We conduct global searches
Exclusive to Fashion
From startups to Fortune 500s
we place senior level positions
Identifying top talent is the easy part. Every recruiter should be able to do this. Finding a proper fit requires discernment and skill; a blend of art and science.
Focus on Fit
We deliver top performing talent, qualified for cultural fit, whose experience and skill set aligns with your strategic goals.
Innovative search process. A blend of art and science. We create and execute customized search plans, tailored to each of our client’s unique needs; including culture, size, specific requirements, and circumstances.
Our expertise in industry needs, challenges, trends, and leaders allows us to understand the implications of our clients and search positions.
"Seek to escape blandness and mediocrity."
Dione Bledsoe founded The Fit in 2009 with a desire to leverage her fashion industry background to help businesses solve a problem, finding a great fit. Knowing that a successful placement is about more than matching a resume to a job description Dione built the firm by developing authentic relationships and practicing a holistic approach to full-cycle recruitment, acknowledging the invaluable chemistry between candidate and company. She now manages a team who reflect the values of The Fit. Authenticity, exceptional service and the pursuit of excellence.
Prior to her search career, she spent 7 years as an agency booker in the fashion modeling industry, booking and placing some of the world’s most recognizable faces and highest paid models, both in the US and globally. She was then recruited by Management Recruiters International, one of the world’s largest search firms, where she led the Apparel and Footwear practice. Active in her community, she served as Fund Development Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Portland. In 2011 and 2012 she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Dione is also a member of Fashion Group International, Two Ten Footwear Foundation, Women in the Footwear Industry (WIFI), Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Athletic Outdoor Young Professionals (AOYP).
Ms. Bledsoe is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Communications. She currently resides in Portland, OR with her beloved Yorkshire terrier, Rooney.