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Hunt Club Expert

Joe Gruca

2x CRO and Experienced Sales Leader

Hunt Club is a new type of search firm that seamlessly integrates service, tech, and network effects to help companies find visionary talent and build stronger teams. 

As an Expert in the Hunt Club community, I am thrilled to extend my expertise and experience to the Hunt Club community. Some of the areas I can be helpful:

  • Define what a great sales leader looks like 
  • Leverage my network for candidate introductions
  • Advise on your CRO hiring strategy 
  • Help screen and assess candidates

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About Joe Gruca   

Joe Gruca is an accomplished sales leader with a distinguished track record of driving explosive growth for both private equity-backed and publicly traded technology companies.  He possesses a deep specialty in MarTech and Accounting technologies, having honed his skills at industry giants, Salesforce, Hootsuite, and Computer Associates. There, he gained invaluable experience in scaling sales operations for large, complex global organizations via direct and indirect go-to-market motions. Joe has also served as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for multiple PE-backed firms, consistently exceeding revenue targets and building high-performing sales teams. 

  • Held CRO roles at FinQuery (formerly LeaseQuery) and Message Gears respectively. Drove business growth through strategic planning and partnerships and cross-functional team leadership.
  • Built a repeatable model for indirect sales and strategic partnerships, including signing the largest co-sell partnership agreement in company history with Microsoft as SVP, Strategic Alliances and Channels at Kyriba.
  • As VP, Global Partners and Americas Sales at Hootsuite, Joe created global strategic partnership agreements with Adobe and SAP, driving partner-sourced revenues of over $9M and achieving 50% YoY growth in ISV partner relationships.
  • Led a global team to achieve over $140M in new contract sales, driving a significant change in the business model to enhance go-to-market strategies as VP, Global Alliances and Channels at Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Also responsible for global expansion by opening markets in APAC and EMEA.
  • As President and CEO of HireIQ Solutions, Joe co-founded and led this SaaS company through its startup phase, securing venture funding and achieving first-year bookings in excess of $1M. The company successfully exited via an acquisition from Verint. 

Who are Hunt Club Experts?

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Hunt Club Experts are well-connected industry leaders, executives, and high performers who refer people in their network for positions with Hunt Club client organizations.

The Expert Network represents a wide range of industries and functions. Experts are among the top minds in their fields, including visionary marketing executives, first-rate technology leaders, and more.

Hunt Club vs. Traditional Recruiting Models

Imagine if thousands of top business leaders could introduce you to and help you hire your next high-impact executive or individual contributor. Hunt Club is a new type of search firm that makes this possible through a powerful combination of network effects, AI matching technology, and recruiters with industry expertise.

Hunt Club's Model


  25,000+ Well-Connected Industry Experts  

Our Expert Community connects and refers us to top candidates in their inner circle for open roles. And thanks to our technology, we can do it at scale.


   Warm Introductions = 55% Higher Response Rate

A trusted introduction from a well-respected peer makes all the difference and cuts through the noise, resulting in more successful outreach.


   Tech-Driven Search Platform

Our Search Platform leverages matching technology to identify bullseye candidates and automates recruiting tasks to hire 6-8x faster.


   Recruiting Specialists With Functional Expertise

Hunt Club recruiters are equipped with the deep industry knowledge, market insights, and functional expertise it takes to find the best candidates.

Traditional Recruiting Models


   A Single Recruiter's Book of Business

In the world of talent, it comes down to who you know. Why limit your talent pipeline to a single recruiter's phonebook?


   Cold Calls & Unopened Emails

In today's competitive world, cold calls go unanswered and traditional recruiting emails gather dust in an inbox, failing to reach the talent you need.


  The Old Rolodex

Time is of the essence in the race for top talent. Manual recruiting processes and outdated contact info hold back a growing company.


  Recruiting Generalists

You are looking for exceptional, one-of-a-kind talent with specialized skill sets. Your recruiters shouldn't be any different. 

Hunt Club is Trusted by Top Companies


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1000s of roles placed for thousands of the world's most successful companies


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • SVP of Revenue
  • SVP of Engineering
  • VP of Marketing
  • VP of People
  • VP of Product
  • VP of Branding
  • VP of Finance
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Product Design
  • Director of Growth Marketing
  • Director of HR/People
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Expert Story

A referral from a respected peer makes all the difference

Meet Lindsay Knight, Partner at Chicago Ventures. She’s a Hunt Club Expert who has made over 50 introductions to contacts in her network. Learn how her relationship with a seasoned HR leader in Chicago helped him land his next exciting role at a high-growth startup.


Read Lindsay's Story

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