J. E. Ranta Associates was founded in 1985 and is recognized as a leading search firm in the area of information technology. Our reputation for delivering quality candidates within reasonable time constraints is well recognized in the industries we serve. We are networked with several leading managers throughout a cross section of industries. We pride ourselves in delivering quality candidates and getting the job done.

The firm’s founder, Ed Ranta has a background which includes an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Boston University.Prior to founding his firm in 1985 he served in various sales and marketing positions with IBM for ten years before joining a national recruiting firm as director of their Boston office. Additional experience includes two years of consulting with KPMG Peat Marwick and one year as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with a personal computer dealership.

J. E. Ranta Associates has participated in the hiring of several hundred key professionals in various industries. We build our business through the development of long term business relationships with our clients. We pride ourselves in understanding our clients and their hiring motives. We take time to determine sensitivities of the position, reporting relationships, past problems, management philosophy, future business direction and other critical needs which affect each assignment. This confidential knowledge and mutual trust are the foundation that allows us to effectively identify and attract ideal candidates.