About Us


Business Talent Group (BTG) is the leading talent marketplace that connects top independent management consultants, subject matter experts, project managers, and interim executives with the world’s best companies.

BTG provides just the right on-demand talent needed: remote or on-site, part-time or full-time, individuals or teams, all around the world. That’s why more than 50% of the F100 and hundreds of other leading companies trust BTG to curate, vet, and compliantly deliver talent who fuel growth, innovation, and performance improvement.


Business Talent Group was founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing the best on-demand talent to the most important projects to enhance business performance and improve people’s lives.

Heidrick & Struggles acquired BTG in 2021 to become the first global leadership advisory firm offering the full spectrum of executive and high-end talent solutions—from on-demand independent professionals to interim executives to permanent placements—together with its consulting services.


Whether you want to flex your team, reduce consulting spend place an interim leader, or access in-demand skills or expertise, get top business minds with experience in the industries, functions, and capabilities you need.




As former management consultants and executives, we understand the needs of major corporations and independent consultants. Those experiences inform everything we do to unite and support our talent and clients on their most important work.

Solutions And Expertise


As leaders and organizations increasingly focus on the need for speed, agility, flexibility, and innovation, companies are turning to independent professionals to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps for a range of specialized mission-critical projects.

Business Talent Group, acquired by Heidrick and Struggles in 2021, provides clients seamless access to an on-demand marketplace of top independent talent, including professionals with deep industry and functional expertise for interim leadership roles and critical, project-based initiatives, such as performing a market assessment, development of an eCommerce strategy, standing up a global supply chain, or placing an interim CHRO to prepare for an IPO.




  • Advisory Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Interim
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Midst Inflation Pressures and Recession Fears, Data Reveals What Skills Will Drive Growth and Mitigate Risk 

Companies today are facing a business landscape that offers significant opportunities for growth and innovation fueled by drastic changes in consumer demand, rapid technological advancement, and the widespread adoption of hybrid work. Yet new concerns have emerged— from the extraordinarily tight labor market to rapidly rising inflation to geopolitical tensions that stress not only supply

Inside The Rapidly Growing High-End Independent Talent Economy

The world of work is undeniably different today than it was just a few years ago. During one of the most turbulent periods for business in decades, companies have undergone significant changes to rise to the challenges—from increased adoption of remote working to transforming their very business models and product offerings to meet the ever-increasing

A New Lever for Private Equity Value Creation: Talent Optimization

The very nature of private equity’s value proposition demands continuous evolution, innovation, and quick, nimble strategy. Historically speaking, however, private equity value creation levers have remained relatively static over time, generally shifting only in response to significant external pressures, according to a new report from Business Talent Group (BTG). The timeworn, “if it ain’t broke…” adage certainly applies,

Tapping High-End Talent on Their Terms

A new report from Business Talent Group (BTG) shows that 70 percent of high-end independent talent want to pick their own projects and 63 percent seek freedom to work from anywhere, as massive changes to the workplace and how and where people work continues. BTG’s 2022 Talent Lens—based on a survey of more than 1,900 high-end independent talent—provides insights about the mindset of

Press Releases

New Data Reveals In-Demand Talent Seeking Professional Control Amid Tight Labor Market, Great Resignation

(Feb. 10, 2022) A new report from Business Talent Group (BTG)—the leading talent platform for independent management consultants, subject matter experts, project managers, and interim executives, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII)—reveals the results of the most comprehensive study of workers at the top end of the on-demand talent economy. BTG’s 2022

Business Talent Group Research Spotlights Most In-Demand Skills Fueling the Post-Pandemic Economy

(July 27, 2021) Business Talent Group (BTG), the leading marketplace for high-end independent talent, today released its fourth annual index chronicling the most sought-after independent talent skills leveraged by global companies to address their most critical projects in the current K-shaped economic recovery. Demand for high-caliber independent skills has skyrocketed in a tight labor market

Heidrick & Struggles Accelerates the Future of Work by Acquiring Business Talent Group

(April 6, 2021) Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) today announced it has closed the acquisition of Business Talent Group (BTG), a leading marketplace for high-end independent talent on demand. With this acquisition, Heidrick & Struggles becomes the first global leadership advisory firm to offer the full spectrum of executive and high-end talent solutions – from

BTG Releases 2021 High-End Independent Talent Report

(Feb. 17, 2021) Business Talent Group (BTG)—the leading marketplace for top independent consultants, interim executives, subject matter experts, and project managers—today released its fourth annual High-End Independent Talent Report, an analysis based on BTG’s proprietary data of how Fortune 1000 companies rely on independent workers to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps amid increasing



  • 2021 Skills Index
    In this annual examination of proprietary BTG data on thousands of projects by Fortune 1000 companies, private equity firms, and nonprofits, we reveal the most pressing priorities and independent talent skills needed during this time of recovery and growth.
  • 2021 High-End Independent Talent Report
    Read the 2021 High-End Independent Talent Report to find out how leaders across 12 industries and 12 business functions are using flexible resourcing to build competitive advantage, capture market share, and blaze paths to renewed growth.
  • Consulting Costs and Value Analysis: On-Demand Talent vs Traditional Firms
    Using on-demand talent adds value to your biggest strategy and implementation projects while significantly cutting consulting costs. But just how much can you save by using independent consultantsrather than traditional firms? To find out, we analyzed consulting costs three ways.
  • BTG Insights On Demand Podcast
    Listen in as future of work thought leaders and the world’s best independent talent discuss how companies can tackle today’s top business priorities.


Get the latest insights from independent consultants and experts, plus consulting trends, industry and functional guides, and more in BTG’s Business Resource Center.


Read hundreds of case studies about how the world’s top companies have used Business Talent Group’s marketplace of independent management consultants, subject matter experts, project managers, and interim executives to get their most important work done.