Executive Search, Reimagined.

The Good Search is not a traditional retained executive search firm, by design. Founded by an award-winning investigative data journalist, we search smarter and give you more: candidates you never dreamed existed, pricing you can trust, and all the candidate research. In doing so, we outperform traditional executive search firms. That is why The Good Search recruits board and senior executive talent for some of the most powerful and successful technology companies in the world. 

Smart Search. Genius Partner.


Candidates You Never Dreamed Existed

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

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?

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Passive Candidates


Years in Business

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.

One of the Leading NYC Executive Search Firms

Based in Westport, Connecticut, The Good Search serves companies in the greater New York City area and beyond. We are technology headhunters for New York Metropolitan Area companies in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We are Boston headhunters for companies in Boston, Massachusetts, and the greater New England area. We are national executive headhunters serving technology and media companies across the U.S.

Westport, CT

Boston, MA

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