Executive Search Service

Find the Executives Your Organization Needs

Are you seeking exceptional leadership to drive your business forward?

When it comes to finding the right executive talent to lead your organization, partnering with an expert like GTM can offer a multitude of benefits that go beyond traditional recruitment methods. We’ll help you find top-tier executive talent that aligns seamlessly with your company’s vision, culture, and strategic goals.

What is Executive Search?

Executive Search is a specialized recruitment service designed to identify, attract, and hire senior-level executives, C-suite professionals, and key leadership positions within an organization. It goes beyond traditional recruitment by focusing on individuals with the experience, expertise, and vision necessary to steer your company towards success.

Why Should a Business Use an Executive Search Service?

Here are some reasons why an organization may consider using a specialized executive search partner:

Objective Assessment

An external executive search brings an objective perspective to the hiring process. They can assess candidates based on merit, skills, and cultural fit without the biases that internal teams may inadvertently introduce.

Access to Passive Candidates

The most talented executives are often not actively seeking new opportunities. An executive recruitment service can identify and attract passive candidates who might be the perfect fit for your organization.

Time Efficiency

Conducting an executive search can be time-consuming. A third-party can streamline the process, saving your internal team valuable time and resources, allowing you to focus on other critical business priorities.


Executive searches often involve sensitive information and potential changes in leadership. Outsourcing the search ensures that sensitive information remains confidential and secure.

Expertise in Assessment

An executive recruitment service partner is skilled in assessing candidates’ qualifications, including their leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, and potential for long-term success in your organization. This expertise minimizes the risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

Market Insights

An executive recruitment partner stays up-to-date with market trends, compensation packages, and industry benchmarks. They can provide valuable insights that help you make competitive offers to attract top talent.

Reduced Risk

Making the wrong executive hire can be costly in terms of time, resources, and organizational disruption. A third-party executive search employs rigorous vetting processes, reducing the risk of a misalignment between the candidate and your organization.

GTM’s Retained Search Model

When you use GTM for your executive search, we’ll employ a retained search model, which means:

  • You pay an up-front fee to retain your recruiter on an exclusive basis – a percentage of first-year salary or flat fee based on your industry and the position
  • We’re focused on you – your recruiter is an extension of your business
  • You’ll get an in-depth consultative approach where you work with your recruiter to define the hiring process
  • Candidates are thoroughly vetted
  • Your executive recruiter will explore every possible source of quality candidates, which can include approaches to passive candidates
  • You get a discount if we recruit for multiple positions

Contingent Search Model

Other companies offer a contingent search model for their executive recruitment service. Contingent search services only require compensation when a candidate is successfully hired, and some firms will offer a limited replacement guarantee.

But there are many drawbacks to using a contingent search model, including:

Limited Candidate Quality

Recruiters in contingent models may prioritize quantity over quality, focusing on filling positions quickly to secure their fees.

Lack of Exclusivity

In contingent recruiting, multiple agencies may be engaged to fill the same job opening simultaneously. This can create competition among recruiters, potentially resulting in confusion for both clients and candidates.

Time Pressure

The pressure to fill positions quickly in a contingent model can lead to rushed decision-making, potentially resulting in suboptimal hiring choices.

Focus on Low-Hanging Fruit

Contingent recruiters may prioritize easier-to-fill positions that have a higher likelihood of generating fees quickly, potentially neglecting harder-to-fill executive roles that require more specialized attention.

Risk of Ghosting

Since candidates in a contingent model may be working with multiple recruiters, they may be more prone to “ghosting” or disappearing during the recruitment process.

Benefits of GTM’s Executive Search Service

By partnering with GTM, you gain access to a wealth of expertise, industry connections, and resources dedicated to finding the exceptional leaders your organization needs to thrive. We take pride in helping companies find leaders who will drive innovation, foster growth, and guide you towards unparalleled success.

Our executive search service offers many benefits:

  • We’ve recruited in all 50 states and in every industry
  • We work with a wide variety of businesses, from startups to enterprise clients
  • We can work with different corporate structures and customize a plan that’s right for your organization
  • We’re local and can meet face-to-face
  • You’ll get better value for your money
  • If you’re already a GTM HR consulting client, we can gain valuable insights about your business from your HR consultant

Your company’s vision deserves nothing less than exceptional leadership, and that’s precisely what we deliver.

Ready to take your organization to the next level? Contact us today to discover how GTM can be your strategic partner in securing top-tier executive talent.

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