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 Talent Advisory John Foster chief people officer

True Talent Advisory Names 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 Korhan Kivanc CFO

True Talent Advisory Taps Former Heidrick Veteran as 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

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 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

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