About Us

Who We Are

Based in Cleveland, OH, Bell Falls Search was founded in 2015. We are an Executive Recruiting Agency focused on providing talent attraction and recruitment consulting services. We specialize in providing talent solutions for high growth companies in the software, marketing, eCommerce and life science sectors.

Our team’s professional experience comes from our time spent in:

  • Professional Services Firms specializing in marketing, technology and business consulting
  • Software Product Companies focused on genomics, financial services and mobile video game development
  • Startup Organizations of various concentrations

Principles of Our Work

  • Informed yet Discrete
  • Transparent and Direct
  • Creative but Objective
  • Aligned and Focused
  • Aggressive yet Collaborative
  • Obsessed by Results

Areas of Expertise

Software Development
Life Sciences
Operational Management
Information Technology

Our Services

We have solved many unique staffing challenges across all levels of experience, in multiple industries, and across various geographies. Bell Falls Search is uniquely fit for serving clients with resource needs in the technology and marketing sectors. We have successfully built teams across the entire spectrum of SaaS companies, marketing focused organizations and similar roles within enterprises seeking to staff specialized teams. Below are examples of the roles for which we are typically sourcing.

Information Technology & Software

  • Executive Leadership (CTO, CIO, VP, Director)
  • Software Development / Engineering
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Database Management / Development
  • Infrastructure ​Engineering / Administration
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Intelligence
  • eCommerce Packaged Implementation and Custom Development

Marketing, Design & Creative

  • Executive Leadership (CMO, VP, Director)
  • Earned, Owned, and Paid Media
  • SEO, PPC, Programmatic Media Buying
  • Email Marketing / Content Writers
  • Customer Experience Strategists and Designers
  • User Experience / Information Architects
  • Creative Directors​
  • Graphic Designers

Operational Management & Sales

  • Executive Leadership (COO, CFO, EVP, SVP, Controller)
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Project Managers and Business Analysts
  • Account Executives
  • Sales Operations

Life Sciences & Biologics

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Research & Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Clinical Operations
  • Patient Advocacy

Our Team

Bell Falls Search Ron Laneve

Ron Laneve

Founder and Managing Partner

Ron has nearly 20 years of proven recruiting experience, and has built and managed high performing talent acquisition teams and processes. Ron’s key differentiator is that he has been an operator of multi-million dollar business units owning P/L management responsibility.  He approaches all talent acquisition demands from the viewpoint of the business owner and is not afraid to ask tough questions, often challenging his clients to rethink many conventional wisdoms of recruiting.

Ron founded Bell Falls Search in 2015, with the drive to help to assist small business owners and emerging growth companies with their efforts in scaling via Talent Attraction.  He has worked and for over a dozen start-ups that have built software products and professional services organizations.

Contact Ron directly:  ron@bellfallssearch.com

Bell Falls Search Leo Paduch

Leo Paduch


Leo Paduch is a Talent Acquisition leader who has lead recruitment for start-ups and fortune 500 companies. He has worked with iconic brands like Apple, Samsung, Energizer, and Chase.

Leo has an excellent ability to partner with his clients to learn the depths of the companies offering and skills required. He has over 15 years of experience delivering and leading recruitment efforts for some of the top brands in Digital, Consumer Products, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Financial Services.

Leo’s also worked with a wide-ranging areas such as Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Big Data, e-Commerce Development, UI, UX, Information Security, Networking and Infrastructure. Leo has also become a juggernaut in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and has a proven ability to build internationally based teams to assist in scaling Talent Attraction efforts.

Leo has spent his career specializing in leading deep sourcing strategies paired with an emphasis on candidate engagement/experience, to grow and scale companies.

Contact Leo directly:  leo@bellfallssearch.com

Phil Lombardo

Marketing Manager

Phil is an innovative marketing professional with a passion for talent attraction and mutually beneficial match-making. Prior to Bell Falls, he lead the marketing efforts for a cybersecurity insurance organization based in San Rafael, CA.

Phil has a diverse background, having worked in higher education and real estate before finding his niche in B2B marketing. He still leans on the qualities that made him a successful academic advisor and real estate agent, putting integrity and a sense of fiduciary responsibility first in all he does.

Contact Phil directly:  phil@bellfallssearch.com

Our Clients

Our Partners


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After using dozens of Applicant Tracking Systems over the years, JazzHR is our preferred platform for candidate management and job posting.  Bell Falls Search has implemented JazzHR for several of our clients, and we have the capabilities to train your team to optimize their platform for your company’s recruiting needs.  Download their product overview, or view an intro video to learn more!  Contact Us for more details.


The Kolbe mission is to help people, teams and organizations thrive by better understanding themselves.  Bell Falls Search has Kolbe Certified Consultant expertise and has helped both candidates and clients improve their insights into HOW they solve problems.  Like all of our partners we find massive value in Kolbe’s transparency, service, and mission.