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
  • FinTech
  • Gaming/Media/Entertainment
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Security
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • CISO
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • People & Talent

News Briefings

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

True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer
True Talent Advisory John Foster chief people officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building

True Talent Advisory Taps Former Heidrick Veteran as CFO
True Talent Advisory taps Korhan Kivanc CFO

True Talent Advisory, a global platform for innovative human capital products and services, has named former Heidrick & Struggles veteran Korhan Kivanc as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Kivanc will oversee the financial strategy and operational efficiency of True Talent Advisory’s portfolio of companies including executive search firm True; leadership development products and services firm Synthesis; talent relationship

Press Releases

True Sponsors Gathering of Talent Acquisition Innovators at Viseo Talent Summit

MENLO PARK, CA, February 1, 2016 — Global executive search firm True is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Spring 2016 Viseo Talent Summit to be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. The event is organized by Viseo, an emerging brand focused on the increasingly complex

Fastest Growing Executive Search Firm Opens Berlin Office

BERLIN, Germany, August 3, 2015 — Today True announced the official opening of its Berlin office headed by Sam Kaiser. With offices throughout EMEA, including London, Stockholm, and now Berlin, True is poised to help bring superior executive talent to global companies looking to successfully penetrate the broader DACH countries and the Eastern European market. True is