The Team

SalesFirst Recruiting is a proud Member of the American Staffing Association and subscribes to its Best Practices, Ethics, and Corporate Responsibility philosophies.

About Us

SalesFirst Recruiting is The Recruiting Agency for Sales & Marketing Professionals. Our goal is not to be everything to everyone, but instead to apply a laser-focus to our niche markets in Portland, Phoenix, and Denver. To connect local leaders with bright local sales talent. 

Our path began in 2012 when Adam Morris collaborated with longtime friends and colleagues Chris Shablak & Ed Beaulieu to bring Seattle company West Coast Careers to Portland, OR.  Our vision was to become true experts within our niche market; to primarily focus on sales recruiting, and to carefully discern top talent for our clients. The market proved ready for this approach, and West Coast Careers found immediate success in the unique Portland business community.

4 years later in 2016,  Patrick Ortman joined Adam Morris in launching a second recruiting agency- this time in Phoenix under the name SalesFirst Recruiting. Now, in 2017 after a fantastic 5 year relationship with our sister company West Coast Careers, Portland has combined resources with Phoenix and re-branded to SalesFirst Recruiting in order to better serve our clients and provide an outstanding, unmatched value. We will continue to build upon our rich foundation of success: Staying true to our core competencies while adapting to an ever-changing marketplace.

Coming Soon in 2017. Denver!


Meet the Recruiting experts in Sales & Marketing

    Adam Morris

    The key to representing yourself well in an interview is to be as authentic as humanly possible. You are unique. And the more you can show that, the more likely you’ll end up with an employer who truly values you.

    Adam Morris
    President, Portland
    Dan Morris

    There is no single problem that can’t be solved by throwing countless hours of work at it. And then it’s just a simple matter of prioritization.

    Dan Morris
    Senior Account Executive / Recruiter
    Patrick Ortman

    Adrenaline junkie, father of 4 dogs, and recipient of 27 broken bones

    Patrick Ortman
    President, Phoenix
    Jeff Barker

    Diligence, strategy, and perseverance with both candidates and clients is always worth the time. Quality is never an accident. It is the result of intelligent effort.

    Jeff Barker
    Senior Account Executive / Recruiter
    Libby Neff

    “Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken!” There is no greater vantage point than right here to see this truth.

    Libby Neff
    Administrator
    Kelly Coughlin

    Nothing is more important than transparency in the recruiting process. It’s my job to deliver the pros and cons of every situation, and reach full two-way transparency with my candidates. The results are clear expectations, and informed, calculated career decisions.

    Kelly Coughlin
    Senior Account Executive / Recruiter
    Renata Morris

    You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.

    Renata Morris
    Brand Ambassador
    Alison Bell

    Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. If you're serious about your career, you're talking to me!

    Alison Bell
    Account Executive / Recruiter
    Troy Keup

    Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

    Troy Keup
    Account Executive / Recruiter
    Julia Henry

    Our best candidates are confident in themselves and comfortable with their areas of improvement. We are all unique, and you have a uniqueness that an employer will value.

    Julia Henry
    Account Executive / Recruiter
    Lon Packer

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    Lon Packer
    Account Executive / Recruiter
    Jimmy Ware

    What we do in life echoes in eternity. Your actions, perception, and legacy define you; define yourself with respect, loyalty, positivity, strength, and good intentions.

    Jimmy Ware
    Senior Account Executive