About Us

We Believe in a Holistic Approach to Growth

Getting the right people on the bus is important, no doubt about it. But do they know where they’re going? And do they know how to get there? And how about that bus–is it roadworthy…is it even the right vehicle for the job?

At Sagency, our approach is a little different. Based out of Fargo, North Dakota, we use our Midwestern roots to deliver boutique recruiting and leadership consulting services to clients on a national scale.

True to those roots, we believe that you have to have a solid foundation before you can build anything of substance, and that’s as true for organizations as it is for buildings.

How we do it

Our mission is to help our clients “fill the gaps” that keep them from realizing their organization’s full potential, both in the short term and down the road.

Common gaps:

  • Knowing what it takes to win
  • Alignment – are we all working off of the same definition?
  • How to execute
  • Succession plans
  • Who should we be hiring? (Talent Strategy)
  • Finding the right people

We believe that the best way to serve our clients isn’t by just patching the holes–it’s by making sure that their vehicle is ready for the journey, that it can navigate the inevitable potholes along the way, and that everyone on board knows where they’re going and is ready to make it one amazing trip.

 Our Team

Who we serve

Lots of companies will tell you that their clients are the best, but we think we have proof that ours really are.

What makes our clients so special?

Our clients believe that there is no strategy without a strong culture, and they believe that investing in their people is key to a successful business.  Whether their primary focus is increasing market share, or creating a completely new product category, they know that the secret to to serving their customers is in hiring the right team. They’re companies that are willing to invest in their success.

This makes them incredible organizations to work with, AND to work for.

What Our Clients Have to Say..

3 years ago we were having an organizational identity crisis. We didn’t know who we were as an organization and we certainly couldn’t articulate what our mission was. And that lack of clarity was making it hard to find the right staff. Both sides of our business were suffering as a result.

Sagency helped us get crystal clear on who we are, why we exist, and what it takes to win as an organization–and as a member of our team. It’s been a game changer. We’ve assembled a phenomenal team that share our values, our customers are happier than ever, and as a result, our organization is continuing to exceed my wildest dreams with our growth.  

-Ryan Such, President of Out Front Power Equipment

Sagency was able to show our organization a very compassionate and respectful way of recruiting our most important asset, our employees. In the process, Family HealthCare became more assertive in the recruitment process. The system is designed to decrease the cost of turnover and the cost of unsuccessful recruitment.… Sagency is invested in the success of organizations and in building capacity.

– Patricia Patron, former CEO of Family HealthCare

Sagency is a torch bearing guide through the complex maze of hiring and strategy.  Our organization would in no way be where it is without the guidance of the Sagency crew. The amount of money this group has saved us is mind boggling.  Hiring is tough!  Hiring the wrong fit for a job is terrifying!  I’m so thankful to have had the chance to work with Mike and his team and would recommend them to any company looking at growing or wanting to do well in life.

-Than Baardson, Director at Unseen Ministries

Sagency has an approach like nobody else in the business. They look beyond the resume and the job description and connect organizations with people who are motivated by the same things.They give clarity to both parties what it looks like for people and positions to “WIN”, which create lasting employment relationships. We’ve partnered with them on a number of hires and have a great success rate. I myself am a product of one of their placements, so I know from a number of perspectives how well their process works!

-Matt Langemo, Customer Relations Manager at All-Terrain Grounds Maintenance