Who we are

SearchPath Talent Innovation

Your best ally in the “War for Talent.”

At the SearchPath - Talent Innovation Group, we know that delivering mission-critical capabilities for national defense requires a diverse group of talented professionals working collaboratively to develop and field cutting-edge solutions for our nation's warfighters.
We forge life-long relationships with our clients and candidates, ensuring we are always on the frontlines of "The War for Talent," working with you as an entrusted partner and counselor.


We know that every company and candidate is unique and that every hiring decision requires the proper fit of skills and personality. Understanding the challenges of our clients and the career aspirations of our candidates is our passion. Therefore, we strive to ask the right questions at the right time to understand the problem and deliver ideal win-win solutions for both sides.


With over twenty years of experience in the defense industry, we understand the unique challenges of hiring, retaining, and developing skilled national security professionals. We combine the science of industry-leading search tools with the art of good old-fashioned personal conversation to help you supply the products and services necessary to fight and win our nation's wars.

Mission Orientated

We know that our nation's warfighters are counting on you to deliver the innovative capabilities of tomorrow. That is why you can count on us to identify high-quality candidates quickly to fill your mission-critical roles.


We believe that innovation is only attainable when people of diverse skills, backgrounds, and experiences combine with the creative freedom necessary to question what is possible and do the unthinkable.
At the Talent Innovation group, we strive to move beyond the job order or the resume to uncover the "Why?" and the driving purpose behind a company or individual to reveal the right synergies necessary to forge long-lasting, high-performing teams.


  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Defense
  • Information Technology
  • Space

Technology Areas

Our team has practical experience building diverse cross-functional teams to support:

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Autonomy and Manned-Unmanned Teaming
  • Management Consulting
  • C4ISR Applications and Battle Management
  • Cyber
  • Data Science
  • Joint All Domain Operations

Troy Shideler


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