What Does CTE Do?

Creative Talent Endeavors is a retained executive search firm that specializes in high-level recruiting and staffing corporate leaders across all functions and industries.

Top Talent

Creative Talent Endeavors applies best practices and methodologies that have proven successful at recruiting top talent, from high impact individual contributors to the C-Suite.

At All Levels

The same rigor and discipline goes into every engagement, regardless of level.

Connect Talent
& Companies

We offer a bespoke service and introduce talent to companies that will further their career development.


Meet our Leadership

After 15 successful years in recruiting and human resources, Kyle Samuels founded Creative Talent Endeavors. Kyle spent several years working for Yum! Brands in various HR leadership roles, and prior to Yum! he held several HR roles at GE Aviation. His background also includes extensive experience at top retained executive search firms. Kyle is a graduate of GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program and holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Purdue University.

Jared Cozart is an accomplished sales and development expert with a track record of cultivating successful relationships with large, complex organizations. During his career in the Executive Search industry Jared has led consulting services and grown sales functions that support strategic partnerships from high growth Start-Ups to Fortune 500 companies. Now residing in Charlotte, NC, Jared is a Baltimore native and avid Ravens and Orioles fan. He is a former collegiate baseball player at Southern University where he graduated with his degree in Public Relations.

job listings

Current Engagements

Chief Communications Officer

Reporting to the CEO of a well funded mission driven Ag-Tech firm, you’ll lead all corporate communications.

Director, Global Talent

Lead all aspects of global talent including Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development.

VP & Controller

Reporting to the CFO, you will provide executive-level leadership and overall responsibility for assuring the financial health of this Ag-tech startup.


Past Placements

Trusted by Top Companies

Some of
Our Clients

Our mission is to introduce our clients to passive high potential prospects who are not actively looking for new opportunities. Using years of talent acquisition experience and deep industry relationships, as well as cutting edge technology, we can identify top talent quickly and at a reduced rate compared to other firms.


What they've
said about us

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