About Us

The True platform is a global suite of products and services driving the intelligence behind talent management. True consists of five business units: True Search, Thrive, Synthesis, AboveBoard and True Equity.

True Search

Global recruitment for board members, c-suite executives, VPs, directors and other strategic talent. We focus on investment firms, their portfolio companies, and public companies seeking transformative growth.


Collaborative, real-time talent relationship management software and information services for search firms, in-house recruiters, and VC/PE firms looking to make better hiring decisions.


A multi-layered approach to leadership assessment and development which combines the evaluation methods of elite military units, executive coaching techniques and agile methodology principles.


A diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled solutions to the critical need to bring more women and executives of color to leadership roles. With AboveBoard’s two-way platform, members get unique visibility to hundreds of opportunities while companies get access to qualified candidates.

True Equity

True Equity makes direct investments in high growth companies backed by elite venture capital firms.


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True Search is a global retained executive search firm working with some of the most innovative technology companies and forward thinking investors in the world.

We combine deep experience with a transparent, data-driven approach to place world class board directors, C-suite and direct report executives for high growth tech companies, as well as proven investment professionals for venture capital and private equity firms.

The True Search team is a group of special people who are passionate about doing great work and delivering excellent service. Meet our team.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Climate Tech
  • Consumer
  • Edtech
  • Enterprise
  • Entertainment/Media/Sports
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Security
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • CISO
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • People & Talent

News Briefings

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Recruiting Stories of 2021

For the recruiting industry, 2021 was dominated by the pandemic and search sector consolidation. Mergers and acquisitions, in fact, made for some of our most highly read news stories. But it was also a year when so many world-class search assignments were handed out — and those mandates were answered with some of the best

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Recruiting Acquisitions of 2021

Acquisitions made huge news in the recruiting industry this year, and for good reason. Outside investors finally caught on to the sector’s expansion potential and long growth runway ahead. Top search leaders also found ways to maximize profit (cutting back on office space helped every search firm achieve a better bottom line in 2021). That

True Acquires Climate Tech Leader Hobbs & Towne

Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform, has acquired climate technology and sustainability executive search firm Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (HTI). Led by Andrew Towne and Robert Hobbs, HTI will continue to serve its mission-driven clients and provide a greater range of capabilities under True. True, one of the fastest growing search firms of the

The Ins and Outs of Executive Recruiting

As individuals reach the rarefied heights of the executive tier, more than their title changes. The way executives are hired at this level differs from non-executive roles. According to a new report by AboveBoard, even the language of hiring shifts. Instead of being “recruited,” for example, executives are “placed” by an “executive search professional.” Most

Press Releases

New Amsterdam Office Broadens True’s Global Tech Reach

(Sept. 22, 2021) True, the fastest-growing global platform of innovative talent management products and services, today announced its new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This region, which includes Belgium and Luxembourg, is a startup area on the rise – with a booming tech scene and a deep need for the tech-enabled global talent that’s at the

True’s Sister Company AboveBoard Closes Seed Round with 91% of Outside Funds from Underrepresented Investors

(July 13, 2021) AboveBoard, an inclusive platform for executive placement that is increasing representation of Black, LatinX and female professionals on boards and at the C-suite/VP level, has raised a $3 million seed round to fuel its continued business momentum. The company is fulfilling its commitment to diversity in all aspects of its business by

True Expands Global Reach into China

(June 30, 2021) True, the fastest growing global platform of innovative talent management products and services, today announced its enhanced capability in the APAC region with its new office in Shanghai, China. This investment underscores True’s commitment to connect companies with the best global talent in every corner of the world. “Expansion to China is

Brad Stadler and Joe Riggione on Creating Real Solutions for Change in Diverse Hiring

Published March 01, 2021 | GPs recognize they need to build diversity and embrace an entirely new approach because the same processes won’t produce different outcomes.  This new approach recognizes that great candidates come from various backgrounds, builds accountability into the hiring process, and assesses company culture to ensure success. “Private equity firms recognize the

Twitter VP Engineering Nick Caldwell Joins True Board of Directors

HADDONFIELD, N.J., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — True, the fast growing global platform of innovative talent management products and services, is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Caldwell, VP of Engineering at Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), to its Board of Directors. As an experienced technologist who has led product and engineering teams at Looker (acquired