About Us

Grace Blue Worldwide is the only global executive search agency specializing in the advertising, marketing and communications sectors. They have placed more senior talent in this space than anyone else globally, including CEOs, Presidents, Chief Creative Officers, Heads of Planning, Chief Financial Officers, and Chief Marketing Officers.

In addition, they established Grace Blue Acquisition, a dedicated practice that extends its skill and intuition for engaging the best talent in the M&A space. They help buyers and sellers in creative and technology businesses find like-minded potential partners by putting a new focus on the human element at the heart of any deal.

The firm spends its time getting to know the best and brightest talent across all disciplines: advertising, media, digital, direct marketing, sales promotion, shopper marketing, broadcast, integrated production, distribution, branding and design, PR and marketing.

Solutions And Expertise

The firm spends its time getting to know the best and brightest talent across all disciplines: advertising, media, digital, direct marketing, sales promotion, shopper marketing, broadcast, integrated production, distribution, branding and design, PR and marketing.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Communications
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Professional Services
Functions
  • Advertising
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

Grace Blue Launches Sports Marketing Search Practice

Grace Blue, which specializes in recruitment for the media, marketing and communications sectors, has expanded into the sports industry to target leadership at sports agencies, teams, venues and leagues, as well as eSports, media and technology companies. The launch comes in conjunction with industry veteran Eric Guthoff joining the firm as partner. Grace Blue will

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2016

Hunt Scanlon Media covered a lot of terrain in 2016 – and so picking our 10 most important stories will likely go down as the most difficult task our editorial team handled this year! Great comebacks, globalization, new assessment tools to review, new service offerings, Brexit, polls & surveys to analyze, talent pipelining, the influential

Grace Blue Snags Chief Talent Officer As Asia Pacific CEO

Executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has named Jean-Michel Wu as its Asia Pacific chief executive officer to lead the firm’s expansion across the region. He will be based in Grace Blue’s regional head office in Singapore alongside APAC chairman Michael Maedel, partners Helen Duffy and Hilda Ng. In addition, he will join the global board of

Press Releases

Grace Blue Taps Eric Guthoff as Partner to Lead Expansion into Sports Industry

NEW YORK, NY  April 03, 2018 – Grace Blue, the global executive search and M&A advisory firm, today announced it has expanded into the sports industry to target leadership at sports agencies, teams, venues, and leagues, as well as eSports, media, and technology companies. The launch comes in conjunction with industry veteran Eric Guthoff joining the

Jean-Michel Wu Leaving McCann for Grace Blue

SINGAPORE, October 24, 2016 — Jean-Michel Wu, chief talent officer at McCann Worldgroup APAC, is joining headhunting agency Grace Blue as its Asia-Pacific CEO, effective 1 December. Wu joins Grace Blue after two years at McCann Worldgroup. Previously, he was APAC regional talent director at WPP, where he spent more than a decade working in several talent-acquisition roles,

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