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Dec 06, 2023 Kyle Samuels

Reflections of the Founder

Creative Talent Endeavors: A Year in Review

As we bid farewell to 2023, I’m reflecting on a transformative year marked by innovation, growth, and unwavering commitment to revolutionizing the recruiting industry. At the heart of our success lies Fairantee™, our pioneering new algorithm that is redefining the way clients and search firms establish trust and transparency in their relationships.

Fairantee™: Changing the Industry

In October, our team introduced Fairantee™, an AI-driven algorithm that challenges the conventional executive search pricing model. This groundbreaking technology leverages data to determine a fair price for each unique hire, bringing much-needed transparency to an industry accustomed to one-size-fits-all pricing. Fairantee™ empowers companies to understand the cost of their executive search upfront, fostering a new era of fairness and accountability.

Advisory Services: Driving Innovation

Within our Advisory Services function, 2023 witnessed remarkable achievements. From launching an executive coaching business to redesigning talent acquisition processes and creating tailored business strategy courses, our team delivered tangible value to clients. We expanded our reach by partnering with venture capital firms, providing foundational HR and DEI support to portfolio companies. The addition of global businesses to our client portfolio reflects the trust placed in our expertise.

Retained Search: Continued Excellence

Our Retained Search function experienced a year of exponential growth. With an average time to fill a role of just 45 days, our team showcased efficiency and effectiveness. In fact, I’m especially proud to share that our Search Partners took an average of just 17 days to introduce the candidate who would eventually be hired for their projects. Over 60% of engagements were conducted for repeat clients, highlighting the satisfaction and trust they place in our radically candid process. The diversification of our talent network into specialized roles across diverse industries underscores our commitment to connecting individuals with opportunities that transcend traditional boundaries.

Looking Ahead to 2024

As we celebrate the achievements of 2023, we eagerly anticipate the opportunities that 2024 will bring. We remain dedicated to Changing the Face of Talent, leveraging Fairantee™, and continuing to deliver innovative solutions to meet our clients’ most pressing human capital challenges. I’d also like to take this moment to extend my sincere gratitude to our exceptional team, clients, and partners, each of whom has contributed to our continued success.

From all of us here at Creative Talent Endeavors, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year.


Kyle Samuels Founder and CEO, Creative Talent Endeavors




Kyle Samuels

Kyle Samuels

Kyle found his passion for improving organizations through talent after early career roles in tech, entertainment, and executive search. After earning his MBA, he joined GE’s legendary rotational HR Leadership Program before moving to Yum! Brands where he held several leadership roles. Kyle has a BA in Political Science from Ohio University and holds an MBA from Purdue University.