~ Where finding talent and keeping talent meet ~
OceansThree is a search and talent development group focused on helping education technology companies find, grow, and keep the best talent.
Welcome to OceansThree
Like you, we believe quality education changes the trajectory of people’s lives. And finding the right talent can change the trajectory of companies. Diverse human talent is all around us, but it is often squandered by poor fit or lack of development. OceansThree provides access to the right stars and helps you attract, develop, and retain that talent by calling on our 166 years of combined hiring and leadership experience in education and education technology.
OceansThree is a boutique search and talent development company started on the belief that if hiring the right people is one of the most important elements of a successful business, then hiring a recruiter should be far more than an expensive, transactional experience, with someone who doesn’t understand your industry, and doesn’t know or can’t attract top talent. All the partners at OceansThree are highly experienced recruiters, with deep expertise in the ed tech industry, who will work with you authentically and passionately, from beginning to beyond hiring, to help your company achieve its mission and goals.
We want to be your partner to recruit and place the talent that you need, and we’d love to help you with retention too. We’ll work with you to grow, develop, and retain your talent, either by helping onboard and coach the people that we place, or by allowing you to choose from our suite of professional development services to help you create a winning culture where everyone in your company knows they can fulfill their potential. Our mission is to help you secure, develop, and retain the best talent in the industry.
Recruiting & Executive Search
Talent Development & Retention
Coaching & Transformation at Work
By the Numbers
Combined Years Recruiting Experience
Years in the Education Sector ~ Since 1985
Talented People in our Network and Database
What Our Clients Say
[OceansThree] worked diligently to source and recruit top talent throughout the process, resulting in an amazing hire. One of Tracy’s best attributes is her ability to make passive candidates comfortable and motivated to join a new organization.
I experienced Pamela’s quick response to get qualified candidates to the interview stage through her disciplined sourcing and screening and ability and intuition to find the right fit. We filled our position ahead of time with our first choice, qualified, top-caliber candidate.
Lauren did an AMAZING job on finding, vetting and providing insight on each of the candidates she sent my way. I appreciate the time, effort and responsiveness she provided. The quality of candidates has been right on target.
[OceansThree] are particularly adept at mapping skill sets and experiences between industries which results in a wider, more diverse, candidate pool. Don’t hesitate to talk to OceansThree about your recruiting needs.
Working with OceansThree and Pamela made the load of this very challenging task much lighter. We felt secure that you were on mission with us; we felt heard; and we felt that you both were working on our behalf for a stellar outcome.
Their process is thorough and their counsel ensures that both the company and candidates are well-informed and there are no surprises. We had 3 strong final candidates and had a new VP within 12 weeks. I hope we are able to work together again on other key positions.
[OceansThree] saved me so much time by staying close to multiple candidates throughout a lengthier than originally hoped for process on our end, and helped to close the deal. The best evidence of the high regard in which I hold OceansThree is that our company awarded them our next search without hesitation.
OceansThree developed and executed against a rigorous process for recruiting top-flight talent. Tracy was also very attuned to our unique culture and sourced candidates who had the qualifications and right inter-personal fit for our team.
Tracy Augustine was professional, helpful, supportive, thorough, and organized. Equipped with extensive knowledge of the education industry, Tracy discussed the role and the company deeply, assessed fit on behalf of both parties, and attracted candidates in an authentic manner.
I knew [David] would be the best person to help us develop a learning and development program for a new sales team…David exhibited superb leadership and vision, not only for the training plan, but for other core issues, such as pipeline management, role definition and clarity, and sales team development and structure.
David’s work with us began as a need to create a day of selling skills training to a disparate sales team. He quickly jumped into our business, and discovered other organizational needs where he offered advice, including connecting sales and marketing, sales leadership development, and alignment of our mission with our value proposition.
I really enjoyed working with Tracy on my career transition and job search. Tracy has a deep understanding of the ed tech field, which allowed her to provide excellent feedback on how to craft my LinkedIn profile and resume for the jobs I'm seeking, as well as insights on how to leverage my network to get where I want to go.
Cindy’s extensive knowledge in a wide range of industries allows her to provide guidance to her clients in a way that many cannot. She uses her previous experience to provide exceptional coaching so that the client can excel in their goals. She has a passion for coaching leaders and knows how to guide them to create a winning team.
OceansThree’s extensive network in the industry assured we were able to see a broad spectrum of excellent candidates. And, their experience as hiring managers brought a unique perspective to our recruiting process, which was invaluable in filling these roles.
I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in finding my next role. Tracy and the OceansThree team were diligent, accommodating, patient, and quick to answer my questions. Tracy’s advice and leadership throughout the recruiting process were instrumental in my landing at a company that fit my vision.
[OceansThree] spent time speaking with me to understand the requirements of the role, my management style and the company culture. This led to a shortlist of truly qualified candidates, and we even ended up creating a second role and hiring 2 of the candidates because they were both such a great fit.