About Us

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.

Working in both the private and public sectors, True has offices throughout the U.S. as well as the EMEA and APAC regions. Since the late 1990s, the firm’s founders have refined their unique search process with a precise blend of data-centric insights, relationship-building and experience to produce an unparalleled methodology that consistently improves hiring decisions and accelerates growth.  Clients include: Jet, Work Front, Summit Partners.

True is a subsidiary of True Talent Advisory, a global portfolio of human capital services and products for high-growth tech and tech-enabled organizations. We bring top talent and HR professionals together through an exclusive Event Series (formerly Viseo) that provides engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops and high-quality peer networking.

True Talent Advisory’s other subsidiary companies include:

Foundation Talent, a global recruitment firm connecting high-growth companies with dynamic talent below the C-suite level.  Clients include: Accel Partners, Casper, edX

Synthesis, providing a multi-layered approach to leadership assessment and development by combining military defense force elite unit methodology, the expertise in executive coaching and the agile methodology to bring insights to investment professionals, CEOs, board members and executives.  Clients include: Dynatrace, Root Capital, Black Duck.

Thrive, a collaborative, real-time talent relationship management software for search firms, in-house recruiters and VC/PE firms looking to make better hiring decisions.  Clients include: HgCapital, Longbottom, NEA.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Find a Recruiter

75

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
  • Enterprise
  • FinTech
  • 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 Finds CEO for Everbridge

Executive recruitment firm True Search has placed David Meredith as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Everbridge Inc., a critical event application software company. Josh Withers, one of True’s founders, and Kelli Allen, partner, led the assignment. Mr. Meredith brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience across leading multi-billion-dollar

True Search Recruits CFO for Starry Inc.

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, executive recruiter True Search placed former Assurant executive Gregg D. Bien as the new CFO of wireless technology company Starry Inc. Partners Rick Bank and Rick Faubert led the assignment. “Starry is in a period of explosive growth,”

Recruiting Sector Jumps 13.9 Percent, Driven by Tightening Talent Markets

A constricting labor market with low unemployment means companies are struggling to find qualified talent. When the right people are found, the costs associated with hiring them are rising, making a lengthy onboarding process now the rule, not the exception. All of it is translating into big business for the nation’s Top 50 executive search

Employers Using Social Media More and More to Screen Candidates

Your social media posts might win over or cost you friends, but according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, they could also have a big impact on prospective employers. Seventy percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates (on par with last year), while seven percent plan to start. And that matters, because

Press Releases

True Search Named Top 10 Executive Search Firm and Named Fastest Growing

NEW YORK, May 22, 2019 —  True Search, a leading global search firm for executive, director and other strategic talent, has been named a top 10 executive search firm on the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Executive Search Review list. Ranked #8, True Search has established a reputation for its work with some of the most innovative companies, fast growing startups and

True Expands London Team with Veteran Private Equity search specialist

April 25, 2019, London, UK – True Search continues its strong growth in EMEA with the recent addition of Partner Cosmo Lush to the London office.  Cosmo was formerly Head of the Digital Practice at an executive search firm focused on the private equity industry, building boards and management teams for PE-backed portfolio companies. He brings more than

True Talent Advisory Welcomes Seasoned Leader John Foster as Chief People Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 7, 2018 – True Talent Advisory, the global platform for innovative human capital products and services, announced the addition of John Foster as Chief People Officer. Prior to joining True Talent Advisory, John founded Gamut Labs to advise start-ups on talent and culture and to help them scale successfully. John has worked with dozens of innovative

True Growth Continues with Partner Additions

MENLO PARK, CA, September 15, 2016 — True, the fastest growing global executive search firm, has welcomed three new partners to a rapidly expanding team: Shella Abe and David Ives. Having spent the past 15 years in executive search, Shella Abe brings a depth of knowledge and expertise that will help build out True’s retail practice focusing on the fashion, beauty and

True Partners with Viseo, Summit Partners at Tech Talent After Work

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 8, 2016 — Global executive search firm True is proud to announce its partnership with Viseo in hosting its Tech Talent After Work event held Thursday, September 8, 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden. The Tech Talent After Work event featured Dayton Ogden from Summit Partners and Will Bruce from True, who brought together Founders, Talent Executives and investors of