Forbes Best Professional Recruiting Firms (2020)

Rank Company Headquarters Year Founded CEO
1 Korn Ferry Los Angeles, California 1969 Gary Burnison
2 Heidrick & Struggles Chicago, Illinois 1953 Krishnan Rajagopalan
3 Spencer Stuart Chicago, Illinois 1956 Ben Williams
4 Robert Half Menlo Park, California 1948 Keith Waddel
5 Diversified Search Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1974 Dale E. Jones
6 Russell Reynolds Associates New York, New York 1969 Clarke Murphy
7 Egon Zehnder International New York, New York 1964 Edilson Camara
8 Lucas Group Atlanta, Georgia 1970 Randy Marmon
9 Linked Executive Search Dallas, Texas 2008
10 Boyden Purchase, New York 1946 Trina D. Gordon
11 N2GROWTH King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 2004 Dan Myatt
12 Tatum, a Randstad company Atlanta, Georgia 1993 Jodi Chavez
13 DHR International Chicago, Illinois 1989 Geoffrey Hoffmann
14 Cabot Consultants McLean, Virginia 1999 Tom Berray
15 20/20 Foresight Executive Search Chicago, Illinois 1994 Bob Cavoto
16 Stanton Chase International Baltimore, Maryland 1990 Mickey Matthews
17 Crawford Thomas Recruiting Orlando, Florida 2007 William C. Stonehouse
18 WittKieffer Oak Brook, Illinois 1969 Andrew Chastain
19 Salveson Stetson Group Radnor, Pennsylvania 1996 John F. Salveson
20 MRINetwork Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1965 Bert Miller
21 180 Engineering Lisle, Illinois 2008 Joe Coletta
22 The Renaissance Network Newton, Massachusetts 1996 Lisa Sacchetti
23 Accent Professional Recruiting Mechanicsville, Virginia 1974 Brooke Bolton Hall
24 American Recruiting and Consulting Group Weston, Florida 1982 Gregg Podalsky
25 Stout Executive Search Springdale, Arkansas 2006 Marvelyn Stout
26 Craig Lindell & Associates Naples, Florida 1983 Craig Lindell
27 A. Berendt Associates Charleston, South Carolina 1997 Andrea Berendt
28 Accelerated Data Decision Sparta, New Jersey 1984 Walter Sullivan
29 Abacus Group New York, New York 1997 Brian Bereck, Len Frankel
30 Bohan & Bradstreet Guilford, Connecticut 1987 Edward B. Brandstreet
31 A la Carte International Virginia Beach, Virginia 1979 Michael J. Romaniw
32 The ExeQfind Group Atlanta, Georgia 1999 Warren Carter
33 PageExecutive USA New York, New York 2015 Paul Webster
34 F&C Executive Search and Recruiting Akron, Ohio 1987 Jill Detwiler
35 Vaco Brentwood, Tennessee 2002 Jerry Bostelman
36 Barbachano International Chula Vista, California 1992 Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano
37 Isaacson, Miller Boston, Massachusetts 1982 Vivian Brocard
38 E.A. Hughes & Co. New York, New York 1991 Elaine Hughes
39 CIO Partners Marietta, Georgia 2001 H. Michael Burgett
40 Find Great People Greenville, South Carolina 1982 John Uprichard
41 Parker + Lynch Jacksonville, Florida 1992 David Alexander
42 Development Resources Arlington, Virginia 2001 Jennifer M. Dunlap
43 Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates Wayzata, Minnesota 1996 David Magy
44 Allegis Partners New York, New York 2011 John Cashman
45 Cornerstone Search Medfield, Massachusetts 1996 Rich Rosen
46 Action Management Services Cleveland, Ohio 1979 Dale M. Chorba
47 Rigsby Search Group Cromwell, Connecticut 2012 Sean P. Rigsby
48 Apex Executive Recruiting Redondo Beach, California 2000 Mark Cannistraro
