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 Revenue Officer for Labster

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor,

Cybersecurity is the No. 1 Risk Leaders Can’t Ignore

The risk of cybercrime to organizations of all sizes is escalating, with significant costs, and can no longer be ignored by business leaders. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, experts predict, will soon reach far beyond that country’s borders, and affect us far more than at the gas pump. The Department of Homeland Security is warning

Artico Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for commercetools

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, a co-founder of Artico Search, has placed Jen Jones as chief marketing officer of commercetools, a platform for next-generation B2C and B2B commerce. In her new position, Ms. Jones oversees commercetools’ global brand, marketing, and corporate communications efforts, including brand strategy and design, customer marketing, demand generation, product marketing, marketing analytics and operations. Prior to joining

Artico Search Lands Managing Director for Insight Partners

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, a co-founder of Artico Search, has placed Whitney Bouck as managing partners Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software scaleup companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. “The search was for an operating MD to join Insight Partners’ team,” said Ms. Chatfield-Taylor. “Insight is