About Us

Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group is one of the top 15 global search organizations with more than 40 offices in major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy. Its executive search professionals, many of whom held senior positions in the industry sectors they now serve, conduct hundreds of senior-level searches for clients worldwide each year.

Operating through a matrix structure and organized by geographic and industry specialization, IMD International Search Group is ideally equipped to satisfy the talent acquisition requirements of those organizations seeking to acquire and retain high impact executives.

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Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group is one of the top 15 global search organizations with more than 40 offices in major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy. Its executive search professionals, many of whom held senior positions in the industry sectors they now serve, conduct hundreds of senior-level searches for clients worldwide each year.

Solutions And Expertise

Operating through a matrix structure and organized by geographic and industry specialization, IMD International Search Group is ideally equipped to satisfy the talent acquisition requirements of those organizations seeking to acquire and retain high impact executives.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • All Industries
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • K-12
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

IMD International Adds Partner in Czech Republic and Slovakia

With assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters, and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to be

IMD International Adds Member Firm In China

IMD International Search Group has added GMPTALENT International in China as its newest member firm. GMPTALENT, founded in 2012 by David Wu, is a boutique executive search and HR advisory firm operating in Greater China and the Asia region from headquarters in Shanghai. The firm services clients in a number of industry sectors and specializes in recruiting

IMD International Continues U.K. Expansion

IMD International Search Group has added London-headquartered Caton Search as a member firm. Founded by Bob Caton in 2008, the executive search firm focuses on industrial and services companies in the infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and environmental sectors. The firm consists of three partners who have an average of 16 to 17 years of experience in the executive search

IMD International Adds Member Firms in Palo Alto and London

IMD International Search Group has added Palo Alto, CA-based Fortra Executive Search and London-headquartered Hill Coates Associates as its newest member firms. Fortra Executive Search is a boutique firm specialized in the specific niche of the venture-funded and private equity technology market in San Francisco. Andy Grosso, who has a background of 11 years in executive search and

Press Releases

IMD International Search Group Partners Announce Winners of Member of the Year Awards

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 1st, 2018 – IMD International Search Group Partners gathered on May 3-5, 2018 in Vienna, Austria for their Annual General Assembly. During this meeting were handed two awards for Member of the Year: ❖ DR. HEIMEIER & PARTNER, IMD Germany, was for the second year in a row awarded the International Business

IMD International Search Group Partners Meet in Vienna, Austria

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 1st, 2018 – IMD International Search Group Partners gathered on May 3-5, 2018 in Vienna, Austria for their Annual General Assembly. The busy agenda for this meeting focused on: ▪ Sharing business ideas through interactive networking sessions and best practices, ▪ Working together on solving case studies with concrete situations in difficult

IMD International Search Group Announces Re-election of President and Several Re-elections to the Board

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 1st, 2018 – IMD International Search Group Partners were gathered in Vienna, Austria on May 3-5 for their Annual General Assembly. They elected a new board member and renewed the mandates of four others. Responsibilities were redefined within the Board. The IMD International Search Board is therefore composed as such: Dr. Matthias

IMD INTERNATIONAL SEARCH GROUP MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE AESC REGIONAL COUNCILS

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 15, 2018 – IMD International Search Group is pleased to announce nominations of IMD Partners to regional councils of the AESC. David Wu, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, GMP TALENT, IMD member in China, was elected to the AESC Council of Asia Pacific & Middle East. Jose Ruiz, CEO & Managing Partner

IMD INTERNATIONAL SEARCH GROUP PARTNERS MEET IN CHICAGO

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, November 7, 2017 – IMD International Search Group Partners gathered on October, 12-14 in Chicago for their autumn meeting, hosted by Daubenspeck & Associates. The topic of technology and innovation was at the center stage of the conference, which hosted several speakers on sourcing tools, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The present delegates brainstormed

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