Search-Light Partners

fka Lewis Consultants


Roy Lewis


Roy Lewis is a distinguished search consultant and trusted advisor with over 21 years of experience building high performing sales teams for growth oriented start-ups and leading technology firms. Since founding Search-Light Partners in 1998, Roy has hired successful leaders that have contributed over $2B in top-line revenue growth for his clients. These clients include well-recognized technology start-ups and leading technology manufacturers, integration and IT professional services firms. Roy’s success comes from his ability to understand and match corporate culture to individuals who will thrive in those environments.

His success comes from the ability to understand what motivates and drives sales talent to be successful. He has developed a recruiting methodology for talent acquisition that includes proprietary skills and personality evaluations. He has a scoring system where he uses metrics to measure a variety of sales performance strengths, to rank and score talent. Roy currently is an IT Advisory Board Member of First Interview, the largest network of independent Sales and Marketing Recruiters in the world. This gives strengthens his ability to expand his network to develop strategic relationships with other highly ranked sales recruiting experts, focused on the same technology sector.

Before founding Search-Light Partners, Roy began his executive search career in 1995 at Management Recruiters International (MRI), where he developed a peer following through his many well-recognized achievements. At MRI, Roy was ranked as a top performer out of 4,000 search consultants/recruiters nationwide. As a leader at MRI, Roy participated in panel discussions as a recruiting expert, where he developed creative ways to recruit and rank industry talent.

Roy can quickly adapt and change in a fast-paced technology-influenced world. Roy graduated from Adelphi University with a B.A. in communications. When Roy is not working, he is devoted to his family, wife and two children. He has a broad range of interests from theoretical physics, artificial intelligence, cosmology, digital photography, drones, video editing and post production. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Jon Lytle


Jon Lytle has over 23 years’ experience of recruiting IT sales candidates across the US. He has placed hundreds of senior software sales executives into permanent positions. His focus is assisting high tech start-ups and growing established software companies with their hiring needs. His success comes from his ability to determine the needs of the client, recruiting plan development, in-depth candidate research, screening and interviewing. Software industry sectors include Enterprise Software, Cyber security, Supply Chain Management, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, Virtualization, Business Intelligence, Mobile Applications and Cloud Technology. Jon has an excellent reputation in the industry and a very large network of trusted partners, candidates and clients.
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