About Us

Let’s face it – the Mad Men era of Executive Search is over.

The thought of homogenous gray suits doling out industry expertise is kind of silly in today’s market. Yet for the most part, that’s how Big Search continues to operate. Don’t get us wrong—we love a great suit as much as anyone. But in this case, it’s more about what the suit represents: rigidity, formality, a dash of pretention, and a pretty low ratio of effort-to-price-tag.

We think our partners—clients and candidates alike—deserve better.

So we took our 25+ years of experience in global executive search, married it with some serious operating experience, aligned it all with a commitment to do good by other people, and got—well, us. We created Prais+Barnette to deliver a new kind of executive search and human capital advisory experience. One that is grounded in long-term client relationships and close client/partner collaboration. One that is organically centered on diversity and inclusion. One that rejects arrogance and embraces conversation. An evolved experience that is uniquely equipped to meet the dynamic needs of today’s modern workplace.

The workplace has evolved. Shouldn’t your talent partner evolve with it?

Check us out and find out why more and more Fashion, Retail, and Technology brands are opting out of “Big Search” and choosing our flexible, creative, partner-centric approach to global executive search.

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Less time talking a big game. More time delivering one.
One that is grounded in long-term client relationships and close client/partner collaboration. One that is organically centered on diversity and inclusion. One that rejects arrogance and embraces conversation. An evolved experience that is uniquely equipped to meet the dynamic needs of today’s modern workplace.

Solutions And Expertise

We know the impact a great leader can have on an organization, and we’re passionate about creating the programs and networks that enable the very best talent solutions for our clients.

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Professional Development Is Key to Retaining Talent

As talent shortages persist, a new survey reveals that professional development opportunities are one tool for retaining employees. Indeed, 58 percent of those surveyed in a new report by The Conference Board say they are likely to leave their company without professional development—or continuing education and career training to help develop new skills, stay up

The Importance of Setting Proper Diversity Targets

Ask 100 business leaders if they’re comfortable achieving critical goals without a sound strategy in place and you’ll get 100 resounding answers “no.” Yet too often companies and their leaders fail to have proper targets in place when it comes to increasing diversity, according to a report by Prais+Barnette. “It’s an important initiative that, so far,