The High Country Tech Search Team

John Padilla – Director

John Padilla

As a Colorado native, John has built an incredible network over his twenty-one years in the Recruiting industry.  John graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Political Science and has worked in a variety of roles with the past 11 years focused on executive leadership. Throughout his professional career, John has built a reputation of trust and integrity and a passion for finding people jobs.

John lives in Lone Tree, CO with his beautiful wife MJ and three children, Joe, Grace and Sloane.  He enjoys coaching youth Basketball and Football and is actively involved serving on the board for Advocates for Children (CASA).

720.221.9614 Office

303.941.6113 Cell

Bryan Fishman – Executive Recruiter

Bryan Fishman photo

Bryan joined High Country Search in 2014 and brings 7 years of industry expertise to the team.

He specializes in placing direct hire, temporary and project professionals in the Information Technology field across all major industries in the Denver area. He partners closely with IT managers and Executives, and continually maintains a strong and growing network of the most sought after IT talent in the market.

Bryan is a Colorado native that graduated from the University of Colorado in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration emphasis in Business Operations Management.

In his free time, Bryan enjoys taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer; skiing, hiking, and swimming.

720.279.9144 Office

303.619.7999 Cell

Dylan Cook – Executive Recruiter

Dylan Cook

Dylan got his start in the recruiting industry in 2013 working for one of the largest IT Staffing companies in the nation. He specializes in recruiting top IT Professionals in Colorado and has focused his efforts on building strong relationships through an honest and open recruiting style.

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dylan went to college on a soccer scholarship at CSU- Pueblo where he played four seasons and earned a business degree in Marketing and Management. He now lives in Westminster with his wife Jes. While he still enjoys playing soccer any chance he gets his other passions include snowboarding and fanatical love of the Broncos!!!

720.221.5392 Office

505.610.0376 Cell

CJ Dunning – Executive Recruiter

CJ DunningOriginally from Las Vegas, Nevada, CJ grew up in Colorado and is a Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Alumni with a Dual Major, Dual Minor in Pre-Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Political Science, and Sociology; emphasizing in Aerospace Dynamics through AFROTC. After CJ’s time in Flagstaff, she pursued an athletic career in Bodybuilding and Fitness, and ultimately a short Wrestling career signing with WWE/NXT.

CJ entered the staffing industry in 2014 and has enjoyed great success placing IT, Accounting, Finance & HR professionals. In 2017, after finding what she thought was a good philosophical match of long-term relationships with a focus on quality direct source recruiting, she joined High Country Search to help top talent align with the top performing companies in the Denver area market.

A downtown Denverite, she can usually be found snowboarding, fishing, hiking, or taking advantage of the Colorado outdoors.

720.221.5391 – Office