One thing we really love at BWBacon?

Stories of hard work, perseverance and ultimately, triumph.

We love stories about ideas that weren’t given an ounce of credence until they had flocks of followers; stories born on a bar napkin that went on to change history; stories of those who find their passion in the simplistic beauty of a singular line of code. Our business is about your stories, stories of hard work, perseverance and triumph, the stories that are the fodder that only fuels us to forge ahead stronger and to do exactly what we do – exactly the way we do it.

You see, here at BWBacon, we look for ideas that matter, for leaders to orchestrate them and for the raw talent that will stop at nothing in bringing them to life. We partner the visionaries with the game changers, the history makers with the loyalists, and the extraordinary creatives with the unorthodox techs.

And how do we do this?

By combining equal parts conviction, good fortune and resolve. If you are looking for a technical recruiter who can identify with you, and whose reputation was proudly built one company, one person and one triumph at a time – you are looking for BWBacon.

The Team


Dave Bacon

An award-winning sales and management professional with over 25 years experience solving complex customer solutions, exceeding revenue goals, managing project teams and leading recruiting functions, Bacon has been a key player at major consultancy firms throughout his career. Dave founded BWBacon Group in November 2001. In his free time, you'll find him skiing and spending time with his family.


Leah Backes

With over 15 years of recruiting experience, Leah joins the leadership team as the Sr. Recruiting Manager/"Jack of all trades” aficionado at BWB. Leah’s prior experience includes being a Technical Recruiter/Resource Manager at a few IT staffing firms in the Denver area. Leah is a huge sports fan, and never misses a Broncos, Avs, Rockies, or CU Buff game.


Mindy Murphy

As part of the Leadership team at BWB, Mindy has her hands in everything from Business Development to managing key clients and leading Operations. She comes from a background in creative staffing and a passion for connecting people and building meaningful relationships. In her free time, you will find her in the mountains - hiking, biking & camping; or using her culinary degree supporting First Descents programs.


Marty Katz

Marty joins us as a Principal Recruiter and has over 20 years of highly successful recruiting and recruiting management experience in both corporate and consulting environments. He has been a major contributor in the building of several large consulting companies from the ground up.


Rachael Pennington

Rachael Pennington is a Senior Account Manager on the BWB team. She comes from a background of software engineering and digital health recruitment in the San Francisco Bay Area,  Silicon Valley and the Denver Metro, where she resides now. She loves helping others and has a passion for helping scaling organizations grow their teams with top tier talent.  In her spare time, you can find her outside participating in some sort of activity or sport, cooking, playing with her pup or traveling to somewhere she has never been before!


Bailey Crumpton

A Colorado local and organizational enthusiast, Bailey is BWB's Brand & Content Manager. Driven by the amazing BWB community, she aims to increase the team's efficiency and joy, as well as manage our internal operations, website, blog content, events, digital tech resources, and anything else that's not recruiting. On the weekends you can find her baking, in the mountains hiking or skiing, or planning her next adventure.

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Michael Bates

As BWB’s COO, Mike is an accomplished, dynamic, and results-driven staffing leader who combines strategic vision, operational excellence, and a passion for connecting people.  With 20 years of industry experience, Mike has successfully led and transformed staffing functions for large and small organizations and has supported diverse industries across multiple markets and varying disciplines.  In his spare time, you can catch Mike on the tennis court, taking in some live music, traveling, cooking, or watching his beloved University of Maryland Terrapins on the hardwood.

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