John Dahlgren, PHR

Senior Consultant
(317) 773-4323 x0097
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John joined the Manta Resources, Inc. team in 2009. He supports Small & Middle Market Private Equity firms and their Portfolio Companies. His understanding of the expectations and goals which exist in a multi-shareholder environment has proven valuable in the process of locating premier talent. Working for and partnering with Private Equity clients has exposed his team to a myriad of industries.  He has placed high-level leadership within a range of manufacturing segments including Consumer Goods, HVAC, Apparel, Cosmetics, Rotating Equipment, Automotive, Agriculture, Packaging, Tech and many more...  And though manufacturing is John’s greatest strength, on occasion he has supported other market segments including distribution, construction, and financial sectors. And yes, he does assist a few non-PE-owned clients.

John’s team supports executive suite needs with retained search comparable to firms like Korn Ferry and N2Growth.  At the same time, we are able to fulfill our clients' contingent search needs.  Our ability to serve portfolio companies at all levels of leadership has been met with high praise and demand for our services.  When working with us you will always have a consistent and reliable search process.   And above all else, we deliver premier candidates.          

Examples of positions he supports include: CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, GM, VP of Operations, VP of Engineering, General Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing, Plant Manager, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Operations Manager, Director of Engineering,  Regional Sales Director, Finance Manager, Accounting Manager, IT Manager, Supply Chain Manager, and many more.....

John’s career as a recruiter got off to a fast start. He was the 2010 Central Regional Rookie of the Year and achieved the distinction of ranking #3 globally. John was recognized as a Pacesetter (Top 4% of MRI recruiters) in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.  He continuously ranks among the top manufacturing recruiters in the network.

Prior to his career in recruiting John was a Branch Manager for a home products sales organization. He has also been involved in new venture consulting.

Fun Fact: John is a huge sports fan and can give you all of the latest rankings and stats for the NFL, NHL, NBA and the NCAA.

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