True Search


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.




True Search appoints Austin Krissoff as Cybersecurity Practice Leader

True Search Names Cybersecurity Practice Leader

With cybercrime costing industry around the world hundreds of billions of dollars each year, funding for cybersecurity companies could break records this year. Just recently, executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, named Austin Krissoff to lead its cybersecurity practice from its Boston office. The

TrueSearch Singapore Expansion

True Search Expands to Singapore

Executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, has opened an office in Singapore, making its first foray into the APAC market. Alex Gold, founder of Quantum Search, has joined True to lead the expansion. “Alex joins True in a key phase in our

Will AI Enhance Jobs, or Destroy Them?

For all the fear that artificial intelligence will displace workers, a new report has shown that high numbers of employees believe it will actually help rather than hurt their future prospects. Forty eight percent of U.K. business leaders surveyed for the study said that AI is likely to benefit them by bringing more flexibility to

True Search Adds Partners In New York, San Francisco

Executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, has added Thor Bucy, Jennifer DeCastro, Ryan Hall and Barry Wahlberg to its roster of partners. “Thor, Jennifer, Ryan, and Barry are among the most talented consultants in the industry and with the brightest futures,” said Brad Stadler, founder and managing

Why Amazon Remains Prime Hunting Ground for Headhunters

Egon Zehnder has assisted BAMTech, the $3.5 billion live digital streaming service, in naming Michael Paull as its new chief executive officer. The company is a recent spin-off of MLB Advanced Media in which Disney acquired a $1 billion stake to launch ESPN’s multi-sport subscription streaming service. He replaces Bob Bowman, MLB’s president of business and media,


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

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