ALC Executive Search


ALC provides advisory services and executive search talent to executive search firms and corporates globally.

Established in 2001, we are the only company in the world to focus purely on the executive search market, both for search firms and in-house. Our track record is unsurpassed, with our group of companies having dealt with all of the tier one search firms as well as many specialists in every industry sector over the last 17 years in all geographies, including the USA, Australia, Asia and Europe.

We have assisted search firms in their growth through M&A as well as the recruitment of teams and individuals, and are now expanding our services to include the introduction of venture capital and private equity.

We have a world class advisory board, all with in-house executive search experience, plus a team of associates to advise corporates how to set up their own in-house executive search functions properly and to thus make substantial savings. As well as this, they can also make sure the right team is in place to maximise the cost savings available.


  • Retained search solutions for supplying individuals or teams to search firms globally.
  • Strategic advisory services to help search firms stand out from the competition, as well as growth and development to increase revenues and profits and to create an exit strategy.
  • M&A, including assistance in the strategy and realisation of a merger or acquisition.
  • Advice and assistance with introducing private equity and investment for growth.
  • Leadership consulting: having met and consulted with thousands of search professionals over the last 17 years – from CEOs to principals – ALC is perfectly placed to offer leadership consulting and careers counselling to this industry.


  • Advisory services regarding cost savings to be made for in-house talent teams in the hiring of C-level and senior Directors
  • Consultancy regarding organisational structure and methodology in developing in-house executive search functions
  • Upskilling current talent teams so as to offset some of the substantial fees going to outsourced executive search partners
  • Global hiring of the ‘Head of’ and the most suitable in-house executive search team from the search industry and/or from other in-house executive search teams
  • Interim and contract options either to sit in-house or an outsourced basis, creating a framework of best practice and/or fulfilling C-suite hiring requirements


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