Hunt Scanlon Media Reports Executive Recruiting Business Up 10 Percent

Search Industry Conference on May 16 to Focus on Raising Investment Capital

GREENWICH, Conn.--()--Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms in the Americas region. According to the market research company, the senior-level recruiting industry grew by 10 percent last year, generating $3.1 billion in revenue among the 50 ranked firms. “More than a third of the search firms we tracked grew by double digits,” said Hunt Scanlon’s chief executive Scott A. Scanlon.

“It is a transitional period that we believe will drive massive expansion in the sector in the coming years.”

By most measures it was an exceptional year of growth and expansion for C-Suite recruiters, said Hunt Scanlon. U.S. recruitment providers are reporting high growth in business coming from accessory talent offerings, including leadership consulting, assessments, executive coaching and onboarding. “There’s been a substantial broadening of services this past year,” said Mr. Scanlon. “It is a transitional period that we believe will drive massive expansion in the sector in the coming years.”

That expansion, reports Hunt Scanlon, will cost money. To assist search firms raise investment capital, Hunt Scanlon is convening 125 executive recruiters from 85 leading search firms across five countries to New York on May 16 to discuss valuation metrics and funding strategies. “Smart investors are looking for opportunities in this space,” said Mr. Scanlon. “Hunt Scanlon will provide the platform at our worldwide event to start that discussion in earnest.”

Event sponsors include Catapult Growth Partners, Diversified Search, and Hunt Club. Speakers represent leading businesses in the space, including William Blair & Co. and ZRG Partners, designated as this year’s fastest growing executive search firm.

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To see the Hunt Scanlon Media rankings click here.

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