Vice President

If Trust is defined as both character and competence, then Sarah Fare is the definition embododied. Try finding a business professional these days that understands it takes both a track record of capabilities and results as well as real intent and integrity. Sarah Fare is someone who understands that what is right in business is also what is smart in business. You can do no better.

Partner & Sr. Director

Sarah is highly professional and committed to serving people within her profession. I trust Sarah completely, and value our working relationship.

Client- Educational Insititution