Boston Executive Search
Boston is a hub of technical innovation and executive talent. With a rich history as a leading technology hub along the Route 128 corridor, Boston is home to major names in technology like iRobot, Hubspot, and Akamai Technologies. Boston is quickly becoming a global leader in both robotics and life sciences technology. We know how to find leading technology executives in Boston because we are Boston Headhunters.
The Good Search is a leading technology executive search firm with decades of experience recruiting exceptional senior executives in Boston and beyond. Founded by an award-winning investigative TV journalist, our investigative research expertise allows us to find top talent others miss. That’s why our clients trust us to deliver executive talent they never dreamed existed. We serve a variety of companies, ranging from venture capital-backed startups to private equity portfolio companies to the Fortune 500.
If you have an important board or C-level executive opening to fill, you’ve come to the right place.
Functions We Recruit
Delivering Top Candidates in Boston
Boston’s importance as a leading center of technology and innovation is growing. Case in point: Amazon is expanding its Boston footprint. It plans to create 3,000 corporate and technology jobs over the next few years. Those new hires will work on Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Robotics, and Amazon Pharmacy, which includes PillPack — a Manchester, New Hampshire acquisition.
Amazon’s extensive investment in Boston is due, in part, to the area’s rich innovation and talent ecosystem. Boston is home to world-renowned universities and colleges educating engineering and business talent. Large Boston technology companies grow that talent. And top-tier venture capital firms invest in developing the next great thing. Boston’s top VCs include Spark Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Bain Capital, Polaris Partners, NextView Ventures, Charles River Ventures (CRV), and MassVentures.
History of Boston Tech
In fact, Boston’s rich history as a leading technology hub along the Route 128 corridor pre-dates the rise of Silicon Valley. While Bell Labs may have invented the first transistor in 1949, it took the Cambridge-based Raytheon to manufacture it successfully at scale. Then along came Digital Equipment Corp., Wang Labs, Honeywell, EMC, and MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Today, the U.S. Department of Defense-funded lab researches and develops advanced technologies to meet critical national security needs. In addition, Boston has made a name for itself in robotics with the Bedford, Massachusetts company iRobot, maker of the robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba. Boston Dynamics’ advancements in robotics are legendary. The Waltham, Massachusetts company’s work was recently featured in the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes.
Boston is also a Life Sciences hub. Research conducted by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard focuses on genomics, biology, and treatment of human disease. This research feeds new innovation powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. This is, in part, why Greater Boston is home to almost 1,000 biotechnology companies, ranging from small start-ups to billion-dollar pharmaceutical companies. Biogen, a leader in neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on viral infections, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, are two examples of innovative Life Science companies with roots in Boston.
Our Connection with Boston
Our founder Krista Bradford also has roots in Boston, having lived on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay when she was an investigative reporter and TV news anchor at WCVB-TV. (She also studied at Harvard.) Krista’s innovation is applying a data-driven investigative approach to recruiting to outperform traditional retained search firms.
The Good Search knows Boston. We recently helped recruit the CTO and CISO to the high-profile healthcare startup Haven that was backed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. In other words, we have a track record of success helping Boston-born companies and technologies thrive.
We are Boston headhunters founded on the simple principle of making executive search better for everyone. That’s why we have flat-fee pricing and give you all of our candidate research. Why settle for less?