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 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

IMD International Adds New Member Firm In Brazil

IMD International Search Group has strengthened its presence in South America with the addition of Osser & Osser. Headquartered in São Paulo, Osser & Osser is led by Anna Luiza Osser and Patricia Osser Sales who founded the firm in 2002. It provides search services to medium and large-sized national and multinational companies, start-ups, family companies and

Press Releases

IMD International Search Group Partners Meet in Oslo, Norway

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 3, 2017 — IMD International Search Group Partners gathered on April 27-29 in Oslo, Norway, for their semiannual meeting, hosted by Panamera|IMD. The founding Partners of Panamera|IMD have been members of IMD International Search since 2004 yet the company was renamed to its current brand in 2010. Based in Oslo, Panamera|IMD now has 3

IMD International Search Group Announces New Partner in China

ZURICH, Switzerland, November 24, 2016 — IMD International Search Group partners continue their efforts to ensure a better coverage of key markets to respond to clients demands. With the addition of GMPTALENT International, IMD secures in China the capacity to offer clients a high standard of service. GMPTALENT International was founded in 2012 by David Wu. It’s

IMD International Search Group Expands in the USA

ZURICH, Switzerland, September 20, 2016 — – IMD International Search Group is again pleased to announce a further expansion in the USA, as Fortra Executive Search is joining us as of August 2016. Based in Palo Alto, California, Fortra Executive Search is a boutique firm specialized in the specific niche of the venture-funded and private equity technology

IMD International Search Group Further Grows in the U.K.

ZURICH, Switzerland, September 1, 2016 — Last month IMD International Search Group announced the recruitment of an additional member firm in the UK. Today we are delighted to announce the further addition of Hill Coates Associates Ltd to the IMD UK team. Hill Coates was originally founded in 2008, specializing in leadership roles in private equity-backed companies.

IMD International Search Group Grows in the U.K.

ZURICH, Switzerland, June 10, 2016 — IMD International Search Partners is expanding in the UK with the recent partnership agreement with Caton Search. IMD welcomes an additional member in London, Caton Search. Founded by Bob Caton in 2008, the executive search firm focuses on industrial and services firms in the infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and environmental sectors.