Sanderson McLeod believes that great leaps in innovation start with small companies led by courageous entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to help foster innovation through evangelizing and educating on behalf of these innovative ventures.

We also happen to find and hire some of the brightest professionals for our clients.

Specializing in Executive Search for emerging high growth companies, Sanderson McLeod has the expertise needed to find and bring the best talent into these emerging groups. With clients in biotech, medical device, software and clean technology, the firm has a history in bringing the right leaders from large organizations into smaller rapid growth companies.

Paul Sanderson 

With 12 years of executive recruiting experience, Paul Sanderson is currently the President of the retained firm, Sanderson McLeod. Paul began his search career with the boutique firm, SBR in Nashville, TN, where his first work was with what were then referred to as the Big 5 consulting groups. Soon he became interested in venture funded technology companies and began hiring executive teams and helping to put money and teams together nationwide. While much of his work has been in placing senior business development, marketing, and sales executives, he has placed executives in other functional areas including finance and engineering.

Paul moved to Nashville, TN from Cleveland OH, to pursue his music career, after receiving his MS in Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western. Currently living in Nashville with his wife and two young boys, 


Ronda Acker 

Ronda is a certified CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) with executive credentials from one of the leading executive search firms in Nashville TN, where she was a driving force in the development of the firm's Healthcare Technology practice.  

For several years, she also served as head of talent acquisition for a global petroleum and retail products company where she doubled the growth of it's corporate headquarters as part of the IPO. She was also responsible for the oversight of staffing the retail and refining operations. 

Ronda has recruited in such diverse markets ranging from Healthcare Technology, Life Sciences, Oil and Gas, Clean Tech and IT Security. 

Ronda holds a BS  in Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton.