About Us

CE Hagarty and CareerTraction specialize in executive search, board development, and staff recruiting for companies in the Fire, Security and Automation industries.

Our skills and expertise reside in sourcing and evaluating people who may be difficult to identify or attract, and the way we operate is oriented toward finding high potential candidates possessing formal qualifications and expertise that are readily transferable, thus enabling them to quickly fit into an organization and immediately begin adding value for the company.

CE Hagarty was first established by Carl Hagarty in 2003 focusing on confidential executive search. CareerTraction followed in 2009 quickly becoming the leading single-source solution for an even wider range of people and positions. Clients include manufacturers, distributors, and companies of all sizes directly serving end-users in every market.

Carl Hagarty

Carl Hagarty previously served as Vice President with ADT and Honeywell, then going on to oversee the growth of an early-stage recruiting services company. Today, Carl brings that unique combination of industry experience and recruiting expertise together to help businesses build thriving high-performance leadership teams. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Carl resides outside of Boston and is the proud father of four adult children.

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