Who We Are


We are technology headhunters. Our clients include leading venture-capital back technology startups, private equity-backed tech turnarounds, and tech companies that dominate the Fortune 500. We also serve corporations that are harnessing technology to power their enterprise. They come to us for smarter search. Our engagements are data-driven, packed with actionable intelligence. So if you are looking for a traditional retained executive search firm, walk on by.

We are headhunters who have listened to executive search buyers. From that, we innovated the Next-Generation of Executive Search. You’re the reason why we are counted among the top technology executive search firms in the industry. You told us exactly what you wanted, and we built it.

As a leading boutique retained search firm, The Good Search never wants to resemble a traditional retained search firm. We don’t believe in reinventing the wheel. Our clients would never want us to be the same-old-same-old, either. We believe you deserve — we all deserve — a more evolved retained search experience.

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Next Generation Executive Search

Next-Gen Executive Search makes us one of the top technology executive search firms in the industry. Next-Gen Search eliminates many of the things executive search buyers find annoying and not-quite-right about traditional retained executive search. We’ve banished percentage-based fees and their inherent conflicts of interest. We’ve done away with the retained search firm black box that leaves clients wondering what a search firm is doing for all that money. And we’ve eliminated inexact research.

We have sprinkled in features executive search buyers have longed for: Smarter search, flat-fee pricing you can trust, and unprecedented transparency. We even hand over all the candidate research, which traditional retained search firms never do. You can use this research to make additional hires at no additional cost and to audit a search firm’s work. Sharing candidate research builds trust, informs strategy, and makes for a more effective partnership.

In other words, we are a retained search partner committed to giving you more because that is what we do. These are just a few of the reasons we are considered one of the top technology executive search firms in the business.


We’re One of the Top Technology Executive Search Firms for a Reason



Candidate You Never Dreamed Existed

The Good Search delivers candidates you never dreamed existed because we search smarter. Actionable intelligence powers each of our executive search engagements. We tap highly-placed sources and little-known databases, reaching far beyond the standard retained search firm networks to access the best and brightest technologists and luminaries. We use computer-assisted research, data analytics, and investigative research to innovate next-generation executive search methodology. That’s how The Good Search consistently delivers best-of-the-best talent others miss. That’s what’s made us one of the top technology executive search firms in the business.

Pricing You Can Trust

Our flat-fees eliminate conflicts of interest found in percentage-based retainers. Though an industry standard, search firm pricing tied to a percentage of salary creates a conflict of interest. Percentage-based fees reward consultants that inflate the compensation of the candidates that are hired. You shouldn’t have to wonder where a search firm’s loyalties lie. Moreover, percentage retainers make it impossible to know exactly what a search will cost. That is why we work by simple flat fee based on the difficulty and requirements of each search engagement.  Unlike standard percentage fees, our pricing is tied directly to the work that we do.

All the Research

The Good Search believes in giving you more for your money. Case in point: we hand over the candidate research — something traditional retained search firms never do. In doing so, we eliminate the retained search black box that leaves clients guessing what a search firm is doing for all that money. In its place, we provide an executive search experience with unprecedented transparency and due diligence. The research facilitates greater trust and collaboration. It also serves as a comprehensive audit trail for every search engagement. You can even use the research to make additional hires at no additional cost. Why settle for less?

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