Mac & Fulton Talent Partners

Mac & Fulton Talent Partners prides itself on a partnership mentality with both clients and candidates.

About Mac & Fulton Talent Partners

Spearheaded by our Principal and Lead Recruiter Mike Ruane, M&F Talent’s methods are founded on the technical approaches of engineering and manufacturing. With a propensity for detail, our team can critically assess a candidate’s skill set, career trajectory, and life goals – as well as understand how these elements fit with your hiring needs. 

When you partner with M&F Talent, we are engaged for every step of the process – including sourcing, interviewing, vetting, and onboarding. Even more, while some recruiters blanket candidates with spam emails without qualifying them, M&F Talent uses a personal touch in all our communication. 

To do the best possible job for our clients, the recruiters at M&F Talent work tirelessly to learn about the industries in which we do business – such as hydroponics and food manufacturing. All things considered, M&F Talent knows the skills, products, technology, and professional certifications needed to fill a variety of jobs in food production and agriculture. 

At Mac & Fulton Talent Partners, we pride ourselves on a partnership mentality with both clients and candidates. Importantly, we realize that the success of our business is directly tied to the success of our clients, as well as candidates. To develop and nurture these relationships, M&F Talent acts with trust and integrity in all our business dealings.

Mac & Fulton Talent Partners Brand Values


Detail-oriented training & methods


Best-in-class client & candidate experiences


Expertise required to fill specialized positions


Enjoy helping clients & candidates find success


Act with integrity in all our business dealings

Mac & Fulton Talent Partners Team

Mike Ruane
Mike RuanePrincipal & Lead Recruiter: Illinois

Mike Ruane has over a decade of experience with recruitment in specialized fields such as engineering, logistics, and manufacturing. Mike has an intuitive feel for recruiting, which is evident in his career success, as well as our extensive list of repeat clients at Mac & Fulton Talent Partners.

Mike’s ability extends far beyond the impersonal “keyword search” methods utilized by less experienced staffing agencies. By bringing his unique experience with executive search and technical recruiting to agriculture and food production, Mike has found a winning combination. Due to his technical aptitude, Mike has struck up a particularly strong rapport with ag-tech manufacturers such as Grodan, Hydrofarm, and Bluelab

Due to years of networking and relationship building, Mike is one of the most recognized recruiters in the controlled environment agriculture and hydroponic markets. To this end, Mike has made dozens of placements in the field of horticultural technology, including Greenhouse Engineers, Sales Directors, Product Managers, Logistics Coordinators, and more. 

Kent Gruetzmacher
Kent GruetzmacherMarketing & Operations Manager: Colorado

Kent Gruetzmacher brings a breadth of marketing and operations knowledge to the Mac & Fulton Talent Partners team. With a knack for organization, Kent is well-versed in modern recruitment and business development programs – such as applicant tracking systems (ATS) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. As such, he helps keep Mac & Fulton Talent Partners organized behind the scenes.

Kent also has a strong background in digital marketing, including content strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), and data analytics. With experience building and managing websites, Kent manages M&F Talent’s web presence – including our popular blog.

Looking at industry specialization, Kent is also an established writer in the CEA and cannabis industries. He regularly contributes to indoor gardening magazines such as Maximum Yield and works with leading cannabis marketing agencies like Wick & Mortar and MOST Consulting. Kent has also written technical white papers on CEA technology on topics such as horticultural lighting and cannabis drying rooms.