The Good Search

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The Good Search is a NYC area technology executive search firm that gives you more. Candidates you never dreamed existed. Pricing you can trust. All the candidate research. In doing so, we consistently outperform traditional executive recruiting firms.

Founded by an award-winning investigative television journalist and staffed by investigative recruiters, The Good Search recruits board and senior executive talent for some of the most powerful and successful companies in the world.

What Is The Good Search?

Our Goodness Ethos

Without a doubt, The Good Search is a boutique executive search firm with some pretty big ideas. We’ve built a next-generation retained search model. We’ve powered it with actionable intelligence. We’ve made search smarter.  By eliminating many of the things that get in the way of great talent and great companies finding one another, we optimize careers and corporate workforces.  By speeding time-to-hire, we even have a shot at reducing the rate of unemployment — actually taking some of that pain away — as we make executives and companies more successful.

We show up every day committed to transforming recruiting as we know it.  Our reason is pretty simple. Transform executive recruiting and you change the world.

— Krista Bradford, CEO, The Good Search

A Closer Look

Our Story

Not Your Average Retained Search Firm

If executive search firms have left you frustrated and disappointed; if traditional recruiting methods have failed to deliver the candidate you required; if you have the growing sense that there has to be a better way, we should talk.  Like you, The Good Search is not satisfied with the recruiting status quo.  Not by a long shot.

Our Story

Executive Search Rebooted

On average, 40% of retained executive searches fail to complete. Clearly, there is a better way. We founded The Good Search to make search smarter and to change the game.

The Good Search Story

Candidates You Never Dreamed Existed

We deliver top talent others miss by reaching far beyond the standard search firm networks. We tap highly placed sources and little-known databases. We harness the power of data and investigative research to make search smarter.

Pricing You Can Trust

Our simple flat fee banishes conflicts of interest. Pricing based on a percentage of candidate compensation rewards search firms that inflate the salaries of executives they place. You shouldn’t have to wonder about a search firm’s loyalty.

All the Research

The Good Search gives you more. We hand over all the candidate research — something traditional search firms never do.  Information is power. You can use it to make additional hires at no additional cost. Why settle for less?

Our Secret Sauce: We Have Ways

Founded by former award-winning investigative television journalist Krista Bradford, The Good Search offers unprecedented access to rockstar executives. That’s because we have ways.

We reach far beyond traditional search firm resources. We leverage highly placed sources. We use proprietary methods that are not in the average search firm’s playbook. Ultimately, top executives tell us they don’t return any other headhunter’s call but ours.

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Years in Business


Target Companies

Passive Candidates

Our References


The Good Search is a search firm with street cred. We’ve earned it.

We are executive headhunters and tech recruiters who have conducted more than 500 executive search engagements in advertising, digital media, software, and the Internet. We have boosted senior-executive diversity. We have built CEO succession benches. We have done all that and more as executive recruiters for the some most powerful and successful technology companies in the world.

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Get to Know Us: Watch Our Video

Take minute (1 min 28 seconds to be exact), grab a cup of joe, and check out our latest video. It should give you a good sense of who we are. Besides, the music’s not half bad.

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Pricing You Can Trust

Succession Bench

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  • Conduct confidential search

  • Benchmark senior leadership

  • Replace problem incumbent

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Diversity Recruiting

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  • Boost executive diversity

  • Conduct talent mapping

  • Build diversity talent pool

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Greater NYC Area Technology Executive Search Firm

Based in Westport, Connecticut, The Good Search serves companies in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and  Connecticut; in Boston, Massachusetts and the Greater New England Area; and across the U.S.

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Getting started is easy.  Simply schedule a call. We understand we’re not the right executive search firm for every search every time. No search firm is. Either way, we listen and do what we can to help. We make it a practice to cultivate friends of the firm.


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