As the fourth child in a family of self-described “type-A personalities”, Rikka Brandon developed a strong personality at an early age. As the Founder of Building Gurus, a leading executive search and consulting firm, her strength certainly assisted her, but beneath her strong appearance, she truly felt unsure of herself as she built up an incredibly successful business.

Rikka is also a best-selling author, prolific writer, sought after speaker and member of the National NKBA Leadership Recruitment committee. Tune in to hear how this incredible woman found her footing and managed to crush every goal she set her sights on.

About Rikka

Rikka Brandon is the founder and Chief Executive Recruiter of Building Gurus, a leading executive search and consulting firm that works exclusively with building product manufacturers and distributors to find, hire, and retain top building products talent. She is also the best-selling author of “Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People.”

She has been recruiting in the building products industry since 2001. Over the years, she has worked with companies of all sizes from companies doing a few million in sales to Fortune 100 companies. Her favorite clients are privately-held or private equity backed building products manufacturers and distributors looking for proven performers. She connects them with the A-players they need to increase top line sales revenue and improve bottom line profitability.

Often sought out for her expertise, Rikka is a member of National NKBA Leadership Recruitment committee, a frequent speaker at national conferences, a contributing writer to publications including LBM Journal, the NKBA blog, ProSales, Remodeler and more. She’s also been quoted or featured by USAToday, Fast Company, and the NFIB as a hiring and firing expert.


She earned her BS in Business Administration at Mayville State University in North Dakota.

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