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Founded in 1985, Slayton Search Partners is a premier retained executive search firm dedicated to recruiting top executive talent to client companies throughout the globe. We know how important it is to find a partner who can understand your needs, recruit best-in-class talent, and counsel you toward a successful conclusion of the search process.

Built on strong principles of knowledge, integrity, communication and quality, we’ve evolved alongside an ever shifting business landscape, gaining insight and expertise while crafting a better search alternative.

Our way of Limit-Less® thinking and acting has made us one of the fastest-growing executive search firms in North America, building a distinguished roster of clients and attracting more of the top candidates sought after by top firms and organizations


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Attracting senior management talent in any industry can be challenging. Slayton’s exceptional consultants invest countless time and energy to build industry domain expertise and relationships with leaders in these verticals.

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News Briefings

A Look at the High Demand for Top CFOs for Private Equity Firms

In times of volatility, financial stability becomes an understated hallmark of business success. Private equity firms have, appropriately, responded to the severe macroeconomic challenges of recent years with caution, making unprecedented pullbacks in investment and reaching record levels of dry powder, according to a new report from Slayton Search Partners’ Dan Dunn. “Today’s firms are steadying their balance sheets

How Fear of a Recession Impacts Talent Strategy

As budgets tighten and leaders prepare for a possible recession, recruiters say that investing in the employee experience is still a high priority. Most economists agree that the economy is in an unusual state, leaving them unsure if and when a recession might occur and what it will look like. A new report by Slayton Search

How CEOs are Managing Today’s Challenges

The demands placed on corporate leadership seem to have skyrocketed. Being the boss has never been easy, but in the wake of the pandemic, a CEO’s path to success has only become more fraught with challenge and complexity, according to a recent report from Slayton Search Partners’ Richard Slayton. “Add to that the rising tides

How Long Will the War for Talent Continue?

You’ve heard the buzzwords by now. All it takes is one scroll through LinkedIn  to become quickly acquainted with terms like “The Great Resignation” and “candidate-driven markets.” A small cadre of job seekers among the top percentile of talent are able to write their own ticket, picking and choosing where they land, according to Richard Slayton,

Press Releases

Prioritizing R&D Talent in the Quest for Innovation

(September 2023) DAVID CECH Senior Vice President & Principal R&D is at the core of many organizations’ growth initiatives, but attracting and retaining R&D talent amidst burnout requires equal attention from leaders. Innovation has always been a key catalyst for exponential business growth. The past few years have only emphasized this relationship. The pandemic presented

Women Are Returning to the Workforce. Here’s What They Need to Stay.

(September 2023) MOLLY HULL Executive Vice President Companies must leverage flexibility to attract and retain professional women as labor force participation rises. For the better part of the past three years, professional women have been challenged with significant gender equity setbacks. Our last analysis of women in the workforce revealed a dismal state; in 2022, female workforce participation was

Why a Thriving Insurance Industry Is Critical to Economic Development

(August 2023) JAY DAPRILE Executive Vice President Insurers must overcome upcoming challenges and leverage opportunities to perform their high-impact role. The volatile global economy—influenced by geopolitical conflicts and rising interest rates—has exposed the financial vulnerability and wariness of companies and consumers in recent years. While the long-anticipated recession remains out of sight, Deloitte predicts a substantial slowdown

Banking Talent Shortage Tempered by Delayed Retirement—But for How Long?

(August 2023) STUART SMITH Senior Vice President & Principal Baby Boomers are staying in the workforce for longer than expected, but with a growing challenge to attract younger generations, the banking talent shortage is set to soar. The banking industry is faced with an interesting conundrum. It is increasingly harder to attract talent, especially those