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The Good Search

Krista Bradford CEO of the Good Search retained executive search firm for technology recruiting by photographer Joe Buglewicz WSJ

Founded by Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Krista Bradford, we take an investigative approach to executive recruitment. Our proprietary technology — powered by generative AI — speeds results to get you game-changing hires as soon as possible. On average, we present the candidate who is ultimately hired within 10 business days. We focus on execution to give you the most accomplished executives the market has to offer.

Executive Recruiting Newbie?

If you are a new executive recruiting buyer, “The Definitive Guide to Executive Recruiting Firms and Pricing” details virtually everything you need to know about the executive recruitment process and pricing. Learn what kind of investment you can expect to make when you retain an executive headhunting firm.

Contingency or Retained?

Before you engage an executive headhunter, you must first decide what kind of search firm is right for you: contingency or retained? For C-level roles and senior leadership openings with base salaries that top $300 thousand, there is but one kind of search firm that specializes in senior executive engagements.

List of Top Retained Executive Headhunters?

If you’re seeking a shortlist of top executive headhunters, you may want to check out our investigation into the leading lists of top executive recruiting companies on the Internet. We detail why you should be wary of most top retained recruitment firm lists and why building your own shortlist of preferred retained search partners is ideal.

Representative Clients

Fortune 100 technology companies, private equity portfolio companies, top-tier venture capital startups, and nonprofit organizations come to The Good Search for competitive advantage. Our investigative approach to headhunting uncovers transformative leaders others miss.

We build executive teams that make a difference in the not-for-profit world. Increasingly, top-performing technologists want to do work aimed at making a difference in the world. We also serve growth-stage and venture-backed companies, and private equity turnarounds.

When game-changing CTOs and Heads of Engineering are hard to find and even harder to recruit, our investigative approach outperforms traditional headhunting firms. Like the clients we serve, we leverage generative AI in the work that we do to maximize results.

Technology Industry Expertise

Moreover, our technology industry expertise enables us to recruit executives across multiple industry sectors including Financial Services, Travel & Hospitality, and Healthcare & Life Sciences. Consequently, we recruit executives for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies developing live-saving devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Diversity Recruiting Expertise

Our investigative approach to headhunting is ideally suited for diversity recruiting and succession bench recruiting. We help Fortune 500 and employers of choice boost diversity at the senior executive level.

Smart Search. Genius Partner.

Photo of Lisa Geller, Geller Consulting Group

I have worked with dozens of talent acquisition and executive search professionals over the years and Krista is head and shoulders above the crowd.

Lisa Geller

Geller Consulting Group

Krista and her team were able to connect us with a list of highly relevant and appropriately qualified candidates for challenging technical leadership roles.

Scott Clements

CEO. OneSpan

National Headhunters

The Good Search headhunters recruit top-performing executives for companies with offices in the United States. We conduct retained executive recruiting for senior leadership positions in the technology industry

Additionally, we are experts in recruiting senior technologists: Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief AI Officers (CAIOs), Chief Data Officers (CDOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), and Chief Digital Officers. Additionally, we recruit Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Heads of Engineering, Heads of Data Science, and Heads of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML).

The Good Search recruits board and senior-level executives for venture capital-backed startups, private equity portfolio companies, and the most powerful and successful technology companies in the world.

Got Search? Let’s Talk.

Schedule a conversation. We understand we’re not the right firm for every executive search every time but we make it a practice to listen and to try to help, regardless.