Executive Search

As a team of experienced executive search professionals united through a common aspiration to make a positive difference to society, our consultants use their integrity, insight, skill and practical experience to build and develop diverse and empowered teams.

We use a range of tried and tested executive search and broader recruitment approaches to appoint skilled, resilient and forward-looking leaders. Our firm was created to deploy all of our professional experience in a way that is uniquely forward-thinking. We’re set up to understand the shifting pressures on organisations and their teams in an uncertain world, and to respond to it in the design and execution of our bespoke recruitment strategies.

At Starfish Search our trademark approach is nuanced, analytical and insight led. Our focus is on people and teams, achieving results by paying attention to the specifics of every brief and tailoring our search strategy to suit the context. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and belonging, we’re constantly looking for the next generation of leaders.

We understand candidate behaviours and we’re as skilled at marketing opportunities to attract new and non-traditional talent as we are at coaching and supporting applicants from diverse backgrounds to succeed. Our understanding of organisational cultures influence both candidate choices and individual suitability.

Bringing informed and respectful challenge to our partnerships, we aim to play an active role in helping clients turn their aims for better diversity into a reality, by checking bias and offering clear advice on the structure, style and tone of selection events.

We favour agile, personalised and interactive experiences for candidates that give our clients a richer perspective on someone’s ability to perform in changing and increasingly challenging roles. We offer specialist advice on selection choreography and full feedback to every candidate.

Our services

  • Search and selection for individual Directors, C-Suite roles
  • Search and selection for individual Managing Directors and CEOs (sometimes in conjunction with Board Practice)
  • Whole or part-team recruitment during start up or transition (often in conjunction with Interim Management)
  • Executive salary benchmarking and related assignments
  • Consultancy around role profiles and / or recruitment materials

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