Executive Search

Find the senior people you need, no matter where they are in the world.

Our Executive Search service is uniquely designed to find and attract the most talented senior and in-demand individuals worldwide. By understanding their motivations and perspectives, we align their goals with your business vision, making working as part of your team their top priority.

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Why use Executive Search

At Armstrong Craven, we understand the challenges of finding the right senior team to drive your business growth in a competitive landscape. Our Executive Search service offers a research-led solution to secure scarce and senior talent while providing flexibility and cost reduction.

With our deconstructed approach, you can commission each element of the search individually, allowing you to select only the services you need at different decision-making stages. This reduces costs and provides data ownership, enabling you to leverage the research for future hiring strategies.

Our experienced consultants seamlessly collaborate with your team to ensure a positive interview experience for candidates and secure your preferred choice. We handle offer management, executive referencing, and onboarding preparations, including advising candidates on transitioning from their current employer.

Partner with Armstrong Craven to navigate the complexities of senior talent acquisition, secure scarce skills, and foster diversity within your leadership team. Together, we'll drive your business forward with the right people in the right roles.

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Why choose Armstrong Craven

Our Executive Search service guarantees all the quality of a traditional search firm but with flexibility that works around your internal capabilities and talent acquisition goals. We want to remove the mystique of traditional executive search and give clients the ability to only pay for the elements they want and need. 

As we use a research-first methodology rather than relying on a database or network. We give you a complete view of the talent that matches your requirements along with their motivations and career plans, as well as developing a cohort of candidates who are interested in joining your company.

Executive Search with Armstrong Craven is cost-effective, data immersive and has been successful for companies all around the world and at all stages of their development.

When to choose Executive Search?

Board & Senior Executives

For 30+ years, we have cultivated high-level business relationships in multiple industry sectors all around the world. We know where to look, who to ask and how to approach discreetly, so we can quickly engage with the best talent on your behalf. In doing so, you have access to the individuals who can take your business to the next level.

Niche & Scarce Skills

There are two sides to recruiting niche and scarce skills. The first is finding the right people where the art is being able to connect quickly and deeply with those specialist markets to identify the best people. The second is to be able to engage with those people, understand their ambition and motivation, and position your business to attract them. Using this approach will attract the best talent, helping you sustain a competitive advantage.

Internal Candidate Benchmarking

Often the most overlooked talent pool is the one already working with you. We can help you assess your team’s strengths and weaknesses and benchmark them against the external talent market.

We can help you locate highly developed or raw talent within your business, ready to step up to take on new challenges. This holistic view helps you make informed choices about your already available talent, so you can ensure you have people in the best roles to drive your business performance.

Diversity Hiring

Businesses succeed by maximising their use of talent, whatever background it might come from. We can help you target under-represented groups as part of your recruitment policy. Using a targeted approach to improving diversity at all levels within the business will lead to increased revenues and business performance.

Our Deconstructed Search Methodology

We work with you to identify which parts of the executive search process you’re comfortable handling and which parts you want us to look after. This way, you only pay for what you need, nothing else.

Talent Mapping

With the support of our Insight & Talent Analytics team, we take talent mapping to the next level. We meticulously map competitors and related organisations, ensuring a comprehensive view of the talent landscape.

This enables us to identify the most relevant individuals, providing you with the best starting point for engagement. Don't settle for limited insights and incomplete talent pools. Experience the difference of research-driven talent solutions and elevate your talent acquisition strategy.


Our engagement process goes beyond surface-level interactions. We aim to have meaningful career conversations with each target person, delving into their current responsibilities, progression prospects, and most importantly, their aspirations and ambitions. This in-depth understanding provides a valuable measure of the target talent pool.

When confidentiality allows, we openly share details of the role, inquire about people’s perceptions of our client, and explore factors such as location and remuneration. This level of engagement ensures a comprehensive evaluation of potential candidates and confirms their willingness to move forward.

This stage enriches the talent map with qualitative insights and helps narrow down the selection.

Shortlisting & Screening

We understand that hiring decisions go beyond mere qualifications and skills. We go beyond traditional interviews and delve deep into career experiences, achievements, working styles, characteristics and developmental milestones. Through a thorough assessment and interview process, we carefully evaluate each candidate. This meticulous approach allows us to select the strongest individuals who align with your company's unique needs and goals.

The result? A final shortlist of candidates who not only have the capabilities to excel in the role but also possess the right cultural fit.

Candidate Management

The final stage of the talent acquisition process is often underestimated.

We understand that communication and coordination are key during this crucial phase. Our team acts as a bridge, facilitating clear and timely communication between candidates and clients. We ensure that all parties are well-informed, addressing any concerns and providing support throughout the offer process.

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7 Offices

London, Manchester, Geneva, Singapore, Melbourne, New York & Budapest

500 Projects

delivered each year

25 Languages

Our multilingual team help clients around the world

32 Years

We've grown to be experts in our field

working alongside leading TA & HR professionals