About Us

Artico delivers the people to build, scale and protect your business. Founded in 2021, Artico’s team matches the world’s best talent with venture capital, private equity-backed and publicly-traded companies.

With decades of experience and a serious network of elite candidates, our relationships help us calibrate quickly, enabling perspectives on potential candidates that other firms often overlook.

Our position in the market as a boutique firm means every search outcome matters to us, to our brand and to our clients. We anticipate your needs, communicate transparently, and deliver what we promise, on time and exceeding expectations.

Our expertise and commitment to providing a diverse set of candidates — one that spans ethnicity, gender and background — helps our clients build a more inclusive and innovative leadership team. We publish our diversity numbers transparently and they are best in the industry. Our past two years have proven this out with 53% of our placements being under represented talent.

We have almost unlimited access to the broadest and best talent without the conflicts of multiple “off-limits” agreements that restrict the larger firms’ access to the best talent.

Every Artico consultant has deep domain knowledge, relevant search experience and significant operational expertise. We know the market, and anticipate where it’s going. Our methods have been decades in the making and provide for crisp execution.

Our methods combine art and science. We scientifically analyze leader profiles and competency trade-offs while artfully engaging people who add to the culture, lift the brand and fulfill both company and personal goals in their role.


Our Clients




Venture Capital

Our Team


Partnering with Artico Search will deliver the talent you want to scale up and protect your business. We are hands on, with a relentless drive to deliver. You can focus on your business, knowing that we’ll deliver you the right talent. We have served as global business executives ourselves. We’ve placed hundreds of leaders with category-creating brands, helping realize billions in outcomes for their investors.

Solutions And Expertise


  • Board Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • All Industries
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Cybersecurity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • IT
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Artico Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for parcelLab

As business becomes more complex and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited Sidra Berman as chief marketing officer of parcelLab, an operations experience management platform.

Artico Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Arkose Labs

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited Prashant Nirmal as chief marketing officer of Arkose Labs, a global provider of fraud deterrence and account security. “Nirmal is a proven leader with deep experience in the cybersecurity space and knows how to connect with our key buyers in a way that enables their success,” said Kevin Gosschalk,

Compensation for Cybersecurity Leaders is on the Rise

Market and economic instability over the past year has added pressures on the chief information security officer (CISO) role, both in terms of hitting cyber objectives and in building out security teams. Concerns over retaliatory Russian cyberattacks, large-scale exploitations of vulnerabilities and increasing global ransomware threats have all exacerbated an already dynamic threat environment. The

The Burgeoning Demand for Cybersecurity Talent

The impact of a cybersecurity breach—be it from cyber criminals, business competitors, terrorist organizations, or foreign nations—is unsettling to say the least. In terms of dollars alone, the average data breach cost $4.35 million in 2022, an increase of 2.6 percent over last year and 12.7 percent since 2020, according to a new report by