Our Mission

We strive to be your true strategic partner, to provide valuable resources, knowledge and insight which help you make good hiring decisions. We become an extension of your organization and work to bring you the most qualified candidates that will support your long term business objectives. When working with both clients and candidates, we are dedicated to doing so in an ethical and honest manner. All communication is confidential and conducted with the utmost professionalism.

Our History

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Rafferty Search Associates, founded in 2004, is headquartered in Red Bank, NJ. Eileen Rafferty, founder, began her career in the staffing industry in 1991. While working her way up from an entry level Sales Representative to Regional Vice President, she found finding qualified staffing industry professionals to be a struggle. Eileen opened Rafferty Search Associates as an Executive Search firm for the staffing industry. Her goal, as someone who truly understands what the industry is looking for in a qualified candidate, was to offer a solution to this challenge. Today, Rafferty Search Associates also places qualified professionals in consulting, medical device, healthcare, insurance and E-Learning organizations. Rafferty Search Associates specializes in placing sales professionals of all levels, from entry to Chief Sales Officer, placements have included, VP of Strategic Accounts, Territory Managers, Recruitment Managers, Directors of Operations, Business Analysts and Sales Associates among others.


I have known and worked with Eileen since 2004 and not only have I hired over a dozen candidates from her, she also placed me almost 4 years ago. Eileen has an incredible gift in finding the best talent out there. Her professionalism and understanding of the Staffing Industry has led to her amazing following. I have hired Recruiters, Sales, and Area Management from Eileen over the years and I could not be happier with the success those candidates have shown. The integrity and trust she portrays is second to none. Tim Neilson

Director of Operations, True Blue

I had the pleasure of working with Eileen in 2013. Eileen was professional, quick to respond and a pleasure to work with. She reworked my resume, making significant positive improvements and was with me every step of the way through the job search process. Thanks to Eileen, I found a position in a wonderful company within two months. And the position and company, which Eileen found, has been the best work experience I have had. I would highly recommend working with Eileen. Maureen Kelly


Precise, respectful of time, and consultative… that describes the foundation of a partnership with Eileen Rafferty.   Since, 2011, Eileen has been  a primary business partner with me in attracting the right talent to build high performance teams in the staffing industry. Eileen has a wide network of strategic relationships within the staffing industry and beyond. Her energy and commitment to deliver makes it a pleasure to work with her. Milana Milosh

Regional Vice President, True Blue

It was an absolute pleasure working with Eileen. She was friendly, helpful, and always available throughout the whole interview process. Her professional attitude mixed with her kind personality made working with her a wonderful experience. I highly recommend her services! Keith Sansone

Consultant, Skills Alliance

Eileen helped place me into my current role. From the beginning of the process Eileen was professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She set the expectations for each step in the process and helped move the interview process at a timely speed. Eileen gathers all the information from her candidates and really digs deep to make sure that a candidate is going to be a good fit for a role. I appreciate her candor and kindness during the process.

Danielle Garcia

Business Development Representative, Foundations Recovery Network

Eileen gets it. She genuinely listens to the needs of her candidates, doesn’t pressure, and is in it for the long haul. Her decades of success in this industry, combined with her passion, integrity and great sense of humor are what keep her clients loyal and happy. Robin Amster

Corporate Developer, Express Employment Professionals

Just as no job or position is quite the same nor are recruiters. I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Eileen Rafferty with my current placement. With Eileen it’s not simply about placing you somewhere where you possess the skills and then onto the next candidate. Eileen takes the time to really learn about you and whether or not your goals will match with the culture and goals of the employer. I would highly recommend working with Eileen for your employment searches. Michele Gyursco

Procurement/Equipment Manager, Skanska

Eileen has been a tremendous asset to me personally and to Foundations Recovery Network over the last two and a half years. As we have transitioned our organization, Eileen has been there every step of the way providing us with candidates for our sales team that have all exceeded expectations. Eileen provided expert advice on our process and on the current marketplace that proved invaluable to us. The moment we contacted Rafferty Search Associates, Eileen literally changed the face of the business development team and we are now in possession of the best sales team in the history of our company. Her hard work truly has made a difference. Deborah Provencher

Manager of Recruiting, Foundations Recovery Network

Eileen is a joy to work with. She is very helpful and very caring, which is a lot to say about someone that you’ve only spoken to over the phone! I would always look forward to her calls because they were so positive and I could really tell she wanted the best for me every time we spoke. She follows up when she says she will, which kept me on track and really showed me how dedicated she is, not only to her job, but also to each person individually. Erica Baskin

Outpatient Business Development Rep, Foundations Recovery Network