Executive Search Clients

Retained Executive Search Clients

While non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements prevent us from revealing all our executive search clients, the representative list below should give you an idea of the client company we keep.

The Good Search’s clients range from venture capital-based startups to private equity portfolio companies to the Fortune 500. Our executive search clients are committed to hiring the best-of-the-best and we deliver. We have ways of identifying and ultimately recruiting game-changing executives that elude traditional search firms. Our team of technology recruiters are all about the execution.

To learn more about our executive search experience, please check out our executive search case studies. For any other questions, schedule a free search consultation and we will be happy to talk more. 

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What Our Clients Have To Say About The Good Search

The Good Search is one of search’s most brilliant practices. They are extraordinarily professional and among the most connected recruiters in the business. They’re definitely onto something.



The Good Search asks the right questions and targets the right individuals in our industry.  The Good Search helped us identify very hard-to-find talent for very specialized positions at our company. They delivered when other vendors weren’t able.


I think what sets you aside is the data you provide both during the search and at the end. I feel this search was a success because the client understood that we had seen the market. The data we received was a surprise – a pleasant surprise.

Booz Allen Hamilton

The Good Search has a grasp of the recruiting like I have never seen before.

I’ve worked with the The Good Search team for nearly eight years on on numerous searches for me now and all have had excellent results.


I want to compliment you on a well-done search.  Your work was always attentive, professional, and thoughtful.  I’m impressed by you and your team.  I would certainly use your firm again . . . and would be happy to act as a reference for your business.


Their response time is exceptional, their work product is very high quality, and they’re completely professional. I absolutely recommend The Good Search and look forward to working with them again soon.


We retained The Good Search on the recommendation of Esther Dyson to conduct our CEO search. They are extremely adept at finding best-of-breed candidates where other recruiters haven’t yet looked.

Living Systems AG | Whitestein

The Good Search really came through for us on one of our most critical hires. Not only did they find the right person, they personally assisted us in every step of the closing, day and night.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Krista is truly at the top of the game. She combines deep research, wise guidance, passion, integrity, and genuine insight.

She is both a strategic adviser, and access to C-level talent impossible to find otherwise, all in a refreshing win-win model.

I can’t recommend Krista and her team highly enough.” Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity


The Good Search seriously sets the bar for today’s executive recruiting needs and strategies. Krista Bradford’s  investigative journalism background is exactly what the retained executive search firm business needs – someone who digs and uncovers all possibilities, not simply the obvious. Krista doesn’t just rely on her (extensive) network. She tirelessly, systematically and creatively researches the market to present a diverse-yet-highly-qualified stable of candidates who have all been thoroughly vetted.

Meteor Entertainment

The Good Search really listened to our needs, and then engaged their team in a full investigative process to ensure we got a pool of the best possible candidates in each of the markets we were targeting. Their focus on going deep was critical and I loved the fact that she provided all of their research to us throughout the process, which helped us not only refine our requirements, but helped identify targets and skills sets for other positions throughout the organization.


The Good Search is the most vital resource I’ve ever used for executive search. What sets them apart from other firms is their ability to quickly come up to speed on the recruiting need and rapidly engage with potential candidates.

They consistently deliver “rock stars” by leveraging their extensive industry contacts.

Simply put, this team “gets it”. They deliver. I give The Good Search my highest recommendation.


We recently worked with The Good Search and I highly recommend Krista Bradford and her team for any executive level search. The reach and depth of the search were extraordinary and the quality of the candidates was excellent but what really impressed me the most about the Good Search was how accessible Krista was to our team and how thoroughly she understood our needs. Her background as an investigative journalist serves her clients well! I look forward to working with Krista again in the near future.

Lieber Institute for Brain Development

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