About Us

The True platform is a global suite of products and services driving the intelligence behind talent management.

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.  True Search is also a founding partner of AboveBoard, a diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled solutions to the critical need to bring more women and executives of color to leadership roles.

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.


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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

  • 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

Executive Recruiters Get Back to Business

Executive recruiters spent the better part of last year resetting expectations – the result of an unprecedented, and completely unexpected, interruption to their business due to COVID-19. But according to search professionals across the spectrum, that disruption has now receded, and business is returning to levels not seen since the waning days of 2019 and

Jobless Claims Fall Below 700,000 for First Time Since Pandemic Start

The Labor Department reported this morning that 684,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This marks the first time the number has fallen below 700,000 since the COVID-19 pandemic began just over a year ago. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 735,000 filings. The reading also lands below the previous week’s revised total of

True Search Recruits CEO for Ancestry

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top-level talent, including chief executives, chief people officers, CFOs and a plethora of C-suite roles – all seen as key players as organizations grapple with the continued fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, Haddonfield, NJ-based

True Search Assists Naked Wines with CFO Search

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has assisted in the placement of Shawn Tabak as the new chief financial officer of wine subscription business Naked Wines in Napa, CA. He replaces James Crawford, who is moving to head the U.K. business as managing director. Rhoda Longhenry, Christina Trinh Nguyen, Sean Pacheco and Alan Cork led

Press Releases

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

True Search Expands its Practice Portfolio with Launch of Official EdTech Practice

(July 16, 2020) True Search, the fastest growing executive search firm and 7th largest global executive search firm by revenue in North America, has officially launched an EdTech practice to support the rapidly evolving world of technology-supported education. Having worked with numerous global companies, True has developed deep experience in the space and a talent

True Search Continues to Serve the World’s Most Innovative Consumer Brands with Expanded Team

(July 8, 2020) True Search, the fastest growing executive search firm and 7th largest global executive search firm by revenue in North America, expands its Consumer Practice with the addition of two partners: Diane Lavietes, New York beauty, fashion and lifestyle expert, and Matt Skiba, former Head of Executive Recruiting at Snap. Operating globally from

True Continues to Outperform Executive Search Industry Growth Rate

(May 20, 2020) Global executive search firm True is now the 7th largest in North America by revenue according to Hunt Scanlon’s 2019 annual ranking of the industry. True is again the fastest organically growing firm among the top 10, having achieved 34% YOY growth. The firm accomplished this by earning greater market share and increased