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.

Thrive

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.

Synthesis

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.

AboveBoard

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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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

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

News Briefings

True Search Places President at PE-Backed CrossFit  

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has placed former Nike executive Jason Dunlop as president of CrossFit, based in Boulder, CO. Todd Zangrillo, co-leader of the consumer practice, led the assignment along with partner Ben O’Reilly, principal Hannah James and senior associate James Rigano. “Jason is a perfect fit for the CrossFit president role,” said Mr. Zangrillo. “He brings a high growth

AboveBoard Closes $3 Million in Funding 

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 raising 91 percent of the outside

True Expands in the APAC Region with New Office in Shanghai

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has enhanced capability in the APAC region with its new office in Shanghai, China. “Expansion to China is a milestone for our global footprint,” said Joe Riggione, founder and co-CEO  of True. “This is a natural progression for True and we are better positioned to serve our clients in the region

True Search Names New Leaders

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has named new co-leaders to several specialized practices: the financial officers practice, the consumer practice and the financial services practice. Managing director Matt Goldstein has joined partner Rhoda Longhenry as co-practice lead of the financial officers practice. It’s a homecoming for Mr. Goldstein, who launched the practice with Ms. Longhenry in 2017 before turning

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

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