About Us

Creative Talent Endeavors (CTE) is an innovative executive search firm that has successfully placed hundreds of executives, delivering unparalleled results and value to our clients. At the heart of our approach is Fairantee™, our AI-powered pricing algorithm that revolutionizes executive search pricing. Fairantee™ provides data-driven, value-based pricing by considering the true complexity of each role, ensuring clients receive a fair and transparent search fee. Remarkably, this fee does not increase even if the client needs to offer higher compensation to secure their ideal candidate.
At CTE, we proudly differentiate ourselves from other agencies in our space, creating a better environment for clients, candidates, and our employees. We provide exceptional value, starting from the moment clients receive a Fairantee™ for their search. This commitment to fairness and transparency sets CTE apart as a leader in the executive search industry.
Step into the future of executive search with CTE, where every role receives the individual attention it deserves, without a one-size-fits-all price tag.


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Our intentionally diverse team has a broad range of skill sets, backgrounds, and life experiences, but each of us believes deeply in Changing the Face of TalentTM. As a remote-first company, we work intentionally to cultivate a culture of open communication, professional authenticity, and collaborative teamwork that helps new people settle in and find their stride quickly.

We proudly do things differently from other agencies in our space, creating a better environment for clients, candidates, and our employees.

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Fairantee™ revolutionizes executive search pricing by using an AI-powered algorithm that considers the true complexity of each individual role. Here’s how we are fixing a predatory pricing scheme that favors the firms, not the client.

Step into the future of executive search with Fairantee™, where every role gets the individual attention it deserves, without a one-size-fits-all price tag.

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On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that bans non-compete clauses for workers across all industries, with limited exceptions. The rule will prohibit most employee non-compete agreements with retroactive effect, except existing non-compete provisions. The rule also requires employers to notify workers, including former employees, that the non-compete clauses are no longer in

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Creative Talent Endeavors Launches AI-Powered “Fairantee” Algorithm to Inject Transparency Into Executive Search Pricing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CHARLOTTE, NC – October 31, 2023 – Creative Talent Endeavors (CTE), a retained executive search and HR advisory agency working with Fortune 500 companies and growth startups, is launching Fairantee™, an innovative algorithm that uses AI and data to allow companies to understand how much they should be paying for an executive