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If Finding Great Talent Was Easy, We Would Be Out of Business

Finding the best talent and connecting them to the next best opportunity is our jam.

Introducing Fairantee™:
The Future of Fair Pricing

Revolutionizing Recruiting

Fairantee™ revolutionizes executive search pricing by using an AI-powered algorithm that considers the true complexity of each individual role. Here's how we are fixing a predatory pricing scheme that favors the firms, not the client.

Step into the future of executive search with Fairantee™, where every role gets the individual attention it deserves, without a one-size-fits-all price tag.


Dynamic Pricing Based on Real Factors

We consider a variety of factors such as location, industry demand, and work arrangement.


Tailored Quotes for Every Role

Pricing reflects the actual work and expertise involved in each search, creating a system that is fairer to you.


A Focus on Value, Not Salary

Pricing is based on the degree of difficulty and other factors, no more of a "one size fits all" approach.


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identified as women


of placements were people of historically underrepresented demographics


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of candidates

Our Solutions

Ways We Can Partner

Whether it is an ad hoc search, building a pipeline for a growing team, or scaling across your organization,
we offer our clients various ways to work with us that align with their needs and budget.

Ad Hoc Executive Search

Individual retained search engagements for talent needs at the director level and above. Searches vary across corporate functions for leaders and individual contributors.

CTE Ambassador

CTE Ambassador is a proactive talent pipelining program that finds the talent your organization is seeking before you have the need. Candidates may know your product, but do they know your culture or what it’s like to work there? We find the best talent out there and tell them exactly what makes your organization fantastic so when there is a role, you’re engaging with someone who is already interested.

CTE OneWin™

Is your business facing multiple hiring challenges? OneWin™ is CTE’s subscription model supporting organizations with at least 3 roles over at least 3 months. Your dedicated search team has an opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of your organization, delivering even better results while reducing your costs relative to individual search engagements.

Board Search

CTE excels at sourcing diverse, underappreciated executives for board roles, particularly those pursuing their first for-profit board seat. It’s not just about talent. CTE works to identify candidates with additive skillsets and collaborative mindsets, ready to hit the ground running.


How We Find the Best Talent

We strive to make our process as straightforward as possible.
When partnering with us on a search, here is what you can expect:


Kickoff Call

During the kickoff call, clients meet the CTE Triad that will support the engagement. The Triad consists of the Executive Search Partner, Client Partner, and Research Analyst.


Prospective Profiles

We submit prospective profiles for calibration and review within 72 hours of kickoff.


Real-Time Candidates

We source candidates via an omnichannel strategy, tapping the CTEcosystem of our networks, strategic partners, and advocates to uncover new candidates and present them in real time.


Interview Process

We vet, present, and remain in constant communication with candidates moving through the selection process.


Negotiation & Review

We conduct a thorough reference review for candidates prior to their final interviews, and we facilitate negotiations to streamline the steps to offer acceptance.



For each successful retained search placement, we offer the hired candidate a courtesy professional assessment and one-on-one debrief with an Advisory Services consultant within 60 days of their start date with your organization.


Relevant Placements by Functional Area

Engineering & Product
  • VP of Engineering
  • VP of Product, Audience
  • VP of Product Management
  • VP of Development and Delivery
  • Chief Communications Officer 
  • EVP of People
  • VP of People Operations
  • VP of HR, Enterprise Functions
  • Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Finance & Strategy
  • EVP of Global Consulting Services
  • VP of Strategy & Business Development
  • VP, Controller
  • Sr. Director of External Reporting
  • Managing Director of Inclusive Investment Programs 
  • VP of Brand Experience 
  • VP of Digital Media 
  • Sr. Director of Marketing Insights 
  • Director of Loyalty and CRM 
  • Director of Strategic Sales 
Making Connections

Belonging Is a Priority

We connect companies with top talent that you won’t find on your own. Clients appreciate our consultative approach, and our Executive Search Partners provide insight into client industries, regions, talent markets, and brands, all wrapped in a white-glove experience that makes finding the right candidate inevitable.

Our mission is to Change the Face of Talent TM