49 Global Recruiters Network Chicago, Illinois 2003 Brad Baiocchi
50 Saddlebrook Associates Denver, Colorado 2008 Robbie Sewell
51 Daley and Associates Boston, Massachusetts 2005 Mike Daley
52 Employment Resource Group Appleton, Wisconsin 2002 Sharon Hulce
53 FinderSeekers St. Charles, Missouri 2002 Larry Anderson
54 R. Gaines Baty Associates Dallas, Texas 1977 R. Gaines Baty
55 Madison MacArthur New York, New York 1994
56 Koya Leadership Partners Boston, Massachusetts 2004 Katie Bouton
57 Nelson Sonoma, California 1970 Joe Madigan
58 Industrial Resource Group Irvine, California 2009 Craig Paisley
59 Executive Search Partners Southfield, Michigan 2003 Gary Erickson
60 Reaction Search International San Ramon, California Robert Boroff
61 MedTech Executive Search Dallas, Texas 2016 Brian Cole
62 H.I. Executive Consulting United States
63 Jacobson Group Chicago, Illinois 1971 Gregory P. Jacobson
64 12.12Partners San Francisco, California 2014 Dana Johnson
65 M&A Executive Search Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008 Chandler McCoy
66 EnergyHeadhunter Houston, Texas 1984 Dan Clark
67 Abacus Search and Staffing Overland Park, Kansas 1995 Michael Blair
68 Fairway Consulting Group Lynbrook, New York 1998 Dan Gold
69 Kaplan Partners Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1994 Alan J. Kaplan
70 BraddockMatthews New York, New York 2013 Derek Braddock
71 Human Capital Consultants Washington, District of Columbia 2003 Milton Hall
72 Adam James International Greenwood Village, Colorado 1996 Warren Nadolsky
73 J. Arnold & Associates Executive Search Austin, Texas 1996 Janet Arnold
74 Green Key Resources New York, New York 2004 Robert Kahn
75 The McCormick Group Arlington, Virginia 1974 William J. McCormick
76 Legacy MedSearch Orlando, Florida 2005 Paula Rutledge
77 ACCUR Recruiting Services New York, New York 2006 Edouard Thoumyre
78 Affinity Executive Search Hollywood, Florida 1989 Steve Kohn
79 KAS Placement New York, New York 2005 Ken Sundheim
80 Snelling Richardson, Texas 1951
81 Banister International United States 1993 Patrick Sylvester
82 Executive Staffing Solutions Columbus, Ohio 2000 Aaron Wandtke
83 Santéka Plano, Texas 2001 Kimberly Bowden
84 Factor Ten Executive Search Huntington Beach, California 1996 John Dyer
85 BoardWalk Consulting Atlanta, Georgia 2002 Sam Pettway
86 Beacon Hill Staffing Group Boston, Massachusetts 2000 Andrew Wang
87 Monarch Recruiters New York, New York 2014 Daniel Bayles
88 H.G. Arias & Associates El Paso, Texas 2001 Hossana Gallegos
89 Real Staffing Wilmington, Delaware 1998 Lisa Fischer
90 Exceptional People International Mill Valley, California 1994 Stacy Holland
91 ON Partners Hudson, Ohio 2006 Tim Conti
92 24 Seven New York, New York 2000 Celeste Gudas
93 B.E. Smith Lenexa, Kansas 1978 Cody Burch
94 UBER|HIATT Search Partners Los Angeles, California Misha Uber
95 ZRG Partners Rochelle Park, New Jersey 1999 Larry Hartmann
96 Alevistar Group Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 2003 Brian Levinson
97 The Barrett Group Cranston, Rhode Island 1990 Peter Irish
98 MAC Engineer Search Simi Valley, California
99 D. Hilton Associates The Woodlands, Texas 1985 David M. Hilton
100 Foster McKay Group Florham Park, New Jersey 1971 Allen Galorenzo

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