About Us

Barndog Staffing is a boutique staffing agency that provides top talent acquisition consulting and recruitment services to premier clients and talent within the Advertising, Marketing, and Creative Technology industries.


There are a lot of ideas about what recruiters do, how they work, and who they’re in this business for.  For us, the answers are simple.  We pair great people with great companies.  We work diligently and with transparency, for both our clients and our candidates.  We are in this business for you.  

Our team is passionate. We take the time to get to know every candidate we represent, because it’s important for us to develop relationships that span positions, years, and careers. No fee can beat the feeling of placing a candidate we believe in with a company we trust.

Through experience and expertise, heart and hustle, and honesty and integrity, we provide exceptional service to both our candidates and clients. We start by listening. We persevere by caring. We finish by delivering.

About Dave

Our founder, Dave Barner, has over 15 years of experience and expertise in recruiting solely for Advertising, Marketing, PR and Communications.

A Buffalo, NY native and an avid member of Bills Mafia, Dave moved to NYC to launch his career in recruiting after graduating with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from SUNY Geneseo. After just three years, Dave co-founded a recruiting agency and helped build the business from its inception into a highly profitable agency with multimillion dollar billings and almost a dozen employees.

After five years there and a six-month vacation in Mexico, it was time to grow again: Dave became the sole founder of Barndog Staffing and works with a small, specialized, in-house team to provide exceptional service to both candidates and clients.

He believes his success has always—and will always—be achieved by caring about his employees, clients, and candidates equally, and by working tirelessly every day to build a brand known for putting the interests of others before its own.

Barndog Gives Back

Barndog Staffing is a proud sponsor of South Bronx United, a nonprofit development organization for immigrant and first-generation youth that combines soccer with mentoring, academic enrichment, college prep, and immigration legal services.

To find out how you can get involved or to make a donation, contact us or click here.

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Our focus is our client's vision and our candidate’s needs.  Let us know how we can help shape your future.

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