About Us

De Forest Search has over 25 years of experience connecting you with in-demand talent. Backed by the power of Sanford Rose, one of the Top 10 Executive Search Firms in the US, we excel in challenging, critical and confidential roles. Our Clients range from start ups to iconic brands within the CPG, Entertainment, Toy and Digital industries.

Our mission is simple —to connect Clients with the best possible candidates without the burden of expensive retainers and long hiring cycles. On this premise, we’ve successfully placed thousands of leaders across every conceivable industry. While the hiring landscape is ever-changing, we remain a constant in our Client’s search strategy. We’re excited to become part of yours.

We’re focused on working with Clients to meet their hiring objectives. Whether working on a search for a global Fortune 100 company or assisting a venture-backed startup in their recruitment strategy, we approach every engagement with attention, urgency and confidentiality. It’s this approach along with an impressive track record that establishes us as a preeminent global search firm.

We’re not just recruiters, but a strategic partner in your organizational and cultural growth. We’ve dedicated our careers to understanding the modern workplace integrating this advanced knowledge into every placement.

Solutions And Expertise

Our Focus
While we’re confident in our ability to place candidates into any role within an organization, we’ve developed an expertise in placing candidates into exacting roles.

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Succession Planning
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Cloud Based
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Family Offices
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • High Tech
  • Industrial Products
  • Internet
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Non-Profit
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Advertising
  • Business Development
  • C-Level Leaders
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Building Workforce Skills Post-Pandemic 

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and dramatically accelerated the need for new workforce skills. The rapid rise of digitization and remote work has placed new demands on employees who, in many instances, now require different skills to support significant changes to how work gets done and to the business priorities their

De Forest Search Finds Top Sales Executives for Ja-Ru Toys and Rehrig Pacific Company

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search has placed Steve Sandler as executive vice president of sales at Ja-Ru Toys and Marc Scott as vice president of environmental sales at Rehrig Pacific Co. “Marc has been a joy to work with,” the search firm said. “His larger than life and engaging personality makes you want to be his friend.

De Forest Search Recruits Global Head of Consumer Products at Riot Games

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search has recruited Ron Johnson as the new global head of consumer products at Riot Games. Executive recruiters Cheryl Wright and Suzan Rude led the assignment. “Ron brings outstanding expertise and passion for building franchises and we are thrilled to welcome him to Riot,” Jarred Kennedy, global head, IP Businesses


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