M&F Talent Partners – About Us

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M&F Talent Recruiting: Knowledge, Experience, and Integrity

M&F Talent provides an unmatched level of knowledge with our CEA recruitment capabilities. Our agency is a diverse team of technical recruiters, cannabis experts, and CEA consultants. Moreover, M&F Talent stands out from competitors with our executive search capabilities, technical acumen, and unwavering professionalism. Similarly, our talent network in the hydroponics equipment industry and cannabis space looks to us as trusted friends. As M&F Talent has been around since 2015, we are simply part of the industry today.  

M&F Talent offers humbleness, integrity, and practical experience in horticulture, hydroponics, and cannabis. To this end, unlike less experienced staffing agencies, our clients can trust us to help them make difficult decisions in hiring. Similarly, candidates put their faith in us that we will find them a career in which they will thrive. These necessary contingencies in recruitment success hinge on the fact that we understand the market and are passionate about what we do. 

M&F Talent Brand Story

At M&F Talent, we feel modern methods of crop production are key to establishing sustainable sources of food, medicine, and pleasure. The horticulture, hydroponics, and cannabis industries thrive thanks to the passionate people that make up these businesses. We are both thrilled and honored to be a part of this dynamic professional network. 

The recruitment team at M&F Talent thoroughly enjoys taking part in the progression of the horticulture, cannabis, and hydroponics equipment industries. Not only do we find horticulture technology fascinating, but we are also interested in sustainable crop production. Our recruiters spend a good deal of time studying the latest hydroponics equipment and horticultural methods

Our CEA recruitment strategy is founded on long-term client relationships where we maintain a partnership mentality. By acting with honesty and transparency, we continue to build our network of industry-leading companies in cannabis, hydroponics, and horticulture. In the end, we know that “our success is determined by yours.” This fact is made clear as we remain in touch with both candidates and clients long after making a placement.

M&F Talent: CEA Recruitment Team

recruitment, cannabis space, hydroponics equipment, staffing agenciesMike Ruane

Principal & Lead Recruiter: Illinois 

Mike Ruane has over a decade of experience with technical recruitment in engineering, logistics, and manufacturing. Mike has the rare ability to understand client demands and match them with candidate aptitudes intuitively. As such, his expertise extends far beyond the impersonal “keyword search” methods utilized by less experienced CEA 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.

Mike is well-established with a number of horticultural technology companies and has become the predominant executive recruiter in this field. His affinity with technical recruitment has elevated M&F Talent to the leading staffing agency for hydroponics equipment manufacturers. 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

Marketing & Operations Manager: Colorado  

Kent Gruetzmacher adds a breadth of medical marijuana and recruitment knowledge to the team at M&F Talent. To start, Kent is an established writer and thought leader in the indoor gardening and cannabis space. He regularly contributes to print publications such as Maximum Yield Magazine and works with leading cannabis marketing agencies such as Wick & Mortar and MOST Consulting.

Kent’s writing work covers topics from cannabis recruitment to hydroponics equipment. As such, he is in touch with some of the most influential people in the cannabis space and beyond. For example, Kent recently became part of the Editorial Advisory Board at Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine. Additionally, his writing is recognized by such cannabis icons as Rick Simpson and Steve DeAngelo.


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Our Mission

At M&F Talent, we know that the horticulture, hydroponics, and cannabis industries are defined by the outstanding people and best practices that make these markets thrive. As such, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, and communication in our recruiting practice.

M&F Talent’s mission is to cultivate professionalism across horticulture, hydroponics, and cannabis by instilling our values within our network. Moving forward, and in union with our clients, candidates, and peers, we will help lay the foundation for industry growth and success.

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Ready to build your horticulture or cannabis career?

Contact us at:

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


(630) 733-9362


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