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

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

True Promotes Leaders to Support Continued Growth

Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform, has announced key leadership changes designed to support the firm’s rapidly growing business units. Josh Withers, a co-founder of the organization, moves into the newly created role of managing director, platform; Shawn Thorne, former co-lead of the product, data and technology practice, succeeds Mr. Withers as GM, Americas;

True Opens New Office in Amsterdam as Global Rollout Continues

Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform, has opened a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This region, which includes Belgium and Luxembourg, is a start-up area on the rise — with a booming tech scene and a growing need for tech-enabled global talent that’s at the heart of True’s expertise. “Expansion to Amsterdam is a natural step forward as we expand

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

Press Releases

SoCal Presence Strengthens with New Leadership

PHILADELPHIA, August 29, 2016 — True, the fastest growing global executive search firm, has strengthened its ability to service Southern California-based clients. Jasper Hopper has joined True to lead the company’s expansion in the region and build a new office in the area. Jasper Hopper brings 15 years of senior officer recruiting experience that mirrors the diversity of the SoCal tech landscape

True Continues to Lead Industry Growth

PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2016 — Hunt Scanlon Media, an independent recruitment industry analyst, has released its list of North America’s Top 50 recruiters, naming True the fastest-growing global executive search firm. True ranks 12th in terms of North America total revenue and ranks first in percentage of revenue growth YOY for global firms. Last year True’s domestic business grew 48% while the firm’s

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