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 New Member Firm in Spain

With recruiting 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

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

Press Releases

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

IMD International Search Group Partners Meet in Boston and Reflect on Conscious Capitalism

Zurich, Switzerland, November 1st, 2017 – IMD International Search Group Partners gathered on October, 4-6 in Boston for their second meeting of the year, hosted by The Onstott Group Almost all members were present and the agenda was packed with sessions on the following themes: Partnership – To go more in depth in building relationship

IMD International Search Group Partners Adds Partner in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 31, 2017 — IMD International Search Partners are pleased to announce that Top Recruitment has joined the organization as of the organization’s recent meeting in Oslo. Founded in 2005, the firm has offices in both Prague (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia). The company’s 5 Consultants are active mainly in industrial, production, non-profit, financial services,

IMD International Search Group Partners Listed in Both U.S. and Global Rankings of Executive Search Organizations

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 30, 2017 — IMD International Search Group is pleased to announce two very positive news, on the occasion of the celebration this year of the 45th Anniversary of IMD’s creation: Four US IMD Partners appear in Forbes’ recently published ranking of America’s Best Recruiting Firms, which includes the very top 250 firms in this