Recruiting Reinvented

Creative Alignments is disrupting an archaic recruiting industry, using our time-based, cost effective model that creates a flexible talent partnership with our clients. 


As opposed to traditional percentage-of-salary recruiting firms who are costly and candidate-aligned, CA partners with client companies to tap into great talent while saving money with our transformative, pay-by-the-hour process. 

  • Produce cost-effective hires (across functions) by billing only for our time
  • Use mad skills to find exceptional talent via our sophisticated & collaborative team
  • Work when you need us, as company growth ebbs and flows
  • Work on commission or charge pricey percentage fees for placements
  • Follow an old school model that is outdated
  • Keep candidate data private or fluff up resumes
  • Act as if one size fits all in recruiting
You could spend up to 30% of salary on your next hire. Or you can use our time-based-recruiting® model,  and spend an average of less than 10% for each position hired.

Our Story

Peggy Shell founded Creative Alignments in 2010 with a firm belief that the traditional recruiting landscape needed a better alternative. Equipped with a unique hourly billing model and a powerful client-centric approach, Creative Alignments is taking the recruiting industry by storm. Our offices in Boulder, Denver, Chicago, and Austin serve growth companies throughout the U.S. with a special affinity for Colorado's entrepreneurial Front Range.

Our sophisticated team recruits across all functions in the technology, food & consumer products, professional/general services, construction and manufacturing industries. One size, traditional recruiting does not fit all. Our disruptive, time-based, cost effective model aligns with client companies to tap into great talent while saving money.

We Get People

Specializing in Technology, Food & Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Professional Services
Technology Companies
"The Creative Alignments team is rock solid and does a great job accelerating our hiring success during critical growth phases of our company. Anyone looking to scale an organization rapidly, without sacrificing hiring quality, would be well served by working with CA."
— Dave Cahill,
VP of Strategic Alliances, SolidFire
"The decision to outsource the exempt talent acquisition needs for a multinational company was huge for us, but thankfully, our trusted recruiting partner, Creative Alignments, has made the process seamless for over 2 years now. The construction / manufacturing industry was a new foray for Creative Alignments, but their bright and responsive team was quick to dive in, do their research and learn our business. With their client-aligned model, they've filled more than 30 positions for us across a broad range of functions and U.S. locations. We couldn't be happier with their work!"
— Edward Hernandez,
Food & Consumer Products
"We're thrilled to have a recruiting partner that is not only a joy to work with but continues to identify and secure exceptional candidates from within the food and beverage industry. Their unique model has saved us a significant amount of money compared to other recruiting options, while still unearthing impressive candidates. Creative Alignments thought about our brand and organizational needs as if they were in-house. We are big fans!"
— Brook Eddy,
Founder & CEO, Bhakti Chai
Professional Services
"I have been trusting Creative Alignments Founder & CEO Peggy Shell for the past fourteen years with understanding our company and supporting our personnel needs in the form of HR and all our hiring. As a busy agency with billable employees, it's been great to have them to hand off this time-intensive work."
— Tre Musco,
CEO, Tesser


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Meet Our Team

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Contact Us


(303) 835 - 9066

Boulder Office

4760 Walnut St, Suite 106
Boulder, CO 80301

Denver Office

3463 Blake Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80205

Austin Office

512 Riverside Drive, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78704

Chicago Office

125 S. Clark Street
Chicago IL 60603