When looking at the best retained executive search firms, there are a variety of factors to consider. For example, do you want a firm with specific industry expertise? Do you want to work with a boutique firm or one of the large firms with offices around the country? Additionally, looking at rankings will provide you with a shortlist of firms to consider.
New York-based technology company C-Suite CV Secure recently released their list of Top 99 Retained Executive Search Firms in America for 2021. “In the United States, there are over 1,200 organizations that provide Executive Search services but only fewer than 140 firms that offer true Retained Executive Search.”
According to the press release, firms were evaluated on a variety of factors with confidentiality being the most important determinant. Over the course of nine months, feedback was obtained from multiple sources, and research was conducted into the search process of each firm.
“Retained Executive Search takes a consultative approach like management consulting in hiring senior executives, typically Board positions, C-Suite, and other critical leadership positions. The search methodology systematically identifies all relevant candidates including passive and hard-to-reach ones.
They harness the power of their closely guarded network and research team to reach high-quality candidates otherwise not accessible to normal recruiters. This form of search is ideal when you need the most qualified person and not just a qualified person.”
We are humbled and honored to see Sheer Velocity at number 32 on the list, the highest of any firm in the Mountain region of the United States. A boutique retained search agency with specialties across nine practice areas:
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Industrial and Manufacturing
- Information Technology, Media, and Telecom
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Consumer Goods
- Professional Services
We focus on executive and high-potential placements for your organization, whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a smaller privately held business and everything in between. And we recognize talent drives success and as your executive recruitment firm, we will partner with you to identify, attract and retain exceptional talent who will boost your growth – and profits.
If you’d like to learn more about us or have a question, let us know, and one of our retained search consultants will respond accordingly.