About Us

Talent and depth in your leadership team is the most important enabler of success for your organization. Which is why you should be meticulous in identifying, locating and engaging exactly the people you need.

You don’t find them on job boards.

Cornerstone International Group has one of the largest global networks with 60 offices in 40 countries. In Canada we have member offices in Toronto and Vancouver, both providing extensive search, assessment and coaching services.
The organizations has two head offices strategically located in Asia (Shanghai) and North America (Atlanta, Georgia).We know this complex and demanding discipline well, placing more than 1,000 CXO positions each year.  We also know the difference between success and failure will have a huge impact on the business of our clients.

Both before (with leadership assessment) and after (onboarding) a rigorous search process, we work to ensure the highest possible chance of success in filling the most difficult talent needs.

We are regularly ranked by Forbes Media among the leading firms in our industry.


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At Cornerstone International Group, they put at your service a network of 225+ consultants at 35 member firms in 60+ business locations and 35 countries. Each is owned and managed by skilled entrepreneurs who are leaders in their markets and backed by technology and shared best practices. You receive personal attention and the clout of a global organization.

Solutions And Expertise

Cornerstone International Group is a recognized leader in executive search and leadership development. It is an increasingly complex and demanding discipline; they know the difference between success and failure will have a huge impact on the business of customers.

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News Briefings

Cornerstone International Group Names New Practice Leaders

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has named four new leadership appointments in its industrial practice. Walter Baker of Cornerstone Atlanta was recently named global industrial practice leader. Mr. Baker has over 25 years of experience in senior-level recruiting and assessments. He has been conducting senior-level recruiting and assessment assignments throughout the U.S.,

Cornerstone International Group Announces Leadership Changes

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has announced changes in its leadership team. Edwin Yeo of Cornerstone Singapore is appointed chair of the Asia-Pacific region, Diego Cubas of Cornerstone Lima is appointed chair of the Latin America region (LATAM), and Allan Rae, of Cornerstone Melbourne, will chair the member development committee. “These appointments significantly strengthen our global network,” said Larry Shoemaker,

How HR Can Help Build the Organization of the Future  

The pandemic has created profound and immediate changes to how societies operate and how individuals interact and work. McKinsey & Company recently spoke with 350 HR leaders about the role of uncertainty in their function. They said that over the next two years they wanted to prioritize initiatives that strengthen their organizations’ ability to drive change in

Job Security: Why Mastering New Skills Matters

It is easy to become complacent and think you are the expert in your position, especially if you have held your post for some time. It may be tempting to assume that you have all the skills and knowledge you need to continue being successful. But according to a new report by Sci.bio Recruiting “things

Press Releases

Cornerstone Announces New Team In Singapore

(March 27, 2020) Cornerstone International Group, a global talent management firm, this week introduces a new executive search and coaching capability in Singapore. The Cornerstone Singapore team of senior professionals is led by CEO and MD Edwin Yeo, a veteran manager and practitioner of 21 years executive search experience in the Asia region. “We are

Global Recruiter Launches Service to Non-Profits

(Jan. 15, 2020) A new specialization group focused on Non-Profit organizations has been launched by global recruiter Cornerstone International Group. Cornerstone, a retained executive search organization with 58 member offices in 36 countries, will concentrate its new service first in North America to meet market opportunities. Non-Profit companies often face distinct challenges recruiting senior level

Cornerstone in Global Top 30 – Again

Cornerstone International Group has been selected among the top 30 global recruiting firms for the second year in a row.  The rankings are compiled by Hunt Scanlon, publisher of the Executive Search Review for the past 27 years. Hunt Scanlon does not rank the individual firms within the Top 30 Global Group. Cornerstone International Group

Cornerstone Adds Kyiv, Zurich and Brussels

Stockholm, SW. April 23, 2019 – International executive recruiter Cornerstone International Group continues to expand its footprint in Europe with the addition of a member office in the Ukraine.  Kyiv-based Business Active is the third executive search firm to join the EMEA region of the global network in the last six months. With new members

Appointments Boost Cornerstone In Asia-Pacific

SHANGHAI, CHINA, March 11, 2016 — Cornerstone International Group, the global executive search and leadership development organization, has expanded its services in the Asia Pacific market with two senior appointments. In Japan, the recently launched Cornerstone Yokohama has announced the addition of Director Atsushi  Murata, a senior consultant in strategic management. In Australia, veteran HR Director Anna Xu


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