Rhiannon Poore, CEO of Forge Search, elected to United Way of Greenville County Board of Directors

January 30, 2023

Rhiannon Poore, CEO and founder of Forge Search, a Greenville-based professional recruiting firm focused on recruiting for accounting & finance, marketing & sales, and HR and operations, has been elected to the board of directors for the United Way of Greenville County. Founded in 1922, the United Way of Greenville County seeks to “mobilize people and resources to improve lives, strengthen the community and advance equity for the benefit of all.” Programs include the 2-1-1 Resource Line which helps connect people with community resources like food, shelter, employment, and transportation, the Opportunity Center which offers financial counseling, income tax assistance, and access to loans, and the IMAP, an interactive map of services in the community. The board of directors provides governance, monitors policies and programs, and establishes strategic purpose and direction for the organization. New board members include leaders from AMECO, Kiona Technologies, ITW Hartness, and the United Community Bank.

“I am honored to be elected to serve on a board that has a rich heritage of direct service to people in our own community,” said Rhiannon Poore, CEO of Forge. “One of my favorite things about recruiting is the opportunity to truly help people, both employer and employee, at a stressful and vulnerable time of their life. Now I get the chance to work with a historic, local organization that is also focused on helping people improve their lives in other ways, and I look forward to offering my energy, my understanding of people, and my entrepreneurial experience to the United Way of Greenville County.”

Founded in 2021, Forge Search + Consulting is a people-first professional recruiting firm that specializes in finding talent for accounting and finance, human resources, and marketing and sales positions throughout the Southeast. In its first eighteen months, Forge Search grew from one employee, its founder, to five full-time employees and placed approximately one hundred people in positions in eleven states.

Prior to her founding Forge Search, Poore worked in recruiting, marketing, and communications at a regional bank headquartered in South Carolina; led talent acquisition at an 800-person Southeastern public accounting firm, where she created and scaled the first experienced recruiting department; and got her start in recruiting at a boutique executive search firm where she worked for nine years and earned “Top Biller of the Year.” She is a winner of Greenville’s Best & Brightest award, a graduate of Leadership Greenville’s Class 38, and has served with United Way’s Young Philanthropists Council and the Center for Developmental Services and other non-profits.

Forge Search + Consulting

Forge Search + Consulting is a rapidly-growing professional recruiting firm that primarily recruits within the fields of accounting & finance, marketing & sales, and HR and operations for companies around the Southeast. Forge Search is first and foremost focused on people—both clients and candidates—with a commitment to acting with integrity, transparency and quality. Learn more about Forge at https://www.forgesc.com. Connect with Forge CEO Rhiannon Poore at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhiannonpoore.