M&F Talent Partners – About Us

M&F Talent’s recruiters are set apart from other cannabis recruitment and horticulture staffing agencies
by knowledge, experience, and integrity.

M&F Talent Recruitment Team

Mike Ruane

Co-Founder / Principle / Lead Recruiter (Midwestern U.S.)

Mike Ruane has over a decade of experience with recruitment in engineering, logistics, and manufacturing. Mike has the rare ability to intuitively understand client demands and match them with candidate aptitudes. As such, his expertise extends far beyond the impersonal “key word search” methods utilized by less experienced recruitment and staffing agencies in the cannabis space. With a “technical eye for hires,” Mike has struck up a particularly strong rapport with the R+D and departments of hydroponics equipment powerhouses such as Grodan and Hydrofarm.


Kent Gruetzmacher

Co-Founder / Director of Business Development (Colorado)

Kent Gruetzmacher adds a breadth of medical marijuana and recruitment knowledge to the team at M&F Talent. For starters, Kent is an established writer and thought leader in the indoor gardening and cannabis space, regularly contributing content to online and print publications such as: Maximum Yield Magazine, HydroLife Magazine, Sensi Magazine, The Fresh Toast, Ganajapreneur, and Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine. Kent’s writing work, covering topics from cannabis recruitment to hydroponics equipment, has put him in touch with some of the biggest and brightest names in the cannabis space and beyond. We regularly leverage this rare network of industry experts, which another standout factor of M&F Talent from other staffing agencies.

Kent has recently been added to the Editorial Advisory Board at Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine and his writing work has been recognized by such icons in the cannabis space as Rick Simpson and Steve DeAngelo. Kent has also given lectures on “cannabis industry resume writing” for the CannaCon convention and the Southern California Cannabis Business Investment Group.

“We have been working with Kent since 2016 and have published several of his works on a wide variety of subjects relating to indoor gardening, medical marijuana, and business for our three flagship magazines. Kent has proven himself to be knowledgeable about his subjects, organized, professional in his worth ethic, and enjoyable to work with. His work has been a welcome addition to our publications.”

-Toby Gorman | Editor-in-Chief: Maximum Yield, HydroLife, Maximum Yield I News

Latest News


Colorado Cannabis Industry Networking: Sensi Night

Denver, CO Sensi Night: Wednesday November 7, 2018 
M&F Talent’s partnership with Sensi Media Group has proved immensely valuable in expanding our network of cannabis professionals. Through both online and print mediums, Sensi has given us the ability to share …

Rick Simpson: Problems with Online RSO Scammers

Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine Interview with Rick Simpson
In early summer 2018, the editorial team at Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine reached out to M&F Talent’s Kent Gruetzmacher. They wanted to talk to Kent about an interview with Rick Simpson. Kent had …

Cannabis Grow Lighting Plans

Developing a Lighting Plan for Indoor Cannabis Gardens
Cannabis grow lighting is perhaps the most important variable to consider in planning any garden. This notion applies to indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor cultivation operations. However, designing a functional lighting system in controlled environment …

Our Mission

M&F Talent focuses on direct-hire placements in sales, technical, managerial, and C-Level capacities. With decades of combined experience in technical recruiting and marijuana business, we facilitate those searches that require hard-won expertise. As such, M&F Talent puts our collective experience to work for our clients - we combine the best of both worlds seen in an executive recruiting agency and cannabis consulting firm.

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Mac & Fulton Talent Partners
PO Box 587
Glen Ellyn, IL 60138


(630) 733-9362

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