Raleigh-Durham Executive Search
The Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle is a region of technological innovation in North Carolina, anchored by three major research universities: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University in Durham, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Carolina is home of the headquarters of 13 Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America, Lowe’s, and Duke Energy. It is also home of startups like RedHat and has major offices for technology giants like IBM and Microsoft. We know that the Raleigh-Durham area has a deep pool of high-achieving technology executives because we are Raleigh-Durham 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.
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Delivering Top Candidates in Raleigh-Durham
The Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle is the largest research park in the U.S. and houses hundreds of companies. In fact, Phreesia, a publicly traded New York technology firm, and Avaya Holdings Corp., a multinational information and technology company, have both relocated their company headquarters to the Raleigh-Durham area.
IBM became one of the first residents of Research Triangle Park in 1965 and remains there to this day. The analytics firm SAS is headquartered in the Research Triangle and employs more than 5,500 people at its headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
Bright Wolf, a Durham-based technology company specializing in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions, was recently acquired by the Fortune 100 technology company Cognizant. As a result of the acquisition, Bright Wolf now leads a new Cognizant IoT innovation lab. Similarly, Raleigh-Durham is the former headquarters of the software company Red Hat, which grew into a multibillion-dollar company before it was acquired by IBM in 2019.
Other tech companies include Allscripts, Cisco, Citrix, Epic Games, Google, Infosys, Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat. Today, the Research Triangle is also home to some of the biggest names in biotech and pharmaceuticals, including Argos Therapeutics and Merz’s North American Headquarters. In addition, Pfizer employs some 3,600 North Carolinians.
The Good Search knows the vast amount of technology and Life Science talent hidden in the Research Triangle. We are Raleigh-Durham 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?
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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.