Top Executive Search Firms in NYC
In the interest of objectivity and putting a little good karma out there, below is the listing of executive search firms in NYC that includes our competitors. We understand that we’re not the right search firm for every search every time. No search firm is. That is why it makes sense to develop a short list of search firms for your company.
But as you do your research, you need to be careful. Some top search firm lists are not what they seem. At least one is a fake website created by one of the search firms in the top list to drive traffic to its corporate website. That “dirty data” appears to have fooled at least one of the more established “best of” lists to include that little-know trickster search firm in its Best Executive Recruiting Firms list.
HOW TO FIND A TOP EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM LIST YOU CAN TRUST
Consider the source. If there is no source listed on the website, beware. If there is a source, weigh the potential bias. Everyone has a point of view. We happen to be a retained executive search firm, one that is positioned as a new, improved alternative to traditional executive search practices. As a result, we frequently get asked, “What are the top executive search firms in NYC in the retained search firm industry?”
It is a common question we get asked by chief executive officers, board members, and venture capitalists, and any other senior executive who has a critical executive opening to fill. Since we advocate for better executive search and recruiting practices and make our feelings known (on this blog and elsewhere), we frequently get asked to share our insights on the best-retained search firms in the Greater New York City area.
If you happen to be in the Greater New York City area, the list below should help give you a good start. These firms conduct senior executive search in the tristate region of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York and the Northeast. While everyone has their favorites, these executive search firms have solid histories of providing searches in the NYC area.
BEWARE OF BOGUS “BEST OF THE BEST” LISTS
If you have “googled” top executive search firms, chances are you’ve noticed a website claiming to use objective criteria to select the top 20 search firms in the business. However, if you poke around the website a bit, you’ll notice the website does not state who is behind the website. It doesn’t provide any company name, address, or phone number. Pretty sketchy, right?
As it happens, one of the firms listed as one of the top 20 executive search firms created the bogus site. Over the past several years, that firm has given itself increasingly higher rankings within the concocted Top 20. How do we know this? Several years ago, we came across a search engine marketing firm that listed the bogus “micro-site” in its work portfolio. That marketing company stated that it created the micro-site to drive traffic to the search firm’s corporate site. In other words, a search firm hired the marketing firm to create a fake best-of website and then named itself among the Top 20 search firms in the business.
We don’t take issue with any search firm that asserts it is one of the best in the business. We count ourselves among the best search firms in the Greater New York City area and among the top technology search firms nationwide focused on data science, analytics, artificial intelligence, and computer biomedicine.
However, we do take issue with a search firm that asserts it is one of the best in a deceitful way — a search firm that created a fake top 20 executive search firm list to fool people into thinking it is one of the best when the deceptive practice. If you’re still trying to figure out what firm was behind the bogus website site, you will not find that search firm listed below. We believe the deceptive practice is disqualifying.
The Best of the Best NYC Search Firms
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For more information, check out our post on how to build your own list of top executive search firms.