About Us

Penrhyn International is a leading global network of premier retained executive search firms, with offices in more than 40 cities around the world. Our members provide customized solutions to help organisations identify world-class C-suite talent to meet their future needs.

Comprising carefully-selected high quality independent search firms, each with a strong presence and network in its local marketplace, Penrhyn offers clients a truly international perspective on their executive talent requirements.

Founded in 1979, Penrhyn has a proven track record of helping clients to address their changing C-suite talent requirements to achieve their business objectives.

Through our international network we deliver:

  • Access to the widest possible talent pool in all of the world’s major business locations
  • Insight and market intelligence across all major industry sectors
  • Customised solutions led by senior search professionals reflecting their client’s goals and changing leadership needs
  • Seamless, consistent, high-quality search and talent development solutions


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As one of the world’s leading networks of independent retained executive search firms, our strong presence in twenty two countries enables us to deliver world-class services to meet the cross-border talent requirements of world-class organizations.

Global Talent Pool:
Where purely local firms often lack international exposure and connections, and the large global firms are often restricted through “off-limits” agreements, through our global network, Penrhyn clients can access premier executive talent wherever required.

Customised Solutions:
As strong independent firms, Penrhyn members provide bespoke solutions to identify high calibre senior executives, that fit an organization’s precise needs, rather than relying on rigid search processes.

Consistent Quality:
Through a shared culture, commitment to client service and effective collaboration, Penrhyn member firms provide consistent deliveryand execution of high-quality search activities across the network.

Partner-led Service:
Our member firm’s services are led and delivered by partners and senior search consultants who develop long term relationships with their clients to understand their needs and act as the primary point of contact, rather than delegating to junior staff.

Market Intelligence:
Collaboration between Penrhyn members through global practice groups – ensures they can share up to date market knowledge and valuable insights with clients.

Solutions And Expertise

Penrhyn International is a leading global network of premier retained executive search firms, with offices in more than 40 cities around the world. Our members provide customized solutions to help organisations identify world-class C-suite talent to meet their future needs.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • 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
  • 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

Penrhyn Elects New Chairman, Board Members

Global executive search consortium Penrhyn International, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, has announced the election of a new chairman and global board in an effort to drive future growth. Yanouk Poirier, a partner at Leaders International, a pan-Canadian firm based in Montreal, will be Penrhyn’s new chairman, while Frank Beyer of LAB & Company in

Penrhyn Elects Three New Board Members

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has elected three new members to its board of directors. Yanouk Poirier is managing partner at Leaders International in Canada and current chair of Penrhyn’s technology, media & telecoms group. “He brings his entrepreneurial expertise, multifaceted profile and talent for communication to help national and international business leaders to achieve their

Penrhyn Expands in Central and Eastern Europe
TheXecutives joins Penrhyn International

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its footprint within Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) with the addition of TheXecutives.  The firm will join forces with existing German member LAB & Company, strengthening the Vienna office and enabling both firms to gain wider regional expertise. TheXecutives, with offices in Vienna and Moscow,

Penrhyn Forms Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a new global technology, media & telecoms practice group, led by Yanouk Poirier, managing partner of Montreal-based search firm Leaders International. It brings together search consultants who specialize in the technology, media & telecoms space throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines,

Press Releases

Penrhyn International Looks at the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology and What it Means for Business

LONDON, August 8, 2017 — Global executive search network Penrhyn International’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Group today publishes its latest paper “Blockchain, disruption and changing talent needs” which explains how the application of blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt business models across many industries. There is growing awareness of the potentially transformative power of

Penrhyn Enhances Capabilities in Central & Eastern Europe with the Introduction of TheXecutives

LONDON, July 7, 2017 — Penrhyn International, a leading global network of retained executive search firms, today announced that through the newly established relationship between TheXecutives and existing German member LAB & Company, it has strengthened its footprint within Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia. Following a successful period focusing on the Russian/CIS market, TheXecutives have

Penrhyn Strengthens European presence with the Addition of Dotto ReSearch, Italy

ITALY, September 15, 2016 — Penrhyn has announced the addition of Dotto ReSearch, a well established search firm with a strong portfolio of international clients and a significant reputation as the market leader in North East Italy and one of the most important independent executive search firms in North Italy. Founded in 1985, and with offices in Verona,

Penrhyn Enhances it’s North American Presence With the Addition of Leaders & Co. / Davies Park Executive Search

CANADA, July 26, 2016 — Penrhyn International has announced a further strategic expansion into North America that sees the introduction of a joint venture partnership between Leaders & Co and Davies Park Executive Search, two of the leading executive search firms in the Canadian market. With offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, Leaders

Penrhyn Appoints New Global Chairman and Board Director

LONDON, April 28, 2016 — Penrhyn International, a leading global network of retained executive search firms, is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Herst as its  Chairman, together with Charles Lew as a new Director to the Board, following their nomination and election during the Penrhyn International AGM in Paris earlier this month. Mr. Herst – a