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The Good Search

The Good Search is not a traditional retained executive search firm by design. Our investigative approach makes search smarter and gives you more. Dream candidates. Pricing you can trust. All the research. Because we search differently, our clients are counted among the most powerful and successful companies in the world.

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Founded by Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Krista Bradford, our investigative approach is light-years beyond that of traditional retained executive firms.

We focus on execution to give you the most accomplished executives the market has to offer for game-changing hires. The Good Search is counted among the best technology executive search firms in North America.

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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

Gain the Competitive Advantage

Fortune 100 technology companies, private equity portfolio companies, and top-tier venture capital startups come to The Good Search for competitive advantage. Our investigative approach uncovers transformative leaders others miss. We build executive teams for growth-stage and venture-backed companies as well as for private equity turnarounds. When game-changing leaders are hard to find and even harder to recruit, our investigative approach outperforms traditional search firms.

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Technology Executive Search Clients

The Good Search is counted among the top technology executive search firms in the nation. Our clients include some of the most powerful and successful Internet services, software, hardware, and e-commerce companies in the world.

Our list of technology executive search firm clients resembles a who’s who in high tech. Yet because we specialize in technology, we also serve companies in other industries as they harness the power of the latest innovation.

In addition, we are a specialty search firm that builds senior executive teams for growth-stage and venture-backed companies. We deliver board and senior-level leadership talent wherever business intersects with technology. So if you have an important board or C-level executive opening to fill, you’ve come to the right place.

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

Points of Difference

Dream Candidates

We give you candidates you never dreamed existed. Our expert investigative recruiters uncover top-performing candidates others miss. We investigate target companies, identify the teams with ideal candidates, uncover reporting relationships, and map talent to ensure we do not miss your next hire.

Flat Fees

We give you pricing you can trust. Our flat fees banish the conflicts of interest of percentage-based pricing. Tying fees to candidate compensation rewards headhunters who inflate the salaries of executives they place. You shouldn’t have to wonder about a retained search firm’s loyalty.

All the Research

We give you all the candidate research. In fact, we are proud to show you our work. You should never have to wonder what a retained firm is doing for all your money. Better yet, you can use the research to audit our performance and make additional hires at no additional cost. Why settle for less?

The Good Search is a retained executive search firm that 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.

New to Executive Recruiting?

If you are a new executive recruiting buyer, we can help bring you up to speed. We answer the question every executive search buyer has, “What does an executive search cost?” and share tips on how to save on search fees.

Contingency or Retained?

If you have an important senior executive opening to fill, you must decide what kind of search firm to use. Contingency and retained search firms could not be more different. Hint: there is no such thing as an executive search firm that’s free.

A List of Top Search Firms?

Executive search buyers often struggle to find a shortlist of top executive headhunters. There are lots of lists on the Internet. We detail the many reasons why you should be wary of online top executive search firm lists and how to build your own.

Technology Executive Search Firm

The Good Search’s technology headhunters recruit top-performing executives for companies with offices in the United States. While we regularly recruit candidates in Canada and have tackled assignments that have taken us into virtually every country around the world, we primarily are focused on the U.S. We conduct retained executive searches for most senior leadership positions including the Chief Executive Officer and the C-level executives who report directly to the CEO.

We also recruit Chief Operating, Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Revenue Officers, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief Product Officers, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), and Chief Architects. Additionally, we recruit Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Heads of Engineering. We also deliver Chief Data Officers and Heads of Data Science as well as Chief AI Officers and Heads of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML).

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 are a technology executive search firm that recruits executives for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies developing live-saving devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Diversity Recruiting Expertise

In addition to our executive search offering, we also offer services in diversity recruiting and succession bench recruiting. We have deep experience helping global companies boost diversity at the senior executive level. We know what works.

Want to explore ways to work together?

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.