Our Expertise,
At A Glance.

Higher Growth Search is a highly trusted, well-connected business partner to cannabis companies of all sizes. Our core business provides staffing and employment solutions to cannabis organizations at every stage of development. We combine 20 years of hands-on cannabis know-how with 50 years’ experience in staffing and recruiting to create tightly rolled, customized solutions for each of our clients. 

Our Mission is to help you do what you do better.

Our Vision is to help legitimize the cannabis industry by giving businesses the right resources to manage and care for their employees, institute and maintain safe workplaces, and find and retain the right employees for each role and company.

Key members of our team grew up in cannabis culture and know the business from the ground up. We’ve expanded our practical knowledge with straight-up business expertise that’s critical to running a successful cannabis enterprise today.  

We’re committed to providing the right employees and creating essential partnerships that will move your business forward. Contact us today to find out more.

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Awards and Partnerships


Meet the team

Joe Madigan

Joe MadiganCEO

Joe Prusko

Joe PruskoCFO

Melita Balestieri

Melita BalestieriSVP Marketing & Business Operations

Melanie Wise

Melanie WiseVP of Human Resources

Kim Barragan

Kim BarraganVP of Business Solutions

Craig Nelson

Craig NelsonChairman of the Board

Stacy Bryant

Stacy BryantManaging Director

Adilene Gomez

Adilene GomezOperations Coordinator

Michael Gould

Michael GouldDirector, Executive Search