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Retained Search

Retained search is a comprehensive consulting service suited to mission-critical hiring needs. As retained search consultants, we possess rich knowledge of our industry verticals down to the company, team, and individual level and we offer our clients hard-to-reach talent and valuable intelligence.

We act as advisors and subject matter experts to our clients throughout our engagement, guiding them from the initial definition of the role all the way to a new hire’s integration within their organization. Each retained search is Partner-led and staffed by a dedicated project team.

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What’s Included

Discovery. Expert Q&A, consultation, and position definition.

Strategy Development. Targeted recruitment strategy and messaging.

Research. Systematic research and long-list development.

Sourcing. Coordinated, comprehensive outreach.

Assessment. Partner-led interviews based on key criteria.

Short-Listing. Warm introductions to a diverse slate of top talent.

Client Interviews. Coordination, guidance, and prompt feedback.

Selection. Facilitation of final evaluations and reference checks.

Offer & Close. Offer structuring and consultation, experienced closers.

Customized Solutions

As a boutique, we promise flexibility. Whereas larger firms are often more regimented in their offerings, we have the flexibility to deliver customized solutions which fit our clients’ specific needs. Each service below is available in conjunction with our core search offerings and as stand-alone services (research services are included in all retained search projects).



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