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+1 (203) 539-0847



Westport, Connecticut, 06880

As America’s retained executive search firm specializing in technology, The Good Search is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut in Fairfield County. We are based in the Greater New York City Area, an hour and fifteen minutes outside of Manhattan by train. To draw a map for you, Westport, CT is also in the tri-state area of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Moreover, Connecticut is also the southernmost state in New England, which also includes Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

For Employers

If you are an employer with a senior executive position you need to fill, you can reach us by phone or email or simply schedule a time for us to talk. Founded by an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, The Good Search believes you deserve a next-generation retained search firm that gives you more. Candidates you never dreamed existed. Pricing you can trust. All the candidate research. Our investigative approach is our secret sauce.

Friends of the Firm

If you have a possible retained executive search need, reach out. We make it a practice to listen and to try to help, and we enjoy cultivating friends of the firm.

Address: 4 Valley Rd, Westport, CT, 06880
Phone: +1 (203) 539-0847
Business Hours: 9 am-5 pm M-F

Frequently Asked Questions

How senior are the positions?

The Good Search focuses on board and senior executive recruitment. We focus on roles at the Senior Vice President and C-Level roles: CTO, CIO, CISO, and other CXO openings. Of course, leveling varies at companies, so the positions sometimes are Vice President level when roles report to the Chief Executive Officer or are important enough to warrant a retained executive search.

Investigative executive recruiting reaches beyond traditional recruiting resources. Moreover, it develops competitive intelligence that makes executive search smarter. Traditional retained search claims that they know all the best candidates simply are not true. Dunbar’s number suggests there is a cognitive limit to the number of people one can know. Research is the execution engine of executive recruiting. Build a better engine and you’ve just built the ultimate recruiting machine.

How long does a search take?

On average, The Good Search presents the candidate who is ultimately hired within the first month. Amazon took just two weeks to hire one of our C-level executives for a high-profile startup in Health Tech. Employers that speed time-to-hire are clear about the role’s requirements, realistic about the compensation they can afford, and move to offer without hesitation.

What is your search specialty?

The Good Search specializes in recruiting executives for top technology companies. We have done it for the past two decades. So, we’re incredibly connected in all the right places. Representative clients include Amazon, Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Uber. We also serve companies in other industries that harness the power of technology: biotechnology, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, management consulting, pharmaceuticals, and travel & hospitality.

For Candidates

If you are a senior executive, entrepreneur, or technology leader and you’d like to get on our radar to be considered for opportunities, our For Candidates page offers you a way for you to do that. Simply share your career preferences and that gets you into our database. We’ll reach out the moment we have a search to discuss. In the interim, check out our career advice blog.

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